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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - August 3, 1942, Adrian, Michigan TELEGRAM AUGUST 1942 SAVAGE FIGHTING OF NEJJOINEA Admit Possibility Japs Have Reinforced Their Garrison At Buna JAP OUTPOSTS ROUTED By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS GENERAL MacArthurs Head possibility that the Japanese have reinforced their garrison at Buna was acknowledged by an allied spokesman today as General Mac Arthurs headquarters reported a renewal of savage fighting hi the New Guinea jungles midway be tween that enemy base and Port The communique announcing the jungle fighting declared Allied troops had routed Japanese out posts near 60 miles east of Port and said Allied bombers had set fire to enemy sup ply dumps in that It was the first reference to the existence of such supply and an Allied spokesman said it was not impossible the Japanese had been moving men and equip ment in from 165 miles north of There have been no that the original force which the Japanese landed July 22 in the Buna at not more than been re inforced by the spokesman In addition to attacking the sup ply dumps at Allied heavy and medium bombers pounded enemy positions near Jap anese fighters rose to intercept the Allied planes and a hot fight en sued in which five of the enemy planes were shot General MacArthurs headquarters Jap Bomber Destroyed A twinengined Japanese bomber which became involved in the melee also was reported Allied losses were given as two fighters and one Prior to this assault Allied bomb ers made a night attack on the Japanese bases at Lae and nearby i shooting down one enemy plane and scoring hits on an airdrome and antiaircraft posi Sheriffs the bulletin Other Allied ranging ove the Banda Sea west of New Guinea were reported to hav bombed a Japanese cruiser for th LOADING A TROOP SHIP OF THE SKY Continued Cool Weather Details on Page Twoj PRICE 3 A column of soldiers and jeeps approaches a Curtiss Commando military transport during tests to determine its performance in speeding troops and mobile equipment to critical points in widely scattered battle The plane has a wing span of 108 weighs pounds fully third time in as many results of the pressed home without loss in the face of enemy fighter were Australian ArmyMinister Fran cis Forde meanwhile announcec that an exchange of officers hac been effected by the United State and Australian army Fordu said the Australian and American training methods were very simi lar but that Australian officers re cently returned from the Middle East had been able to offer valu able suggestions based on their ex perience in mobile warfare which were being incorporated in the Allied training Peterson of Detroit to Speak On Evening Program Peterson of direct tor of membership relations for th Michigan Milk Producers Associa will the speaker on the public program Thursday night a the meeting of the Lenawee County Pomona Grange at the Madison Grange Peterson will dis cuss activities of subversive groups in markets of the United States especially in milk The business session is to open at oclock with James Marr The program in addition to the talk by Peterson will include readings by Alvah Knight of Adrian and Mina nienden of piano solo by Miss Idella Rau of accor dion solo by Miss Joyce Schilling of Towns and a skit Pain less by Edith Hunt and Iva Grigg of WISH IS FULFILLED CONCESSION OPERATOR DIES ON FAIR GROUNDS Oscar Van 69 years a follower of county fairs the greater part of his died Wed nesday on the fair grounds at Washington Court The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 oclock in Rush Mallory has had a restaur ant concession at the Lenawee fair many years and had many ac quaintances He conducted concessions of different kinds for many years and lived on the fair grounds over the country the greater part of his Two years ago his health be gan to He was urged to go to a hospital but refused saying When I I want to die where I have on the fair His wish was fulfilled when he died Wednesday evening at 8 oclock in his trailer home on the fair He had no surviv ing ITALIAN OFFICES STONED BUENOS 3 Italian navigation Lines offices were stoned for the second time within a month last night Windows jyere Officers Still Are Dragging for Body In Round Lake A summer vacation for and Joe Beaubien and daughter Jo Anne of 1015 East Maumee Street came to a tragic end about 8 oclock last night 21 years drowned at Round Lake while riding in a speed boat and Beaubien and some friends came to the lake yesterday and rented a cottage in Island Park for a Early the evening his brotherinlaw Allen Harsh and Perry Crockett also of went for a speed boat ride All three men are employed at Mag nesium Sheriffs officers said today that they learned Beaubien was sitting hi the back of the boat possibly leaning to raise the prow out of the water as the boat moved toward a He either fell out or jumped out or was jolted out of the offi cers Harsh told