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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - August 1, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGEAM Showers dVniher Details on Pare Two AUGUST 1942 PRICE 3 CENTS THREESTATE BLACKOUT TEST Orders for Michigans Partici pation Received From Chicago 41 COUNTIES INVOLVED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 1 Michigan defense officials rushed instruc tions and plans to their subordin ates today in preparation for par ticipation in the midwests largest air raid blackout test a three state alert which will cover 41 southern Michigan The officials said preliminary in structions indicated that railroad and airport lights could be left burning during the 12 test if local officials and that hospitals would be allowed to dim Orders for the Michigan par ticipation came to the executive of fice yesterday afternoon from the Sixth Senice Command at The blackout will cover portions of Illinois and officials The Michigan protective with 168 local blackouts already under its should have little trouble in making the blackout a it was said by state de fense Sixteen of the 41 counties in volved already have staged county wide it was while isolated alerts in other sections have been Western Michigan it was have been behind those in the east in staging Telegraphic instructions to local defense councils were being for warded from the state headquart ers at and staff workers were laying out the master plan which must be submitted to the Sixth Service Command before the dead line for the When municipalities plan a we require them to re port to us what they have done to make sure hospitals will be taken care that public utilities are protected and that crime will not run an official we must give the same as surance for the lower part of the state to the Chicago A spokesman said we dont ex pect much trouble except with some of the smaller communities which as yet have no air raid pro tection system set possibly with rural folk in counties which have not had blackout Munitions Plants Exempt Munitions plants also are It was but the spokesmen as serted most of them have been working on their own blackout plans with the army and some of them will probably join in the gen eral blackout under instructions of the More complete instructions were expected by thecouncil from Chi The defense council listed Jackson and Cal houn counties as already having had practical blackouts on a coun tywide In it Washtenaw county has had several subcounty and a number of municipal practices have been staged in Lenawee and Berrien Others have staged alerts of their air raid control and warden sys but have not demanded civilian it was The Michigan practice program has resulted in a fivecounty Sag inaw valley test covering a large munitions another covering the djacent fivecounty thumb and several in the Metropoli tan Detroit The council said that the De troit district office is the only one ready to but that fact would not interfere with the suc cess of the test The council was reported study ing a suggestion that it use the blackout as a means of training its statewide air raid alarm sys sending out an alert from the state air raid control center in simulation of a real Army Approves Friday as Date Of Adrian Blackout Approval of next Friday nighi as the date for Adrians first tria blackout was received today from Army headquarters in Chicago by Karl civilian defense co Hoch said that the blackout will be held between 10 and oclock and will provide for the ex tinguishing of all lights in the city with the exception of the lights needed by factories engaged in war Adrian defense organizations had completed arrangements for the test and only the Army ap proval was needed to put final plans in Fridays test will form a pre liminary drill for the extensive blackout planned to cover much of the midwest August Hoch said that he witnessed an impressive example of the im portance of an effective blackout last night when he attended the Army Show being given in the Uni versity of Detroit stadium in De troit During the the stadium was darkened and then ushers lit The result lit the stadium up like a he Every one of the persons there couldnt help bui realize how important it is that every single light be extinguished if a blackout is to be Of Walsh Predicts Revival Joint Tax Return Proposal i vival of a Treasury proposal to re quire joint income tax returns from married couples was predicted today by Senator Walsh DMass who said the Senate Finance Com mittee ought to do everything within its power to increase the Houseapproved revenue bill by The committee voted last Mon day not to consider further Treasury previously turned down by the House Ways and Means for manda tory joint returns from husbands and This calculated to bring in an additional Jin revenue by forcing many tax payers into higher rate was one of the chief sources Secre tary Morgenthau advised tapping in an attempt to approach the Treasurys goal of in additional The Houseap proved measure would increase taxes by Walsh declared that the Finance of which he is the ranking Democratic member next to Chairman George may have to reverse its decision on this question or be charged with failing to provide sufficient revenues to help finance the I am in favor of assessing the full amount of taxes that the Treasury has Walsh told I dont think Congress can afford to fall down on nor do I think it wants to be put in the position where anyone can pass the buck to