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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - August 21, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADBIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Warm Weather DctaUi on Fan Two AUGUST 1942 PRICE 3 CENTS National to Discontinue Bank nig Business After 000 Transfer of Assets OFFICERS ARE ELECTED The Lenawee County Savings Bank became a institu tion yesterday when its share holders and those of the National Bank of Adrian approved a plan for the Lenawee bank to take over the business of the The National bank will discontinue as a banking institution and share holders will be paid The ac tion leaves Adrian three Meeting yesterday morning at 10 the shareholders of the Lenawee bank voted to buy depos its in the National bank totaling approximately As soon as the details can be worked out the National depos along with a like amount of assets of notes and mortgages approved by Lena wee bank will be trans ferred to the Lenawee The Lenawee shareholders also voted to increase the banks capital stock from to to conform with state banking laws that require the capitalization to be in ratio with With the increase in the banks capital ization it will become possible for the Lenawee bank to handle larg er loans for At 3 oclock yesterday afternoon the National shareholders met and approved the sale of the as sets of their bank to the Lenawee County and took other steps neces sary to the discontinuance of the banking The actual transfer of safety deposit deposits and securities will be made over a week end as soon as Officers Are Elected Directors of the Lenawee bank met last night and elected Russell former vice president of the as vice president of the former cashier at the was pro moted to vice president William former cashier at the was named as assistant vice president at the Other all former Lenawee were elected as fol lows Norman Groeschow Lear Van Valkenburg as sistant Robb remains as president of the Lenawee and Prentice as avice Most of the clerks and office workers at the National are ex pected to be transferred to the Leslie assistant cashier at the yesterday began work as assistant cashier at the Adrian State Savings All Securities Approved Both state and federal bank ex aminers have examined the Na tional Bank of Adrian in recent weeks and have approved all mortgages and other secur ities for transfer to the Lenawee The bank transaction completed yesterday makes no provision for the transfer of the National bank The enlarged Lenawee bank will conduct its business in its present quarters at the south east corner of Main and Maumee The interior of the build is being remodeled to accommodate the increased num ber of customers and to make more office space available for tellers and bank Turn to Page 6 Friends on Fishing Trip Are Unable to Rescue Thurman Fletcher Thurman 22 years old of 818 South Winter drowned when he fell from a boat in the River Raisin at Tecumseh last night about oclock while on a fishing trip with a party of The body was recovered by Michigan State Police of the Clinton post in about seven feet of water two hours accompanied by Has kell Leonard Jes sie Heath and Harley all of Route was on the river onehalf mile east of the power plant The men found a in which Lahart and Leonard Heath went Fletcher lost his balance and fell He had told theothers that he could but he could and he drowned despite the efforts of Heath to save Trooper Hugh Pope of the Clin ton post of the state ed by Hugh Hoyt of gan dragging at and recov ered the body at Coroner Ed Braun of Adrian was but he had not determined at noon today whether an inquest would be Fletcher is survived by his par and Elzie Fletcher of nine v Kather Rosalie and Betty Lou and two Herman and to Adrian about three months ago and has been employed by Max The body was brought to the Braun Funeral Funeral arrangements have not been com COMMANDOS RETURN FROM DIEPPE British and Allied Commandos crowd a pier on their return to England from the raid on Dieppe on the Germanheld French Associated Press by cable from Watches Canadians Fight Bloody Battle Of Dieppe Editors note Ross Munro of the Canadian Press went ashore with Allied shock troops storming the Dieppe beach under Nazi fire to get this firsthand story of the wars biggest Commando The fairhaired is assigned to cover the Canadian troops in He was with them on the recent maneuvers which turned out to be a dress re hearsal for yesterdays battle and was the only newspaperman with them when they raided Spitsber gen in the Arctic Ocean a year member of a Toron to newspaper joined the Canadian Press in He held a commission inthe Canadian Ar my Reserve before his assignment to By BOSS MUNRO Canadian Tress War Correspondent WITH THE CANADIAN RAID ING FORCE RETURNING FROM 20 eight raging hours under intense Nazi fire from dawn until a swel tering I watched Ca nadian troops fight the blazing bloody battle of I saw them go through this big gest of the wars raiding opera tions wild cYbwdeB