the of ficers that when he looked around his brotherinlaw was The boat was turned around quickly and Harsh saw Beaubien strug gling in the He jumped in to help him but was pulled in un der two or three tunes by the struggling man and barely was able to save Harsh was exhausted when helped back into the boat by Crockett The drowning occurred hi 30 or 40 feet of water and officers dragged for the body until late last night They resumed drag ging operations again Beaubien is survived by his and a oneyear old Jo British Continue Attacks to West Of El Alamein 3 air craft continued their assaults on Axis positions west of El Alamein yesterday but land operations in Egypt again were limited to minor patrols r skirmishes and artillery British headquarters reported Fighter bombers were said to lave attacked an Axis reconnais sance unit near the Qattara De aression on the southern Dank of ie front bombed an enemy head quarters and blasted groups of mo tor RAF fighters also maintained steady patrols over the battle On Saturday allied bombers scor ed two direct hits on a large enemy supply ship at Derna and left it in a sinking an earlier com Asserts Michigan May Experience Meat Rationing 3 state agricultural commis asserted today that Michi along with the rest of the na may experience meat ration ing next If things continue the way they are Card I figure we might be in serious difficulty in about six Michigan meat reserves are be gdepleted rapidly under the imr pact of swelling and buying by the government for military and leaselend purposes Michigan probably could supply enough meat for its Card but you cant separate it from the rest of the So much of our supply goes out state for slaughtering and is mixed up with meat from other BEATEN E SOLVES PROBLEM 3 solved a prob helped untie a traffic and delivered a free fish dinner to animal guests at a lion was summond when an Sfoot it a aby others an oversized onto beach Hundreds of Sunday drivers stopped to gaze on the clogged the highway Finally British Warned to Heed Indian Demands 3 poli tical situation in India took an ominous turn today as Mohandas Gandhi warned that British fail ure to heed Indian demands for independence would cause discon tented elements to welcome a Jap anese The little nationalist writ ing in his ex pressed the personal opinion that such a development would be a calamity of the first magnitude which he said the British govern ment should avoid by giving in at The British Broadcasting Cor reported that Sir Ramaswami Indian representative in the imperial war cabinet would leave shortly for London to take his place in the councils of the United Gandhi added that the chorus of indignation from Britain anc the United States would not deter tiis projected campaign oi nonviolent opposition to British onwhich the AllIndia Con gress party is expected to reach a final decision He emphasized that while India demanding political freedom she was not insisting on the with drawal of British troops from the country nor seeking to impede the war effort of the United he Indias sus picion and resistance will be stif fened if the allies ignore the sin cerity of the fierce opposition which is being organized with om inous Political observers have little doubt that Congress will en dorse Gandhis al ready has been approved by the partys al though Sharma a pro vincial he planned to resolution asking that the opposition movement be called The Japanese continued their efforts to stir up trouble in India Bangkok a speech by rash Behari exiled Indian nationalist in which he de clared that the time was ripe for the people to rise and win then Bpse said that Jap anese troops already were on the eastern border of were postponing action to see whether nie towed the fish mammal or people would throw off whateverat is off rule of own accoriL Waldo Frank Declared Per sona Non Grata By Argentina BUENOS The painful beating which six as sailants dealt to Waldo Frank within 24 hours after the Argen tine Government the United States writer and lec turer unwelcome in this country trreatened today to provoke a po litical Deputy Eduardo Arajo said hi would offer a motionIn the lower house demanding that the govern ment explain what means it took to protect the 53yearold publicis after itsdeclaration Saturday tha he had become persona non grata Frank was attacked yesterday in the apartmentwhere he had livec since he came to Argentina l weeks ago at the invitation of var ious universities and cultural so According to Jose porter in the the men were armed and gained entry to Franks apartment by posing as agents sent to examine his papers When Frank turned to a desk presumably to get the pa one of the men struck him with a revolver Stanek re William Franks said he suffered a brain concussion ofdeep Xrays also showed a small break in the temporal bone on the left side o Franks head and his scalp and lef hand were He was said to be resting easily and it was expected thai he could leave the hospital within a Turn