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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - August 18, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM PK Two Not Much Changs In Temperature AUGUST 1942 PRICE 3 CENTS Japanese Defeated On Sea And In Air In First Phase Of Solomon Island Battle ALLIED FLIERS COMB SOUTHERN SEAS SMASH AT JAP BASES 4BR MOTHER AS SIOW Amelia Van Norman and 4DayOld Daughter Saved by Neighbor HOUSE GUTTED BY FIRE A fouryearold Adrian boy lost his life and his mother and two younger sisters barely escaped when their threeroom house at 1117 Lowe Avenue caught fire from an exploding oil stove at 7 oclock last Earl Van Norman died in the flames which evidently trapped him in a bedroom on the east side of the house where he was sleep His death was not discovered until several minutes after other members of the family had been removed to A hurried check showed him to be Amelia Van thought Earl was outdoors After members of the Adrian fire department had brought the fire under control sufficiently to allow entrance to the neighbors went in and found the boys body huddled behind a chair in a corner of the indicat ing that he was awakened by the smoke or fire but was unable to get out of the Neighbors heard no outcries from the Home from Hospital Van Norman and her four dayold Julia had returned only Sunday from Bixby hospital and were in another room of the house with another daugh when the fire broke A neighbor Lu cille had just put wat er on the stove to heat when the explosion She rushed to residence door and help and then went across theistreet id summon the fle The escape of Van Norman and her two daughters was made possible by the prompt action of Jacobs who entered the burn ing house through the back door to find Van Norman out of bed and attempting to leave the house through the front door which was When the two women were unable to unlock the door they turned only to find their way to the back door block ed by Van Norman screamed Save my Jacobs Jacobs then kicked the glass out of a front window and the women with the two children made their Turn to Page 6 Fliers In Skies Over Middle East 18 ff United States Air Force medium bombers were disclosed today to have gone into action in the Mid dle East arena for the first time with an attack in which several hits were scored on enemy targets at This brings to within a step of fruition full participation of Unit ed States Army heavy medium bomber and fighter air forces in the Egyptian The heavy bombers set fire to an Axis merchantman guarded by two and hit Tobruk harbor installations and a wreck which was being used to moor tor pedo boats All our airplanes returned safe ly from all the Ameri can announcement It also disclosed that since the first series of attacks by German and Italian fighters on American there had been no cases of enemy fighter the foe having met with more than he bargained Use of the medium bombers which scored several hits at Mat ruh brought to within a step of fruition full participation of the TJnited States Army heavy bomb ifiedium and fighter air forces in the Egyptian Fot weeks American heavy fourmotored Consolidat ed B24 Liberators and Boeing B17E Plying have been pounding away at Axis bas es and Only yesterday It was disclosed that American airmen who have been operating in RAF fighter planes for their final desert train ing had completed their dress re hearsals in actual combat and now were ready to fly their own lat esttype planes with the starina circle insignia of the United The American medium bomber forces also have hitherto operat ed with RAF equipment in the esert AFTER WABASHNEW YORK CENTRAL TRAIN WRECK STAGE RAID ON FRANCE ryling Fortresses Rain Death On Rouen Eaker Leads them The top taken from the top of a New York Central box car and looking shows the wreck age after a Wabash passenger train slashed through the freight at the Raisin Center crossing yesterday An empty coal car from the freight train has rammed into the front end of the mail car on the Wabash together they are shown jammed into the arid The bottom picture shows the overturned The wreckage was cleared and was at oclock yesterday Two members of the Wabash train crew were killed in the Investigation This In Wreck Wabash railroad company offic ials will conduct a formal investi gation Thursday or Friday at the division offices in into the cause of Monday morn ings tram wreck at the Raisin Center crossing that cost the lives of two Wabash and Herbert were killed when a Wabash fast pas senger bound from Detroit to Louis crashed into the middle of a moving New York Central freight on the AdrianTecumseh branch The bodies of the two trainmen were taken to their homes in last night from the Everiss Funeral Pace of division superintendent for the Wabash who was at Raisin Center this morning directing the last of the repair said that members of the tram crew of the New Central freight as well as the sur viving members of