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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 5, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Rain Weatter Detail on Two NOVEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 ROMMELS TROOPS IN FULL FLIGHT Schools To Drop All Activities Requiring Travel TRIPS AJOFFECTED Action Is Taken By Board as Difficulties Arise Over Transportation All extracutrricular activities in the public schools that require pupils to go out of Adrian to take part in athletic debates or music contests were suspended for the duration of the war by the board of education last The boards action was Fri day evenings same with Monroe high school at The Island probably will be the ast inlerscholastic con test with an out of town team for the The motion as offered by Trustee Frederic Oram after some prelim inary by the board reads that the public schools shall suspend all activities outside of Adrian for the duration of the war or until the rubber situation is It was adopted unani mously and without Cars Not Available Superintendent George Little had called the boards attention to the difficulties in getting transporta tion for high school athletic or to compete away from He said that under gasoline rationing if any pri vate would be that busses cannot now be chartered and that team trips coufd not be easily arranged for regular bus Railroad transportation in most instances would not be pos he The board members readily agreed with the superintendents appraisal of the It was pointed out that athletic playing in the Twin Valley Athletic Association have 10 make trips as long as 1GO miles and with private cars limited to four gallons of gaso line a week such trips would not be There was some discussion of dropping Twin Valley competition and arranging games with high school teams within the county Samuel the board president observed that the purpose of gaso line rationing is to conserve rubber and the way to do it is to con If we could arrange a schedule within the county a lot of students would want to accompan the teams on That would mean just as much rubber mileage consumed as if the teams wen longer The board members agreed with his The motion was then t to a vote and Physical Program Planned An expanded program of intra mural athlelics is to be put into effect with the close of the football season along with greater emphasis on the physical fitness program of the gymnasium The closing of five elementary Erade school buildings next Thurs day and November 12 and for the gasoline rationing reg istration those two days and also November was The grade school teachers are to assist in the regis Teachers at the senior high school are now aiding in reg Gets His Plane Second William Brutv son of Edwin Baumgardner of is cred ited with the first plane victory in desert fighting in He shot down an enemy ME109 when ten of these fighters attacked a formation of American light Two other Ameri can fliers each shot down an Axis plane in the Campbell received his wings in March of this year at Kelly PATRIOTIC LEAGUE UJLUJlg in istenng applicants for fuel ratmn but that is being done without closing The plans call for the gasoline rationing to be continuous from 9 oclock in the morning until 9 in the A general vaccination of all public school pupils against small pox also was authorized by the The vaccinating will be done by the school physician aided by the school It will not be compulsory but parents will be urged to aflow their children to be Buck Deer Seen North of Adrian Kenry Ruesink who lives north and west of Adrian saw a buck deer in a field with some colts this The deer was not more than 30 rods from the hoase when Ruesink first saw Ruesink called his son Floyd and they watched the animal go south toward the Norton Baker The buck was within shooting dis tance but the men had no gun its the dosed sea son and had six MOTIONS Nov Furniture auction at Adrian Fred Market See on auction northeast Fred C Auct See on Market Auction north of Vic tor See on Market u iiOUV AuoUon northeast or See on Market Public auction west of Madi son Linchsn See on Market Hurd Lock Employees Give to Funo Contributions from the industrial workers of Lenawee county to the Patriotic League fund practically were doubled today as the results of solocitations in nine more indus trial plants were audited and The plant so licitations which boosted the pre Fvious total of to today are Fire si d e Adrian Grade Schools anc County Rural Schools Will Close Two Days REQUIREMENTS LISTED Registration of automobile own ers for gasoline rationing will be held in Lenawee county Novembejr 13 and the Lenawee county war price and rationing board said Registration places will be open in school buildings in every section of the county from 9 to 9 Thursday and On Saturday the hours of registration will be from 1 p to 9 Adrian grade schools and all rural schools in the coun ty will close during the rationing School teachers will take the ap plications at the school Alitomobile owners should obtain their application form now from gasoline stations and fill it out be fore going to the registration In addition to his name and address the application form asks the license the and body type of the and the serial numbers of the Faster and more efficient registration will be possible if this information has been written down before the time of registra In the registration places will be the New Jefferson and Wash ington Other registration points in Adrian township will be the rural schools of district 4 and district Rural Registration Points Registration points in other parts of the county have been chosen by the rationing school superintendents and county school com with a view to making it as convenient as possible for places coun ty where the registration will take pjace iOTurn Pageib 527 Tuttle 554 Krieghoff Construction 