it and say that it did not provide the money that was need While other members said they agreed that the maximum amount of taxes ought to be some added that there appeared to be little chance that the bills total could be boosted Harbor Facilities Of Axis Bombed By Air Force 1 Axis harbor facilities in several areas of the Middle East war zone as well as Axis Mediterranean convoys were targets of United States Army Air Force bombers during the week ending ac cording to an official announce Included in the American oper ations was a daylight attack on a large transport under the convoy of seven destroyers and one cruis er off southern At least one bomber scored hits on the bombers set many fires in tbe Tobruk dock area earlier in the One blaze which spread over a large area was believed to have been a gasoline storage Several ships were hit in a raid on Suda Bay in Repair facilities in Eritrea are beginning to show the communique many planes are now flying again after being wrecked in The United States started erect ing a vast supply and repair base in Eritrea many months ARRESTED AS JAP NEW 1 presence in the United States of a band recruited by Japans Black Dragon Society to aid a possible invasion has been disclosed by the FBI with the announcement of the arrest of an alleged organizer for the which claims The Mimo De a of was described by the FBI as an ac tive figure in a drive to form a fifth column among Negroes in assistant FBI di said yesterday in telling of the Filipinos that one of the stated purposes of the the Pacific movement in the east ern to assist the Jap anese in an invasion of the United Foxworth said De Guzman served in the Navy from 1918 to had been dishonorably dis charged from the coast used some 19 false had a long criminal record and was want ed in Washington for violating the postal He was arrested Thursday even ing and charged with failing to re turn his draft Foxworth De Guzman in formed his recruits that the Jap anese will supply you with rifles when the time for invasion but to buy and store all the fire arms they could to prepare for the De the FBI was associated with Leonard Harlem Negro of the Ethio pianPacific who recently was imprisoned for not notifying the alien registration board of an address Foxworth said a West had been involved in many Harlem dis De Guzman waived a hearing be Eore a and was held in Official Terms Contro versy National Approach to Treason THOUSANDS WERE IDLE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS plants idle for hours yesterday in an AFL CIO fight over organization of gro cery clerks were humming again today after speedy peacemaking by the state and federal govern Operations resumed with the midnight shifts at the Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors Corporation and the Baldwin Rub ber where thousands had been and meantime pro prietors of food stores which had been forced to close reopened for Settlement of the the consequences of which President Wilson of General Motors char acterized as more than a national disgrace and an approach to trea was achieved yesterday after Murray Van Wagoner announced the unions had agreed to They also he to cease permit delivery of foodstuffs to and discontinue interference with war For a week the Retail Clerks Union AFL had picketed inde pendent grocery stores which had decided to contract with the United Retail and Department Store Employees AFL teamsters quit deliveries to the the CIO clerks ob tained aid from their the United Auto who picketed the war Workers refused to go through the picket President Wilson of GM appealed to Navy Secretary the War Production Board and the War Labor In a telegram to Dean Wayne Morse of the War Labor Wilson said To shut down war production over a dispute involving grocery none of whom works in any of our is more than a na tional I think I can agree with you in these times it ap proaches The settlement came shortly Tucker regional direc tor for the CIO clerks said the general CIO picketing was undertaken in an effort to convince state and federal authorities that an AFL blockade of the food stores should be a sixyearold boy drowned transportation systems were City Hit By Shattering Elec trical Storm 1 Eight men were killed by and dis rupted temporarily yesterday when a shattering electrical storm struck the metropolitan Philadelphia A single bolt killed four garden ers on the estate of Alfred Du as they huddled under a mar ble They were identified as Edward Louis Frank and John A fifth man was Three James William and Robert all employees of the Sharp and Dohme Chemical Lab were killed when lightn struck a nearby transformer as they ran to William 22year Two High Army Officers Are Dead In Plane Crash 1 Army plane plunged down over the roof tops of Industrial Newark last night and crashed with terrific im pact into a parking killing two high Army The bodies of the George autogiro and meteorologist expert of Mitchel and Major Si assistant post exchange of ficer of Boiling were broken beyond They were flying from Washing ton through bad weather when their basic training plane went out of control near Newark Spurting blue flames as it the plane split apart an damaged two others and dug 20 31BRITISHPLANES AS RAF Sustained Offensive Includes Targets In France and Low Countries DUESSELDORF HIT AGAIN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 1 RAF attacked the Rhineland industrial center of Duesseldorf for an hour last night and attacked targets in northern France and the Low