the Wabash would be summoned to Montpelier to The investi gation is required by law in cases of tram The railroad findings then will be turned over War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Army counterat tacks in vicinity of Stalingrad re covering several miles lost to but Germans continue pene trations in Caucasus Berlin re ports heavy Russian attacks in Moscow sector Marines consolidate strong positions in Solomon Is lands after attack reported by Navy as complete surprise to Jap WESTERN all American attack on western Ger many carried out Air com mand again in action against Axis supply with fighters joining for the first time with medium and heavy bomber world agog at ChurchillStalin meeting and its portent of things to come believed that with American and with full Allied mil itary and naval decided on timetable to the Interstate Commerce Com Officials Here Two representatives ot the In terstate Commerce Commission also were at the scene of the wreck They were Bartlett of the Detroit office and Gar ton of the Cleveland It is ex pected that one or both of along with a representative of the Michigan State Public Service will attend the Mont pelier hearing later this If the findings are Bartlett they eventually will be available from director of the Bureau of Safety of the Interstate Commerce Com in All of the railroad and commis sion officials declined to comment on the cause of the wreck or the condition or position of the electric signaling device that guards the Turn to Page 13 DAY SALES Your and here it is again For one day such things as rising ceiling that have given all of us a jolt these last few can be Wednesday will be a day of defla tion and bargains in Adrians leading retail mer handling a diverse and com prehensive line of lifes necessities and will cooperate once again Wednesday in their semi annualDollar Day The citys tadividual merchandis ing establishments will become one huge department store for the day and every department from grocer ies to footwear will be crammed with attractive the merchants will be right In an effort to create good will for the city and their particular firms merchants are striving to give the most possible value for a In some instances doUars practically will do double The Dollar Day sales have been held in Adrian for the last ten or eleven years and they always have been received with favor by the shopping Advertisements of merchants cooperating in the sale appear in todays edition of The Telegram and the great var iety of bargains are TAX IS ill Barkley Doubts Sales Tax Will Be Included in New Revenue Bill 18 Senator Barkley DKy expressec doubt today that the Senate woulc include a sales tax in the new re venue he told reporters in dis cussing the big revenue measures he believes the 5 per cent freight excise tax is I dont know anybody who is for the majority leader Officials of the Office of Price Administration and the War Pro duction Board have opposed freight contending it woulc raise the price of vital war goods Treasury officials have estimated the tax would bring in Barkley declared if was by no means certain that the as fin ally agreed would be larger than the measure which passed the That version was estimat ed to yield additional taxes on a full years bring ing total federal revenues to about Deduction of the freight tax would leave the bill nearly short of the treasurys esti mate of minimum revenue Turn to Page 13 WILL ASK FOR WARRANT CHARGING ADRIAN MAN WITH CRASH NEGLIGENCE Prosecuting Attorney Lawrence Hammond today asked that warrant be issued charging David 35 years of 787 West Maple Avenue with negligen homicide and It i expected that he will be arraignee sometime this afternoon before Williamson is the driver of automobile which overturned two or three times Saturday afternoon at the crossing on M34 of the New York Central railroad a mile eas of killing Stanley rence of Stanwood Dukavas was a passenger in Williamsons Bert Hudson justice of th who was called to the of the accident to serve as coroner decided that no inquest will be Williamson was arrested by sheriff s Strongest Counter Attack Since Foe Crossed Lower Reaches of Don RETAKE OLD POSITIONS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Army troops V counterattHciangr south west of reported oday to have thrown the Germans nto retreat and reoccupied an Im portant line even while the Invad ers wedged into Don bend defenses above that area and forced two nore crossings of the Kuban river n the Krasnodar Military dispatches said tne Rus sian forces generally improvec their positions in the area above where a German task force has been striking up the StalingradNovorossisk rail line to ward the The counter attack appeared the strongest Marshal Semeon Timo shenkos men had undertaken since the invaders the lower reaches of the Several miles lost by the Rus sians were regained assaults up on enemyoccupied hills and the army Red said several invasion firing points