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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - November 24, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Tonight Weather Details on Two NOVEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 TO COLLECT SCRAP Tons Collected in Coun ty in 2 Report Shows WPB AWARDS PENNANT By collecting an estimated aver age of 221 pounds of scrap meta for every woman and chile In the Lenawee ranked third in 1he intensive drive for scrap which was conducted in the stale during September and Oc chairman of the county salvage has received a white and blue sal vage pennant from the War Pro duction Board in recognition of the The two counties which exceed ed Lenawees effort were Ingham with a record of 300 pounds per and with 242 Lenawees total was far above the record of 102 per capita which the state of Nebraska achieved late this The rounly total from all sources was estimated at about John of the Detroit Dffice of the sent Goff i telegram to accompany the pen Salvage pennant being mailed to you today as merit award for scrap collected during months of September and Oc We congratulate and hrough all citizens of your county on their splendid showing Suggest you arrange appropriate presentation ceremony for deliv ering pennant to your county of the telegram No ceremonies have been plan ned as AllCounty Effort The county salvage which was undertaken late in the sum mer when the nations steel mills were threatened with a shutdown due the lack of enlisted the county road commission industries and all private The road commission had crews on the road for several weeks in a farmtofarm canvass of rural Goff said that this phase of the campaign netted over Schools contribut ed hundreds of tons and the WPA salvage project turned in an es timated 225 The industrial salvage which was conducted by approx imately 70 and which has been praised by the regional headquarters of the turned in tons in September and upwards of tons in Oc more than half of the coun ty The WPB stated that the aver age for the state was 135 pounds per capita and the total number of towns reported by county sal vage chairmen in Michigan for the twomonth period was This includes contributions from all special car wreck er municipal and similar Every county but one in the state qualified for the salvage pen A record of at least 100 pounds of scrap per person was Alcona in the northeastern tip of the lower pen insula was the only county that failed 1o 95 Tons from Schools Adrian school officials happily admit that they underestimated the scrap metal gathering prowess of the citys school Be fore the collection started the estimated collection was about 35 Latest figures show that approximately 95 tons of metal was brought to the school build The metal collected by every school except the senior high school has been transported to the Louis Frank Sons junk School officials were told that the metal will be paid for at the rate of per which will raise rev enue to be used for charitable pur poses in each The senior high school es timated at between 30 and 35 was the largest collected by any school with the junior high schools 26 tons earning second place However a large share of the credit must go the younger children in the Lin coln elementary school on South Scott who brought IS tons of old sheet metal and what have you to school dur ing the two week So thorough were they in their ef forts that the west end sidewalks looked like walking The senior high school pile pro bably will average over 100 pound per a large share of which was collected by school trucks and not brought to school indivi dually by The Lincoln school students averaged pounds of metal each and carried a major portion of it to the school building The Lincoli campaign was spurred on by the organization of a contest with the school enrollment divided into three Weight reports from thejunk yard show the following amounts turned in by each school junior 26 tons 16 tons eight tons New McKin six and a half tons Jeffer five tons McKinley primary and a half The need for scrap still contin and the county salvage com mittee is examining methods to obtain more At the WPA Scrap Salvage campaign continues to function from its headquarters on East Maumee HITLER HAS MORE FRONTS TO WORRY ABOUT ALGERIA NEUTRAL 1 Smashing successes of the Allies on two African fronts have been followed up by a boiling over of the frigid Russian front where Soviet troops have launched vicious counteroffensives into the flanks of the Stalingrad The Red armies in the guarding the gateway to the Baku oil also have inflicted reverses on the In the British eighth army pushed Rommels forces back toward El determined to call the bluff that Rommel would make a stand in that marshy British and proAllied French hammered at the TunisBizerte defense arc of the Axis and still sought to cut a path toward to stand at the back of Rommels There was air action on all fronts but the most punishing was the pounding of Italys industrial and shipping centers by the RAF in long sweeps across the continent Boundaries of European