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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - August 17, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Weather DrtaOi OB Pan Tiro Cool AUGUST 1942 PRICE 3 CENTS 2 WABASH TRAINMEN DIE IN WRECK Russians Fall Back From of Maikop Oil Fields New Positions GERMAN LOSSES HEAVY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS power of the German offensive in the Don Bend increased today in a powerful new drive toward Stalin grad while in the Caucasus the Russians fell back from the ruins of the Maikop oil fields toward their next petroleum area at producing A Russian communique reported XL terrific loss in new Nazi man power and material thrown into the assault southeast of Kletskaya and northeast of Kotelnikovski against the flanks of the fortified line guarding Battlefront dispatches said the Germans rolled forward at tre mendous cost hi the Kletskaya 75 miles northwest of but were held firmly at the Kotelnikovski 95 miles southwest of In the extending Axis lines appeared checked on the Krasnodar flank where the Ger mans are thrusting toward the port of but they stretched ever farther to the southeast along the rail and oil pipe line toward Grozny and the The Russians reported fighting southeast of Mineralnye 140 miles from Blow Up Oil Fields In acknowledging the loss of they said that the valu able oil installations of that area which produced seven per cent of Russias petroleum had been blown to The who expected with the capture of Maikop to en rich themselves at the expense of Soviet have miscalculated the communique They did not get Soviet oil and not get it The Russians had plenty of time to destroy the oil installations at Maikop anij an official announce ment that oilsupplies had been re moved oil establishments themselves made completely un useable was taken here to mean that a typically thorough job of destruction had been The great weight of numerical especially in mechan ized was giving the German drive toward Grozny its impetus as the Red army con tinued to fall back to new lines southeast of Mineralnye 140 miles from There was no indication of a stiffening of resis tance although the midnight com said the Soviet forces re treated to new positions and con tinued At north of Maikop and 60 miles northeast of the Black Sea naval base of the Russians reported they repulsed heavy attacks by German tanks and killing more than 300 Turn to Page 7 KILLED AS CAR British Pound Li nes W British light battering away at Axis Marshal Erwin Rommels vital supply attacked enemy shipping off the north African coast again yesterday and scored direct hits on a British communique announced RAP bombers also attacked Rom mels lines of communication in the successfully bombing motor convoys despite attempts of Axis fighters to drive them the bul letin Land activity was said to have been limited to night patrol clash during which British troops at tacked enemy positions and har assed working parties in the north ern and central sectors west of El The aerial forays carried out yes terday by the British swelled the record of successes credited to the RAF in the past both in bat tering the Axis ashore and afloat and in sending out waves ofland based fighters to drive off enemy planes attacking a big British Med iterranean RAF spokesman said 13 enemy bombers were shot down by British fighters winging into the battle from island bases and that the RAF Spitfires air superiority over Mal ta gave the convoy comparative freedom for thelast leg of the voy age to that island base with vital new In weekend the British hammered at bridge across the the Axis supply Besides pounding at the ports of Matruh and the British their planes hit an Axis ship and some The who attacked the light ers in light now claim 17 as sunk in recent operations in addition to two more probably de stroyed NAZIS PERIL STALINGRAD Germans redoubled their assault on Russian de fenses at Kletskaya and threaten ing pincers movement on Stalingrad and a drive on Astrakhan broken A bad break in Krasnodar defenses 2 with a consequent threat to the Miakop oil was reported earlier but a later communi said that there was no major The Naz drive toward Grozny 3 and broken line continued Life Article Bitterly Assailed De and leaders of its mayor union labor took torrid is sue with an account of this citys performance in the war produc ion effort published in the cur rent issue of Life To Ask Inspectors for Plants I Suspected of Labor Hoarding By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS gress may be called upon to set up an authority with extensive con trol over the nations manpower when it returns to work next month after its informal Augusl Informed sources said to Establishment of a commission to direct the flow of workers into esential war tasks was reported un der consideration as an attempted Mayor Edward Jeffries president of and the CIO United Auto con tended that the fivepage lead ar entitled Detroit Is Dyna had unjustly impugned De troits Ill match Detroits patriotism against that of any other city in the declared Jeffries last anyone who lives lere knows we havent had a ma or labor except that on he Detroit Street Railways last in three The whole story in Life is with just enough half truths to impress doesnt doesnt anyone who Life tell anything about the know the M34 Crossing East of Hud son Is Scene of Accident Staney Lawrence of was killed about oclock Saturday after noon at the crossing of M34 and the New York Central railroad a mile east of Dukavas a passenger in an automobile being driven west on the state highway by David of 787 West Maple Avenue Ad Williamson failed to make the sharp turn over the railroad tracks and the car rolled over two or three A third occupant of the David whose home is at Long near Bay suffered an injury to his left Williamson is being held at the county jail and was to make a statement about the accident