were While shock troops occupied a defense section which had been hurriedly erected by the Germans and their Rumanian other Red Army forces strengthened their positions guarding the lower Volga and Enemy Halted Izvestia said Russian infantry artillery and fulfilled the order to halt the enemy by al means in the Kletskaya sector northwest of Pravda reported that a Russian descent group penetrated the Ger man rear in this fought of attacks by German planes and and killed 300 Germans in a twoday battle battal ions of enemy dis patch did not whether the descent group were parachutists or planeborne On the Voronezh battlefield fierce fighting was reported devel oping for control of a section of th west bank of the Aerial activ ity there was restricted temporarily heavy Izvestia said Rumanian and Hun garian troops were being hurled in to the fight in an effort to recap ture important points which thi Russians had taken in counterat Turn to Page 2 GABLE LOSES HIS MUSTACHE MIAMI of his famous mustache Corporal Clark Gable is bucklta down to the rigid discipline of th army air forces officer candidat school Informed upon enrolling tha regulations forbid anyone less than a first lieutenant to sport a he promptly went to a barber shop for a close Gable did not appear botherec at the prospect of having to aris daily at and work unti He said he frequently hac to get up that early for movi and believed he was in pretty good shape His first training at this stream lined West Point was in making his AIRMEN 5 BRAZILIAN SHIPS SUNK BY UBOATS Diplomat Exchange Ships Held in Port Public In dignation Flares RETURN TO BASE SAFELY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AN AMERICAN BOMBER BASE growing American bombing offensive to smash atNazi strongholds in Ger many and occupied Europe in co ordination with the RAF until the was is won was under way today after a highly allAmeri an bombing attack on the German ield railway yards at Twelve Flying with Ira Eaker in one he leading flew yesterday hrough all the antiaircraft fire he Germans mastered the jest of Germanys fighter planes and left their target under a great jail of smoke and Six other Flying Fortresses exe attacks oivJpunkiik All eighteen of the giant bomb ers returned their They escorted to theh largets by Canadian and Jnited States fighters and two of these were But the fighters shot down two German planes and 21yearold Sergt Kent West of West belly bunner in one of the shot an other German fighter out of the An American Show It was an American show anc Erom General Eaker on down the boys were Flying at heights where tanksupplied oxy gen was almost constantly neces the Fortresses hardly broke formationthroughout the run American ground crews watted to cheer them as the Fortresses skim med in to a landing here after the The bombs which tangled up the railroad yards at historic miles northwest of poured out of sleek ships bearing such designations as Baby Peggy Johnny Birm ingham Big and Berlin Genera Bakers plane was labelled Yankee Major Carl com mander of the air forces in the European was plainl We will bomb Germany as fasl and often as possible until we win the he This marks the real start of an evefincreas ing American bombing Turn to Page 13 Virtually complete field equip ment for the 122nd Company Michigan State is now on hand at the Supply directing a staff of noncommissioned officers and enlisted men last unloaded crates of equipment shipped from the Quartermasters Corps a1 Among the equipment received were new steel the latest type first aid bed barracks mess including mess forks and spoons and gar rison Several Remington automatii shotguns also were They will be carried by the noncom missioned Privates are issued singlebarreled Most of the issue was The 177th and 122nd Com panies each have been issued three submachine guns of caliber and of the latest Several men from the two com panies recently spent two days a Grayling where they were given in the care and opera tionv of these LOSS OF LIFE UNKNOWN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RIO DE Brazilian diplomat exchange steam Bage and Cuyaba remained in iort the start of their voy age to Europe with Axis diplomats while public feeling flared nto open demonstrations on resent ment at the staking of five Bra zilian ships by Axis submarines in the past three Stronglyworded editorials in the Brazilian press fanned antiAxis and cases of attacks on erman property by enraged Bra zilians were The Journal said the delay in departure of the diplomat exchange ships definitely was connected with the We have been patient in ex the newspaper from Me five two of them carry ing was still The Diario de Noticias declared Brazil was neither intimidated nor disposed toforgive The newspaper added that the attacks on shipping off the Brazili an coast actually implied a grow ing weakness of the German since the leginning of have been expelled from the zones of major starting with British to the United