feet into the Wreckage was Countries in the sustained offensive strewn over 100 square Major Simandls body was buried with parts ofthe The crash oc curred a few hundred feet from busy Frelinghuysen Witnesses told of hearing the roar of a seeming power and a frightful whistle as the lights of the plane neared the Robert an airraid war said the sound of the diving plane was different any Id heard Different and as if it were losing I ran outside and there it heading for the earth and shooting blue I thought it was going to land in my Benjamin Wallach It came with the zooming roar of a power old lightguard at the TullySecane Country was the eighth light ning Thomas son of Neville of the quarter master corps went wading in gully and flood waters swept him into a storm His body was not recovered AH service on the Broad Street subway was halted for a time and the force of the storm kept trolley and motor transportation at a A number of central city build ings were damaged by water and several were struck by A lightning bolt fired a and flooded streets delayed firemen en route to the Man Tells How He Haunted Victims House for Nine Months 1 spidery spectre of a man spun a fantastic web around himself today as de tectives drew from him the story of how he killed his onetime friend and haunted his house for nine Emaciated Theodore Edward Coneys signed a Detec tive Capt James Childers an he bludgeoned to death Philip his friend of 30 years ago who was killed in the Peters home last In the Coneys Childers how he killed the 73yearold retired railroad auditor and hid in a tiny attic cubicle in the dwelling until his arrest I killed him because he caught me robbing the ice Childefs said the 75pound suspect confessed while telling how he foraged for Childers said Coneys told him earlier that he was friendly with and Peters when he oper ated a small advertising business in Denver many years and that he had been a frequent guest at the Peters It was in that small brick house that the 59yearold mystery man was a filthfilled cub byhole high under the Why Coneys chose his onetime friends house for his strange mode of living has not been cleared Coneys related he was born on a farm near and came to Denver in He left Denver in 1917 and wandered the spending two years sell ing advertising at before returning to Denver in After returning Coneys did not renew his friendship with reiterating his story that he sneaked into the Peters home one day last September and climbed into the attic without Peters Childers said no efforts had been made to talk to Peters con cerning Coneys now living with a son in Grand returned to Her home in Denver to live for sev eral months after her husband was FEMALE WAR PILOT 1 IP Tanye woman pilot of the Rus sian has made more than 80 flights over German positions t was reported today by the army Red It was the irst time the newspapers dis jatches from the front have men ioned a woman pilot by Paper Collections For Next Week Waste paper collections will be made in Adrian next week according to the following sche Residents are asked to place their cartons at the curb on the morning of the pickup In case of the col lections will be delayed one GENERAL MacARTHURS 1 Japanese have extend ed their hold on the Solomon Is lands east of New Guinea by estab lishing themselves Guadalcanal a suitable site for air General MacArthurs Headquarters reported The disclosure was made in a communique relating that Jap anese installations at Kukurn on the north shore of the island were attacked yesterday by allied planes which also damaged a large enemy cargo ship Other bombers operating far to the northwest attacked and probab ly hit a Japanese cruiser in the Banda Sea south of Amboina in the Dutch the bulletin The Japanese began moving into Guadalcanal about six weeks apparently with the intention of establishing air bases a spokesman The island is one of the southernmost of the which extends in a chain for about 500 miles to the south east of New On the Papuan Peninsula of New where allied and Japanese patrols have clashed recently with in60 miles of Port ad vance allied the land situa tion was described as but allied bombers raided the Jap aneseoccupied village of Buna m the Gona mission started two from which 31 planes failed to re the air ministry announced The raids were carried out in good a communique said and apparently were highly suc A very strong force of bombers was reported to have participated in the attack upon the 47th assault upon that city bui the first since The raid represented a round trip o more than 600 Among the industrial plants sit uated at Duesseldorf are the Rhinemetal Iron and Steel Works which compare in size and import ance to the Krupp Armamem and the Vereinigte Stahl werke United Steel The latter is one of the four biggest plants of its kind in Duesseldorf also is the site 01 large paper and patent food factories and It is Ger manys third largest inland port and an important railway center with one of the Rhines largesl railway Targets attacked last night in cluded airdromes in the lowlands elsewhere in northern Six freight trains were reported shot up by lowflying While the RAF was engaged over Nazi night raiders lashed at scattered points on the British east and northeast but pre liminary reports indicated the at tacks were not broadcasts the at tacks were centered upon Enemy Plane Downed One enemy plane was reported There was no activity over Lon which was disturbed by early morning alerts on Wed nesday and The RAF assault