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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - August 31, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TEL Not Much Change In Temperature Weather Details on Pace Two MONDAY AUGUST 1942 PRICE 3 Toledo Man Loses His Boy Is Saved at Devils Lake BOY LEARNING TO SWIM Less than five hours after it was demonstrated to a re suscitator and life saving equip jnent purchased for the Devils and Round lake areas through the ef forts of the Island Park Recreation Club was used for the first time Sunday night when Harold Schar 41 years of Toledo lost his life in a drowning Ten yearold Joseph Spratt who was receiving a swimming lesson from Scharer was saved by artificial The man and members of group occupying the same cot went out in a boat together In front ofthe Lake View Hotel at Devils lake shortly before 9 After rowing about 20 feet out irom the Lake View diving dock and raft just learning to entered the water and started to swim toward the raft The water was about 12 feet The boy started to flounder and go Scharer jumped in after Joseph later told sher iffs officers that he recalled grab bing his instructor around the neck and pulling his Heard Boy Scream The screams of boy were heard on shore by Miss Connie Hackett of Hudson and by other resorters out in Occupants of one of the boats pulled the boy out of the water and took him to chore where he was revived by artificial respiration within a few Only when the boy re covered consciousness and asked where is the man that was with me did rescuers know that he had a It was almost dark at the The search for Scharers body then Paul Stark of an expert re covered the body by In the meantime a call was sent for the new life saving equipment kept at the Island Park club between Devils and Round Norman McKenzie of the Adrian fire partment and members of the Michigan State Police and sheriffs department demonstrated the equipment to resorters for two hours yesterday New Equipment Orville chairman j of the club committee that braised funds for the resuscitator and purchased and both of and Donald Hostet ler of Adrian used the equipment lor an hour and a half is an effort to revive the Toledo Reynolds of Fayette then pro nounced Scharer Coroner Ed Braun of Adrian was called and decided that no inquest would be Reynolds was of the opinion that Scharers death was caused by a heart attack rather than The Toledoan had a reputation as an expert swimmer and apparently he went down with out a Scharer was precision instrument worker with the Spicer Manufacturing Com pany in and Scharer and their six year old and Joseph Spratt and their son and and Seige Snyder and two all of had taken one of the Riley cottages at Lake View until over Labor The tragedy happenedon the sec ond day that the party had been at the Scharers body was brought to the Braun Funeral Home last night and today was to be removed to Toledo for services and lEditors note Larry who won the 1941 Pulitzer prize award for distinguished report ing in foreign affairs for his work with the British Mediter ranean is back at an Egyp tian base after prolonged dive bombing of a destroyer from which he witnessed the shelling of Axis positions near El Cut and he tells in the following dispatch of the British attack and its By LAKRY ALLEN ABOARD A DESTROYER OF THE BRITISH MEDITERRANE AN 30 Delayed OP British warships smashed Field Marshal Erwin Rommels big Axis supply base in the Egyptian desert south of El Daba with a predawn bombardment today and fought their way home under ceaseless divebombing concentration on this flotilla Naval gunners fired high explosive shells into the sleeping GermanItalian base in 42 They left a wide area of destruc tion and huge fires amid tank repair ammuni tion and fuel Turn to Page 2 IS AXIS PLANES DESTROYED 31 W defenses destroyed 13 Axis planes during 24hours end ing Nine were British radio said 807 enemy planes had been destroyed over Malta and there had been nearly alerts there during the Treasury Plans Spending Tax By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ury proposals for a new wartime tax on individuals a spending tax calculated to yield upward of be laid before the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Walter Georgia Demo said Designed to tighten the brakes on as well as to boost the new levy would im pose additional taxes on practi cally all persons with more than annual Turn to Page 9 2 Adrian Youths Will Serve From 8 Months to 5 Years Two Adrian youths who had pleaded guilty to charges of steal ing two automobile two tires and two inner tubes from an automobile owned by the Schnei der Brothers Garage of Tecumseh were given prison sentences today by Circuit Judge Arthur Rath Richard 17 years of 647 West Beechef Street and How ard of 532 South Cen ter Street were ordered to serve eight months to five year terms in the Southern Michigan Prison at Jackson on the first count of larceny of the equipment and an additional eight months to ten year terms for stealing articles which are rationed by the federal gov The sentences are to be served State police of the Clinton post made the ar A default judgment of and costs was awarded today to the Economy Savings Loan of Toledo in its suit against Rollie arid Nola Williams to collect a bal ance on a promissory Rex Martin represented the plain A decree quieting title to prop erty in Adrian was awarded today to Reid Bailey in a suit which named Adeline Dennis and others as George Bennett of Adrian was the attorney for the Attitude Sought In Districts On Milk Program Most of the rural schools in Lenawee county opened their doors for the autumn term