States routes lo arid from there to the United States the Gulf of Mexico and the and now io the Brazilian the news paper If those undersea craft devote themselves to attacks on small vessels navigating between Bahia and Recife it is obvious that it is becoming difficult to sink ships taking new materials to the United and arms to Survivors Reach Shore Along the northeast coast surviv ors continued to arrive in battered life wreckage drifted and planes of the Brazilian airforce kept the whole area under careful Army and navy forces were co ordinated hi rescue and all shipping along the coast was re As survivors came in from the waters where their ships went down virtually within sight of Bra zils it was Impossible to ob tain any immediate estimate of the number who lost their Survivors were given medical treatment on the palmlined beach es of little fishing villages scattered for miles along the Thirtyone survivors from the Baehendy and Araraquara eight of them Brazilian army officers anc one a woman those suffering injur ies or shock were given treatment at the towns principal hotels while antiAxis demonstrations flamec Turn to Pagte 13 ROBERT WATKINS OF ADRIAN IN BOMBER RAID ON FRANCE News dispatches yesterday from England named Sgt Robert Wat kins 18 years formerly o Route 1 as a crew member of one of the Flying Fortresses which bombed an left the Germanheld center in smoking Watkins is the son of and Robert Watkins and re cently notified his parents of his safe arrival hi Alter hi enlistment January 1942 in th army air corps at Fort Benjamin hewas sent t Sheppard for train tag as a He was given further training at McDUI Fielc and at Tampa and before being sent His parents said today a cent letter from Sgt Watkins stated that he was doing nothta but having a good time going t dances and Before Watkins was employed by the Bonn Aluminum Brass He high Details of Continuing and Still Crowing Battle Are Not Disclosed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MacArthurs Head d States Marines have won soHd oeholds in the Solomon the irst step to victory In the first al ied offensive action in the while allied airmen comb the outhern seas to blast the Japanese their ships and harbors wherev r they may be trying to go to the That was the broad picture to ay over thousands of square miles f the South Pacific where the ighting forces of the United Na tions have begun to roll back the riemy in a campaign of growing It was the official story of the Jnited States Navy and of General MacArthurs A navy communique issued in Washington showed the attack on he Solomons to have been a mighty onslaught which caught the Tapanese flatfooted on 7 Australian time in the Guadalca nalTulagi one of their most vulnerable The harbor of Tulagi is one of he best in the southwest Pacific and the airfield on Guadalcanal makes that island a gigantic air craft carrier anchored athwart the sea lane from America to Japs Take Beating Without divulging details of the till continuing and still growing the communique gave these assurances that the first phase has ended in defeat for the Japanese n the ashore and afloat South Pacific area It is now possible to issue some details of the attacks and anding operations which have been n progress in the Solomon Islands tace the early morning of 7 local The attacks were a complete surprise to the and 18 of heir seaplanes were destroyed be 7ore they could get into Turn to Page MEN ARE ACCEPTED Next Draft Group Will Leave August 28 for Fort Custer The Lenawee county draft board to Adrian received notice yester day listing those members of the August 13 induction group who were accepted for active army serv ce after final physical examina tions in Detroit Adrian men who are eligible now for active duty are Leonard kahili James of 606 Company Paul Edward Cairns of 1129 College Ralph DeVere aarris of 129 Lyle Sdward of 724 East Beecher Donald Joseph Sprow of 729 West Maple Avenue and Wayland At Skeels of 224 South Scott from Blissfield who were accepted are Percy John Sarold William Leon James Michael Joseph Frederick Benavidez and Roy William Hudson men are Roy Amil Komary nski and Lawrence Andrew Norman Glenn Wirick and Harold Wayne both of also were accepted Others who will begin military service soon are Vernon Arlo Sante mire Edward Sol arski and Carl William Dinse of Tecumseh William James Kunkel of Deerfield Dwight Vernon Knauss and Frank Bahlburg of Clayton dare Wyman Rhoades of Clinton Lafe Emerald Arnett of Cement City and Foster Joseph Blood of The following men were accept ed for service Victor Emil Carlson of Route Adrian Forest Canter of Manitou Beach Eldon Claire Hibbard and Wilson Leroy both of 216 South Locust Street The men will be granted usual 14day furlough during which time they will be considered members of the army They are to report at the Adrian armory at on the morning of August 28 from which point they will leave by bus for Battle Creefc So begin active duty at Fort ;