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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - July 1, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM JULY 1942 Repression Born Agencies Have Cost More Than 17 Billion Dollars DEMOBILIZATION STARTED By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS July people lost their jobs or their government aid today by the scrapping or curtailment of three depressionborn federal agencies that have cost more than Congress abolished the Civilian Conservation Corps yesterday by denying it funds for the fiscal year beginning The start of a new government business calendar also saw the Works Progress Adminis tration cut to skeleton form and heavy reductions in the National Youth Administration In the background of the transi tion there was a change of from men hunting jobs to jobs hunting The life of the CCC endedat and demobilization of some employees and civilian employees of the corps be gan this The its appropriation whittled bytwo thirds from last was trim ming its rolls down from to The with funds also cut by commenced dropping persons from its outofschool training to reduce the number in this activi ty from to The rising economic boom of de fense and war production already has witnessed the eclipse of the Public Works which during the depression loaned and grafted more than 000 to create CCC Spent 3 Billions In its eight and a half the CCC spent nearly putting youths and war veterans through school and health In 1935 the corps had an enrollment of in some camps and spent Responding to improved employment the corps dwindled in the fiscal year ended yesterday to en rollees in about 400 The money available last year was The present request was for the corps for the next fiscal but Congress turned thumbs The WPA and its the Federal Emergency Relief Ad ministration FERA Works Administration tCWA have expended since 1933 more than FIRST NATURAL GAS FLAME LIGHTED IN ADRIAN An attentive audience was on hand yesterday after noon at 3 oclock when manager of the Citizens Gas Fuel touched a match to the first natural gas from the Texaspanhandle to reach The ceremony signalized the comple tion of a natural gas pipeline to the city after months of delay and The natural gas which was turned into Adrian residences on the east side of the city at 4 will supplant artifi cial Shown in the from left to are George Ballard and Wright of the Panhandle Eastern Leon Roberts of the Citizens Gas Fuel Commissioner Louis Billings of the Adrian Chamber of Mayor Harry Lundahl and Jack Wills and Gmeiner of the gas Before the natural gas was turned into the mains early this morning the gas company made several last minute checks at resfdences where the owners were away on The sheriffs office assisted in entering some houses and relatives were called in other All doubtful cases were cleared in time to turn the gas into the mains at 4 Gmeiner and the changeover was made without incident After heaters and refrigerators are adjusted on the east side of the city the natural gas will be turned on in the west employing at various times a total of The WPA spent in the 193839 fiscal with an average of on its Last July 1 it was employing 000 but this number had dropped last month to The 194142 appropriation was In the next fiscal year the agency must get along with and an enrollment averag ing with a large number of its beneficiaries being persons temporarily unemployed during the conversion of industries to war pro The NYA was born in with a principal purpose of aiding youths without sufficient means to obtain educational Its expen ditures in seven years have amounted to approximately and the agency estimates Jt has aided the education and training of In its rolls hit a peak of Its available money the last fiscal year approximated It expects to have around to operate during the next 12 July 1 Commonwealths Attorney William Spencer said today he would ask the grand jury at its regular session Monday to indict Warren 51yearold in the double killing of Lynchburgs city attorney and its delegate to the Virginia general Myers was arrested on a charge of murder shortly after the shoot Ing yesterday of Gibson city and Franklin member of the house of delegates since No request has been made to bond The shooting occurred in the law building where Hobbs and Daniel had Hobbs was shot twice in the to the right and left of the both bullets lodging in the body below the the commonwealths attorney Daniel was shot four twice in the right once in the right side of the back and again in the Arresting officers said Myers told them he shot Daniel and Hobbs be cause of their actions in defending the American Well Corporation of more than a year ago in a suit filed by The salesman sued the Illinois corporation in United States dis trict court claiming a breach of but he lost the Police officers said Myers talked while being fingerprinted and ap peared calm throughout the routine showing emotion only when he was asked his mothers An officer quoted him as saying 2 Other Appointments Made by Defense TV Louis Adrian com missioner of public has been appointed supply officer for the