this morning although 12 schools have been forced to remain closed until next Monday pending the approval of teaching certificates by the State Department of Public In Instructions and school supplies were distributed to 160 teachers at a meeting Saturday in the court house presided over by county school commis Miss Mildred Snyder of Sand Creek gave an informal talk on teaching reading in the schools A proposal to introduce a school milk program in the rural schools of Lenawee county as a part of a statewide program discussed by a representative of the Agri cultural Marketing Administration of Under the school children would be able to purchase half pint bottles of milk at school for one cent per bottle with the state government paying the remainder of the cost Armstrong said that question naires concerning the value of the program in the rural schools are being sent out to the various dis Whether or not the pro gram is adopted will depend on the Armstrong GRANGES WILL HOLD COUNTY CONVENTION THURSDAY IN ADRIAN Ten delegates to the Michigan State Grange convention which is to be held here the last week in October will be elected at the an nual county convention to be held Thursday afternoon in the circuit court room at the court house in The convention will open at Grew Confirms Reports of Atrocities on Captured Missionaries URGES MORE SACRIFICES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 31 A swashbuckling Japan can be crushed only by an offensive war leading to complete defeat in bat Joseph for 10 years United States ambassador to told the nation last hi his first public report since returning on the warned that America was fighting a powerful fighting a people whose morale cannot and will not be broken even by succes sive who will certainly not be broken by economic He said the Japs were a people who individually and collectively will gladly sacrifice their lives for their emperor and their nation and who can be brought to earth only by complete defeat in Confirming atrocity stories of other Americans back from Grew told of the bayoneting of cap tured soldiers and the water cure given elderly American mission The former who said these atrocities represented the side of Japanese assailed the Japanese military machine which brought on this charging it with brutality and utter Grew said Japanese friends had endeavored to help him and other Americans imprisoned after the Pearl Harbor but said that as patriots would fight for their emperor and country to the last ditch if The he have put great store in what they consider to be the white mans Consider Us Weaklings They look upon us Americans as constitutional de manding our daily comforts and unwilling to make the sacrifices de manded for victory in a war against a military machine which has pre pared and trained itself in Spartan simplicity and the hardness and toughness demanded by They attach great importance to the former disunity in the United States over the war issue and they still count on an appreciable inter Caroused spirit ofits that they Japan will be in com plete control of all East When they they made no provision for failure they left no road open for he They struck with all the force and power at their And they will continue to fight in the same manner until they are utterly Grew said that if Americans at tempted to continue leading nor mal leaving sacrifices to mem bers of the armed we shall unquestionably risk the dan ger of a stalemate in this war of ours with I have come home with my as sociates in the Far East to join our war effort with yours and I realize perhaps better than anyone that nothing less than the exertion of our maximum individ ually and in a war of offense will bring our beloved coun try safely through these deep wat ers to the longedfor haven of a victorious he War At A Glance Each of ttie 23 subordinate Granges in the county is entitled to send four delegates to the county con vention at which resolutions to be presented to the state gathering also will be REPLACED 31 ian radio said today Field Marshal Wilhelm Siegmund List had been replaced as German commander in chief in the Balkans by CoL Alexander Reports to London indicated that the Field Marshal was transferred from that field after writing Hitler to criticize present operations and war against another winter cam paign in Soviet Dispatches from Ankara three weeks ago said List was reported in command of an army concent rated on the Soviet front near Mos cow for another drive at the cap i By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PACIFIC reports Japanese invaders hi Milne Bay area of New Guinea being wiped out in trap after costly Marines consolidate hold on cap tured picking offlast resisting land backed by air press retreating Japanese to outskirts of held by invaders two years Also retake more bomb Japan bases hi east Yank bombers blast at Japanese bases in Burma and Stal ingrads defenses holdfirm while counterattacking Soviets on cen tral front smash vast pivotal Rzhev and clear wholenorthern bank of Germans claim penetra tion to within 15 miles of Stalin i as night raiders fire AP correspondent finds Reds strong in center and American including show ing up EUROPEAN for weatherbound Russians blast eastern Germany and fire under alarm three arid American bombers hit Axis ports and shipping for heavy while Malta bags 13 more planes in British tacitly admit making com mandolike raid on Axisheld island of between Crete and WHAT CITY WARDENS WILL WEAR Japs Fall Into Allied Trap Driven Out Of Peninsula North Of Milne Bay Area Adrian civilian defense heads held a private fashion show with some of the steel helmets designed to protect