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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 6, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Colder Weather Details on Fan Two NOVEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 BRITISH CLAIM DESERT VICTORY 3 PLEAD JILTY Owner Sought to Collect In surance After Finding Cracks In Motor POLICY WAS CANCELED Audley 18 years of Milan and Robert and Carl David Bur both of pleaded guilty to charges of mali cious destruction vof property be fore Judge Arthur Rathbun in circuit court this morning in con nection with the destruction of a 1942 automobile on a Wabash rail road crossing east of Adrian early Wednesday Sentence will be pronounced Donald 20 years of who was arrested with the others demanded an examina tion in Justice Franklin Russells court when he was arraigned this He is held at the county jail with bail at His examination is set for The four young men were arrest ed Wednesday night by sheriffs Signed confessions were obtained from the four after they were questioned by prosecuting at torney Hammond They were charged with three Besides the joint charges of malicious destruction of pro a Craig and Logan were also charged with making a false report of the commission of a crime to the sheriff and Miller and Burguard were charged with aiding and Celling in making the false report The latter charges are The false re port charge was based on a new criminal statute enacted by the state legislature in mond Guilty In Justice Court Logan and Craig pleaded guilty to making the false reportat their arraignment in justice court this Miller and Burguard pleaded guilty lo aiding and abet They were returned to the custody of the sheriff under bond of Justice Russell de ferred arraignment incircuil court After their arraignment in cir cuil court the three youths were remanded to the custody of the sheriff to await a report by Ray county probation offi Sentence will be passed by Judge Rathbun after he has re ceived Kemps The young men admitled that they planned to destroy the auto mobile to collect the Hammond It was that the insurance policy on the car had been canceled Oc tober 19 for nonpayment of pre Paid for Car who purchased the car for August 22 while he was em ployed at the Willow Run bomber discovered two cracks in the motor block this week accord ing to his He learned that repairs would cost about He decided to destroy the car and collect the insurance rather than fixing the Tuesday morning Craig came to the White Cross Radiator Company in Adrian and inquired the price of fixing a damaged rear bumper and rear He then went to Pe tersburg in the afternoon to get help in destroying the The four youths set outin Craigs car and one driven by Burguard Tues day night and came to About oclock Miller drove the car on the Wabash tracks and left it to be wrecked by an oncom ing freight the confession Wednesday afternoon Craig and Logan appeared at the Lenawee county sheriffs office and reported that they had left the car at the SOVIETS HOLD IN RUSSIA ROMMEL RETREATS POLAND ERMANY Russian sources report that the Soviets have gained ground in the Tuapse and Mozdok sectors while breaking up the latest attacks on Stalingrad 1 and fighting a successful holding action in the Nalchik Reports from Greece say the Nazis are rush ing troops from Russia through Greece dotted line to Africa 2 where Nazis admit withdrawals to new Arrival of troops at a Red Sea port and in Palestine 3 was reported by the United Slates NOW TOTALS Adrian Employees Pledge to Fund Lenawee countys war relief funds mounled to today as contributions from additional in dustrial plants and other organiza tions were nounced by the Patriotic The outstanding contribution to todays list the con tributed by the employees of the Gerity Adrian M a n u f acturing Other donors and the contributions which boosted the total are as follows The Ladies Fife and Drum S25 Adrian Lodge of the 5100 employees of the Cutler Dickerson S129 manu facturers special and employees of the Ehringer Com pany of In announcing these new officials of the Patriotic League also released the first general sum mary of The figures in this compilation are those which have been announced previously as single contributions and concern only Adrian with the ex ception of the Palmyra industrial workers who were solicited by Adrian The summary to date follows Industrial workers of industrial workers of business and professional manu facturers special resi Adrian College and other S428 clubs and or Reports from the outcounty chairmen continue to indicate that the drive is being well received in their Willis chairman of Adrian re ported that the ten families resid ing in school district Number Six Fractional contributed to the league This contribution con stituted 100 per cent membership subscription among the residents Turn to WRECKED Page 6 lof that