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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - August 4, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Not Much Change in Temperature Weather Details on Face Two AUGUST 1942 PRICE 3 6 Men and 5 Women Believed Lost When Cabin Cruiser Sinks Woman Swims 7 Miles to Safety One Body Found Submerged Craft Located By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS cabin cruiser which foundered Sunday in Saginaw Bay with 13 persons aboard was sighted sub merged near Point Au Gres today and Coast Guards expressed the be lief that all but one known survivor had Fear that six men and five women still missing would not be found alive was voiced when Coast Guardsmen discovered the body of Cecil 45yearold boat livery man and pilot of the at 9 today two and onehalf miles east of where the a converted was The which had left early on a fishing found ered eight and onehalf miles south east of Point Au The only known Louis of Bay who swam an estimated seven miles to was recovering meanwhile from a horrifying experience to give the first account of the ap parent Regaining strength but still Repkie told of having set out with her husband and a second woman in an attempt to swim to shore after the 30foot a converted presumably struck a rock in From about 3 until dark the three kept Then they became After what she believed to have been Repyie attained shore and struggled to an unoccupied hunt ing there to fall into an ex hausted Walks To Farm House At noon yesterday she awakened and walked three miles to a farm Turn to Page 7 At yesterdays city commission meeting the ordinance providing for the organization of a fiveman airport commission received its fi nal reading and was When new ordinance becomes effective September 30 days after its the commission will be appointed by Mayor Lundahl with the confirmation of the city The new group will then assume complete charge of the Adrian in cluding the handling of its funds and the appointing of its Monthly reports from Justice Franklin the police de partment and the city treasurer were presented at yesterdays meeting and were accepted by the Other business consisted of the granting of one limited trailer The which was issued to Elgie Coulon of 1030 Lowe is the twentyfirst license to be War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS report flank attacks cut off Germans in Battle of Bend 80 miles northwest of but Nazis continue ad vance on lower Don and in Cau Germans claim capture of 180 miles southeast of making of dis tance to Caucasian oil Reds blow up dam to halt SECOND FRONT plagued with unconquered Yugo warns Italians and rest of world against idle dreams of second dwindles to casional patrol and aerial EUROPEAN day light raiders hit rwo English towns after nightlong lull on both AUSTRALIA Japanese rein forcements sail down southern New Guinea coast to bolster threat to Port Moresby as Allied fliers strafe foe on fliers heavily attack Japanese headquarters and bar racks at and gun Yangtze shipping as peppedup Chienese troops encircle American fliers also raid Japanese in central County Registration for Au tumn Canning Will Begin Wednesday The sugar registration for the autumn canning season will be held in Lenawee county beginning to The registration period will be divided into two the first lasting from August 5 through August and the second starting August 12 and continuing through August Theregistration will be held 13 In Adrian registrants will go to the Adrian Oth er county places are as follows Addison high Blissfield council Britton high Clayton high Clinton high Deerfield township Hudson Washington Jasper post Morenci Stair gymna Onsted Baptist Te cumseh Methodist church and the Riga The time of the registration is from 9 to every Turn to Page 6 WAR PRISONERS ARRIVE TOKYO From Japanese Broad British and American Army and Navy Officers have arrived at the war prisoners camp of Zentsuki on the south Jap anese islands of a Domei dispatch said The only prisoner named was Lieutenant attached to the Naval Attaches office of the Tok yo The Navy directory lists a William Wilson as as signed to the former United States Embassy in Turn Off Keep Off Streets During Blackout Adrian citizens will experience their first test blackout Friday evening when lights in all stores and other places of business which may be visible either from the outside or from above are re quired to be extinguished from 10 oclock to According to the blackout rules issued by Mayor Lundahl under the ordinance which was adopted by the city commission May all city residents must leave the streets and enter a build ing when the warning Automobiles are required to go to the stop and turn off auto mobile House lights must be extinguished or shielded so they do not The most important duty of the police department will be to en force the regulations regarding Auxiliary police will assist them in controlling traffic in the downtown Auxiliary firemen will be stationed on the outskirts of the city to stop and warn motorists who are entering Patrolling the streets in their own precincts