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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - August 15, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DJ1LY TELEGRAM Weather Detail on Page Two Cooler MICHIGAN AUGUST 1942 PRICE 3 Germans Making Fresh Progress In Push On Stalingrad Heavy Fighting Rages in All Sections of the Bend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 15 The Ger mans have made fresh progress in an intensified drive on Stalingrad on the forcing a deep wedge into Soviet defenses south of Kletskaya and forchig a new Russian withdrawal south of Ko the Russian communi que said Heavy fighting was flaring in all sectors of the Don the bul letin The withdrawal below Kotel 95 miles southwest of was made under pres sure of superior enemy the midday adding that after withdrawing slightly the Russians had consol idated themselves in advantageous The Germans also broke through northeast of Kotelnikov reaching the outskirts of an unnamed but in a swift and unexpected counterattack the Red army threw back the invad the communique Again the Germans struck on the same this tune with the support of fifteen Soviet artillery smashed six Ger man the communique and the Russians launched a coun terattaack against the routing them once German Losses Heavy The Germans were reported suffering great losses in fighting south of 75 miles northwest of where they succeeded hi driving the wedge into Russian defenses and reaching the west bank of the Don While the Red army fought grimly at the approaches to the struggle for the Caucasus moved on bitterly and the Russians acknowledged that small forces of German automatic rifle men had succeeded in cross ing the Kuban River at Krasno dar in the northwestern Krasnodar is only 60 miles north west of the Red fleets Black Sea naval base at Fighting is now going on to exterminate the German men who crossed to the south the communique Turn to Page 3 Ancient Warship Goes to Junk Man 15 cas first ironhulled the 98yearold has been consigned to the junk man to be scrapped for making into steeL After listening to considerable including an hours plea by James president of the Niagara Historical to save the vessel for its historic city council yesterday instructed its en gineering department to take bids from scrap dealers for the Originally the the Wolverine was turned over to the city in 1927 but two years ago it was ordered closed to Since then it has been disintegrat ing at a mooring in Misery Even the name has been to be given the former Great Lakes luxury liner taken over by the The War Production Board some time ago asked that the shio be scrapped and Captain Morri Navy last com manding council he thought it should be turned into guns and tanks to fight todays Eight Vessels To Be Launched In Maine Sunday 15 Eight of them at one be launched in Maine tomorrow as part of the United Nations effort to maintain supremacy on the Shipbuilding circles said that when five freighters are sent into the water at the ToddBath Ship building Corporation plant here it would be the first time that one yard had launched thatmany in a single day since the United States stepped up its merchant fleet The launching is expected to be completed in vessels are the Ocean Ocean Ocean Seaman and the Ocean all emergency craft for the British Ministry of Almost the de Comvay and Cony will slide down the ways at the Bath Iron Works Corporation at Bath and the cargo Ethan will be launched at the South Portland Shipbuilding Company plant President Roosevelts proclamation seizing the strikebound plant of the General Cable Corporation at is read by left to right Rear Admiral Harold who was assigned to take charge of the plant Dwight president of PATROTIC LEAGUE TO MEET WEEK OF 24 A meeting to complete the final organization of the newly formed Lenawee County Patriotic League is to be held hi Adrian sometime during the week of August it was announced today by Harry chairman of the temporary A permanent board of 18 directors from various places in the county to be chosen at that time and the board in turn is to elect permanent The meeting is being delayed until after a conference next Thursday in Lansing at which the countys quota in a nationwide war relief fund raising campaign is to be Various war relief agencies of the nation are to merge their fund raising ef forts in one general campaign ac cording to information reaching officers of the Patriotic Prominent Attorney Suc cumbed to Heart Attack This Morning Glenn prominent lawyer and former prosecuting at died from a heart attack at his home in Tecumseh early this He had been ill for sev eral but was feeling better yesterday and his sudden death was wholly Williams was born in Ionia county in 1877 and after graduat ing from the high school studied business and He was stenographer for the senate in and later for the State Board of Assessors for seven coming to Adrian as court reporter in j After serving many years as court reporter he was admitted to the bar and in 1926 was elected prosecuting He was re elected in but resigned in 1929 to form a law partnership with the late Fred Wood in where he has since re Williams was married to Miss