countries are More Than 5 Gallons in Dwell ing Is Prohibited By State Law Motorists with the idea of stor ing up a little extra gasoline for a rainy day after gasoline ration ing is in effect should give careful thought to several angles This is the advice of Arnold Ren chief of the state police fire and it gel s fervent amen from Jack Adri an fire In the first hey point the storage of inOam mable liquid constitutes a serious fire hazard which could meSn rious injury to the family of the gasoline At the same the state law as well as a city ordinance prohibits the storage of such liquids except under certain There also is the dollars and cents Insurance com panies as a rule are not liable for damage occurring through the un lawful storage of inflammable Any quantity of gasoline that might be reasonably stored after all represents but a few additional miles of Oscar Michigan state police commissioner The safety of ones family and property should be of greater Michigan should profit by the experience of the east where gaso line rationing has been in effect several he Many accidents and explosions have re sulted from the attempt there of a few motorists to hoard a supply of motor car In one several barrels of gasoline were found in a residence where an ex plosion causing two fa talities and injuring several fire Under the provisions of the state gasoline must be placed in a red metal safety can having the word gasoline painted plainly on the The use of just any can painted red doesnt fill the The state law also provides that no gasoline can be stored in excess of five gaHons in any dwelling or building not used exclusively for Ihe storage of inflammable In some the lawful amount is less than five The Adri an ordinance provides for the five gallon amount Mother Summoned To Get Medal For Dead Hero Son President Roosevelt invited Michael Fleming of Paul to the White House today to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor awardad posthumously to her son Captain Richard the first Marine corps aviator so hon ored in this war and t marine aviation Captain Fleming lost his life in a flaming plane in the battle of The citation for the countrys highest read by the said the honor was be stowed for extraordinary heroism and conspicudusintrepidity and beyond the call of It said Flemings dauntless per severance and unyielding devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States naval The 24yearold a A supplemental first aid course for Adrian air raid wardens who were unable to attend lessons giv en last spring and summer will be gin tonight at Adrian high school building at 8 All wardens who have received credit for first aid work are urged to attend by county The class will be taught by Rost of Blissfield and will meet each Tuesday and Friday night from 8 until 11 oclock for Ihe next two Letters have been sent to wardens who have noti completed first aid work by Mr total number of applications extra gasoline would reach Work Is Going Faster Than First Expected The Lenawee county rationing board worked on today to prepare car owners for gasoline rationing which begins December Appli cations for supplementary rations continued to come in at a rate that confirmed previous estimates that the for or The first applications were pro cessed last night with eight office eight volunteers and four members of the rationing board Guy Ne secretary of the es timated that from to applications had been and it appeared that the actual processing will go faster than first The board will meel every night until all forms have been gone But the task ol tailoring ration books to the needs of the individual owners still and it is believed that volunteers from the Civilian De fense Council will be called upon for this Nemire said that when the books have been prepared they will be distributedto owners through helpers in towns near where they Plans for this distribution have not been com pleted but it is expected that village clerks will be asked to as The forms that were processed last night showed that many peo ple do not understand that the A card allows them 240 miles of driving a the board said In some applications for extra made for small the request was quantities that AUTOMOBILE QUOTA The Office of Price Administration today established at the quota of biles for new passenger automo rationing in This compared with the November quota of The quota does not include regional andj national reserves set meetrequirements that may develop in of State re serves for December totaled regional reserves and the na tional reserve will be automatically taken care of by the A In other the requests were for unnecessarily high calling for as mucn as two or three thousand miles of driving a it was Assistance can be had in filling j out the application forms today and tomorrow in Bliss Tecumseh and Civil ian defense volunteers will be at the city hall in Adrian until 5 o clock this Tomorrow the hours will be from 9 to 5 and from 7 to 9 In Blissfield hours are from 9 to 6 at Seegers In Tecumseh Wade Jones will assist from 1 to 5 each afternoon in the vil lage clerks