the citys air raid wardens and auxiliary Official approval of was given from left to Commissioner Louis cus todian of chief air raid and Karl civilian defense Hochs official title now is Adrian civilian defense instead of The title of commander had to be used in order to receive defense equip Special arm bands for defense workers also have been received and will be distributed in the next two or three weeks along with certificates for all wardens and auxiliary firemen and policemen who have completed training The helmets and arm bands will be displayed on the stage of the Croswell theater Tuesday night in connection with the opening of the theater war bond Ford Workers Wage Demands to Be Certified to WLB 31 ff Offi cials of the United Automobile Workers CIO said today that ne gotiators had reached an agree ment upon provisions of contract covering employees of the Ford Motor with the ex ception of sections dealing with wages and grievance Wage topped by a pro posal for a dollaraday will be certified to the War Labor the union Another conference has been scheduled on a UAW demand for an umpire system of appealing The National Ford Council of the UAW has approved other con tract a union spokes man and they will be sub mitted to Ford employees in a series of ratification meetings dur ing the next two The un ion would not disclose specific terms of the new the sec ond between Ford and the but said the company had agreed to meet the following demands in whole or in part shop and features of the contract be The demand for more liberal representation than the present ratio of one UAW com mitteeman for each department of The establishment of a spe cial personnel department to de vote its full time to adjusting another demand of the The unions demand for in clusion of payroll department em chemists draftsmen and engineers under the contracts Negotiations between company before a War Labor Board panel headed by Harry Schulman of the Yale University law school ended three weeks and agree ment on the nonwage un ion officers was reached last By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Five persons lost their lives in traffic accidents over the week end Two persons were killed at Cadillac and six others were hurt when their automobile struck a parked car and crashed into a ditch Sun LEATHERNECKS LAND Action pictures of the United States Marines landing on the Solomon Islands may be found on page CADILLAC Two persons died and six were injured before dawn Sunday when their automobile struck a parked car and careened into a The accident occurred within the city James Kohler of Cadillac was killed instantly and Roy also of died in Mercy hos pital soon after the Edward Loughrin and Miss Lorraine Corco both of were in jured so seriously they required hospital treatment and the others were released after receiving first Earl was killed and his companion seri ously injured Sunday when their motorcycle collided with an auto The driver of the car held for Miss Helen of sub urban Highland died in a hospital Saturday night of automo bile accident Her 19year old driver of the car in which she was was fined 525 and placed on four months probation for running a traffic Willjam of suffered a skull fracture after alighting from a northbound street car at Woodward Avenue and Sibley he stepped in front of a southbound Witnesses said the car hurled him 20 He was taken to Re ceiving automobile struck and killed William as he was walking along M13 a quartermile south of Saginaw Has Been Main Jap Base in Kiangsi for 29 Months 31 UP soldiers are storming the suburbs of Japans ma jor base in Kiangsi province for 29 and have recaptured the railriver city of Lungyu in their eastward pursuit of the Japanese in Chekiang the Chinese reported tonight A high command communique said the Chinese began attacks on the Nanchang outskirts after pur suing the enemy units northward from 40 miles south of Heavy fighting was reported in progress near nine miles south of which the Chi nese captured Japanese reenforcements launched a counter All Positions Retaken Thus the Chinese were present ing their greatest threat to Nan chang since the Japanese captured it March The Japanese and their German allies broadcast official reports be littling Chinas in Che kiang arid provinces and saying offensive launched last May hadr achieved its objective of preventing any pos sibility of the United Nations estab lishing air bases for raids on the Chinese already have recaptured the three major bases for raids on and The Chinese announced the cap ture of the village of about 12 miles south of and indicated that the Chinese thus had pushed the Japanese back to the area they held around Nan chang before they began their campaign last May to take east ern China airfields and seize a rail road to The high command has not an nounced the capture of but a Central news agency dispatch said the city was occupied this Lungyu is 20 miles east of site of the biggest air base in It was also reported unofficially that the Chinese had occupied 20 miles northwest of Lungyu and terminus of a branch rail line from Threaten Entire Railway The Japanese captured Lanchi May 15 days after launching the drive which resulted in occupa tion of wide areas of Chekiang and Kiangsi The reoccupa tion of Lanchi would endanger Kiu hwa and possibly expedite the with drawal of Japanese troops from the railway between Lungyu and Chinas present offensive has re captured nearly 350 miles of the ChekiangKiangsi railway and most of the territory Japan gained this summer in the two A Tokio report broadcast by Berlin quotedrJapahese headquart ers as saying the Chinese hat not scored successes