helterskelter one upon another in crazy Over our heads in the cloudflecked French sky were fought the greatest air engage ments since the battle of dogfights carried on to a dizzy ac companiment of planes exploding in the diving down in flames or plummeting intotbe sea from thousands of Hour after hour the guns of the supporting warships growled sal voes at targets where by now tanks also were in violent Unearthly noises rumbled up and down the French shrouded for miles in smoke screens covering the fleet Shore a Hell Spot There was heroism at sea and in the skies in those but the hell spot was where in Expected toReport Next Few Weeks Special to The Telegram 21 The findings obtained at an inves tigation here Thursday into the WabashNew York Central train wreck at a crossing near Adrian Monday will be filed with the In terstate Commerce Commission for the consideration of that Yesterdays hearing was conduct ed by superintendent of the Montpelier division of the Wabash assistant general manager of the Wabash at St also was pres ent along with Bartiett of De troit and Garton of representative of the Bartiett and Garton visited the scene of the wreck Also present was Pierce of the Michigan Public Service Com mission and assistant superintendent of the New Tork Central roads in The re ports and recommendations of the railroad as well as the L will be filed with the L along with state ments of Members of the New York Cen tral train crew and the surviving members of the Wabash train crew gave testimony as well as signal men and welders employed by the two Reports indicated that statements made by the train men were substantially the same as those made to officers immedi ately after the accident At that time New York Central freight trainmen declared that they had the green light from the automatic signaling device that guards the Officers observed that the red light was set against the Wabash The pas senger ripped into the middle of the the Wabash engineer and fireman losing their it is expected that the L C C will report its findings concerning the wreck or four WLB Rejects Demand for General Wage Increase IP Government officials struggled to day to head off a strike vote by the VCIQV Aluminum of the Canadians fought at close quarters with the They iought to the end with courage and When they approached Dieppe it was an arsenal of coastal de When they left Dieppe ii was its ruins and its deac lying under a smoky The operation against Dieppe started from a British port Tues day I boarded a ship which also car ried a Royal Regiment from To It was 7 Only then were we told that Dieppe was our The Royals took it cooly enough They had been trained with the rest of the force for severa months on combined operations for just such a mosaics and photographs of Dieppe were and as the boats put to sea with other ships of the raiding fleet the troops were briefed in their It was a muggy but the sky was clear and the sea I was combined operations weather Below deck the men sat around cleaning fusing grenades arid loading magazines of Sten Bren Boards rejection of a demand for a general wage increase in the in dustry while they sought a peace ful A conference of 20 local union representatives from seven big plants of the Aluminum Company of employing was to convene for a third meeting this It was expected to consider for mally the plea of Charles commissioner of the conciliation division of the Department of that no further strike steps be taken until he had ex plored the possibilities of a set tlement Wards request came after George Strong of the ArmyAir Corps had described the acute danger of a work stop page in This nation cannot wage a win ning fight against the Axis ar rayed against us if we de prived of adequate air colonel told the union certainly cannot have adequate airpower if there is an interrup tion to aluminum Two representatives of the War Production Board also were in at tendance at the hotel where che meetings which began Wednesday have been To Hear Explanations The delegates were scheduled first today to hear the explana tions of the War Labor Board con cerning the wage The opinions were airmailed from Washington last night Then they to hear the report of a sub committee upon the best method of conducting the strike Turn to Page 9 KEDS OVERGERMANY From German Broad 21 JP Russian air raiders were Vjver wide areas of German occupied Poland last night DNB reported formed Shadowy tank landing craft that looked like oil tankers a score of small assault de motor launch es and torpedo Turn to Page 2 War At A Glance PRINCESS IS 12 21 cess Margaret younger daughter of King George VI and Queen marked her 12th birthday today at a Royal wartime home somewhere in the No special celebration plan reports small American force landed 17 on Makin Islands in Japheld but was completely Al lied air scouts report Japanese massing for couhterblow against Marines mopping up captured Solomon announce capture of Japanese stronghold of Kiangsi thus reducing threat of Japanese inva sion of