Calling All Women Old Stockings Needed To provide large stocks of silk and nylon which are essential in I the production of certain war ma American women are being asked lo contribute their wornout and discarded stockings containing either silk or nylon to the war ef fort the request of the War and Navy members of the Adrian salvage under the direction of Arthur have asked every retail store which sells hosiery to provide a container into which discarded hosiery may be placed for shipment by the re tailer to the governments repre sentative in Green Silk derived from the salvaged hosiery will be used for the manu facture of powder woven silk bags into which charges of powder are placed to fire guns of major Only silk can be used for powder bags because silk alone burns completely arid leaves no hot This makes pos jsible the recharging of guns with greater otherwise each gun would have to be cleaned before a new charge was Nylon is used for the manufacture of other important war materials but cannot be used for powder It melts rather than The retailer makes no profit from the discarded hosiery collec tion as he acts only as an agent for the collection and shipment to the government Although the freight charges from the point of shipment to the destination are paid by the Defense Supplies Cor the retailer pays all costs involved in the handling and pre paration of the shipment The shipments are made in lots of 100 pounds or more and it1 takes ap proximately pairs of silk or pairs of nylon hosiery to make up a 100 pound The only requirement in the silk and nylon salvage effort is that the stockings must be washed before they are placed In the containers that will be provided by All stockings containing silk or even if they have a mixture of are The govern ment has facilities for removing the cotton FORMER ADRIAN MAN DIES AFTER ACCIDENT ON BALTIMORE OHIO Edward Robert Ferguson of son of the lale Robert Ferguson and Ben jamin Ehrbright of College Ave died this morning about i5 oclock m a hos pital where he was taken after suffering injuries in a railroad ac cident Wednesday He was 21 years Ferguson was a fireman on the Baltimore Ohio railroad auJ the accident happened when he stuck his head out of the cab win dow and was struck by a passin freight frcd a frac tured never regained Ferguson was resident until about two years He graduated from Adrian high school in He is urvived by his his widow who was formerly Ruth MarieVan Zandt of and a onyearold Robert Edwin The body is being brought to the Everiss Funeral Home today and the funeral arrangements will announced 1 TRAFFIC Peter Thrown From Car Under Truck Trailer Special In Tlip Ttlrcrnrn 49 years of was killed about noon yesterday morning when his automobile col lided with a trucktrailer driven by Fred Hohenberger of The accident happened at an intersec tion of the detour on US112 and a country road two miles north of Carney was going west and Hohenberger was driving Carney was thrown from his car and a rear wheel of the trailer ran over Carney was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion post He never had He is survived by one brother Clare of and two sis ters Minnie Bliugh of Syra and Mae Desnoyer of The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at oclock in the Hause Funeral The burial will be in Brookside WORK RECORD NEW 6 m Ray a machinist in the Package Machinery plant at volunteered to finish a pre cision grinding job by the Army and worked 120 hours in one a national said a company announcement Wood worked 17 hours each for five and hours for two The Army got the parts on BULLETINS 6 President Roosevelt told a press conference in a brief dis cussion of Tuesdays that he assumed Congress was interest ed in winning the war just as the President 6 President Roosevelt analyzed the Allied campaign inNorth Africa today as having the appearance of a victory of major Principal Says Whitewashes Will Clean Up Mess Last nights whitewashing of city sidewalks in some personal a mea sure designed to stir up interest in tonights AdrianMonroe football brought heated protests to day from a number of Adrian property As a result it ithas been the practice lo paint Beat Monroe and Yea Adrian signs on and sidewalks of the business district before the tra ditional game between the two School officials have at tempted to organize the painting parly so that no damage would re sult by placing teachers in charge of Ihe sludenls doing Ihe paint Reports at the police station said the smeared windows and build ings in the business district show ed that the painters must have spent more time on personal prop erty than on the An automobile owned by Roy Bassett of 423 Dennis Slreet was coverec with whitewash as werfe the dis play signs in front of the Episco pal Church and the Lewis photo graphic The windows of the Kroger Store on Broad Street were plastered with whitewash as well as