Nellie Jones of in Williams and their daughter Frances Williams sur vive He also leaves a Fred who lives in The funeral will be private and the time has not been THE NAVY TAKES OVER Says Army And Navy Failed TV CoordinateOff Alaska the and Brigadier General Robert commander of an Army which was thrown about the Workers voted to end a and return to work after the Navy took Parts of Big Plane Almost Hit Farm House Near Hastings 15 Fort Custer troops today guarded the wreckage of an crashed in flames last night n cornfield seven miles south of here with its crew of none of whom Parts of the big which came to earth within 100 feet of Jie farm home of and1 Proefrock and tossed flaming gasoline into the back start ing grass were scattered for more than a half Army ambulances removed the bodies of the crew to Kellogg at nearby Battle for No state ment concerning the crash was im mediately and officers said the names of the victims probably would not be disclosed until the next of kin had been Many witnesses who the planes pass over Hastings said it ippeared to be in difficultyeven said he heard its engihessputter and die as it passed over the Others said there was no sound rom the an eerie it swung low over crowds at the Barry County Fair grounds Fifteenyearold Louis Rabbitt and his of Battle said they saw the plane plunge to earth with a crash as hey were driving along a highway a mile near whose farm home the craft des cribed the same eerie whistling leard by the fairground She said the crash itself sounded like the voice of Turn to Page 3 Two Legion Posts At Morenci Involved in New Court Action The dispute between American Legion groups in Morenci took a new turn today hi a suit which was filed in circuit court by Fred of attorney for the Raymond Sebring Post Home against Floyd and officers of the Raymond Se bring Post 214 of the American In an affidavit for a writ of re the Home Foundation charges that it is lawfully entitled to the possession of certain proper ty which has been unlawfully held by Powers at his The items listed are as follows 30 straight 18 straight chairs with arms electric large oil small oil three extra oil tanks for oil four pool aluminum seven folding pool table vsith 15 set of ball cue set pea pool cover and rail daven one set of five dozen heavy white trimmed set of five Sozen silverware six long foldUg framed Post Home Foundation three piano electric desk two army electric coffee electric mantel type and four iron flag stand Litigation began betweenthe Se bring Post and the Sebring Post Home Foundation in The Post alleged that it had taken a 99year lease on its meeting hall for the sum of when the Home Foundation was the post turned the lease over to the Two years the biJl of complaint a group of members led by James withdrew from the Se bring post and founded the Rus sell Green post of the American Blanchard remained as presi dent of the Home Foundation and he eventually ordered the lock on the meeting hall Keys were not furnished to the officers of the Sebring post and they were forced to hold meetings in the homes of the various ac cording to the bill of complaint The case before Judge Rathbun June at which time the Home Foundation was ordered to show cause why an injunction should not be issued to restrain the Home Foundation from preventing the Sebring post access to the On June 4 Judge Rathbun ruled that the Sebring post should have access io the and that the of ficers be provided with land Bean of Adrian was the attor ney for the Legion post and the Home Foundation was represented by Culver and Bernard Wil Morenci Boards Cautioned Not Fixed Sugar Maximums 15 vsar price and rationing boards in Michigan were cautioned today by Arthur state OPA direc against setting arbitrary max imums on the amount of fruit and fruit juice canning sugar that may be allotted to a It has come to my attention that many boards have set flat fixed Sarvis This policy of local boards is con trary to the letter and intent of the There is nothing in the state OPA policy on canning sugar al lotments that justifies a local board in setting a maximum a family may get either formally or by If the Office of Price Adminis tration had intended that there should be a it would have named the figure The overfall sugar rationing program of the Office of Price Ad ministration is well in The regulation governing canning su gar was devised with this fact in The purpose of the extra can ning allotment is to make avail able sufficient sugar for home can not too but OPA is thus encouraging home canning to save which is a vital element of diet Otherwise there might be a canned fruit shortage because of heavy mili tary demands on factory canned No maximum placed on the amount of fruit canning sugar a family might apply for and ob tain because families vary in because the availability for fruit varies in different communities and cannin customs To prevent waste of the reg ulation does say that one pound of sugar to four quarts of fruit or fruit juice is sufficient for palata bility and as a preserving agent With this in the amount of sugar to be allowed hi individ ual cases was left entirely up to the local rationing It is reasoned