5158 Michigan Producers 5212 Oliver Instrument Simplex Paper Corporation Adrian Simplex Pa per Corporation Palmyra 5174 StubnitzGreene Spring Cor and the Hurd Lock As the industrial phase of the Patriotic League drive closed yes neighborhood canvass was well under way and reports from various sections of the county are being received at the league head Luella chairman of town this morning that results of a partial solicitation of her territory now stand at One hundred per cent membership subscription among the residents of Dover township was reported by chairman of that section of the The names of more organizations are being added to the list of those who have contributed special gifts to the They are the Aux iliary of the United Spanish War 55 the United Spanish 5 the William Stark post of the American Legion lOc the American Legion Auxili ary and the Order of the East ern Star The response from the Adrian industrial workers has been very league said Complete returns from two plants have not seen received and the pledges from several others have not been audit ed or Several township chairmen have announced incomplete returns which indicate that the people in the rural areas are giving A number of rural people have ailed the office to find out where they could make a pledge and it is suggested that the county solicitors cover their assignments as quickly as A lot of work is needed Tom the county chairmen and Jieir committees in order to cover the large rural areas of the county and afford all the citizens in their ocality an opportunity to help reach local The Patriotic League War Chest is still a long way from the desired if the rural areas will keep up the splendid record set by the industrial work Lenawee county is certain to over the FLAG POLES Brown Fence Company and Stearns Plan Ceremonies Two flag pole dedication cere monies have been arranged by Adrian industrialfirms within the next Local 641 of the International Association of Structural and Ornamental Iron an AFL has presented a new flag to the Brown Fence Wire Company and the flag and a new flag pole in front of the com panys Michigan Street plant will be dedicated at oclock Fri day Sackhein of president of the will speak briefly as well as officials of the Brown Fence Adrian high school band will About ten directors of the com pany are expected here for a meet ing of the directors the first meeting of its kind to be held at the Adrian Another flag pole dedication ceremony is to be held at the Stearns Manufacturing Companys plant at 3 oclock No vember Armistice The ceremony will be in charge of thp William Stqrk post of the Amer ican Legion and will take place at the change of shifts in the plant which is busy making tank and antiaircraft gun Members of the city commission are tend and Charles Robertson to make the dedicatory Tecumseh Products Gets First Star For Navy E Flag SiMcial to Thp Telejtram president of the Tecum seh Products was noti fied today by Admiral Wiley that the company has been award ed its first star to be placed on its Navy E The which was presented April together with the Treasury for a mer itorious record in the production of war good for six If the record is satisfac tory at the end of that time a star is The company was the first in the middle to receive both flags at a joint the sev enth in the state to get the Navy flag and the fourth in Michigan to be awarded a The Treasury flag is awarded for the companys participation in war bond savings The company is engaged 100 per cent in war work with about 300 employees working six days a week on three DEWEY ELECTED NEW YORK GOVERNOR Thomas Republican governorelect jf New waves to a crowd of supporters at Republican headquarters in New York With him is The Republican victory ended 20 years of Democratic leadership in the Kelly Is Expected To Assume Role Of Political Strong Man Republican party in surveying its sweeping election wonders in the person of GovernorElect Harry it has round a political Moses to lead it from the wilder ness of reverses encountered at Democratic hands since the advent of the New Strategists who drafted Kelly to make the race for Governor had longer vision than the next two Kelly is a popular figure in his home town of Detroit as well Workers UnionCIO named chair man of the State Commission of Labor and Industry John Gib former head of the State CIO Council appointed a labor media tion board which labor unions AS eadersdffilt Detroit Republican in executive playing his cards Michi gan might eveiireturn to days when the Republican nomination on the state ticket was tantamount to They are lookingto Kelly to dramatize his appeal for support ofurban and rural cit izens set himself in the role of a political strong man who can command It is a subject on which Kelly does not speculate But he las taken occasion to declare at every opportunity in his campaign that he was in position to go into office unfettered by political prom and intended to strike out orcefully to see to it that Mich gan has common sense govern stripped its essentials and streamlined for economy and effi Politicians Dazed A little dazedly politicians of the two major parties surveyed just vhat had happened in the elec From top to bottom of the artisan the Republicans lad swept to the most de lis ve defeat administered to the Democrats in this state since the Roosevelt era They topped this off by making more definite their domination of oth branches of the flying Kelly men of his own poli niembers toi 27 and23 Kellys on the of omerifbr complete unofficial uuaLU null jauul U111UI13 tical faith to work with him at found acceptable espoused a lib And they drove the eral program of labor legislation last outstate Democrat incumbent and social reforms sought by un from his seat in the national House ions and helped to fight bills be of in the Twelfth fore th Legislature to which the