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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 4, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Weather on Pate Two MICHIGAN NOVEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 SWEEPS TO VICTORY IN STATE Bringman Is New Sheriff As County Republicans Win Michener Easily Beats Burr TO GET AN Elmer Bringman Elmer Bringman of Morenci who defeated Sheriff Roscoe Scott in the Republican primary carried all but one of the 44 Lena wee county precincts and led his ticket yesterday as he defeated Everett Seeley of Rollin for the office of county His 12th Term Office Holders are Reelected by 2 to 1 Margin in Tues day Election Lenawee county Republicans amassed majorities of more than two to one in contests for five county offices in yesterdays elec but the total vote was only about half that of the 1940 presi dential More than votes were cast in Yes terday the highest vote was in the race for sheriff between Elmer Bringman of Morenci and Everett Seeley of Manitou Bringman drew a total of the largest Republican while Seeley got Prosecuting Attorney Ham mond was reelected over his op ponent Bernard Williamson of Morenci by a margin of to In 1940 Hammond had votes to for Wil Robert county was returned to office by a voleof to for Edwin Morden of In 1940 King drew votes against for Frank his Democratic opponent It will he his fifth 7th Term as Treasurer Harry Bradley of Palmyra was returned for his seventh term as county treasurer by a vote of to for Theodore Glaser of Bradley polled votes in 1940 against for Rex his opponent Facing opposition for the first time in four Leonard county received votesyesterday against for Harold Clark of Medina the Democratic candi It was the seventh consecu tive victory for In 1940 he was The remainder of the Republican ticket was returned to office with out Archie Bruce was automatically reelected as drain commissioner for his fourth con secutive Ed Braun and Paul both of were reelected as county coroners and Walter Frazier had no opposi tion for county All are In a nonpartisan election of cir cuit court John Zeigler of Tecumseh and George Bean of Adrian were returned to On the same ballot Lena wee voters gave Raymond Starr votes for the state su preme court to Earl Pugsleys The Lenawee county vote on state and national offices also was about half the total of the 1940 Votes for Governor The vote for the governorship reached a total of in the In 1940 the DickinsonVan Wagoner race piled up Van Wagoner polled votes against for Dickinson in Yesterday Van Wag oner won votes against for Kellys majority was 64 per cent of the vote cast Two years ago Dickinson received 62 per cent Other Republican state candi dates won comparable majorities in the Eugene Keyes in the race for lieutenantgovernor had a vote of to for Frank Democratic incum bent In the contest for secretary of Herman the polled votes to Turn to Page 6 STATE CONTROL OF DAIRY SETUP PUSHED OUT 4 voters veto pushed the proposed state control of dairy prices and prac tices out of the picture Subject of years of the proposal to set up a state board to regulate prices and trade prac tices in the dairy industry was de feated by a resounding no Returns from of the states precincts showed a negative vote of compared lo 528 in In the electorate vetoed the inoperative 1941 act of the leg Milk distributors oppos ing it had secured the which held the A milk marketing board created by the 1939 legislature had been held unconstitutional by the state supreme and the 1941 legis lature had adopted a some what similar Proposals calling for a constitu tional convention and a new form of government for Wayne county Fred Rodesiler held slight In preFred Rodesiler of Riga will go the former was back to the State House of Repre to and the Hatter jsenlatives as the Lenawee district jvas to representative for his New Sheriff Earl Michener Earl Michener was elect ed to the United States House of Representatives for his 12th term when he defeated his Democratic Redmond Burr of Ann by a margin of votes in the Second Back to Senate Elmer Porter By a margin of almost two to State Senator Elmer Por e Riga was reelected to the stae senate from the 19th Michi district over Edward Heil It is Porters fourth Reelected PORTER REELECTED TO IC1AN SENATE Rodesiler Winner Over Dryer in Contest for State Legislature CONGRESS Second District Michener Burr Lenawee Complete Monroe Complete Washtenaw Complete Jackson Complete Totals STATE SENATE 19th District Porter Heilman Lenawcc Complete Monroe Complete Totals STATE REPRESENTATIVE Lenawee District Earl Michener of Second District was returned to the United States House of Representatives for his 12th term and his fifth term in suc cession yesterday by rolling up a margin of votes over his Democratic Redmond Burr of Ann Although union organizations in the district endorsed and supported a long time union member Tablcson Page 9 and Michener car one of fourcounties fpurcounty tdtal in Wash tenaw and Jackson was Burr received The MichenerBurr vote was the closest in Monroe county where Michener had a majority of votes put of Two years ago his Monroe margin was a little over Michener Gets Rural Vote In busy Washtenaw county where a big labor vote was Michener piled up a margin of al most two to one over The