citys civilian defense organization and in that capacity will be In charge of a large shipment of fense equipment to be furnishe the city by the federal governmen on a loan basis sometime in th The appointment was made yes terday by Mayor Lundal and Karl civilian defens At the same tim Commissioner Germond was mad a member of the Adrian Civllia Defense replacing Lewi Mottice who has moved from th The defense council also ap pointed Clyde Duncan as anothe member yesterday to replace th late John Ros well Burr was named as a sixt member of the Other mem bers are Karl chairman the John Greenwood an the James Ma yor Lundahl sits in on all counci A long list of defense equipmen which will be needed by variou agencies for the protection of th city in event of bomb attacks ha been Commissioner Ger mond said that the list will be for warded to national civilian defens It is not known when the equipment will be availabl here but it is generally concede that coastal regions which are mor vulnerable to attacks will be equip ped first The impressive list includes al supplies needed to equip three med ical teams and a complete casualty station in addition to the following items 11 34 41 first aid arm bands to identify defense 285 steel helmets for air raid wardens 15 suits for firemen including hel pants and one trailer pump for fighting a skid mounted a front mount ed pump and 864 pump tank ex Gas masks and gas protective clothing also are named on the lisi but it is not believed that any of this equipment will be available for some Officials here do not know when these materials can be shipped or how much of the amount requisi tioned will be made OCD orders direct that Commis Cash Balance For The War 160 Billions Ive never caused her anything but I guess this will just about kill sioner Germond post a bone in taking over his new STORES TO BE CLOSED THURSDAY AFTERNOON Local stores will close Thursday at noon despite the Fourth of July observance which makes Saturday a business holiday This de cision was reached after a peti tion to remain by a local disclosed that most Adrian business mer De ferred to close their stores as us lual Thursday July 1 balance for the war Senator Byrd DVa gave tha estimate today of the o money already appropriated bu unspent for military He declared the Nav and other agencies had congres sional authority to draw on th Treasury for sufficient cash to car ry on the war effort at high spee for about 2 A Army suppl bill awaited President Roosevelt signature after its approval b Congress yesterday in a session tha saw the old fiscal year end with n final agreement reached on a dis puted farm outlay or Houseapproved sup plemental defense Byrd told reporters Treasury re ports indicated the New Army bi would swell unexpended balance to a point where more than monthly could be poure into the military effort for 2V years if Congress did not make single additional Committee clerks estimated to tal appropriations in the last six months at but sail they had no way of ascertainini the small percentage tha amount which would pay for rou tine government activities outside the war effort Byrd said he was confident tha a reduction of approximately had been effected in nondefense or about the amount recommended earlier in the year by the special committee on nonessential expenditures whicl he Other funds approved in the fi nal rush included for the commerce and justice de partments and the federal judici ary for the interior de jartment and for Dis trict of Columbia Wartime hous Engineer Killed In Train Wreck July 1 At antic Coast Line southbound train and another train collided near near lere early resulting in the death of one engineer and the in uring of none serious Several passengers were taken to he Cairo but reports from iiere said none was seriously hurl and they would shortly be ready to iroceed on their editor of the Cairo said the trains collided astof the Whigham station be tween 5 and The en gines were badly damaged but none f the passenger cars The engineer ofThe Southwind was reported His name was ot immediately The Southwind is a Chicago liami passenger The other assenger train was proceeding westward on the Atlantic Coast The ChicagoMiami train eft Chicago yesterday and was due Miami at CommandoType Force Exe ALLIED Aus July 1 troops of Douglas MacArthurs forces knifed through the swampy jungles of New Guinea Sunday night in a hitandrun attack on the Japanese garrison at Sala maua in which the enemy suffered a loss of 60 Allied headquart ers The daring force que didnt say of the communi whom it was from the en gagement with a quantity of cap tured Only two of the at tacking soldiers were Salamaua was captured by the Japanese early in March and they have been attempting ineffectually ever since to use it as a base for widening their occupation of New On two occasions they at tempted to advance toward the Allied base at Port about 150 miles to the but each time they were turned Allied bombers have attacked Salamaua almost constantly in re cent but Sunday nights raid was the first assault against the base by The troops apparently approached he stronghold by although