some of the new paint on the store The doors anc fronts of other business places al so carried whitewash marks thi Still other windows were slreaked with Fire hydrants in the business district also were smeared with Principal Abdon of the senior high school said today thai an investigation has disclosed that the destructive painting was not organized painting checked with the anc done by the Ive teachers in he I learned that their groups paintec only streets and Some other painters were at it before our groups got started and Im sure that they did whatever harm ful painting might have been Adbon that high school boys will whitewash from buildings and other places where it does not be long so that the school groups will not be held Bas sets ear also will be given a good washing by students he 2PRONGED ATTACK One Flank On Guadalcanal Is Pierced and Another Is Threatened British Drive Two Wedges Into Axis Lines Fight Inside Enemy Positions 350 JAPANESE ARE KILLED By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS pressed American forces stabbed at bolstered Japanese troops on Guadalcanals broadening battle front today in a twopronged at tack that pierced deeper into one flank and threatened To the west of the islands Americanheld air marines and soldiers successfully attacked enemy the Navy report ed killing 350 Japanese and capturing 12 light ar tillery three field pieces and 30 machine The offensive drive on 3 gained the American troops two additional miles of But a similar attempt to smash enemy concentrations to the east of the airfield on the next day was re The Japanese put ashore on the coast east of the American base live days ago under cover of were reinforced by addi tional night landings 3 and the Navy It was this strengthened force apparently which the Americans attacked at dawn on 4 and met what the Navy termed an in itial Marines are pressing their at tack on these enemy ad ded the On another south Pacific war front west of the Jap anese invasion forces were con tinuing to fall back in New Guinea under steady pressure of an Allied Douglas MacArlhurs Aus tralian command declared today that the illfated enemy assault which late in Sepetember had ad vanced to within 32 miles of the Allied Port Moresby naval had pushed back well beyond the halfway point at about 60 While bitter fighting was indi the communique said the Allied troops were advancing slow ly toward the foes north coastal base at Allied Bombers Strike Allied bombers also struck for the second successive day atene myoccupied towns of Maobisse and Alley in Portuguese northwest of and at the Japanese north shore New Guinea base at The foes Buin Faisi area in the northern Solo mons also was bombed again last The Navy dsclosed that United States warships still were active in the They shelled Jap anese positions on the north coast of Guadalcanal near Kokumbona the night of Army aircraft also continued to assault Japanese troops and sup ply dumps in the same area with out opposition but no results of either the aerial or naval attacks were an appeal for a coor dinated American naval and armj command in the south Pacific was voiced here by Walter Min ister to the United States and the Pacific War Council from New Turn to Page 9 Russian Positions Improved Jn Stalingrad Factory Area War At A Glance TO BE RELEASED 6 Bern 76yearold former Detroiter who went to prison for life 20 years ago and since has served his sent ence for second degree murder without a black mark on his rec ord will be released within two weeks under the 1941 lifer Bernsteins release was approved yesterday by the state parole board after a public He is the second life term inmate of the state prisons to be released under the FIND MANS BODY 6 body of a man identified as Steven 47year old coremaker of was found on the Lake Michigan beach four miles south of here yesterday afternoon byhunt Identification was established by means of an International Harves ter identification The Chicago Bureau of Missing Persons reported WilczynsM disappeared two weeks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS British arm ored forces lunge out 50 miles from starting point of Alamein pounding away at battered foe anc rounding up Hit ler reported sending fleet of 500 planes to rush fresh troops from Balkans to avert utter disaster after Japs turn down his plea to attack Madagascar or South Afri ca to divert British strength south MEDITERRANEAN British subs sink six more Axis supply reports again Allied armada of 125 warships massing at intimating Allies plan smash at Rommels rear Vichy adds troops aboard Gibraltar RUSSIA report armies on all fronts stand firm or slowly force Germans back improving positions in capturing height along Black Seacoast anc killing Nazis in central Cau get more re but Yanks slash successfully at both their flanks on Guadalcanal while fleet gunsshell foes NEW GUINEA Mac Arthurs