District victory of Republican unions The list could be John Bennett of Ontonagon stretched much longer than over Frank Hook of Iron LIVI idim OL iron me were in who had sought a fifth from Tuesdays the Gov The Republicans won five more had carried only one out seats in the state House of Repre state industrial and three additional in while ne received a heavy ma the state which Jority the Oote in alineupQf 73 House was far short of that for which he tn oe hnri onrt it nnnU since delegations of Sena tors and Representatives had for mally petitoned hm to run for and had helped to keep the field free of primary election allowing him to take the nomination without a Republicans and Democrats read many things into the election re sults possibly all of these things actually were factors in the elec torates Like a sore the question stuck out however What nappened to the labor vote the Democrats had counted upon to sweep back into office Governor Murray Van Wagoner And came the companion ques Is there actually a labor votethat any one small group of leaders can swing at will ty ot the Wooed Labor votes which were polled for Gov Van Wagoner had assiduously ernor This Waynes vote J fell oft to out of a total of wooed the vote of the labor and his forces had spoken confi dently of the unions ability to turn out in Wayne county and outstate industrial counties the vote needed to wipe out Republi can majorities in rural The among other stirred a controversy when he appointed to the state Social Welfare Lawrence Blythe of an organizer for the County and Municipal Allied Fighters Make New Gains In New Guinea By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ent battering of the Japanese by and and air gave American and al ied fighters fresh ground gains to day in besieged Guadalcanal and New Further widening an attempted Japanese vise1 that threatened to lose on the Americanheld air field n United States mar nes and soldiers forced back the nemys western capturing about 20 machine guns and two mall field artillery pieces in the In New westward of the Solomon allied troops un der Douglas MacArthurs Aus tralian command overcame strong enemy resistance and plunged on through the jungles toward the Japanese coastal base at i The navy reported the continued American advances in Guadalcanal last Supported by army and navy planes that strafed and bombed the Japanese troops and the United States forces inched forward along beaches and through the dense underbrush Mon day to relieve the pressure on the important air At the other end of the newly in stalled enemy east of Hender son recently landed Japa nese troops presumably were mani pulating for a thrust at the spring board of the American aerial as sault on the foes troops and Last the navy said there is nothing to MM tjiAiii JDlaCKIlS miles from the allies Port Moresby Martin For obvious the navy gave no hint of what reception the American forces were preparing for the Japanese fleet in event of its return to the Solomons battle The enemy which dis appeared after suffering heavy damage 26 in a major airna val engagement east of the Stewart islands and about 260 miles north east of were expected to reappear in formidable num Secretary of Navy Knox has MacArthurs headquarters report ed today that the Japanese New Guinea invasion which in late SepWierenga D 30 600 tember had penetrated as far as 2 now had been pushed back i hjcveilLII VVO1C several miles beyond midWilson way point across the islands 120 miie While the ground advance con ojiigei allied planes sought to bomb hill obstacles on the way to the Japa nese Buna The air assault Morrison which strafed the beaches and land ing areas at also Adams fanned out to the subsidiary bases of Lae and Saluniaua up the Hook The executed to hinder umuci any Japanese efforts to bolster McCleod Buna by set many fires and probably destroyed an enemy McDonald munitions the raiders report D 51448 Medium bombers also anBowman nounced heavy damage inflicted on Dili and the Japanesr occupied Ford villages of Maobisse and Alley in Portuguese Yet when the returns were in had and it could not match KellvSoutsfate As 5rre appeared to be in excess of Another Democratic Frank went down to de feat four years and blamed in part failure of labor to deliver the vote it had The CIO waged a losing fight to elect former Attorney General Patrick OBrien as mayor of And still more it failed to arouse its members to sufficient activity to obtain suffi cient signatures on initiatory ref erendum petitions to require a ref erendum on a legislative reappor tionment It had sought to obtain the vote at the past elec In the comparable offyear elec tion four years Wayne coun about in the Two years the vote was for Governor in out of a to tal of more than cast in the Politicians explored the in a game of Monday morning quarterbacking on might have happened had someone suc ceeded in catching napping by drawing to the polls an avalanche of Wayne county votes Congressional Returns 5 un official congressional returns by with only scattered pre cincts unreported D R Michener R Redmond Burr Ann Shafer Bat tle Harold Stein bacher Battle F Morley Fifth Jonkman R Sixth Blackney R Seventh Wolcott 44 060 Hart Ninth Engel Cox Tenth Woodruff Seventeenth Dondero R Roosevelt Election Returns By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS S turns from 3630 out bl 3748 in the state for Sen ator give Prentiss Brown D Homer Ferguson R Gerald Smith IndRep Returns from 3631 out of 3748 in the state for gover nor Murray Van D Harry R Returns from 3584 out of 3748 in the state for gov Frank Murphy D 608 Eugene Keyes R For secretary of state 3632 pets out of 3748 Maurice Evelanil D Herman Dignan R For attorney general 3609 out of 3748 John Bab cock D Herbert Rushton R For auditorgeneral 3587 of 3748 Branden burg D Vernon Brown R For state treasurer 3609 out of 3748 Theodore