in their drive that they had merelyoccupied dis tricts evacuated by the Japanese in the course of a regrouping cf soldiers in the two and that the Japanese held all im portant strategical districts in the two Japanese said several units of their forces in South had established them selves alonga new front after at taining their objectives against Chungking THEYLL REMEMBER 31 clock men are going to remembet Pearl down to the Delegates to a convention of the Pennsylvania Horological Associa whose members are watch and dock voted today to place in showwin dows clocks with the hands stop ped at In each window will be a placardreading This clock is set to remind us first shot at Pearl Harbor at on December Remember the time the crime at all AUCTIONS Sept Public southwest at Virgil See on Market Auction south of Manttou Victor See Market Guadalcanal Marines Are Nasty And Plenty Mad 31 navy today released the following report of the Guadalcanal dated from James of a Ma rine Corps combat correspondent This is no parade ground bunch of Marines on The pretty blue uniforms are all back home and the green dungaree field uniforms are torn and The boys are tough and and they are plenty They dont need any entertainment to keep their morale A little a lot of ammunition and an enemy to use it and the boys will take the situation in To a the Marines in the Solomon Islands pay tribute to the gallantry of the naval units that took part in the During the torpedo bombing attack launch ed by the Japanese on August gunners of those units manned their guns with devasting scoring hit after hit on the low flying enemy Only meager details of the naval engagement which took place dur ing the night of August S9 have been received at We that no enemy ship slipped through to aid the be leagued Japanese land Contrary to precedent in am phibious the offensive action in the Solomons was accom plished with comparatively small losses for attacking Marine forces and disastrous casualties for the de fending Enemy Losses Great Enemp losses in the south Pa cific are also measured in millions of dollars worth of equipment and thousands of man hours of con struction work taken over by the Marines on The sur prise attack was made so swiftly that the Japanese had no time to sabotage their own materiel and They headed for the hills so fast that breakfast was left unfinished on many camp from pris oners indicates that enemy forces on Guadalcanal consisted of pion ofvlabor units and seasoned veterans of rthe Philippine and Singapore Among the personal effects found in the camps were Marine Corps and British army The Jap anese who left them behind will PLANES AIM 31 UP United States bombers in the Middle East effectively attacked enemy air fields east of Matruh and harbor and dock facilities of Tobruk this it was officially an Heavy and medium bombers par ticipated in the which was pronounced RAF bombers and torpedocarry ing planes set two Axis ships afire and hit least one other in an attack off the coast of Libya Satur day night and set fire to an oil tanker in the Mediterranean yes a joint headquartersRAF communiqufi The tanker was left blazing from stem to the communique The British planes also at tacked escort vessels with cannon and machinegun The principal activity in the Mediterranean theater was aimed at the Axis supply there be ing nothing but patrol activity re ported from the land There were some air the El Alamein and British fighters shot down at least three Messerschmitts and damaged oth the communique Two German bombers were re ported shot down during Axis raids on Allied landing Japs Wont Give Relief Vessel Safe Passage the face of Japans refusal to allow a neutral ship to carry food and clothing direct to imprisoned Americans under International Red Cross the United States has proposed that these supplies be relayed in American and Japanese Red Cross ships meeting at Portuguese East Afri the State Department an nounced The proposal was made in a note dispatched by Acting Secre tary of State Sumner Welles to the Tokyo government through Swiss Welles reminded the Japanese of their obligation under the Geneva Convention to facilitate delivery ofsupplies to prisoners and in ternees and declared that the United is fully conscious of it own The Red Cross announced yesr terday that the Japanese had re fused a neutral ship safe conduct but had agreed to permit relief shipments on vessels exchanging Japanese and United States na tionals at Laurence Por East have a hard time getting them back The entire enemy force on Guad alcanal has been scattered and Ma rine units are busy wiping Enemy action at present is mainly of an harrassing Snipers operate at but they are few in number and have done almost no Almost every day at noon enemy bombers have flown high over the but about all they do Is indicate the Yester day seven bombs were ruining a flock of cocoanuts and nothing Several enemy submarines are operating off Early this morning they surfaced and peppered our area with five inch but without Just after noon they tried the same trick with the same Heroism is taken as a matter of there have been countless examples of gallantry beyond the call of but it seems that every man has surpassed himself in what ever effort he has But CounterAttacks Force Invaders From Strategic Zone RED PLANES RAID BERLIN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 31 German columns generated furious attacks upon Soviet lines before Stalingrad today while the Russians claimed the initiative on other Hundreds of tanks and bombers screened maneuvers by large in vasion forces northwest of the Vol ga river where German van guardshadbeen sweptJfrom a