that local boards know their communities and know what the canning practices of their com munities Burden is placed upon the applicants to tell the truth in their Germans Admit Error in Claiming Damage to Wasp BERLIN From German 15 acknowl today that the German claim to have damaged the United States aircraft carrier Wasp during the Mediterranean convoy battle was not There was no explanation for the previous report that the Wasp had been damaged by six bomb hits and was trying to reach A special announcement of the German high command how listed 15 merchant totalling about tangers hi the 21ship sunk along with the British aircraft two cruisers and three 15 IP Chairman George DGa said to day the Treasury had been asked to submit to the Senate Finance Committee estimates of the effect on revenues of proposed postwar pasdebtSeductioh creditsfor Indicating that he would be guided largely by the net effect on the revenue of such George said it seemed imperative to soften the impact of high in come levies written into the new tax bill before it passed the I am convinced by responsible and trustworthy testimony before the committee that the rates of the House bill require the estab lishment of some form of debt de duction and postward credit for both individuals and George told The Houseapproved bill would add to yearly feder al a large portion of this amount being obtained through substantially increased income taxes on individuals and business Individual rates would range from 19 to 88 per cent on net in while corporations would pay a combined total of 45 per cent in normal and surtax with excess profits taxed at 9C per cent The has pro posed return of 10 per cent of the excess profits tax collections to corporations after the and George and others have indicated interest in broadening this prin ciple to include The debt deduction proposal would permit individuals to sub tract from their tax liability mon ey they paid on what might be called capital such as in stallments on a home mortgage or the payment of insurance prem The postwar rebates would not affect the amount of money the Treasury would take in immed since it would obtain cash anyway in the form of a but debt deductions would cut reve nues by the amount allowed for that War At A Glance PACIFIC Japanese acknow ledge for first time Marines have landed in Solomons navy says operations progressing satis man says lost chance to annihilate Japanese in violence flares in India s campaign for independence British may take more drastic measures to forestall renewed out make pro gress in drives toward Caspian Sea and Stalingrad and their capture of Georgievsk in Caucasus report 6Cu MEDITERRANEAN Germany as claim that American aircraft carrier Wasp damaged in Mediter ranean convoy but says 15 merchant ships sunk along with British aircraft carrier Eagle two cruisers and three1 army fighter pilots in western Fight Bitter Battles West of Moscow From German Broad casts German high command reported today that German forces driving ahead in the Caucasus had captured Georgievsk on the RostovBaku but were fighting bitter defensive bat tles against Russian diversionary attacks northwest of Voronezh on the southcentral front and in the VyazmaRzhev 130 miles west of A communique said these Rus sian attacks were the Soviets losing 93 tanks about Vor onezh and mostly of the heavy in the VyazmaRzhev fight which is Although the Soviet attacks at those points and southeast of Lake and in the Volkhov area on the north central front all were described as the ferocity of the fighting was Some of it was the communiqufi West of Moscow the Germans said they were fighting heavy de fensive hile in muniqud with German and GermanAllied troops pressing their offensive in the Caucasus moun Capture of 120 miles from Groznys oil fields and 20 miles deeper than previouslyre ported German re sulted in 20 cannon falling into German the high command German air force divebombers and destroyer units are continuing to wear down Russian the communique having sunk four coastal vessels and a destroyer and damaged another destroyer in attacking Russian evacuation movements along the Black Sea Turn to Page 3 Edwin Goddard Dies in Ann Arbor ANN 15 Emeritus Professor Edwin God whose home was also at various to more than 100 students whom he provided with free board and lodging during their college died last night in Uni versity He was 77 years and had been with the faculty of the Uni versity of Michigan law school for 35 Goddard first came to the university in as a re ceiving his degree four years From 1889 to when he was recalled as an in structor of he served as a high school principal in Sag He completed his law studies in 1899 and became a member of the law school faculty in that The university accorded him his professorship in He found apart from his academic for many and varied offthecampus He was a member of the original committee to study pro posals for the beautificatioh of the Huron River Valley and the de velopment of its recreational re the committee was succeeded by the HuronClinton Parkway a group made up of those who conceived the idea of extending the Huron Valley de velopment through five counties