troops continue forcing Japs back between recaptured Kokoda anc their coastal base at MADAGASCAR Lastresisting VichyErench troopsask armistice By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Russians said today counterattacking rison troops had improved their positions somewhat in a Stalingrad factory area while the RedArmy maintained active operations on he Black Sea front and killed 000 invaders in the battle for the entral Two companies of tanksupport ed Nazi infantrymen were declar ed smashed as Russian forces struck across a debrislittered ex panse of North Stalingrad after repulsing enemy Russian artillerymen destroyed eight German tanks by point blank fire and Soviet fliers struck heavi y at German troops the noon communique Bombs and gunfire of the Rus sian aircraft were reported to have destroyed 13 enemy batteries and 28 machinegun positions within 24 Three more batteries were silenced and 19 German dugouts and blockhouses were wrecked by Soviet shells on the steppes north west of it was an The Moscow radio reported that the defenders of the in a let ter expressing determination to fight to the last heart said that we are sure the time is not far off when we shall hear of the opening of a second front by our The savagery of the conflict southeast of where the Russians are fighting to hold the routes leading to the Grozny oil fields and the strategic valley be tween the Caucasus mountain was illustrated by an ac count from the Soviet Information In one it about half regiment oi sup ported by launched at tackon our strong Soviet troops met the enemy with artil lery and mortar fire after los ing 300 officers and men the Germans retreated to their in itial Progress was in the Russian counterdrive from Tuapse and the communique said 300 more invaders had been wiped out and prisoners and war material cap Sixteen German planes said to have been shot down by antiaircraft gunners in two Action somewhat heavier than usual was indicated far to x the on the Leningrad Our snipers in three days kill ed 820 officers and the com munique Our artillery fire destroyed 28 dugouts and 17 enemy About 800 enemy officers and men were declared annihilated northwest of boosting erman losses already estimated to nclude more than killed and 300 tanks and planes destroyed n the 73dayold struggle for the The estimate was contained in a message to Premier Stalin from the which has been fighting almost without interruption since a fiveday lull was broken by a resumption of German assaults About 100 tankborne subma chinegunners knifed into the rear of Red army forces defending stra tegic Caucasian communications southeast of but they were viped the communique VAN WAGONER ASKS KELLY TOJSIT IN To Make No Appointments Unless They Clear Through GovernorElect By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Van Wagoner disclosed Thursday that he has invited Governorelect Harry Kelly to share with him the responsibility of governing the between now and Kellys in Van he har bored no resentment against Kel ly as a result of the latters elec tion said he would not seek reprisal for coups the Repub licans sprung on him when he took office two years ago after having defeated his Luren He said he already has assured Kelly no appointments will be made by the executive office for the balance of the term without first being cleared through I will not put Kelly in the po sition that I was put in when 1 was incoming Van Wagoner said at a press confer He recalled how as the outgoing took the unusual course of submitting to the Senate for confirmation a long list of some of which actually were confirmed in prefer ence to Van Wagoners nomina jubilant Republicans took stock of the strength they had acquired in Tuesdays suspecting they may have gained a position which would bring about an era of Republican admin istration as solid as that of the preNew Deal When the Republican Party Kelly as its candidate for it did so with more in mind than merely finding a strong man to oppose the Democratic Vari AUCTIONS Auction north of Vic tor Auct See on Market Auction northeast ol Victor See on Market Auction northeast See on Market Auction sale east of Ljnehan See on Market Pa t Auction southwest of Peters IJnehan Auct See on Market Auction south ot Al IJnehan Se6 on Market Says Election Shows Country Is Not Satisfied With Way War Is Run WANT POLITICAL UNITY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS move ment developed on Capitol Hill to day for a RepublicanDemocratic victory coalition to proclaim a iioliday onpolitics and drive to ward the one common aim of win ning the The alliance would throw the power of both parties behind Presi dent Roosevelt for the most effec ive prosecution of but the Republicans coupled their pledge of support with demands for an end o new deal politics and experi We are willing to forget the election if the administration will