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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - July 13, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Cooler JULY 1942 Weather Details m Fan Tm PRICE 3 ON ALEXANDRIA Britains Army of the Nile I Bolstered by Australian Troops NAZIS COUNTER ATTACK By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July army of the once again bol stered by stood firm in its newly won positions 10 mile west of El Alamein today after re pulsing sharp German attacks bu Marshal Rommel was reinforcing his forces air and sea and pre paring for a new thrust toward Sir Claude Auchinleck also was drawing new strength from his stores and reserves In With both sides thus hastily gath ering power for new presen activity in the desert was viewed by British military circles as prob ing for favorable ground for future The newly won British positions at Tel El west of El were believed so vital to Rommels offensive plans that the British ex pected he would continue to at tempt to recapture them before he begins a new bid for a complete Egyptian The British communique today said they had repulsed all German counterattacks on the positions so At the same time British shock troops and artillery were reported harassing the enemy on the southern end of the just above the Qattara while hi the center Axis forces were kept on the defensive by con tinued Heavy dust storms interfered with aerial operations but Allied fighters made protec tive sweeps over the lines and fighter bombers strafed enemy po a communique Two enemy planes were repor ed shot down over the front i Egypt and three more were r ported knocked out of the sky er the British Mediterranean bas of One RAF Plane Lost Only one British plane was lo in these headquarter Todays communique gave lit PRISONERS AT SABOTEUR TRIAL Red Positions Gravely Menaced As Germans Drive Toward Volga Nazi Losses Termed Tremendous Four of the eight men on trial before a military commission in as alleged Nazi spies sit along a wall and listen to Left to right Werner alias John 34 Rich ard 34 an unidentified Army officer Herman and Edward John This photo was made at the beginning of the third day of the trial by the Army Signal Corps and was re leased by the Office of War Associated Press photo from Army Signal tie detail of the fighting west o El merely reporting In the northern sector yester our troops drove off an at tack by the enemy on the north western area of positions occupie during our recent Turn to Page10 CALLED A SUCCESS July 13 ani local officials bragged today abou the success of last nights blackout the first to darken the capital citj of more than population ani the rest of Ingham From the roof of the citys tall est the lights seemed to go out like candles on a birthday cake when someone blows a long breath on All but a very fev blinked out Police Chief John F OBrien said he would ask for war rants for the arrest of the violators By most of the large industrial plants kept their lights to avoid disruption of war production The chief said the city would have a surprise blackout next time This one having been arranged anc publicized well in Despite the advance there were some red faces among those who forgot to turn out Chief OBrien said there were lights in the Association of Commerce build one state office and a post office as well as in some business He conceded it might be difficult to fix respon sibility in some BULLETINS July 13 Royal intervening in the battle of has heavily bombarded most advanced Axis supply base on the north Afri can The RAF announced that its bombers made a heavy attack last night on now used as an Axis supply and caused a number of fires and Naval aircraft attacked an Axis ammunition ship Saturday night off brought it to a stand still with a direct and then directed British naval units to the spot and the ship was destroyed by brmer Adrian Business Man Despondent Over Health Despondent over ill Clyd 57 years of 20 Vest Church Street committed su ide by asphyxiation with carbo monoxide gas sometime Saturda ight Coroner Ed Braun term d the death a result of suicide afte he body was found at oclbc esterday morning in the Nicho automobile parked in a countrj lane two miles west of inquest will be The first clue to Nichol death came yesterday mornin when and Jack Sidler who live in the same building ir which Nichols found note which stated where his bod could be The note was to the city police The oi ficers found the body in the ca FRENCH FACE NEW GERMAN TERROR EDICT near the New York Central tracks on the Sand Creek A hos had been attached to the exhaus e of the car and was used t ring the gas into the interior o he Nichols had een dead forseveralhourswhen lis body was Nichols was one of Adrians irst automobile establish ng an agency here in 1916 with his Later the agency iold radios and other appliances n the Nichols brothers sold the building which they built at thi corner of Church and South Winter treets to the Auto Parts Company and gave up their appliance agency Nichols retained his living quarters on the second floor of the milding where he lived with his He was born March the on of and Fred Nich ils of Palmyra He ob tained his education in the Palmyra and Adrian the former Mary filler of died March They were married in His is a pilot on the an American Airlines route be ween and Rio de Ja South He is survived by his Fannie his son and a Floyd of Funeral services will be held to morrow afternoon at 4 oclock in ie Everiss Funeral The George Prentice will offi late and burial will be in Oakwood BATTLE FRENCHMEN Unoccupied July I gendarmes joined jerman police in a pitched