from the mouth of the Huron river north and east to the mouth of the Clinton in a semicircle em bracing the populous Detroit he became the associations vice He also served as a director of the Farmers Mech anics Bank until its merger in 1936 and as trustee of the board of education Gdddard likewise was af filiated many clubs and or He was a past presi dent of the Michigan Schoolmast ers a leader hi Club of Michigan a mem ber of both state and national bar associations and of the of He wore the keys of two honorary Phi Beta Kappa Phi Delta Supported By Air And Navy Have Firm Hold On Solomon Islands By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS United States bombers a chance to annihilate a Japanese surface Including an aircraft off Alaska last June because of the unfortunate failure of and navy Warren Magnuson D7Wash said a member of the House Naval Affairs told interviewers on his return from an Inspection tour of Alaska military bases that failure on the part of one army command to in terpret liberally standing naval or ders regarding enemy contact re sulted in a delay which gave the enemy an opportunity to remove The army command he has since been relieved of and I am glad to say that there is no posibility of this hap pening army high command in Alaska he pre would a Japanese task force at this stage of the The army command was located within operating distance of the Japanese task Magnuson I have information that it was notified soon after the Dutch Harbor attack that navy PYBs flying boats had a Japanese car rier under continual and that they were waiting for the arrival of landbase aircraft to make the The army believed its orders were not suf ficiently broad to warrant sending out a bombing force at this phase of the battle without definite in As a army planes re mained on the and before naval authorities could straighten the matter the Japanese had slipped away from Later the army did succeed in making but not under as favorable circumstances as they might have found if the response had been Army and navy officers in Alaska are now working in closest cooper he ittsejijhas been greatly new blood and Com munications are our bases are rounding rapidly into and all the time I was there I never TO IN DEM OF Believes All the Facts Have Not Been Told 15 cutor William Dowling said to day that an inquest would be con ducted next week in a new effort to determine how John Duval son of the late multimil lionnaire automobile suffered the teninch skull fracture blamed for his mystifying I am convinced that all the facts have not yet been Dowling Dodge collapsed in a police sta tion Wednesday morning as he was awaiting questioning concerning what Dowling said had been a drinking party that was broken up by a domestic quarrel in which his wife suffered a cut He died in Receiving hospital Thursday night Dowling said the statement of a Plinn convinced him the official investi gation had not exhausted the list of possible causes of Dodges fatal Morse said a man with an injury such as Dodges had been known to keep his feet for twelve hours before In view of Dowling several persons not yet interrogat ed will be summoned at an inquest next Wednesday or Thursday to tell of their encounters with Dodge during the late escapade of a career that often had brought him into the public The prosecutor said he was con vinced from questioning Miss Mig non 33yearold interior that Dodge had not suf fered the injury in the home of a Howard where she roomed and in which the en counter with Dodge took Police seized Dodge in the Lange home after a neighbor reported a Miss who told Dowling she saw the arrest from a neighboring told the prose cutor yesterday that she admitted Dodge in the evening Dowling described him as a boisterous visitor whom she and an earlier caller left to his own de 36 ARRESTED 15 police today arrested 36 persons liable to foster disturbancesamong the Most were said to be foreign refugees taken in Toulose and nearby Todays Map For a map showing the lifelines to the turn to page seven of todays heard the words defense mention ed Magnuson who only a few weeks ago was in active service with tfie navy as a lieutenant com mander said he felt the Alaska sit uation was serious but not alarm and that the navy had the bat tle of Alaska and the Aleutians well in Of the battle in the fogbound he said It like two small boys facing each other across a Neither one of them has a boat and cant get to the so they throw They occasionally hit one another but not enough to put either one out of the Officer Says Japs Due for Surprise If They Strike Eastward PEARL 15 The high price paid by the Japanese for their toehold on the Rat Islands of the Aleutian chain may well turn out to be a bad if and when the Ameri cans deem it necessary to oust A naval officer and eyewitness to recent fighting in the fog shrouded Aleutians today expressed the opinion that unquestionably the islands could be retaken if The whose name cannot be disclosed for reasons of said that if the Japanese try any major attack eastward to the stronghold at Dutch theyre due for a Right he they havent got much as to a strategic or useful This who has been through