to Page 2 71 Ships Built In In July 3 Americas shipyards completed 7 cargo ships andtankers of dead weight tons in setting a world record for steel ship con struction for the third consecutivi In announcing over the wee the Maritime Commission made no reference as to how thi output compared with shipping In when the previous record was United States ship yards turned out 67 merchantmen of deadweight The 71 ships in July brought to 229 ships of deadweigh tons the production for the firs seven months of Starting with 16 ships of deadweigh tons delivered in produc tion each month has increased or remained on the level for the pre vious Fiftytwo of the ships deliverec in July were ton Liberty eight cargo carriers for British six large tank one great lakes ore carrier and four vessels which have great er speed than the Liberty Named Recipients Of Distinguished Service Awards 3 OP Secretary of War Booth the novelist Rufus founder the American Friends Service Com mittee were named last night as recipients of the Theodore Roose velt distinguished service medals for The awards were established in 1923 and are given annually to per sons outstanding in fields associat ed with the career of the 26th President The presentations will be made in New York October James president of the Roosevelt Association Stimson will be honored for his 35years service as a public offi Garfield adding that in his two years asWar Department Stimsons achievement al ready ranks him with the ablest Secretaries of War in American The association recalled the hu manitarian achievements of the American Friends in the present var and the last conflict and said as the leading spokes man of the Quaker way of tfas directing the American Triends committee on new ven tures in practical altruism on a world The Roosevelt Memorial group said Tarkington speaks for and peaks of the its its and its ruthless pursuit of pleasure gainand bigness Commission Ready to Give President Its Findings military commission trying eight alleged Nazi saboteurs scheduled an open session today and indicated it was ready to give President Roose velt its findings on the guilt or in nocence of the submarine borne German The commission set no time for todays By open session it presumably means that the de fendants and government and de fense council would be Al proceedings so far have been belt behind guarded Frank presi dent of the sevenGeneral commis said in a statement that the panel had met in closed ses sion adding that it was convening in an open hearing to This led to conjecture that the military men had agreed on a ver dict and were ready to announce il to the defendants and Under terms of the presidential the panels findings must be forwarded to Roosevelt for If the Generals decide the eight sa who landed on American shores armed with explosives for wrecking war ii still must recommend the penalty which could include death on the gallows or before firing Counsel for the prisoners tried unsuccessfully last week to free them from the military commis sion for trial in the civil courts The supreme court however that the commission was lawfully constituted and that the defendants were rightfully In the Armys cus Labor Disputes Settled Papers Presses Roll Again 3 Pittsburgh Press resumed publica tion today after settlement of la bor disputes which kept the news papers press idle for five The management of the Scripps Howard afternoon newspaper an nounced last night that AFL printing craftsmen had consented to return to work pending further action on their demand for pay during a threeday strike of AFL delivery truck The truck drivers strusk last Wednesday in protest against dis missal of 14 but agreed Friday to accept the dismissals and go back to their Publi cation was suspended At a meeting last the management the print ing craftsmen decided to settle the question of pay during the strike period either through pro cedure provided in the various un ion contracts or through joint ac tion by the 12 unions editor of the Press previously had said the dismissal of 14 of the newspapers 84 truck drivers was necessitated by a gov ernment war order limiting the newspaper to three editions daily and reducing truck mileage by 25 per cent In settling the the Newspaper Delivery Truck Drivers Union said the 14 would be given work under an arrange ment whereby the 70 other driv ers would take off one day a The which employs is published by the Pitts burgh Press of which Leech is It is one of the citys three Z DIE IN CRASH BAD auto mobiletruck collision cost two lives at todayat the inter section of highway M53 and the Sebewaing eight miles south of The dead were Clarence of and his Angus McDonald of Bad who was driving a semitrailer truck the state was not seriously hurt State police said they were in lormed Abends car entered the state road without Germans Are Driven Back In All Sectors Of Russian Battle Front Except Rostov THREE SEVEN KILLED IN ACCIDENTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three