stra tegic zone by weekend cbunteiv The Germans struck hard also southwest of Stalingrad in the sec tor officially designated as north east of the Nazi held rail town 95 miles below the Russias central front troops ex panded their holdings by forcing a river crossing yesterday and fought on with the Germans in the streets of 130 northwest of The Soviet information bureaus midrday communique said there were no material changes at the front Red army bombers pounded Ber lin and other cities of central and eastern Germany Saturday The government announced that 48 fires and nine heavy explosions were set off in the Nazi Swedish reports said Berlins alert lasted three 43 Fires Started The Baltic ports of in East Danzig and Stetten were other targets and a total of 43 fires and a dozen explosions were reported from these The government said all the bomb ers it was declared that 498 German planes were destroyed during the last against a Russian loss of Fresh Nazi attacks upon the Russian lines before bombscarred arsenal city on the lower were declared re Invasion columns were stemmed in the western Caucasus and four villages were recaptured in the Phokhladnenski field dispatches Turn to Page 9 BULLETINS 31 ff The Senate Finance Committee voted today to retain most of the House schedule of corporation tax es in the new revenue includ ing a 90 per cent excess profits levy and combined rate of 45 per cent on normal and surtax SI IP The House sent to a joint Con gressional conference committee today the controversial service mens absentee voting Republican of Massachusetts pleaded for prompt action by the conferees in order to make the legislation effective for the November 31 The Justice Department announc ed today the indictment by a fed eral grand jury here of two dis missed WPB officials and three dealers in used machine tools on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and Interfere with prosecution of the The former War Production Board officials named in the in dictments were Robert of and Ralph Glas of New The three dealers of used ma chine took named were Louis of and Frank and Clarence J of HEAVnUPPLIES Australians and Americans Credited With Success In Operations By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MAC ARTHURS Hardfighting Australian ground slashing through the muddy jungle of southeastern New Guinea with United States and Australian air units aiding from have smashed the Japanese invaders of the Milne Bay area in a carefully laid trap and with them a new menace to Douglas in a special communique an nounced that Australian troops commanded by Cyril Al bert an Australian veteran of the Middle had driven the Japanese out on the nar row peninsula north of Milne Bay where they are being rapidly re Although a portion of the Jap anese forces probably was saved from destruction byevacuation on Japanese warships at their losses have been the com munique All of their heavy in cluding were abandoned on the narrow beach of Milne which they entered so confidently last The passed out jubilantly at MacArthurs head told how the Allied com mand in complete secrecy prepared for the Japanese the fourth enemy attempt to ad vanced Allied outpost at Port New Results Disastrous for Foe The enemy fell into the trap with disastrous results to the communique Milne Bay is only 420 miles from nearest point on the Australian mainland and some 225 miles south east of Allied base at Port New Seven hundred miles to the in the the onjy of two Japanese bombing on American positions at A com munique issued in Washington said three enemy bombers and four fighters were shot Damage to American positions was described as minor and no planes were Bitter fighting still was in pro gress along the trails of the jungles and mangrove swamps of Milne Bays north but the com muniquS said the area was rapidly being cleared of the Australian imperials and supported by American and Aus tralian air were credited with achieving the United States service troops were in the Milne Bay area as pre vious announcements The Japanese who escapedfrom the Milne Bay trap apparently were taken off on eight destroyers and a cruiser which slipped into the bay Saturday Allied bomber hampered by bad were unable to break up the Turn to Page 9 31 twoday strike that closed the big Buick aluminum foundry here ended to with workmen returning to their jobs on the day Pickets withdrew from the and a company spokesman said of ficials of the Buick Division of General Motors and of the United Automobile Workers which has a contract with the cor would issue a Joint state ment concerning a settlement reached during the An army spokesman said pre viously that two union committee men who helped picket the foundry Saturday would be barred from the plant pending an investigation of their The army attached to the air forces plant protection office of the central procurement said the men under in vestigation were officers of the which had pledged it self to countenance no strikes in war By appearing in the picket he the two men had betrayed their since any interruption in war production constitutes aid to the The Buick foundry manufactures parts for airplane Harlow Buicfc general manager and vice president of General Motors described the which began Friday as the culmination of two months of difficulty in obtaining normal volume in coremaking in the Discharge of two 18 yearold workmen as incompetent precipitated the John president of the Buick local of the which has a contract covering General Motors said his union had not authorized a Curtice challenged this declar ing the union assumed responsi bility when its committeemen ap peared the picket V ;