he communique did not That he raid was a complete surprise and caused considerable confusion vas indicated by the Japanese counter The communi qu6 said the Japanese retaliated by jombing the two native villages of Mubp and Komeatum without MANS ARMIES Cooler 1 Details on Two i Axis 70 Miles Of Alexandria Attacks Beaten Off German Shock Troops Repelled on Kursk Front FOES LOSSES COLOSSAL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July tacking Red Army men were re ported today to have knocked out whole companies and battalions of German shock troops marshaled on the Kursk front in a threedayold offensive already blunted by huge including 350 More than 500 miles to the south the defenders of a reinforced Axis army authorita tively estimated at again beat off attacks yesterday in a battle nearing the end of its fourth Mechanized detachments and foot troops fought on across the Kursk between Kharkov and a region of black earth deeply cut by water courses on the southern slopes of the central Rus sian The Russian radio said Marshal Timoshenkos legions took advan tage of natural obstacles for am bush counterattacks and a com munique declared that thrusts of large German infantry and tank units were The enemy is suffering colossal the government informa tion bureau Our troops al ready said to have accounted for 200 tanks Sunday and Monday de stroyed 150 On one sector alone during the day we killed over German officers and Handtohand fighting developed at times at Sevastopol and Russian forces were praised officially for their courage in holding the Black Sea naval base under fire since June At a cost of enormous the Germans broke into trenches of troops commanded by Senior Lieutenant the infor mation bureau Our men launched a bayonet n this the Germans lost 150 in killed Bombs and gunfire of the Red air force were declared to have demolished or crippled 23 German tanks and more than 50 si enced four artillery batteries and jlown up two ammunition dumps Turn to Agriculture Department Left Without Funds To Operate July 1 to dispose of wheat at be Rain 20 Per Cent Of Sugar Beet Acreage July 1 sonable June weather washed out more than 20 per cent of the sugar beet acreage planned in Michi gans foodforfreedom state farm experts disclosed Originally contracted for sugar beet growers may harvest less than acres as result of torrential accord ing to head of the Michigan State College farm crops This would surpass last years harvest of acres by a substantial he but late planting and adverse weather probably will result in a poorer Maurice chairman of the State Agricultural War painted an equally gloomy pointing out that sugar beet grow ers in some sections gave up after rain deluged two successive plant He said many growers re planted to maintain a 25 per cent increase but now were close to where they were last Doan and Rather said considera ble sugar beet acreage was con verted to beans but that late planting of approximately 40 per ent of the bean crop may result Ji increased demand for farm help n late September and October due o conflict in the harvesting of the wo unprecedented Congressional stale mate brought to a technical hal today the farflung activities of the Agriculture Department bu the thousands of workers plannec nevertheless to return to their desks in anticipation of a belated settlement Failure of Senate and House to agree on appropriations for the fiscal year starting last midnight left the department without op erating funds and officials decided to make no new Congressional leaders hoped to be able toagree today on a reso lution which would authorize Sec retary Wickard to continue activ ities on a makeshift basis until SenateHouse conferees could agree on provisions of his supply The conferees reached a 44 deadlock several weeks ago over an Administration request for au Aerial Reinforcements Deliv ered from Aircraft Car Wasp July 1 Navy announced today that aerial reinforcements had been delivered to the British island of Malta in the Mediterranean and had already caused the enemy to suffer con siderable A Navy communique said European area Reinforcements in the form of airplanes were recently carried through the Mediterranean to Malta to aid the British in their defense of the embattled These trips were accom plished by the aircraft car and were completed without damage either to es Asks No Confidence Vote In The British Government trips after Britishaircraffe manned by RAF had been launched from the Wasp and were in flight over the island of Malta the enemy attacked the Completely surprised by the Increased num ber of defending fighters the en emy suffered considerable Go Into Action The planes which took off from the Wasp engaged the enemy over Malta before landing on the After landing and hasty re fueling at the airdrome they were again in the air continuing to re pel the enemy attack within 30 minutes after The expertly timed arrival of reinforcement planes on Wasp was most fortunate for th heroic defenders of the Britis stronghold and the cause of th United the mostbombed spot 1 the is a vital British strong hold lying athwart Axis suppl lines through the