drownings and six deaths in traffic were reported in Michi gan over the A train killed one CHEBOYGAN bathers made a valiant but futile effort to save Dale 17yearold Cheboygan high school athlete from drowning in Mullet lake Sun A gale sprang up and Roberts along with his William and and Betty Nabcroft were caught by an Wil liam and James rescued the Other bathers put out in a boat for but the craft capsized They formed a human chain and succeeded in bringing his body to Fiveyearold The resa Thomas was killed Sunday when she ran into the path of an automobile while chasing a ball Neil was fatally in jured Saturday in a collision of two between two automobiles after being struck by one of the Estalia of was in jured fatally Saturday Police said a car driven by Mc Crumb of Lansing was bumped by another car and struck Kap pinning her against a third No arrests were Marjorie and Helen of Mio died in an automobile acci dent at Sunday when the car in which they were pas sengers hurtled off highway rolled over five and threw them out through the The 17yearold Louis Fendt of was taken to the West Branch Hospital with a strained severe bruises and a leg Two other Erwin Detroit and Robert are also confined to the hospital with and other Florence Brown and Ninalee both of were taken Sheriff George Marsh said that the driver was being held in tech nical WHITE of Grand a real estate suffered a fatal heart at ack while bathing last night in Long He was on a week end visit with George Cho section hand on the Mich gan was struck and kill ed by a freight train near Columbia ville yesterday when he apparent y laid down and fell asleep near racks while resting from weed cutting The sur vives with a son and two daugh The family moved to Colum jiaville from Saginaw two years ANN ARBOR McFar of East drowned n the Huron River Sunday while swimming with the girl to whom was to have been married to His Sara Rosen told deputy sheriffs HcFarland slipped from a log and perished in deep Turn to Page 7 9 Persons Beaten In Gang Warfare LOS 3 Nine persons were one fa and another was reported drowned in warfare between youthful gangs A special police squad was ap pointed two weeks ago to deal with the More than a score of youths had been taken in In the violence Sheriffs Junou nine youths arid three girls aimed with auto mobile cranks and chains party near Jose died of a fractured Ten youths were taken to the county ail for Eleven youths attacked five others at a gravel pit swimming pool near Monterey Park with One unidentified boy was reported beaten and The ool was being dragged for the Monterey Park police booked youths on suspicion of assault with a deadly War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Russian stand slows German drive toward Stalingrad and last rail line to with sectional Red count erattacks in Kushchevka and Salsk 100 miles southeast of claiming Nazi killed in a Germans claim Red counterblows in Don Bend and at Voronezh and claim further unspecified Caucasus Reds execute two score parachut ists dropped behind lines as Fifth SEA losses last week boost unofficial west Atlantic losses to and Russian merchantman including women crew members sunk in Gulf of EUROPEAN raid Midlands and East Anglia RAF attacks Low Countries after night fight between British and German torpedo boats off Cher bourg in which British claim two bombers hit Axis supply lines as patrol and artillery action dots assemble spec ial force in attempt to wipe oul army airdrome at Hengyang Chinese recapture troops rout Japanese in New Guinea jungle battle near 60 miles east of Port Allied head quarters acknowledge possibility Japanese have reinforced garrison at GERMAN More Than Germans 25 Tanks Destroyed On Don Front By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Aug by Tl OF UBOAT MENACE 3 mon veteran submarine de signer and promised to lay before a Senate military subcom mittee today the solution of the Uboat had been called before a committee that has been seeking to step up pro duction of aerial de clared that as one of the inventors of the modern submarine he knew what the axis nations can do with For 30 he I have warned that patrol boats of any even could not ef fectively stop its destructive toll of their crews and I say now that we have not yet seen the full fury of the sub marines such as will probably de scend upon us in the days to I have refrained from making public some of my fearing our enemies would use them against but from information recently received and from evi dence of enemy operations they are apparently using these meth ods and are planning to use them even more I feel the time has come to tell our people about Two other experts were invited to testify before the subcommit tee today as Senator McNary R Ore called for bold steps in starting to build big cargo planes in Chairman Lee DOkla an nounced that William a publisher of aviation who recently returned from a study of the RAF in and Hugh retir ed would present their Knerr was