In Clinton Foreman will give assistance from 9 to 5 in his of fice and evenings by live of Paul and graduate of the University of was flight officer of a marine scout bombing squadron during the Mid way battle list June 4 and Captain Fleming was the highest ranking cadet officer at Thomas Military Academy before going to Minnesota where he was a campus The navy said it was largely by accident that he became an avia One night in a friend at his fraternity house asked him to go to a building where an army flying board was holding physical examinations for the the spurof the lie took the examination and was one of nine out of 200 ap plicants who He finished college before flight training and late in 1939 he enlisted with the He finished at the top of his class at the naval air station at Pensa Flemings the late Mich ael was vice president of a coal and dock company at Min STUNT I OTHERS HURT SlteHal io The Telegram 14yearold Tecumseh high school was killed and three other one from Tecumseh and two from were injured seriously about oclock this afternoon when the Gillespie car collided with a gravel truck one mile west and a mile south of The gravel truck was driven by Donald Hath away of Gillespies body was taken to the Belding Funeral Home and Coro ner Ed Braun of Adrian was called to make an The Adrian students hurt in the accident were Robert son of Esther public school and Leroy son of and Vern Sharp of 109 Bristol The extent of their injuries was not immediately de Both are tenth grade students in Adrian high The injured Tecumseh student was Donald three injured youths were taken o Tecumseh hospital where they were attended by Poll Tax Measure in Senate 24 U Poll lax opponents said today they would attempt to revive in the new Congress a bill abolishing the practice despite a Senate vote ef fectively shelving the measure for this The Senate voted 41 to 37 yes terday against limiting debate on the measure and it was pigeonholed by unanimous consent a few min utes Southern opponents of the meas who had filibustered against it for more than a week showed surprising strength by obtaining a majority vote against invocation of the drastic cloture which lim its each senator to an hours dis when they needed only a onethird CIIY APPROVES PLAN To Buy Ken Morey Field for If Funds Can Be Raised The purchase of the Ken Morey airport southwest of Adrian for use as a municipal airport was approv ed yesterday by members of the city commission provided that suit able arrangements can be made for financing the Under a plan presented to the city commission by two members of the airport the city would pay only for the land ing lield with the other to be raised by the airport commission among persons in the vicinity who are interested in Mayor Lundhal advised the airport commission to go ahead with plans for raising its share of the money and stated that the city would raise its share when it is The entire field would be deeded to the All three members of the com missionagreed that Adrian could never hope to obtain a suitable air port for or less in the they agreed that the need for a city airport will become ur gent when the return of normal times brings the expected expan sion use of The Morey located just south of the county has been leveled and runways con structed since Morey purchased the property last He has been using the field for the last few The 80 acre plot is substantially larger than the present 53 acre airport Division Street which the city is occupying on a rental The Division Street airport been termed unsuitable by the state aeronautical commission al though it meets the minimum state requirements for an Members of the airport commis James Gerity Squire Kenneth Wayne Sowers and Lawrence believe that the city will be in line for state funds in developing the air port if a suitable site can be ob The 80 acre plot affords runways of slightly less than If it becomes members of the commission stated that an ad ditional feet can be purchased from adjoining property owned by Prentice to meet require The commission also approved the levying of a special assessment for a new water main on West Beecher The new main ex tends 170 feet east of South Mc Kenzie A total of was appro priated to pay accrued interest due December 1 as follows interest on 1923 paving and in terest on 1925 sewage plant GOOD BARGAIN American army flying the skies of Australia and New feels it is a good and worth dying In a letter received today by his in nearby Bradley Johnson wrote t T feel that if I should get picked off on one of our it will have been for a good I feel that ours is about the best reason for dying that there could and if I should get killed want you to know thai I feel it is a good bar gain and worth dying AUCTIONS Auction southwest or Linehan See on Market southeast of Pitts Victor See on Allied Troops Get Set for Ail Out Assault on GERMANS MASS PLANES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS violently erupting air suprem acy was fought over Tunisia and along the Axis Mediterranean shuttle route today while British and American forces on the