margin the same in Jackson and Lenawee Generally the contest was tightest in the The rural precincts all went heavily in the Michener Although Micheners majority two years ago was and al though he received a majority of only the percent age of the vote that he received yesterday was bigger than two years Two years ago Mich ener received 62 per cent of the vote in the Yesterday he received almost 64 per cent of the Porter Back to Senate State Senator Elmer Porter was reelected on the Republican ticket in the 19th Michigan sen atorial district for his fourth term over Edward Heilman of Te cumseh by a margin that was a little less than two to The LenaweeMonroe county total gave Porter votes to Heilmans In Lenawee county Porter re ceived votes to Heilmans In Monroe county where the Democratic vote was Port er received votes to Heilmans Senator Porter received 63 per cent of the vote in the district yes the same percentage as two years State Representative Fred Rode siler of a was re turned to the state legislature for his third term by defeating Earl Adrian union Rodesiler received votes in Lenawee to for The margin for Rodesiler was about five to Two years ago Rodesiler piled up a similar margin over Theodore Glaser of his Demo cratic opponent at that Senate Table Associated Press returns on the 34 seats in the United States Sen compiled to East ern War showed Democrats 13 41 to Republicans elected 14 hold 20 Progressives elected 0 hold 1 Contests Necessary for a AUCTIONS Furniture auction northeast of Fred See on Market Auction north ot Vic tor on Market BEATS BROWN HOMER FERGUSON BROWN CONGRATULATES HIS REPUBLICAN RIVAL Senator Prentiss New Deal conceded today his defeat by Circuit Judge Homer Ferguson of his Republi can and sent the judge a message of Sufficient returns are in to in dicate clearly you are to be the next United States Brown said in a telegram to the I extend to you my sin cere I feel sure you up fully to the job and will join in the war to its To news Brown declared he considered Tuesdays sweeping Republican election victory in Michigan and elsewhere unques tionably was related to the re strictions we have had to place on the general public by way of ra tioning gasoline and other commodities the necessity of reaching into the family and taking sons into the the necessarily strict governmental control of Brown asserted unfor tunately caused a feeling of re sentment wilh believe this is the main reason for the losses we NEW TROOPS ON GUADALCANAL Aerial and Used to Smash Menace to Vi tal Air Field By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS can troops on battleridden Guadal have called upon aerial and naval power to smash a newly con trived Japanese vise threatening to close in on the islands strategic While United States marines and dive bombers and destroy ers threw bombs and shells at the invaders westward of the air vessels made a new landing of troops to the east under cover of This added peril lo the Ameri canheld base of many an aerial attack on Japanese troops and was an nounced by Secretary of the Navy Knox yesterday shortly after he had cautioned the nation against any false optimism over the battle of the Despite the American offensive which earlier drove the foe back in the western portion the the new Japanese landings on Monday night obviously the enemy still was desperately bent on capturing the airfield and with control of the allies south Pacific supply Westward of the how allied forces under Douglas MacArthurs Austral ian command continued to push the New Guinea invaders back toward the north Allied bombers raided the oft battered BuinFaisi area but results of the night attack on Japa nese shipping were At enemyoccupied Dilli on the north coast of Portuguese two waves of allied bombers reported Turn to Page 9 Election Shows Democracy Michener Says The results of yesterdays with Michigan voters electing a solid slate of Republican state candidates and also electing Judge Ferguson to the Sen ate over was noth ing more than democracy in ac tion according to Earl Michener was re elected to Congress from the Sec ond District over Redmond Every once in a he people get up and take things in to their own They havent liked some of the things that are seing It is just democracy in I confident that the results of the willhave no elfects on T TO TEENAGE DRAFT Okay of PreCombat Require ment May Result in Veto for Measure VOTE SCHEDULED MONDAY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 4 The pendulum of wartime homefront attention swung today from po litical trends and fortunes back to an impending showdown on Cap itol Hill that some lawmakers contended would supply a gauge of congressional faith in the nations military The issue was clearly in one question Will against thq advice of President Roosevelt and those actually directing military opera retain in the teenage draft bill a inserted by the that the 1819yearolds be heldxfrom combat until they have had a full years training Congressional quarters heard that the army would rather have no lowering of the draft age at if the legislation must pass with the rigid precombat There even were hints that such a requirement would result in a veto for the Representatives Thomason D ranking member of the House Military and Sparkman another com mittee toldnewspapermen that