remember the implications it con said Senator McNary of the Republican Another leading Sen ator Vandenberg of pro posed the saying Congress should create a unified committee on Vandenberg issued this state ment The election clearly means that the country is not satisfied with the way the war is being The country wants maximum efficiency and minimum It wants the speediest possible it wants New Dealism and all other politics pigeonholed or the Republicanism ias not won on its own It has won because the country de mands strict accountability from its government in this business ol winning the Republicanism thus faces a tre mendous If the Ad ministration is it will swiftly move toward a real It will deal more openly with both Congress and the Con should now create a unified committee on war We must close ranks anc forward We must Upraise the Lord and pass the ammuni But while unity in the war effort appeared to be generally applaud political observers watched for a possibility that House Republi cans and conservative Democrats might develop a joint drive not only to halt new dealism but to erase some of its established Turn to Page 2 HOME RULE AMENDMENT IS DEFEATED 6 of the Wayne county government re form amendment was made certain today as late returns from Tues days voting obliterated a lead once held by the Outstate ballots more than offset Wayne countys support The count from of the states precincts was All but three of Wayne countys precincts were The vote was On the other ref enda the late re sults were For a constitutional convention precincts no For state control of milk market precincts BO IN RE REIREAT Axis Prisoners Taken 339 of Rommels Tanks Knocked Out of Action By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS fat arm ored divisions of the British eighth army led by Montgomery have driven two wedges through Mar hal Rommels forces and are fight ng inside enemy The Axis high commands con ceded that the allied offensive was nearihg 104 miles west of he old El Alamein but he British said officially only that he battle had been carried well vest of El 33 miles from El Tanks were operating at the leels of the Axis retreat in the El Daba a British communi que Portions of Rommels armies vhich managed to escape the tank wedging and encirclement were aid by Montgomery to be in full This deep tank hrusts encirclement and hammer ng that the fate f the GermanItalian North Afri an corps might well be sealed be ore the surviving portions could etreat across the Egyptian Libyan border some 150 miles farther Montgomery told of the armored penetrations when he received cor respondents at his desert head quarters yesterday to announce complete and absolute victory in the battle of El A wellinformed British source at London said of the land offen sive that there is reason to be that our armored forces now have succeeded in Kittingbehind some of the retreating German and Italian forces and Jhat their retreat s virtually cut There are hfgh hopes that we may be able to annihilate them completely without having to chase hem across the Libyan desert as n other The steady liquidation of Rom mels forces was recorded today in official disclosure that his osses by capture alone now total more than men and that at east 339 of his tanks have been uiocked Turn to Page 2 Members of Crew Perform Successful Appendectomy 6 American roving the far South Pacific preying on Japanese became a hospital ship recently while five of the crew suc cessfully performed an emergency And only one of the five had any operating The details were related today n a letter written by Franz formerly of and second in command of the sub Heading the surgical staff of amateurs was a chief pharmacists the only one of the five who had previously witnessed an opera It was operate or certain for the patient had a temperature of 106 Hoskins It took us two and one half hours and now the patient is convalescing in great The lieutenant said you we have experienced many a rare event in this last year depth torpedo fire and all the like but one of the rarest yet recorded out here was one that took place on board our little Yes the mysteries er Our pharmiscists plus the executive myself and two machinists mates per formed a successful Yes theres one for the The only one of us who had even seen an operation per formed was the pharmicists but the patient had a high temp erature and it was either operate or certain So we I performed the anesthetic and en couraged the doc and the execu tive officer along as they were do ing the actual cutting and dig ASK ARMISTICE 6 Vichy forces opposing the British In southeast Madagascar asked for an armistice and hostilities ceased at 2 an authoritative source announced The only recent fighting on the huge island in the Indian Ocean has been hi the southeastern sec so the terminates the Madagascar cam
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