the roughest weather of English Channel d said that nothing in these tempestuous areas could compare with the evershifting fogs and rain squalls of the Aleutians in the Bering whence orig inates more storms perhaps than any other place in the The bleak positions held by the Japanese at Agattu and Kiska in the wellnamed Rat Is at the western end of the Aleutian were described by him as no great threat to Ameri can Kiska is the largest the Rat like all the it is extremely difficult to re quiring the aid of dynamite to dig in and is perhaps the toughest ter rain in the Pacific war area in which to construct landing Considers Plan To Boost Wages Of Workers 15 The War Labor Board today con sidered a recommendation for a fivecent hourly increase for 000 General Motors Two CIO unions asked a rise of 51 daily or 12 a cents an Two of the three WLB panel Fowler pub lic and Patrick of the United Mine rec ommended a maintenanceofmem bership effective as of last January and the wage increase retroactive to April when the old contract Wilbur industry mem ber of the recommended an increase of one and onehalf cents an hour and a maintenanceof merbership effective when the board order is MacArthurs Bombers Pound ing Attempted Enemy Reinforcements By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS States supported by strong air and naval had smashed back sufficient Japanese defenders today to clamp a firm hold upon the strategic Solomon As allied bombers of General McArthurs Australian headquart ers pounded at attempted enemy fighting men were progressing satisfac the navy announced last in consolidating hardwoa beach The terse navy cdmmuniquS on the first big off ensive action of the United States and the United Na tions only the barest But it left little doubt that they were winning theearly rounds of a conflict if eventually to an assault upon Japan With the marines still in the thick of Flying Fortresses swift attack bombers were re ported to be persistently striking at Japanese air bases and ship con centrations to protect allied com munication lines and stave off ene my A Japanese convoy which an al lied spokesman at MacArthurs headquarters said was attacked three times again be came the target of heavy bombers off New Britain to the northeast The convoy included transport ships bound in an easterly direction toward the Bad weather veiled results of the latest assault but two more Jap anese fighter planes were shot down and three All al lied aircraft returned to their bases although some were Turn to Page 3 Severe Penalties Are Consid ered by British 15 tion of severe including death and collective was re ported under consideration by the British today to put down the wave of destruction by riotous Indian followers of Mohandas Gandhi after he had sponsored a nonvio lent independence Wilful damage to railroad prop erty and telegraph wires which has occurred in several parts of India in past even while most violence was was said to have prompted the British to study more drastic measures of re Under one existing sabotage of railroads and tele graph lines is punishable by death or Under fines may be imposed on inhabitants of communities where acts of sabotage are Although normal conditions ap parently had re for the most part after almost a week of rioting and a new flareup oc curred today at Indias great esatern Demonstrators there slashed telephone wrecked fire alarm boxes and interfered with street car Eight were wounded when police fired into one At mounted police dis persed a crowd attempting to picket the secretariat of the western In dia states Japanese Claim Naval Victory In Solomon Islands Battle Admit Marines Have Landed 15 ese reports reaching here via Germany acknowledged today that United States Marines have land ed on one of the Solomon islands and that fierce fighting is taking place with Japanese The a Tokyo dispatch to claimed for the second the naval phase of the battle had been Reuters srid Berlin radio broadcast this report from Tokyo The huge naval battle off the Solomon Islands which resulted in overwhelming for the Jap anese navy has been concluded ac cording to latest In its main phases the battle lasted withoutinterruption three whole days beginning August Only a few enemy units suc ceeded in apparently in the direction of This is an enemy report with no confirmation from any source in it is a different story from what the Japanese previously have An earlier claim from Tokyo that the naval battle of the Sofo mon Islands was over described it as a onenight It is by the United States Navy communi que which announced in Washing ton yesterday that American nav al units are engaged in protecting our lines of communication and es corting supply vessels to our oc cupying The acknowledgement that American Leathernecks are ashore was the first admission of an ad verse trend in the battle from the Axis There was no explana tion how they established beach even on one in face of the supposed rout of the Unit ed Nations naval Of the American the TokyoBerlin report simply said Fierce fighting is reported to be taking place between Japanese forces and United States Marines who have landed on one of the Solomon ;