Mediterranear from Italy to Turn to Page 2 lowparity It was that the Agriculture Department and the Office of Price Administration were considering using unexpend ed Commodity Credit Corporation funds as a stopgap to prevent a tight situation which might cause vegetables and dried fruits to break through price ceilings fixed by OPA Administrator Leon Hen Henderson was said to have sug gested to Congressional leaders that general legislation should be enacted to provide for subsidies either to agriculture or businesses which were squeezed between rising wholesale and frozen retail But in view of the temper of informed sources said that such legislation would have little these persons Henderson and Sec retary have to re sort to some other expedient The House passed and sent to the Senate yesterday a 615 omnibus appropriation bill which contained for the Henderson originally sought but the budg et bureau reduced that request to and the House Appro priations Committee cut it to A Republican attempt to slash the fund to Some 55 OPA employees will have to be lopped from the govern ment payroll if the fig ure is finally a spokes man for the agency OPAs force in Washington and in the field totals between and While Henderson himself de clined to one of his aides said two new antiinflation rent control and the price ceilings on consumer services which be came effective at would feel the cut There was a good the spokesman that the rent program planned for 366 war swollen areas would be stopped in its tracks and restricted to the 75 areas already under federal con REACH li RED SEA British Main Forces Still Have Not Engaged Rommels Surging Armies July 1 Marshal Erwin Rommels armored forces were 70 miles from the Nile delta today and a battle which may settle the fate of the Middle East was building to a Between Axis forces and the Nils River starid several thousands of embracing about likely would be deprived of rent ceiling protection for want of a staff to administer it Turn to Page 11 Money Pours in By the Hour as New Fiscal Starts Year July new test if Britains faith in the war lead ership of WinstonChurchill was aunched in House of Com nons today when Sir John Ward awMilne moved a of no onfidence the government Milnes attack followed the fore ast too much responsi ility was centered Churchills wn as prime minister anc efense that coordina tion among Britains sea and air arms was lacking and that Brit sh production was slow in provid ng the most modern Oliver minister of reduction and governmenl told the members thai Jritain is producing several hun red sixpounder antitank guns ach He said more than 850 of these sixpounders were allocated to the niddle east forces onJune that only a small proportion were the hands of the troops when the German tank units Lyttleton said that American ivebombers have already been ent to one front and that others be delivered soon from American denied that delays in provld g divebombers to the Middle ast troops had been the fault of American He said Sir Claude Aucheri leck still has a substantial number of American 28ton General Grant tanks and that others are arriving on the Clement opposition Lib moved the House pro ceed at once to the impeachment of persons responsible for lack of weapons and equipment for British forces as outlined by but he was declared out of Wont Defer Debate With the explanation that his sole purpose was to win the war in the shortest possible the prime ministers fellowConservative crit ic rejected a suggestion that the de bate be deferred after Churchill himself had said he preferred that it go Disapproval overthe war lead ership flared in the House after the sudden collapse of Tpbruk on the tieels of of confident reports from the North African front that the Axis drive was Although some backing has been rallied behind the governments British parliament observ ers have predicted that the prime minister would be over whelmingly and that a movement o split the premiership and de fense both of which ChurchUl also Turn to Page 3 Retailers Begin Big Bargain Sale War Bonds Retail stores joined today in th biggest nationwide joint bargair sale in their of war At regular business haltec and clerks sold war bonds ani stamps exclusively for at least li This was the main even in opening the Treasurys drive ti sell a billion worth o bonds this and every month Official interest in this month results was heightened by the fac that the Treasury failed to make its June goal of Whil final figures are not i appeared that sales were less than If the a month pace also the Treasury has agreed with advocates of compul sory purchase plans that it wil consider the abandonment of the present voluntary sales The quota demanded of Lenawee county merchants for the month of July is To meet this retailers throughout the county are cooperating to the full est with the plans of the local com Charles Robertson of Adrian is chairman of the entire county committee while Norman Walper of Adrian is chairman ol the Lenawee county retail commit BELIEF LOAD DECLINES July 1 state social welfare di reported Tuesday the direct case load has headed downward after a rise last week