will be the air raid They will be assist ed by May Use Force The firemen and air raid wardens have the power under the city ordinance to enter any pre with force if necessary to extinguish All are author ized to take the name and address or automobile license olt any violator and to turn them over to chief air raid The ordinance provides for a fine up to S500 and imprison ment up to three months or both for violations of the blackout regu The Consumers Power Company has received written permission from city officials to turn off all street and boulevard lights during the 15minute blackout Lights Aid Enemy The ordinance declares that a state of war exists between the United States and Germany and Italy and in modern war no however distant from the is free from Lights at night time are declared to be a definiteaid to the enemy and that failure to extinguish lights may result in loss of life by thousands of Adrian The ordinance was adopted by city of ficials to put teeth into the black out effort and to avoid confusion and unnecessary loss of life if bombs actually The Adrian practice Friday night will be a dress rehearsal for an other blackout August 12 when 41 in southern Michigan will douse lights simultaneously at 11 oclock in the biggest blackout test since the war Participating in the test with Michigan will be sections in Illinois and which with make up the Sixth Civilian Defense GRAND BALLROOM BECOMES A DRILL HALL The grand ballroom of the Stevens Hotel in scene of many a resplendent resounds to the feet of a battalion of military police from Fort Custer as the Army took over the largest in the The glittering chandeliers and the soft carpets remained as the soldiers drilled in the airconditioned comfort of the now known to the Army simply as Unit Gates of New City Dam Likely to Be Closed In 5 or 6 Weeks The work of relocating the Con sumers Power Companys high voltage transmission lines across the site of the artificial lake to be formed by the Riverside Avenue dam now is under way and is scheduled for completion within five or six Roy local manager of the company an nounced The construction work is being done by the Myers Company of Chicago under contract with the Consumers Power The city and the power company recently signed a contract provid ing for the relocation of the pow er line at a cost of to the The power company owned the right of way lines across the site to beflooded by Lake The steel tower transmission line is being moved north about 500feet from its present Before the steel tower line can be it is necessary to build a temporary line on 85foot wooden When the temporary line has been built the present steel towers and lines will be taken down and rebuilt at the new loca In two wooden pole transmission lines must be moved from the lake One of these serves Tecumseh and the nearby In its original location the steel tower line extended across the proposed artificial lake at one of its wider It is being trans ferred to a location that provides for a shorter water The power company is giving the city the right to flood its old right of a strip of land 165 feet wide through the center of the lake in exchange for a small point of land for a tower site on the east side of the Priorities have been obtained on the material Mc Phail and prompt comple tion of the work now is We are glad that the city and company have been able to work out all their problems in a way that is fair and satisfactory to both Once the power line is moved the gates of the dam will be clos ed and the area will be Employees from the water board now are completing the removal of logs and brush from the lake The waters of Round lake were still being searched today for the body of Joe formerly of 1015 East Maumee who drowned at 8 oclock Sunday night in a boating Boats operated by the sheriffs Adrian city Mich igan State and relatives of the victim were dragging the bot tom with grappling hooks without success up to noon The search lasted until late Sunday night and was continued all day 21 years was said to have fallen out of the back of the motor boat in 30 or 40 feet of Allen a brother attempted to save but had to be helped back into the boat by Perry the third member of the when he became CHILD KILLED 4 UP 16monthsold Irvin Biddinger crawled underneath a truck parked near his home here last and was killed when the driven by Milton Larson of started to Raiders Make A Direct Hit On Jap Headquarters JP United States air raiders dropped a 550pound bomb squarely on a Japanese headquarters in the Kiangsi Province center of Lin chuan Jo seph Stilwells headquarters an nounced The communique said American fighter pilots also had machine gunned two Japanese transports on the Fu Both demolition and incendiarj bombs were used by the bombers The waterfront also was bombec anddirect hits on two docks left several large fires the communique As the fighterescorted American bombers made their run over the enemy returning pilots re they saw Chinese ground forces attacking the Quarterton bombs struck Jap anese barracks and 12 hits were counted on Japanese the One of these was the direct V An army