ground were getting set for the allout as sault upon Tunis and once the enemy isdriven from the North African There was every sign that the aerial conflict would be a hard for great fleets of German planes were gathering in the Mediterran ean theater and Axis reinforce ments still were reaching Tunisia through the allied The fight is going to be tough and longer than might be expect said a spokesman at allied headquarters in North Bearing him out were reports from both sides telling of the mounting fury of the The British Middle East com mand announced at Cairo that at least three more large enemy which may have been troop were sent plunging in to the sea yesterday off the Tuni sian Broadcasting what it called an allied the Morocco radio said that allied air activity had grown very intense and that another violent bombing raid had been made on in The Algiers radio said nine Axis planes were destroyed in an allied raido on an enemyheld airfield in Tunisia and a Vichy broadcast told of heavy air raids last night by Germans and Italians on Bone and alliedheld ports in Bombed A heavy bombing assault on Bizerte and strafing of grounded enemy planes at the Sicilian base from which Axis rein forcements are being flown to were carried out Sunday night by the the Cairo war bulletin An Axis merchant ship was sunk the same night by British torpedo planes southeast of Can nonrtoting British planes attacked of the Tunisia east coast The Middle command said aerial activity was on a small scale yesterday over where the British 8th army has occupied and passed on west of Agedabia at the heels of Marshal Rommels licked Africa corps for El From the Italian high command broadcast that reconnais sance clashes occurred yesterday in Libya and on the Tunisianbord er while in aerial operations eight allied planes were claimed shot down and five allied includ ing a heavily damaged See MEDITERRANEAN Page 9 You are going to get a break this Saturday You arid your Un cle Sam Another scrap matinee is to be held at the Crosswell Theater Sat urday morning at and as be the price of admission will be five pounds or more of scrap It means some more scur rying around for old metal that the government can melt up and use to make vital weapons of But this isnt going to be just any Hubert Cros wel has arranged to have Gene Autry in The Singing Hills as the main attraction the program with an added car toon and news The program should more than pay for round ing up whatever scrap metal is left in the back yards and garages of the At the first scrap matinee a few weeks the admission tickets amounted to 4Vi tons of scrap plus one old Salvage officials will be well satisfied ir as much metal is deposited in city trucks parked in front of the tre again this Better start looking around DIES HEROS DEATH fl Full military honors were accorded to day at the burial of 2nd Harvey N who rode his blazing plane to a heros death Sunday in a football field after fighting it clear of a populous The graveside service was held at the American plot in Brookwood Officer friends were Grateful Londoners whose cot tages escaped destruction as a result of Daltons deed cabled his parents in Philadelphia yester day that their son died a We shall always treasure his brave EMPOYMENT REPORT Civilian jobs in the government in creased by during August to a total of at the end of the the civil service com mission announced Federal employment has gained an average of more than for several indicating that the present total probably is around Russians Move To Encircle Germans BULLETINS 24 Petroleum Coordinator Ickes told a congressional committee today he has requested authority to con struct a second new oil pipe line from the southwest oil fields to the New YorkPhiladelphia and said if approved it would add 000 barrels daily to eastern oil 24 retary of the Navy Knox said to day it was very unlikely that the Japanese were getting reinforce ments to their troops opposing American forces on Guadalcanal in the Solomon It is possible but not Knox told a press be cause rigid United States patrols are working day and The Japanese have not been re ported landing more troops on the embattled island since their great and unsuccessful drive almost two weeks ago to land huge forces and overwhelm the American defend 24 said Vichy news agency re ported from La to day that a big British in cluding 28 merchant ships heavily escorted by war had pass ed through the Straits of Gibraltar toward the Many British bomber and fight er planes were said to have pa troled above the THREE 10 PAY DEATH PENALTY FOR TREASON 24 men who became American citi zens in name only were sentenced to death today for Their convicted with were each fined and sentenced to 25 years Federal Judge William Camp bell called them pawns of and in fixing their punishment he this is a war of people against people as well as cannon against To endanger the home is as trea sonable as the act of spiking our guns in the face of the who heard their sentences without ap parent were proved to have aided and comforted Herbert Hans Haupt one of the six Nazi saboteurs executed