chief of the gen eral headquarters air force from 1935 to and pioneered in de veloping Army cargo PAY INCREASED Aug 3 Minister John Curtin announced today an increase of six pence eight cents aday in the pay of Australian soldiers and a shilling a day 16 cents in the allowance for The regular pay has been eight shillings a day for the common two of which are withheld for after the BULLETINS TROUBLE FOR JAPS 3 ndication that the Japanese are ncountering numerous difficulties in ruling the freedomaccustomed was seen in a broadcast iunday of a Japanese news gency dispatch from A spiritual revolution of the Filipinos themselves is a prere uisite for reorganization of the declared dasaharu commanderin chief of Japanese forces in the hilippines to the press yester said the Domei broadcast Homma said cultural ac important in creation of a new was hampered in communications and transportation the iroadcast A German plane bombed and ma chinegunned a remote military in stallation of southern Iceland yes United States military au thorities announced saying there were no casualties and only negligible This was the fifth instance of German air activity over garrisoned by within two The attack apparently was but the Army declined further 3 Bri i tains fourmotored bomb ers have joined American planes of like size in bombing enemy ship ping in the Mediterranean and ports hi North Heavily these big planes have been found very effective in this arena where clear skies facil itate bombing from high RAF sources have been divebombers which hammered crawling columns of fresh thous ands of German men and the Red army declared today that it had repulsed the Germans in all the vital sectors except south of Rostov where severe defensive battles were being Even said the Soviet In formation Don and Ku ban Cossacks from the Red army of the Caucasus were savagely counterattacking to stem the German More than Germans were killed and at least 25 tanks de stroyed in a single day along the curving 300mile Don the Russians declared Gambling high for Caucasian the Germans threw reserves by the thousands across their Rostov They were employing every kind of motorized conveyance fast speedy troop carrying tanks bearing automatic and small tanks which rushed the Russians from the But the reinforced Russian air force strafed and bombed these columns continuously as they coil ed About Germans were left dead on the field in a fierce strug gle near northwest of Stalingrad in the Don where the invaders were the communique Germans Killed Units of Don and Kuban Cos sacks charged fiercely into the slowly advancing Nazi forces in the KuschevkaSalsk region of the north Caucasus in what the com munique described as a success ful counterattack and killed 500 it was Soviet longrange bombers and divebombers assisted the hard fighting Cossacks by raining bombs on German tank and mo torized the Russians The Communist party newspa told how the Cos sacks in the Kuschevka area held a large north Caucasus village de spite 16 attacks by German motor ized units supported by dive To retreat without orders means to cover our banners with Pravda Turn to Page 2 Pontiac Stores And War Plants Back to Normal 3 CSVGrocery stores and war plants returned to normal hi this industrial center to day after a week of upset condi tions climaxed by a grocery clerks picket line that closed the Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors for several hours The dispute between the CIO and AFL over organization of the clerks was in the hands of David Detroit attorney named by the War Labor Board as Disputing unions agreed to abide by his CIO rubber workers who left their jobs at the Baldwin Rubber plant Friday afternoon hi sym pathy with their fellow unionists returned to work this This plant does not normally oper ate on Saturday and Pro duction at the Pontiac Motor plant was resumed late Friday Suspension Saturday of 15 Pon tiac workers for interfering with war production by marching in the picket lines was protested by James president of the Pontiac local of the United Automobile Workers who said he sent Telegrams to the War Labor War Production Board and Governor Van We intend to get those men back to Lucas Union men have been instructed not to go through picket They were out of work through no fault of their SOMEBODYS WRONG NEW the Coney Island correspondent for tfte Rome radio is a big fibber or else there isnt any such person Heres what the New York Bu reau of the Office of War Informa tion heard from an overseas lis tening post in which heard it from the Rome radio On the famed and popular Coney Island according to information coming from New no longer will crowded bath ers since in the troubled waters of the Atlantic float enorm ous oil stains and bodies are wash ed frightened the few bath ers who nevertheless venture to take a Maybe it was some other for the only oil visible there yes terday was suntan oil there were 10 bodies at and the few bathers were somewhere in thai neighborhood of ;