spokesman said Chinese troops have encircled Linchuan and reached the citys west and south These forces were handicap ped by lack of heavy eqiupment for an assault on the town and the spokesman said yesterdays air raic was of great aid to In north the spokesman said the Japanese were seizing wheat and other kidnaping women and holding ransom for payment of a specific number of bushels a AIR RAID SIREN MISSING FROM BAPTIST CHURCH Adrians air raid siren either is strayed or stolen and de fense officials today are seeking some new means ol sounding the warning that will blackout the citj Friday Adrians siren was recorded on a phonograph record that was to be broadcast over the loud speaking equipment at the Baptist Church Three records of air raid sirens were ordered from a Detroit con cern and they arrived in the city last One of them was tried Saturday noon and it seemed to meet all The indi cations are that when the louc speaking equipment at the church is turned on full force the noise of the siren can be heard all over the The siren record was de cided upon to save the cost of buy ing some type of mechanical After the Saturday test the three records carefully were filed away at the church in what was thought to be a safe and secure To day they were chief air raid said today he feared they were It is he said that the three records were picked up by mistake and turned over to the records for our fighting men campaign now being conducted by the American On the other none of the other rec ords from the extensive collection at the church was Defense officials have one crack ed recording of an air raid siren left but it isnt satisfactory and probably cant be heard for any great Theyd like to know where the three good records In the theyre trying to get another from STRAITS TRAFFIC OFF forty three per cent drop in vehicle traf fic across the Straits of Mackinac in July compared with last sum mer was reported yesterday by the state highway A total of vehicles were transported across the straits in compared with lasl For the year to traffic is down per cent The department said it was dis missing at once the crews of the Straits of Mackinac which until now has been kept in readiness to assist the three state owned ferries in traffic POLICE JAIL OF Mothers Plunge to Death With Children Rather Than Be Arrested 4 French prodded by the German started mass arrests of Jews in Paris suddenly at 4 July 18 and touched off at least five days of terror during which many committed suicide rather than submit to according to a letter reprinted in the Berner In all were arrested and sent to concentration camps as previously reported in brief dis Todays giving de tails of the was printed by the Takwacht with the editor ial comment that we cannot keep The writer of the letter said that the arrests were begun were1 con tinuing the date of July with Jews being picked up on the We passed many terrible the writer citing sev eral instances of women who jumped out of windows with their children rather than submit to ar Women were interned in the Paris Hippodrome girls and women without children were taken to Drancy to await final de termination of their Some deaths were reported among those arrested along with many cases of scarlet fever and The Hippodrome was filled with so many people that there was room for them to sleep only in a sitting The writer of the letter said that many Parisians extended sympathy to the warning them not to go to their apart Keys to cellars and va cant apartments were given Jews so that they could escape the Ges Children left behind were quickly There were a few cases of apartments left behind by Jews being the writer but he added that these were Up to the time of writing no di rect word had been received from the arrested the writer It has been reported that first taken to since have been sent to Germany and By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MacARTHURS Japanese have sent more ships down the New Guinea coast to the Papuan presum ably with reinforcements for the GonaBuna it was reported here These which eluded allied were believed to have carried only small numbers of men and The original force ashore on the peninsula was estimated at between and 500 When the Japanese made their first landing in the GonaBuna sec tor on July 22 the invasion Armada included two heavy three destroyers and five of which one transport was sunk and two others A headquarters communique said today that the situation remained unchanged at about half way across Papua to the allied base at Port Allied planes strafed positions held by the Jap anese patrols in that sector yester starting numerous Other allied planes raided the LaeSalamaua some 150 miles above yesterday and hit an enemy cargo ship which the communique said later was beach ed and was still burning A separate headquarters an nouncement reported that a small British trawler escaped in an at tack by a the first re ported enemy submarine activity in this region since Two of the trawlers crewmen were killed and four were The shipping question was brought to the fore today by the Melbourne Sun in an editorial