in their opinion the House vote next on whether the Senate amendment was would amount to a vote of confi or lack of in those directing the Turn to Page 4 Foe Dislodged from Heights in Caucasus Caucasus By fTt 4 Soviet forces hold improved positions against German attacks in the Battle of and have dislodged the invaders from several heights in the Western Caucasus counterof the Russians announced Red Army troops ferried across the Volga by night were reported to have landed in the German rear above diverting enemy forces from assaults on the north side factory district Fresh divisions from Prussia and Saxony were moved up to assist in the Axis field dispatches On the central Caucasus the other theater of major opera the Russian lines appeared to be Dispatches said the Germans ad vanced slightly again yesterday one sector southeast of but no further Soviet withdrawals were mentioned in two successive communiques concerning the roundabout drive from Moz dok toward the heart of the south Although finally pushed back by powerful forces from a field army estimated at the Rus sians held the southern suburbs of Nalchik four days before with drawing to new Drive Slowed tip Two successive communiques that the roundabout Nazi drive Moz dok toward the heart of the south finally had been stem med by Red Army men southwest of Turn to Page 8 E ON IN DESERT Hurl Axis Forces Back After First Victory By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Montgomerys army of the Nile has followed up its first victory over Rommels tanks by smashing on be yond Sidi Abd El 18 miles west of El Alamein on the coastal hurling the Axis back al most half way to El Daba from its deepest gain into A British communique indicated today that the eighth armys offen sive has gone into high gear along the whole It declared that the British also hurled back the Germans and Italians at the south ern flank of the desert capturing the strong points of Deir El Angar Munassibi and In London one British source de clared that the enemy seems to be in full and it appeared that Montgomery had brought into action the greatest strikingforce of armorand air power yet en gaged in the fightfor Republicans Cut Heavily Into Administration Power In The House And Senate VOTERS PICK KELLY AS NEXIJMf Fry Swept Out of Office By State Senator Hale Brake KEYES SCORES VICTORY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Re publicans elected their ticket from top to unofficial returns from Tuesdays election disclosed scoring their greatest vic tory since the advent of the New Deal swung this state into the so called politically doubtful Governor Murray Van Wag oner and Senator Prentiss Brown conceded defeat at the hands of their Republican Theodore of who has been state treasurer for four was swept out of of fice by the Republican State Senator Hale Brake of The Republicans topped off their achievements by defeating the vet eran Frank of Democratic representative in Con gress from the twelfth district and installing John Ontona gon in his and held tightly to their state legisla tive To achieve their the Re publicans piled up heavy outstate capturing leads in some areas which they had lost two years while in traditionally Democratic Wayne county the vote followed its usual pattern but was too light to overcome the outstate a vote his third term in a row He won by the most commanding lead of defeating Carl Brandenburg of On Down List And down the list it with Herman Owosso mer chant and Republican member of the State decisively de feating Maurice Eveland of May for secretary of state At torney General Herbert Rush ton of Escanaba receiving a second term over the challenge of Demo cratic John former chief assistant district attor ney in the man who direct ed prosecution of Max who was sentenced to be hanged for Turn to Page 5 BELT LEADS IN 4 midwestern farm from which the Roosevelt administration once drew inspiration and overwhelming support for its precedentbreaking agriculturalaid marched well to the front in the Republican victory parade In the and dairy states of the transMissis sippi and Great Plains an upsurge of Republican votes swept many ardent new dealers from congressional seats and returned to office most of those who stood against the administration in re cent battles over control of farm Perhaps typifying midwestern voting was the defeat of Sen ator Prentiss Michigan Democrat who managed the admin istrations antiinflation lation which aroused the ire of a powerful senatorial farm bloc and farm organizations with strong fol lowing in the state of Vice President inci had perhaps more to do with formulating and developing New Deal farm programs any other Democratic Sen ator Clyde Herring out of although he had generally aligned himself with farm Other farm states in which Rer publicans gained strength or held their own included Illi South Wis Minnesota Colorado and Democrats arid Republicans alike agreed that the midwestern atti tude toward administration war policies affecting agriculture played a major role in the There have been numerous farmbelt complaints against government price control policies affecting poultry products and Many farmers felt the ad ministration took the advice of Price Administrator Leon Hender whom they considered consum over that of Secretary of Agriculture matters