FuMen repbrt wiping out Germans who storm across Don be fore Stalingrad and dealing set back to Nazi tank force at Kotel 95 miles south hail de fense of Leningrad on first anni versary its EUROPEAN cit ing sweep of 500 fighters over France and day bombing of Amiens by Flying claims United command of Says Farmers and Workers Must Take Less If We Are to Win the War speech prepared for delivery be fore a mass meeting of war work ers atNorfolk last Pric Administrator Leon Henderson demanded immediate price ceiling 6ri both wages and farm The warning irom Henderson followed a reversal by Secretary ofAgriculture Claude Wickarc who came out for parity pric ceilings on agricultural commodi ties instead of the 110 per cent p parity provided in the existiri price control Wickard als announced that he will approv ceiling prices on live a mov he had last night Sender dqnof feel it is too t suggestthat no single group be ex empt hte demands of war Nor ao I feel that I am being un fair to the the wag I say that this wa so far has riot demanded from these groups what it if we are to wi this Again I are w out to win or to profi from it Henderson declared that unless we now move ahead on our figh against that battle wi be Prices on commodities that ar controled have gone bu balanced against the rise in costs which are not the co of living has continued to is but one conclusion said We must sume the We must re sume if against tfiose commoditie which are not under Tha offensive can be i can thru thecoop eration of two great American groups The farmers and th I working with the Sec retary of Agriculture on a plan for a ceiling on some farm prices That means that the farmer is go ing to be asked to take less for hi It is my firm conviction that he must take from now for many of his Turn Page 9 AUCTIONS Public Tecumseh victor See adv Market west or North Mo See adv on Market southwest ot Somer set Drake See adv ENEMIES TO CEASE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS dent Roosevelt warned enemy na tions in a formal statement today of fearful retribution to come for what he called their barbaric crimes against civilian populations in AxiS70ccupied The Chief Executive issued his warning after Secretary of State lull had given him ion from the Netherlands Ambas sador and the Yugoslav and the uxembourg ministers calling at ention to Nazi killing of Describing these as acts of des perate the President said the overnment of the United States had been receiving information on Axis atrocities from numerous sources and would welcome When the United Nations achieve he it is their pur ose to make appropriate use of the amassed The time will Roose velt when the guilty persons will have to stand up in courts of law in countries they now are op pressing and answer for their Asked at his press conference whether he could commit the peo ple of ravaged countries to acting through courts of law once they jot a chance at their the Chief Executive admitted prob ably he could not do but said ie was expressing a hope that ju dicial processes would Roosevelt said he had heard of pleas from the oppressed nations to give them one week at their but that he did not He said he thought persons of sober judgment would approve methods of judicial procedure be cause we do not wish to kill inno cent An example of this procedure was he in the recent spy trial Marines Mop Up Solomon Islands By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS of the v The winning American thrust at he Solmon Islands has reached the advanced stage of mopping up remnants of Japanese forces ap parently left stranded there when enemy warships were destroyed or forced to The navy said yesterday that while the United States were busy with this Japanese destroyers and submarines engaged in a casual bombardment of the newly won short They inflicted only jut a Japanese destroyer or cruiser was bombed and American aircraft the navys first communi que in three days on the action in he Solomons brought word that t was continuing with uninterrupt ed It also brought evi dence corroborating the general assumption that the marines have nstalled themselves in positions from which they will not easily be The navy gave no details of the but observers piecing to gether todays news and that con tained in previous communiques PA1H TO STALINGRAD Germans Battle to Establish Bridgeheads on Don By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 21 German forces crossed the loop southeast of Kletskayafought vjplegtly Stalin gracf field dispatches said strong Russian bayonet charges pinned down the vanguard and the complementary thrust from thesouthwest was hurled back by Izvestia declared that almost all the Germans who sought to estab lish bridgeheads along the Don bend were but two fresh Nazi divisions moved This report from the govern ment publication came as the army Red said ap proaches to the river were covered with the bodies of Ital Hungarians and even while the crossing effort per German airmen supported the as sault Soviet air