Army Wont Pay More Than Rent For Fair Grounds 4 ff Army officials have informed the State Administrative Board they have no intention of paying more than a year rental for the Michi gan state fair grounds at If the state doesnt wish to do business on that it the Army will condemn the grounds and use them As a State Highway Com missioner Donald Kennedy pre pared for submission to the board today a new contract which reaf firms the rental of the grounds to the Army for one dollar unsuccessful in at tempts to negotiate a higher con said the Army refused to be swayed by arguments that the Yellow Truck and Coach had been willing to pay a fivefigure rental to the state for the Kennedy said the contract per mits the state to file aclaim for damages after the war and speci fies that the Army shall return the grounds and equipment in as good condition as it received them July Referring to criticismthat the grounds are in a Kennedy said the Army hasnt done a very good job of protectingthe grounds so but I think things will be better after Leasing of grounds to the Army is subject to the terms of the states contract with the Michigan Racing he German Air Forces Push Russians Back On The Entire Southern Front Japs Sending More Troops To The Papuan Peninsula Sub Builder Warns We Have Not Yet Seen Full of UBoats By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Four more recent ship sinkings were announced by the Navy yes terday amid conflicting declara tions came from two quarters on the continued success of Axis sub marines in the Western As the Associated Press tabula tion of announced wartime mer chant losses for the area rose to Simon pioneer subma rine asserted in Washing ton in advocating a fleet of under sea we have not yet seen the full fury of the enemy submarines such as will probably descend upon us in the days to He testified before a Senate At Rear Admiral Clifford Evans Van commandant of the loth Naval reported that during July the in a 12day period raiding Uboats picked off 13 victims the month been particularly free of effective enemy Admiral Van Hook told news men that the increasing freedom from submarine attacks in the Ca ribbean might be due to the re cent extension of the convoy sys tem in those waters and might also be a result of the urgent need of the Germans and Italians to employ their submarines else The four vessels announced yes terday as sunk were a British and a Norwegian merchantman and two small American a the other a Two men were killed and 40 were saved in the torpedoing of the British ship in the South At lantic 300 miles from shore May The sub riddled the lifeboats with machine gun fire as the sea men tried to lower Thirteen of 24 crewmen aboard the Norwegian perished when their craft was torpedoed in the Gulf of Mexico July The American tug was sunk more than two weeks ago off the east presumably by a with two men missing and in cluding a mess The trawlers casualty list in cluded five killed and seven wounded in a North Atlantic at tack in which five other crewmen escaped unscathed as a sub shell ed their 2 TOWNS BOMBED En glish towns were damaged bv bombs in daylight Nazi raids today but a blistering antiaircraft bar rage saved another on the south coast from raiders on a morning sweep across the The day light attacks ended a nightlong halt on both WILLED BRONX CHEER The will of Port land sanitary engineer who died last was admitted to pro bate It included this bequest I give and bequeath unto the socalled sanitary engineering pro fession or professors a good healthy Bronx which charged there is abundant evidence that in connection with this important aspect of the war effort a state of affairs exists which would be discreditable even In time of Delays in dispatching go slow methods in handling cargo and wholesale pilfering are three evils which call for drastic remed ial it The Sun said this not only was delaying essential supplies but was gravely hampering efforts of the government to secure more ships from United States THOUSANDS SEE CIRCUS ANIMALS TO DEATH Fire Sweeps Menagerie Tent of Ringling Brothers In Cleveland 50 ANIMALS DESTROYED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS to day swept the menagerie tent of the Ringling Brothers circus destroying at least 50 wild and trained Terrified animals were burned alive in their cages before the eyes of persons at the circus grounds on Clevelands Other including an elephant and several tore loose from their Police used riot guns to destroy the gi The crowd watched the catastro phe with helpless Some of the animals raced at At one point when the fire wasat an os trich with plumesblazing ran from the menagerie The flames were patted out by circus employ ees and the bird was captured by A witness counted 30 carcasses lying amid the embers of the men agerie grounds and 20 their pelts lying in their At that time the fire was under although straw in the tent still was No official estimate of the damage was im mediately but the loss was believed to amount to tens of thousands of The blaze apparently started on top of one of the animal cages and spread quickly through