to Prosecutor Hammond this He told members of the sheriffs force Saturday that Dukavas had accompanied him from Adrian and that Ryder had ridden in the car about four miles before the accident hap Ryder tfas walking along the road when given the Dukavas suffered a broken ivack in the accident and died soon after being taken to Thorn Me morial hospital in Ryd er was treated at the hospital for a dislocated shoulder and was then Bert a Hudson justice of the was called to act as cor He and members of the sheriffs force investigated the ac Winn has not decided if an inquest is to be Williamson said he was on the way to at the timeof the accident on an er rand for the GerityAdjrian Com pany and that who has been working in another Ad rian was accompanying as far Hudson to visit i Teal miracles of machines that have been performed nothing about Chrysler tank nothing about what Ford has done in making airplane declaring there have been a few isolated strikes in the automobile but not one tenth the number there were be fore Pearl added that there is a definite common pur pose between labor and manage ment in Detroit to maintain all out war Jeffries said he didnt think De troit would take any official ac tion to repudiate the picture declaring Id just call it a yellow magazine and let it go at that Anyone who would write anything like that would not appreciate the The Life article stated that De troits war production had been cut by wildcat strikes and sit downs and that the citys work led by the lusty seem to hate and suspect their bosses more than Reporting a morale situation which is perhaps the worst in the Life also reported Detroit was failing to solve its housing problem and reported on inter racial The article was torn from some copies of the magazine by customs officials before they were permit ted to cross into Canada under or ders which Collector of Cus toms Martin Bradley said came from Spokesmen in Ottawa said Canadian censorship was not BULLETINS 17 The Moslem League working com mittee met in secret today to de cide whether it should open a cam paign to obtain recognition by the British government and the Hindus of its demand for partition of India into separate Hindu and Moslem The committee also was to dis cuss its attitude toward the present unrest arising from the AllIndia Congress Partys civil disobedience solution of one of pressing national a half dozen problems on which legislative or executive ac tion is In other quarters it was learned that the War Manpower Commis sion was planning to ask the War and Navy Departments and the Maritime Commission to place in spectors in plants suspected of hoarding Such operating on a costplus basis which means their payrolls are charged off to the have been reported corralling workers and holding them in anticipation of future Other problems generally re garded as likely to be unsolved when Congress gets down to work again included proposals for great er control over wages and expansion of synthetic rubber pro possible nation wide ra tioning of gasoline and fuel oils and reorientation of war produc tion to bring about the manufac ture of equipment such as cargo carrying Congress will be primarily con cerned in September with Senate changes in the recordbreaking tax bill which passed the House in but there have been indications it might be asked at the same time to consider the manpower propos Turn to Page 7 4010 BE CALLED 17 imately 40 persons will be called to testify in the inquest of the death of John Duval a spokesman for the coroners of fice disclosed Funeral services for Dodge were scheduled for The inquest will open Thursday and seek to determine in what manner the son of the late motor magnate incurred a 10 inch skull fracture that caused his Police investigation has already shown that Dodge fell while in custody of police at a precinct his head striking the He was arrested in the home of Howard a 12 vear friend of last Wed nesday morning after a neighbor called and said she saw a man re moving a screen from a bed room in the Lange Dodge was intoxicated when ar police arid had fought with his wife in the Lange hpme shortly before being Miss Mignon a roomer at the Lange was drinking with Dodge prior to the in vestigation Police now are sifting the possi bility Dodge was injured prior to his CHURCHILL SEESSTALIN Believe Britain and Rus sia Have Formula on How to Beat Axis 17 an nouncement that definite decisions had been reached at Prune Minister CnurchuTs with mier Stalin in Moscow was regard ed in London today as evidence that the Soviet Britain anc the United States had reached a definite formula on how to beat the Axis and when to open front A after listing the participants in the thus summed up the results A number of decisions were reached covering the field of the war against Germany and her as sociates in This just war of liberation both governments are determined to carry on with all their power and energy until com plete destruction of Hitlerism and any similar tyranny has been The which were car ried on in an atmosphere of cordial ity and complete provided an opportunity of reaffirming the existence of close friendship and understanding between the Soviet GreatBritain and the United States of America in entire accord ance with the allied relationships existing between The prime flying with Averell President Roosevelts personal was met at the airport by Molotov and Russian military On Wednesday the day of his Churchill went to the Kremlin and saw Stalin immed They talked for three hours and forty Again on Thursday night they had three long British generals attended the StalinChurchill while General Russel Max well and General charged with Russian leaselend affairs in conferred with Marshal Klementi commander of the Red arniies in Circumstances of the meetings were fairly but newspaper men got their first inkling of them when they saw three Liber ators soaring over escort ed by a number of