had broken a steady nine weeks reduc Most of a net decline of 101 cases in the past he occurred in large Industrial bring ing the case load to The Works Project Administration announced a reduction in its case load to July 1 turned the calendar to a new fiscal year its general fund well in the black and money pouring in by the Fiscal officers said it was not such a rosy picture as it might because the war would reduce state revenues ma terially before the new year has and they could not foresee how sharp the drop would When the current budget was drawn by the revenues for the last year were estimated at Auditor General Ver non Brown said they actually amounted to much of the rise being eaten up in retiring the last of the general fund deficit which in 1937 towered upwards of Brown said it would be a fort night before a balance could be struck on exactly how much the general fund held at the yearend last but that it would ex ceed Budget Director Leo Nowicki estimated the bal ance at to French Still Fighting On Madagascar July 1 patrols and French advance posts are fighting a series of engage ments along the west coast of it was reported here The exact location of the fighting vas not disclosed but the reports said French defense forces had moved up from seaport of the west coast about 300 miles outhwest of Diego and that a series of clashes had occurred hroughout the last half of June between Majunga and which Is about 70 miles southwest if Diego The coastal road in this section s the only place where contact etween the opposing forces now is the reports The French were asserted to rave inflicted losses on the British ast night while suffering no cas ualties of their The British took Diego Madagascars best on the northern tip of the big early n The port since has been raided y Japanese and there ave been periodic reports of clashes with the Vichy forces to the lines of de soldiers and hundreds of guns while other Allied units harass the German flanks and Allied airplanes strike from over British Commander Sir Claude in an order of the said the battle is not over yet and will not be over until we have defeated the and de feat him we The enemy is receiving supplies by but Allied fighters are taking heavy toll of the German and Italian air transports despite their strong fighter By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July vanguards narrowed their distance from Alex andria today in a headlong drive eastward but the British still had not committed their main forces to the supreme effort of halting the Official London circles hinted today that the Suez Canal might be destroyed as a waterway by British action if German forces reached the Red Alexandria is a well defended a source but he added that if it fell the British Mediter ranean fleet still would be able to operate from Port Egypt and possibly Bei which so far have been used only by small Battle Rages Over Vast Area As the great struggle for Egypt ebbed and flowed with swift mo like a naval battle on the sands of the the opposing steelclad armies were scattered over a vast area without a fixed line of Armored columns of Rommel had driven the grave menace to Alex andria beyond El 100 miles west of Britains great Medi terranean naval the British generally had been expect ed to draw a major line of resist These probably were small and some distance in front of the main Their penetration did not mean that Britains battered eighth army had been swept out of the area west of El Although complete details were lacking British military ex perts emphasized that the fight was being waged in the whole to the west of El Daba as well as to the east the drive placed a spearhead of Axis armor roughly midway through the corridor be tween the Mediterranean coast and the Qattara Depression which af fords the British their narrowest line of defense of Critical Hour Near Thus the urgency on General Sir Claude British commander in chief of the middle to complete reorganization and of his mauled divisions grew constantly greater and British here that the hour was approaching for the fullforce Thus the British withdrawal was in keeping with Auchinlecks plan to sacrifice ground in ex change for invaluable tune while forward British forces fight ten aciously to make the Axis pay the heaviest possible price for Its ad The best natural position for a firm British stand appeared now to be in the region of El 35 miles east of El There the coastal corridor is nar about 35 miles be fore it fans out again into tha broad expanse of desert which might let Rommel try another flank attack and compel the Brit ish to spread out their limited re sources of manpower and heavy A total of Lenawee county men from18 to 20 years old regis tered for the draft and possible military service The local draft board at Adrian registered 640 men while the six other registration boards throughout Lenawee county listed the following numbers as their totals 87 186 35 192 Hud 79 and Michigan Selective Service Headquarters at Lansing had originally estimated that Lenawee county would register The county headquart ers at looked for approximately AUCTIONS July Jut See on ;