the rest of I the AH available squads of police were called to the scene to handle the noon hour crowd of per sons which was drawn by the heavy smoke and billowing Turn Page 7 Nazis Claim to Have Reached Kuban River In Caucasus at Several Points By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 4 A great weight of German tanks and re serve actively supported by clouds of pressed heavily on the entire southern front and a Rus sian communiquS acknowledged that Red army forces had fallen back to new positions in the Salsfc region 100 miles southeast of Ros tov after repulsing fierce enemy The Germans claimed they had captured the town of Voroshi 100 miles south of Salsk and had reached the Kuban River at several points in that Caucasus The British radio said today that the Russians had blown ilp a flooding the Manych River in order to stem the ad vance of German armored unfs north of In the western CBS recorded the The Salsk withdrawal came er wildriding volun teering to try to stem the German had ridden into the battla in an effort to save their West of in the Klet ikaya the stiffening Rus sian troops threw back several at tacks by Italian infantry support ed by tanks and killed enemy the midday communique Red Star dispatches told of counterattacks in that region in which the Germans had been driv en from some of their strategic positions and cut off from com German Supply Road Cut One scout unit cut in several places the main road over which we Germans were moving muni tions and Red Star said the Kushchevka the Germans were reported encountering increased resistance and the communique told how the enemy several times attempted unsuccessfully to force crossings over a Turn to Page 7 President Studies Saboteurs Case 4 President Roosevelt gave over virtually his entire day today to what an aide termed a Very care ful review of the findings and sentence of the military commis sion which tried eight Nazis on charges of entering the United States for sabotage There was no indication that Roosevelts decision on the recommendations of the commis sion would come inasmuch as he had a tall stack of documents to go To provide ample time for he scheduled only a late afternoon press a late meeting with Elmer director of the Office of War and an engagement earlier to bestow a Congressional Medal of Honor on Lieutenant John the torpedo boat expert who took General Douglas MacArthur and high Filipino officials to WARNS AGAINST IDLE DREAMS OF 2ND FRONT An unheralded speech by Premier Mussolini to warn against idle dreams about a second front was disclosed Mussolini flew to in northeastern Italy near the border of July 31 and made one of his famous balcony speeches from the staff headquarters there after conferences with his officers on measures to keep order in the Italianoccupied area of Yugo The law in Italy will be applied in unrelenting manner against those who idle dreams on this or that side of the dispatches to Switzerland quoted him as declaring There will not be a second front here any more than else where in the The Axis and the Tripartite powers have IB their hands the means for IAX BILL Would Aid Taxpayers to Meet Unexpected Expenses 4 vision of the new additional revenue bill to permit taxpayers to take credits for the support of children attending college and to make deductions for extraordinary expenses caus ed by illness was proposed today by Senator Brown Brown told reporters he believ ed it was important to help tax payers meet unexpected He added he had been convinced for a long time that the ex emption for dependents up to 18 years old ought to be extended to cover college With taxes as high as they are going to be under this Brown we must be extreme ly careful not to place a great many citizens in a position where they cannot pay their debts and can not meet unsuual He said he favored extending to individuals the proposed postwar tax rebate which under present plans would apply only to corpor Several other members have favored such partial urged strongly by Mayor La Guardia of New York City in an appearance before the committee Brown said there had been some discussion of permitting corpora particularly to set up a reserve of 2 per cent of their gross revenues to be used after the war to repair and ex pand equipment which deteriorat ed under the stress of war time maximum Senator Guffey DPa said he had received favorable comment on such a proposal and indicated something of the nature might be advanced when the committee considers his proposal to increase to 100 per cent the Houseapprov ed 90 per cent tax on excess cor poration with a 20 per cent rebate after the Guffey said he had asked Treas ury officials to furnish the com mittee with an opinion on his pro posed The Treasury has suggested that the 90 per cent tax be with a 10 per cent postwar The committee heard proposals yesterday from Laurence Tan representing the commerce and industry association of New York and others for the im position of a retail sales but Gilman of speaking for the New Jersey Consumers contended that such a levy would have a pernicious effect on persons in low income ;