Russian fighter Churchills plane waspiloted by iwo American members of the British ferry of and Jack the San speculation on what the United States and Britain might have undertaken do to aid Russia ranged here around Jiree possible moves Invasion of Norway to safe guard the Murmansk supply route and establish a common front with Russia in the north Turn to Page 7 IN LONDON by Censor James who led the United States army air force squadron which attacked Japan last April arrived in London today on a special MacArthurs Bombers Con centrate on Keeping Aid From Reaching Japs AUSTRALIANS CONFIDENT Aiig Douglas MacAr thurs airmen maintained ceaseless vigir over the waters northeast of Australia to prevent Japanese rein forcements from reaching the Sol omon Islands as the battle for con trol of vital bases there entered its llth day While United were believed to States Marines be extending bridgeheads already won in hard fighting in the actual de velopments in that theatre were hidden by official silence both here and in No reference to the situation was contained in the daily com munique from head which was devoted to a brief report of a new Allied attack on Japaneseoccupied Timor and to continued patrol skirmishes in the Kokodn area of southeastern New miles from the Al lied base at Port There was of quiet confidence in Australian cir whose attitude was reflected by William a member of the Pacific War in a speech at Sydney yesterday in which he acclaimed the Solomon Island offensive as a revelation of the strength of our It has been he that man for man the Japanese are not equal to the United States Make Victory Claim The Japanese radio continued to broadcast sweeping claims of vic tory in the which it failed to reconcile with the admis sion that the battle is continuing between our forces and American Marines who have succeeded in Turn to Page 7 BELIEVES ALLIES WON GREATEST VICTORY YET AGAINST JAPS 17 the London Stars cor respondent in said today that despite the cau tioustone of United Nations com it seems clear the Al lies have already wonin sea and air operations in the Solomons he greatest victory yet achieved against the Attributing Washington reluct ance to give details Solo mons action to security Speight said it was reasonable to assume that the SMarines lave achieved their major initial This has apparently been done yy seizing control of Tulagi Har 3br and of the big air base on Guadalcanal Island which was nearly ready for use by the Jap anese when it was he When American and Australian fighting planes are able to oper ate from that field insubstantial lumbers the Japanese will have ost all chance of driving them from the he That stage maybevery Fast Wabash Passenger Rams Branch Line Freight At Raisin Center Crossing Eye Witness Describes Wreek Theyre going to mother theyre going to Harlan 17 year old farm youth shouted as he saw that todays wreck at the WabashNew York Central crossing at Raisin Center was Digging potatoes in the Johnston garden this young John ston said that he first observed the Wabash train when it was about a quarter mile down the The Johnston garden is parallel to the I see those trains go over the crossing almost every he ex Usually the freight stops and lets the passenger go but they didnt As soon as I heard the Wabash approaching I looked up to see where the freight The locomotive was just going into the I took a second The Wabash was coming along at a pretty good In a second the were applied and the passenger train started to slow but I knew they were going to I could see I turned around and started to run for the house shouting to mother that they were going to Just as I got to the yard I heard the It was sure plenty Mother said I better go down to the crossing and see what I could When I got there other trainmen were pulling out a He was being burned terribly by The man was Herbert Alt who died from burns early this As soon as I saw that someone was hurt I hurried back to the hone and mother had me call an The ambulance came within a few minutes and theytoofc the injured man It was the first train wreck I ever I just cant fig ure out how it That freight usually Johnston doing her family washing this morning when the accident Calm and she invited train passen gers and others into her house and permitted them to use the tele phone to make also of suffered steam burns when the Wabash locomotive turned over on its Henrick was dead when removed from the The bodies of the dead trainmen were taken to the Everiss Funeral The Wabash going west from Detroit to was due in Adrian at The freight train was traveling on the branch line that runs from Adrian to Tecumseh and In addition to Henrick and Alt the other members of the Wabash tram crew were Mad of Detroit and also of De Riding In Baggage Car The passenger train consisted ot seven regular passenger two combination coaches and bag gage cars and a standard baggage The freight train was com Posed of 14 including both been members or cars and coal A few rail sympathetically affiliated road employees were riding in the German organizations which have baggage car at the time of the col supported the Nazi cause in the lisioh but none of them was injur United Dies said the written As far as could be in Germany ha Harlan 17 years son from none other than of anoT Mrsr Johnston Walter who is now being own a farm along the Wabash sought as Hitlers master spy in track near the wasthe the United only eye witness to the collision He wrote the President that the outside of train crews and pas which four years ago sensersHe was digging potatoes this week began its m a about 800 or feet had warned in 1938 that it was from tne Johnston said the purpose of GermanAm he the Wabash train approach erican Bund to get up a sabotage lng looked P and noted that the in the event the frelSnt engine was just going across the Wabash He said Also Gets Document Disclos ing German Plan for Huge Spy Ring in DIES GIVES