Fry D Hale Brake R Returns from 3006 out of 3748 in the state for state su preme court non giver Raymond Starr Earl Pugsley Returns from 3214 out of 3748 in the state give constitu tional convention proposal yes no 3280 out of 3748 give county reformproposal 11 yes 894 no 3213 out of 3748 give milk marketing actproposal 111 for 2701622 against Invaders Lose Thousands of By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Ger mans have thrown fresh regiments against defenders of the factory section of Stalingrad and widened the offensive again to attacks up on all sectors of the out every assault was beaten off and the invaders lost thousands of the Russians said This report of an ironwall de fense in the 73d day of the siege came as the Red Army registered local gains on other sectors in the fighting for the lower Volga and the As German bombers flew ovei the ruins in groups of three to 15 a Soviet garrison force broke up repeated ground drives toward the dispatches from Stalingrad The Germans sought to knife between two but this thrust also was In the southern sector of the citys defenses 140 Germans were wiped the noon communique Soviet troops destroyed an enemy artillery 10 ma chineguns and three The Army Red was authority for the statement that the Germans had lost thous ands dead in their newest futile Turn to Page 2 Four young men of Britton and Petersburg were being questioned by prosecuting attorney Ham mond today concerning the wreck of an automobile on the Wabash tracks one mile east of the Siena Heights road about The Audley 18 years of Route Robert of Carl David and Donald both of were arrested last night by sheriffs Sheriffs officers and of detective of the were at a loss for clues in the accident until yesterday after noon when Craig and Miller came to the sheriffs office and told de puties that the 1942 automobile which was was owned by Craig and had been brought to Ad rian Tuesday night for They said they returned to Britton with the Petersburg boys and Sheriff Deputy Roscoe Scott and Detective Scott went to Petersburg and brought Burgard and Logan to The four men were questioned 3y the prosecutor most of the norning and the questioning was o be resumed this BULLETIN 5 official British source said today that Mar shall Rommels army is busted and predicted that its fate would be finally sealed Line of Retreat Described as Graveyard of Armored Cars By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS by the loss of thousands of men cap or isolated in their desert strong a onceproud Axis army was in full flight today across western Egypt in a frantic hunt for position to avert Only a rearward moving screen of antitank andr tanks shield ed the bulk of Rommels African corps from the pressing advance of the Eighth British while a comparatively impotent air force sought to parry the bined blows of American and British imperial While prisoners tby a count already 24 hours old streamed dejectedly to the British the Allied air forces kept hitting at the and the main coastal line of retreat was described as a ver itable graveyard of smoking twist ed armored cars and The with Rome acknowl edging severe said that Ital ian and German armies had with drawn to new lines in the The Germans denied that their front had been The Italian how indicated the depth of the Eighth Armys at least its tank when it told fierce and bloody fighting by tank and infantry forces of both sides between El Alamein and Fuka is about 70 miles to the west El The British have not announced their pres ent Reserves Believed Small It was believed that Rommel has no large reserves either in western Egypt or Mostmilitary observers among the British held his full force been marshaled on the now crumbled El where Rommel Al exandria and the The sudden collapse of tlieAxis defenses was announced last night in a British communique after 12 days of furious fighting in which the allies were said to have taken a tremendous toll of Rommels men and Turn to Page 10 Have 218 Seats and 56 Mem bers in Senate 5 practical legislative the New Deal lost control of Congress m Tuesdays elections although the Democratic party maintained a bare majority with 218 House seats and a larger margain in the Senate with 56 While late returns in a few close ly contested races held the possi bility of slight increases in these there remained little doubt that Republicans and anti Mew Deal Democrats could control legislation in either body any they chose to This was especially true in the where the 208 seats already clinched by the Republicans gave them their largest representation since the last days of the Hoover administration in The bloc of Democratic members who often Turn to Page 2 AXIS FORCES RETREAT IN ROME SAYS ROME from Italian having suf fered severe have with drawn to new lines in Egypt after violent davvntodusk tank battles yesterday ranging over the region between El Alamein and the iatter about 70 miles west of the old El Alamein on the coastal is more than onefourth the distance from El Alamein westward to the EgyptLibya Yesterday from the early hours of the morning until late at in the region between El Alamein and fierce and bloody fight ing took place between our tanks and infantry unitsand similar en emy the war bulletin After exceptionally bitter resis toward men of the talian and German armies with drew to new lines to the Enemy losses have been heavy in men and Our losses have also been se The communique also mentioned appreciable damage to Tobnik and the Axis chief for ward ports for receiving reinforcs ments and supplies in air raids on two Libyan Several persons were killed and numerous others were injured in both it Greatly superior allied air strength was reported but the com nuniquS said Axis fighters engaged the allied planes with extreme vig or and destroyed 26 in two
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