on last night was the fourth of the week and came after a day of in tense aerial over the ocr cupied French coast hun dreds British and German fight er planes fought bitter duels that continued until The air ministry reported 11 Nazi three of the powerful new FockeWulf were shot out of the sky in these of the enemy planes were credited to two American Eagle Squadron Lieut Eoner of San and Pilot Officer Barry vMahon of Santa shot down two Boston bombers which accom panied the RAF fighters on their crosschannel sweeps yesterday at tacked the airdrome at the docks at Malo and targets in Talk of the possibility of an Al lied attempt to establish a second front in western Europe was kept by the assertion of informed British sources that appointment of a United States General as commander in chief of an Allied invasion force would be acceptable in These who could not be quoted said the British people realize the part which American men and equipment must play in such an operation and were keenly alive to the necessity of placing the best possible men in regardless of Informed quarters mentioned George Army Chief of in their dis cussion of the which also has been touched upon in the Marshalls prestige is extremely high among British staff Both American and British of ficial quarters declined to com SHIP LOSSES RISE TO 406 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press count of announed Allied and neutral car go ship losses in the Western At lantic since December 7 was 406 with yesterdays Navy an nouncement of the sinking of a Panamanian vessel and disclosure of Brazils llth ship loss of the Sinkings announced in July to taled This represented suc cessful Uboat attacks over a per iod of many a message to the Argentine naval that countrys said it had rescued 17 survivors of the Brazilian off the northern coast of The message said nothing of miss Ing Four torpedoes sank the Pana mania ship July 18 off the north ern coast ot South Crew members in boats were picked up three hours later by a Naval 8 DIE IN CRASH 1 Eight persons were killed and 18 others injured in a busfreight train crash at a railroad switch crossing on the outskirts of Frank lin Germans Push Deeper Into West Caucasus Russians Holding Before Stalingrad THE BATTLE OF THE DON RUSSIA AYA iLACH fSTALINGRAD V ASTRAKHAN L S E I JSiisiS IpfCASPIAN N SSSSb IAKHACH Counterattacking Russians drove back Germans in the great Don 70 miles northwest of but in the northern Caucasus below the Reds dropped back further to the south east Bataisk under attack by fresh German tank and infantry a Russian communique Southeast of 2 our troops repelled enemy attacks and in some sectors pressed the enemy the communique The black line represents arcs of Russian defense in the Don River Germans claimed penetra tion to Proletarskaya cutting the KrasnodarStalingrad IN ALEUTIANS 1 harrassed force of Japanese ashore and in nearby estimated at men by an American naval have seized three western islands of the Aleutian north Pacific tip of Ameri can territory and gateway to Alaska About Japs have landed on the islands of Kiska and the navy spokesman arid another men are aboard warships and transports in the The navy who de clined to be quoted by said last night that aerial reconnais sance so far had failed to disclose any enemy landings on the unde fended 250 miles north west of Dutch Delegate Anthony Dimond of Alaska had reported receiving slight circumstantial evidence 01 Japanese activity in the Pribilof the worlds richest sealing Army and navy aircraft have bombed Japanese land installations on the three occupied islands re the naval spokesman out results have not been determin American planes and submar ines have sunk eight Japanese ships and damaged one of them so badly it probably went to the bot object of the most inten sive American bombing in the Aleu tian and Attu were seized by the Japs early in Agattu was occupied early last The main Japanese force at Kis a is 585 miles west of Dutch Har which the enemy bombed June 3 and A move by the Jap anese into the reported lere for some not only would bring the enemy much closer to the Alaskan mainland but would put them in a strategic position for a flanking attack on Dutch War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AIR pounds in dustrial Duesseldorf in losing 31 of probably more than 600 after day of hot aerial action over occupied report cap ture of rail center 100 miles southeast of Rostov in Caucasus Reds do better at with counterattack that claims Germans with huge equipment loss also report Nazis forced back in Kletakaya and Tsimlyansk Army tank crews training close behind Brit ish preparing for Axis bombs Cairo area again as artillery duels and patrol action dot bombers smash Axis Egyptian and Cretian Japanese extend hold on strategic Solomon Islands northeast of Australia with force on Guadalcanal where Al ied bombers hit cargo vessel also jomb Japanese cruiser in Indies while Papuan land front is fliers down nine of 29 Japanese Zeros in duel over Hengyang airdrome without single pilot reveals 000 Japanese on three seized west ern islands butfinds no trace of them nearer Jean Booth Dies in Detroit 1 JFj Jean McLaughlin daugh terinlaw of George pres ident of Sooth and director and former president of the Detroit died in per Hospital last Ill for six Booth was taken to the hospital Thurs At the time her condition was not believed Her James Scripps had left her bedside only ten min utes before she suffered a fatal heart Booth