INFORMATION By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS man Dies DTex of the special House committee on unAmerican activities sent to PresidentRoose velt Saturday a document which he said disclosed efforts of the Ger man high command to establish a huge sabotage ring with headquart ers at he submitted a list of approximately names of persons he have Officers Hunted at Sea Off Gate SAN 17 fwo naval missing when their crewless and broken blimp floated in from the ocean and de scended on a street in suburban Daly were hunted at sea off the Golden Gate All of the parachutes and the rubber life raft were found in the gondola where the two officer crewmen The sagging in the mid with big tears visible in its fabric and with its motors drifted in from the Pacific yes erday five hours after it had taken off on a The craft wandered along at tree top left one of its deph charges on the Lakeside golf course when a bomb rack scraped he and drew a crowd of iundreds who followed it by au tomobile and street car before it settled to earth in nearby Daly Daly City who were burn brush in the quit their fire and arrived in their fire en gine just as the bag settled gently to It struck one house and two but caused little dam There was considerable damage o the fabric and but Navy maintenance men said the ship could be put gack into ser One depth charge still in the Domb rack under the gondola of fered no inasmuch as it would explode only under water at considerable naval men The depth charge left on the golf course likewise did not endanger GERALD SMITH TO fALK AT ARMORY WEDNESDAY Gerald radio speak er and Republican candidate for the will speak at the Adrian armory Wednesday night at oclock according to notices being distributed in the Smith will be opposed on the Republican icket at the primary election Sep lember 15 by Elton Eaton of Plymouth and Judge Homer Fer guson of Detroit AUCTIONS north of LL See on Mar Jolted in Their All Escape Injury Burns Are Fatal to Fireman Engineer Killed Instantly A Wabash engineer was killed instantly and his fire man died three hours later from burns after a fast Wabash passenger train plowed into a New York Central freight train at a crossing three and a half miles east of Adrian at Raisin Center at oclock this The engineer who lost his life was Henrick of The a patient in Bixby hospital until his was Herbert Alt Altman LIST OF SENT 10 PRESIDENT AS United States should go to war across the Wabash He said might seriously cripple our Indushe knew a collision our systems of Passengers on the Wabash train and our systems of communications stated tnat they felt only a minor unless the United States govern3olt vvnen the collision ment takes militant steps to put DesPite the fact that most of the an end to this sabctage activity Passengers in the first car could That see that a wreck was of been dramatically justifthere was no confusion according icd by the recent landing on our to Provo of Detroit who shores of a group of eight German was riding in the Other pas all of whom had connections fensws reported that the jolt with the GermanAmerican Knocked luggage off the racks and The Texan said that despite the Knocked ash trays onto the floor published reports of our committee of tne cars but was not severe our who have from the enough to throw passengers out of beginning included many scoffers Ulelr seatsTne train carried about who hold high positions in your have done their utThe brakes on the passenger most to spread the falsehood that tram had oeen set for some time before the collision and the trains we have failed to investigate the Turn to Page 7 1 DIE IN speed had been cut down consider the passenger train still had sufficient momentum to pick the box car out of the center of the freight train and knock it sideways for about 200 feet down the Turn to Page 7 rleroic Sergeant Drags Two Companions to Safety Asks Funds For Hospital Facilities At Sault Marie Macomb 17 OPJGover Three one of them a henor Van toda roic sergeant who dragged two administrative board to allocate companions to safety from a flamfunds for aaQitional ing Army transport today ities for Saulte st were given a better than even joinin ea d chance to recover the only sur vivors of a crash that took the Uons ofOakland and Robert of Aloniorthe latter project the gov zo Pearson of Somerset ernor asked from the state and Private James Fern of waj fund io employ four chemists serious and Purchase equipment to allow burns when the big ship plunged tests of the metropolitan nto Peru Mountain in this Berkarea water supply as a protection shire Hills town Saturday night aSamst pollution by while on a routine mission out of Declaring that he has learned oJ Pope Fort a serious problem relative to Sault In laconic the Army Marie hospital the old this story of Sergeant Lees governor asked for for an heroism emergency casualty hospital unit With his clothes completely of 50 beds to be established at the urned from his he climbed Chippevva county poor farm south xom the wrecked plane and sueof the ceeded in dragging two of his fel He asked for an additional ow passengers to He carto equip five mobile casualty sta ried two others from the burning tions at Sault Marie and ship only to find they were each for single stations at He then walked three quarters Ignace and Mackinaw The of a mile to the nearest highway equipment can be fitted into chests and directed state police back to and transported to the scenes of the scene of the He had bombing the governor ireviously signaled for help by iring three shots from his re The only hospital in Sault Marie is two blocks from the canal An investigation of the accilocks Van Wagoner one of the worst in the hisadding that if the locks were tory of United States military the hospital would be in was but the the danger Army released no details on the His request went to the defense possible committee of the administrative to Page board for ;