affecting NEW GOVERNOR HARRY KEtLY State Chooses Fighter In Kelly 4 has chosen in Harry Kelly a man who won medals for valor and sacrificed a leg on the field of battle in World War I be its new war A bluntspoken Kelly habitually employs the language of the court language of a fighting his conduct of publie is his boast that I made my campaign without making a single promise or commitment to a a single embarrassing dollar to fi nance that I am free to go intothe plfice and work for the arid see to t that those who surround me We are going to work like He has an engaging but a forbidding scowl when something riles As secretary of he has made his voice heard sharp ly in political banging desks when he believed the Demo cratic administration was trying to outmaneuver His staff calls him the Kelly and Governor Van Wag the Democrat he had been fast Kelly ed when a violently partisan Re publican once rebuked him for al lowing Van Wagoners autographed photograph to hang on the wall of his Office Thrust Upon Him theoffice of governor was thrust upon Kelly wanted to run for Senator or for another term as secretary of He told his friends he disliked the strain the executive office imposes upon its The party1 lit erally drafted but in the days before he announced he would there was much speculation that his friendship for Van Wagoner might help to keep him Kelly sat in the home of his mother here last as he watched the growing vote total which carried him into It has been his custom to spend each election night with Mother is quite concerned about these he In his Kelly resisted mention of the battle wounds which cost him a leg in the First World and of the Croix de Guerre he won for bravery under Those things have nothing to with whether I would be a good public official or a bad he Til run on my record as secretary of and win or lose on As a trial lawyer in Kelly won fame and was employed by the Wayne prosecutors office to conduct the grand jury inquiry into the gangster era kill ing of Jerry Detroit radio and other crimes of He convinced himself that the Wayne county jury system was and led a successful fight for House Table Associated Press returns on the 435 seats in the House of Repre complied to Eastern War showed Democrats elected 178 present 257 Republicans elected 162 present 165 Progressives elected 2 present FarmerLaborites 0 Present AmericanLaborites 1 Present Contests sary foe a DEFEATED E Dewey Scores Easy Victory Veteran Senator Norris Out Ohios Bricker Wins JOSH LEE IS OUSTED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Republicans swept Democrats out of office in the state governor ships of New Cal ifornia and Connecticut in yester days wartime offyear election and cut heavily into administra tion majorities in Senate and Control of the House swung in the although Democrats felt confident they would retain a working margin in the new Con They were sure of the Thomas former Man hattan district increased measurably his 1944 Republican presidential nomination prospects by an easy victory over Roosevelt indorsed John Bennett for the Emipre state ending a 20year Democratic reign at Mounting returns showed the Re publicans had won seven new Sen ate seats and had a net gain of 22 in the with 104 races still They had won 12 Sen ate seats to the Demo crats with nine races in The old Senate lineup is 65 Dem 29 one Pro gressive and one With 218 needed for a the Democrats had won 172 House Republicans Progres andSAmericanLabor Present House division is 264 Dem 166 three Pro one and one Norris Swept Out The Republican sweep engulfed 81yearold George Ne braska Independent and New Deal supporter with 39 years service in House and Senate behind He lost to Kenneth Repub Democratic incumbents lost in New and and the Re publicans also picked up senator ships in Delaware and South Da Turn to Page 5 IN NEW GUINEA By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MacARTHURS vance groups of the allied army in New Guinea have pushed nearly six miles beyond inland Japa nese base captured and are approaching the village of Oivi on the road to the important Japa nese coastal base at Douglas MacArthurs headquarters announced The retreat of the Japanese to ward Buna was the communique and there appar ently was little fighting in the diffi cult New Guinea jungle There is a narrow road leading from Kokoda tofiuna and the al lied supply problem was eased fur ther because has a small airfield permitting the landing of supply planes from Port main allied base in New The Japanese have held Buna since July 22 when it was occupied by a seaborne Although under almost daily attack by allied the Buna garrison has been supplied by barge and larger ships from the Japanese bases at Lae and farther north on the New Guinea and from Japaneseheld New Turn to Page 2 BOYS SUFFOCATE 4 small boys suffocated in a fire in an apartment building basement yes terday while the mother of one was absent The Michael and his Miller Allie Dar apparently had been play ing with police Ten ants fleeing from the building failed to hear the boys cries until too late for Millers Ina Dar had gone out to BULLETIN 4 Min istry of Economic Warfare asserted today that the Vichy government was handing over 35 former Allied Merchantmen in French rancaa potts   

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