was prominent here in club and social She was born in daughter of and Robert McLaugh and spent some time in Seat tle with her McLaughlin had real estate interests here and in the coast The parents died while Booth was still a young and she went to live with the late James a Presbyter ian minister and She attended school here and also the old Michigan Seminary at Kala One June she and James Scripps artist son George were The couple lived for eight years in Pas where their first two John McLaughlin and now Lloyd were A third now Oscar Skinner of was born after the family returned to Detroit and Booth en 1 in development of the Scripps Booth There is David Maren Nelson Favors Building Huge Cargo Planes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nelsons official blessing sent hopes of giant cargo plane enthusiasts in the Senate soaring today as they sought to work up a case so strong as to remove all opposition in of ficial The War Production Board chair mans statement that he was ready to cooperate to the limit in practical plan for heightening the effectiveness of the war transport system was interpreted by Senator Lee DOkla as heartening news to those of us who fear well lose the war if something drastic isnt Nelson spoke after Henry west coast had assured a military affairs subcom mittee he had enlisted the WPB chairmans full support Nelson said he was much inter ested in the suggestion that big flying boats be built in nine of the nations If it develops that the engines and other components needed for these planes can be built without disrupting the present military air craft which is our num ber one war he will get plenty of Nelson declared after conferring with Kaiser told the Lee committee he had developed plans for obtain ing chrome and two vital through excavations and expressed confidence that engines and other essentials could be pro vided through enlisting the support of machine shops and small manu to Page German Losses May Force Revision of Offensive Strat egy Reds Declare By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS di visions fanned out against Red army defenses below the lower Don reaching toward the Azov sea coast and pressing ever deeper into the west but Soviet soldiers defending the river bend before Stalingrad were re ported holding their own and Bloody handtohand engage ments marked some of the battles south and southeast of 15 miles from Ros tov and Nazi pressure forced further Russian Russian shore batteries and ma rines were reported in action south west of indicating the in vaders were within striking dis tance of the southern beaches on the gulf of Taganrog if not the Azov Soviet observers insisted that German armored strength had been so depleted as to force another re vision of Nazi offensive strategy and the Red clared editorially that the Red army has no right to retreat any The people will never forgive the army for a further the newspaper and pictured the nations defenses as a great chain with no link Flank attacks and the use of small tanks to protect river land ings have supplanted frontal as saults by massed tanks in the Ger man bid for Caucasian Red Star German Losses Vast This shift in a campaign in which Nazi Field Marshal Fedor von Bock has mixed straight power drives and encirclement the flying wedge and the psycho logical was attributed by Red Star to the vast losses the in vaders had suffered in machines as well as German efforts to round out the occupation of the Don River bend were reported thwarted repeatedly and the 113th German infantry di vision was declared routed and chased back several miles by Soviet tank crews in the district of Kle 80 miles northwest of Stal Soviet some flying Boston bombers and Airacobra fighters from United States fought German aircraft and strafed Nazi ground forces in the seesaw battle of the Red Star said that in a number of places the Germans were sorting to defensive use of artillery and mortars against Russian tanks which attacked beneath a cover of bombers and Despite official demands for an end to the withdrawals which have yielded at least square miles of Soviet soil to the invaders in the last five a communique dis closed that the Russians had been forced into a new retreat south and southeast of itself 15 miles below After bloody our units fell back to new it was The Germans lost 13 18 guns and more than 600 men Positions Not Clear Combat positions were not clear ly The Germans declared they had crossed the lower Don on a 150mile front captured Kush 30 miles south of Bataisk cut the Stalingrad Novorossisk railway near 100 miles to the east and crossed the canalized Manych River in force despite demolition of Russian dams which flooded the The midnight communique said more than Germans had been killed and nine Nazi tanks and 15 field guns destroyed in the Tsim lyansk theater 120 miles up the Don from where Red army men fought on against enemy groups which had crossed to th south Soviet mechanized forces cap tured 10 German tanks in good condition in the battle of the Don bend west of Stalingrad and these were immediately sent into action against the it In an engagement south of Kletskaya our troops destroyed 48 German 17 antitank and 10 heavy 21 trucks and three armored cars and captured three tanks and one the com munique The midnight bulletin told of two Nazi counterattacks south of Voronezh in a battle of the upper where the Russians have re cently held the The Germans were reported repelled by artillery and mortar suffer ing grave ;