scouts discovered a large concentration of Italians in two settlements and Red army ground troops were reported to have wiped out virtually all of them in surprise attacks with mor Reverses again attended the de fense of the westernand central Russians that about 700 Germans were killed south of Krasnodar before afurth er Soviet retreat in that area and that the invaders made some ad vance southeast of Pyatigorsk only at heavy cost Red navy on patrol against a possible German attempt to supplement Caucasian operations with an invasion from the were credited officially with sink ing a Nazi transport in the Black Turn to Page 2 War spending by the treasury is higher than any government ever attained but official tics showed today that American consumers are still spending more than the Government economists figurec despite the War Production Boards efforts to curtail the man ufacture of consumer the public spent for all purposes in the first half of this year compared with 000 for the Capital ex penditures by private business amounted to the WPB restrictions are gradually swinging the balance and by the end of the year the eco nomists figure that spending totals for the last half will read for for and for private capital ex If these estimates pan 1942 will set a record of 000 of combined government aric private spending for all purposes This will be at least more than the national income for the reflecting the fact that the is spendioa borrowed BELIEVE ALLIES HOLD AIR CONTROL OVER WESTERN EUROPE set afire by They recalled that previous navy announcements told of attacks on Japanese shipping in the harbors of the and a night bat tle between American and Jap anese naval in which the lat ter were forced to retreat Mean the marines made their The destruction or disabling of ships in the harbor and the de feat of the Japanese flotillas at sea obviously left the Japanese troops on the islands cut Many of them were killed in the navy had and many prisoners were Following is the communique issued by the navy South Pacific area marines are engaged in mopping up remnants of the Japanese forces on the islands which were captured in the Solomon Casual bombardments of our shore positions by enemy air destroyers and submarines have inflicted only minor An enemy destroyer or cruiser was bombed and set afire by our endeavored to reconstruct the Turn to Page 2 PRAYERS AND BOASTS ARE ON EVERY TONGUE IN TODAY Prayers and proud boasts were on every tongue today in this southern Ontario city just across the river from Detroit the safety of hus Proud the Essex famed regiment recruited from the border once more had carried all this time as spearhead of the Comman do raid at Mayor Arthur Reaume of Windsor voiced feelings of broth ers and dads whom the Scottish left behind them when they march ed away on May We were not the mayor We are hoping for the All we want now is names and 20 STATES AFPECIED Petroleum Coordinator Harold Ickes today prohibited railroad de livery of automobile gasoline in 20 states in the middle west and south west in a move to release an es timated to tank cars for supplying the The states brought under the ban were Missis sippi Arkan Mis Ill Wis North Dakota and South Deputy Coordinator Ralph Davies said it remains to be seen whether rationing of petroleum would be made necessary in those states as a result of the ENTHUSIASTIC CANNEKS 21 ff county folk must be en thusiastic home say ra tioning board So far theyve obtained pounds of sugar for the purpose enough to can 47 quarts of fruit for each of the persons in the NEW iP A British broadcast said today that Fortress to have launched a big attack off the Sol omon Islands against Japanese war The broadcast heard by CBS said no details had been United States Flying bombers were reported President today signed a bill permitting living allowances due the dependents of service men to be paid as soon as necessary bookkeeping can be The bill amends the original al lotment act barred any pay ments until after November IP Fernand de Vichy representative in told a French cabinet meet ing today that the Allies lost men killed aruf captured at The majority were Canadians with a few De Gaulle De Brinon He came here to give the German report on the coasta 21 VPhA report from Algarve Province tonight said a fierce naval and air battle was raging off Cape Saint Vin the southwest tip of Portu Certain DolIaraYear Men Blamed for Shortage of Critical Materials 21 Blaming certain dollarayear men of the War Production Board lor shortages of critical war ma members of WPBs labor advisory committee called upon Chairman Donald Nelson today for their As WPB officials disclosed that Nelson had directed a review of personnel and elimination of exe cutives considered unsuited to their the advisory committees Lhree CIO members made public a resolution protesting that the war effort was being paralyzed as a result of inefficient The petition was signed by Clin ton assistant to the presi dent of the United Steel Workers of America John president of the International Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of and Walter vice president of the United Auto mobile and Aircraft Workers of Every effort to expand steel production facilities and to plan for maximum utilization of present steel production the re solution has been block ed by vested interests in the steel industry who have been given aid and comfort by certain dollara year men in important positions in the iron and steel branch of the Urging dismissal of other exe cutives the resolution claim are responsible for similar shortages in their respective divi the group appealed to Nel son to reinstate Frederick Lib engineering dis charged the CIO committee mem bers was fired for tell ing the truth hi a expos ing the failure of the dollarayear WPB ironsteel branch Board said the engineer was discharged for dis cussing a confidential report on iron and steel operations with out siders and for other personnel rea WPB officials saic that Nelsons order for a genera housecleaning as a part of his get tough policy brought reports that resignations or dismissals in var ious branches of WPB were immin ent British Regard Dieppe Attack As Triumph From Every Angle By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS clipped wings of the German air force ia western Europe was Cranked to day by British observers as the first big dividend of Allied of the they now is complete beyond not only over Britain and the channel but even deep in territory These commentators said by the extra ordinary show of allied airpower with virtually no op position and apparently without he loss of a single over Termanheld In broad 500 fighters swept across the French vhere never before had more 300 planes made such a raid at one a force of the United States big fourengiried Flying fortresses rained explosives on the Amiens railway yards without evert sighting a Nazi fighter over the arget The smoke of battle has lifted from ruined The natural surge of enthusiasm over the masterful assault on the most strongly guarded point of Nazi coast has given way to sober rea But even in the cold light of act and Britons regarded Wednesday as a day of allied xiumph from every a victory on the field as a lelp to as a step forward n the whole master plan of the United A communique summarizing the raid called it a successful demon stration of coorindation all iree sea and Profit And Loss Account Although the official announce ment labelled the attack merely a reconnaissance in it said the raid had a vital part in allied Here was its profit and loss account There was too the sources that was planning a showdown with the armed services on priority powers within the next 36 He was they to reemphas ize full control over his priority power and repudiateany claim of the armed services to veto power enabling the armynavy munitions board to prevent WPB from grant ing the superpriority rating to civilian BOMBER CRASHES 21 Search for four soldier reported missing after the crash of a medium army bomber near here yesterday but little hope is held that the Mac Dill Field public relations office said Bodies of two of the six in crew were recovered and identi fied soon after the plane fell abbu four miles south of Plant City east of Among the missing and believec to be dead were First Grand Ninetyone German planes de finitely destroyed with about wice that number probably des stroyed or damaged Two gun batteries destroyed A radio location station destroy 3 Two small vessels sunk Heavy casualties inflicted on Germans Prisoners Losses Ninetyeight allied planes lost The destroyer 904 sunk Fairly large number of landing craft destroyed The loss of some tanks which attackers were ordered to blow up CTurn to Page 9 CLAIM Say Landing Attempt at Tip of Gilbert Islands Fails From Japanese Broad 21 Japanese communique reported today that some 200 American troops effect ed a landing at dawn August 17 on Makin at the northern tip of the Gilbert but were repulsed There was no Allied confirmation of a landing The Gilbert Islands are the Equator miles southwest of the Hawaiian They are a cluster of 16 small with an area in all of 166 square Makin Island itself is north of the Equator and about miles northeast of the Soloman Islands where Marines have been consolidating positions won from the Japanese hi the first Allied of fensive in the The Gilbert along with the Marshalls just to the north were bombarded by air and naval artillery in the first offen sive thrust by the United States Navy late in Jaluit one of the main bases in the Marshall group which a Navy communique announced on February 1 had been attacked in that is only 230 miles northwest of Makin The full communique follows The Japanese garrison on Makin Island at the northern tip of the former Britishowned GU bert in spite of their nu merical repulsed com pletely some 200 American troops who effected a landing at dawn on the island August The communique was issued by Imperial The Gilbert Islands were occu pied by Japanese forces at the out set of the war in the ;