in Washington They were young Haupts par Hans and Erna Haupt his uncle and Walter and Lucille Froehling and two friends of the Otto and Kate Counsel has urged mercy for the prisoners before the par ticularly in the cases of the three women as Judge Camp bell said as he soberly read his There are no priorities on Like jus it is the common hope of In weighing the mercy pleas for the women here involved it al so has been incumbent on the court to consider the millions of suffer ingmothers of the boys who are fighting this war for And the mothers who must toil in alumi num and powder plants or on pro duction lines in constant danger from who had equal rights to consideration with the prisoners These defendants by their acts have thus forfeited any right to consideration as The convicted men and women j listened with their eyes glued on the judges They heard the men sentenced to be electrocuted They heard the women condemned to spend most of the rest of their lives in And then they leaned back in their Wergin leaned across the two chairs that separatedhim from his picked up her kissed it and laid it back in her London Sources Estimate Germans May Be in Menaced Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rus sian offensive aimed at relief of Stalingrad and entrapment of the German legion besieging that city moved on apace scoring fresh gains northwest and south of the Volga todays latest battle reports Details of the advances were not given but many hundreds more Germans were reported ad ding to the previous Russian esti mates that the enemy lost dead and captured through the first four days of the The communique did not name any of the towns captured through the night but said that Red troops occupied a number of populated places northwest of in dicating that the Axis forces that have been battermg at that city for three months were in growing danger of The Russians were reported to have driven one prong of the two pronged offensive as far as 125 miles northwest of Defenders of Stalingrad helped clearing the Ger mans from 17 killing 250 and capturing two guns and an assortment of smaller the communique The offensive columns north west of the city were said to have smashed enemy resistance at sev eral knocking out nine German capturing seven an ammunition dump and a wireless station in one area while in another 13 tanks were disabled or In a surpriseattack on one the Germans were reported to have been unable to organize a defense and of them were killed while 70 trucks and 2o planes were Turn to RUSSIANS Page 7 Dakar Placed Freely Under Darlans Control The vexing and vital question mark which the Axis drew over the last French possessions remaining un der nominal Vichy rule was straightened out into a United Na tions exclamation point diplomacy rather than force of Secretary of State Hull announc ed conclusion of a satisfactory agreement with Admiral Georges French high commissioner at regarding the French Caribbean possessions of Guadeloupe and French as a result of which Amer ican occupation will be unneces And Admiral Jean for mer Vichy defense chief who went over to the Allies in North announced in Algiers thatDakar and all French West French the French Su the Ivory Coast Mauretania and plac ed itself frely under his Turn to FRENCH Page 9 Japs Appear to Have Chosen Extermination Rather Than Surrender By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MACARTHURS American and Australian soldiers fought their way yardbyyard to ward Buna today against Japanese forces that apparently have chos en to be exterminated rather than to surrender their southernmost New Guinea Extending the picture of relent less todays midday reported an Austral ian jungle column had moved into enemy anchor 12 miles above and was mopping up the diehard garrison American forces overran Cape Endaiadere which lies three miles southeast of overcoming stiff resistance from many machinegun nests and tree top Turn to NEW GUINEA Page 9 War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS soldiers in New Guinea advance two miles to attack Buna a scarce mile from Jap base at Aus tralians take second major New Guinea base of the U troops push forward on Guadal driving Japs toward north ern tip of Secretary Knox says it unlikely enemy getting re inforcements MEDITERRANEAN Fighting grows more violent in allied as sault against Axis naval base at Bizerte in Six enemy troop transport planes shot down enrdute from Sicily to Hitler reported massing sreat fleets of planes in Mediterranean gain on both flanks of pincer movement about claiming Nazis killed or captured in four days of Reds claim 12mile ad vances both north and south of city while Germans admit Red penetration into Nazi defense lines south and drive 100 miles west of Bengasi occupy Agedabia in pursuit of retreating Axis arm of State Hull announces agreement with high commissioner of Martinique whereby necessity not seen for occupation of French possessions in French forces at Dakar pledged to side of bombers set fires at Jap airdrome at south of   

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