battle ainst hand grenadetos ng Frenchmen at in the as De Calais reports caching Vichy said One of the recalcitrant group reported killed and a by ander wounded before the French ind Nazi police stormed the house i which the described s were July 13 Ger mans announced today in Paris they would shoot males over the age of 18 years of age who are members of families of fugitives from German military justice ac cused of terrorism or Children under and women oJ families of fugitives were made subject to hard labor A notice issued by the gestapo director overnight to the press in the occupied area said After having observed the atti tude of the French population in the occupied zone I have noted that a majority of the population is continuing to work in Ter rorist insti gated by the English and Soviets are disapproved of and it is known that it is only the peaceable French population which suffers the con I am resolved to guarantee to e French population in absolute in the midst of con inuation of its work in calm and security but I have noticed that above all it is close relatives of the authors of terrorist of sa boteurs and troublemakers who BEFORE SENATE Henderson Warns Against Crippling of AntiInfla tion Program July 13 The price control appropriation went before Senate today with a warning by Leon Henderson that pnce fixing limitations sought by farm groups would cripple an im portant part of the antiinflation program The limitations contained hi a supplemental ap biHiior war The bill indujp tied down by a S series of restrictive to finance a years operation of Jlhe Office of Price Administration which Henderson Although the OPA fund allowed by the Appropria tions Committee is an increase of British Strike at UBoat above the amount previously voted by the it is less than the small price administra He said the cut NAZIS BATTER RED DEFENSES placement Centers help before and after the I therefore have decided to nake use of the most severe penai y not only to strike at perpetra ors of terrorist saboteurs and troublemakers themselves af er they are arrested but in of as soon as the fugi ives names are at families f these criminals if the latter do lot present themselves during 10 days following their forfeits to Ger man or French police In I am announc ng the following penalties All near male relatives in the scending line as well as hrothers nlaw and cousins from the age of 8 years will be shot women of the same degree f kinship will be sentenced to ard All children under 18 years f men and women subjected to lese measures will be sent to re orm I therefore appeal to all to pre ent by means at their disposal errorist attacks and acts of sabo age and disturbances and to give he slightest clue which could be seful to the Germans or French olice authorities in order to ap rehend the By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 13 The new potency of Britains air campaign to drive the Uboat from the seas by smashing Germanys replace ments before she can get them into the water is the story behind the RAFs sensational day light raid on Danzig That neither distance nor foul weather deterred squad rons of British bombers from sweeping low over Germany on a roundtrip in daylight showed that the Nazis are exposed now to mighty air assualt any where and at any The test of the Danzig raid is a comparison with the dramatic day light air attack on the German est amount the tor had would limit OPA operations se verely but that this problem could be Hendersons main criticism of the bill was directed against an Appropriation Committee amend ment to prevent the fixing prices on any submarine plant at Augsburg just last Only 12 planes made that only about half as far from home as the former free and only five attack cost but threepianes and unofficial tions that this was less than five per cent of the attacking force meant that at least 60 bombers made On this longest and riskiest day light operation by the RAF so the British sent out their Lancast fourmotored bombers which are the newest and highly secret bombcarriers in their air For hours OPA from commodity made in whole or in part from a Earm product unless the price re flected 110 per cent of Par ty is a level intended to give crops the purchasing power they enjoyed in a previous us ually In a statement issued Saturday night Henderson said the farm price restriction would peal the general force re maximum SOVIET RUSSIA Lake Ladoga LENINGRAD USICHANSK osfbv TURKEY TABRIZ IRAN price regulations because it would require studies on thousands of items of clothing and indus trial could products be before ceilings these tough planes 21 POLES EXECUTED July 13 spokes an for the Polish government in xile said today that the Germans ad executed 21 Polish soldiers at charging that they had altreated Germans they had in ustody during the early days of ie German invasion of Poland in neteen The spokesman said the execu which have been announced German took place uly 6 after a long trial during hich the Poles were accused of antastic Jnion Refuses To Permit Musicians To Plav On Air the announcement July IS OT The arrest of 14 alleged associates of the eight Nazis standing trial for their lives before a military commission was announced today by Attorney General Biddle said that the group in cluded four women and that the were the immediate the German agents 14 persons contacts of who landed on Long Island and Florida coasts from German sub marines last At the same Edgar Hoover of the Federal Bu reau of Investigation said that the arrests had been made in Chicago and New York daring the last weeks and that the investigation of their and of other possible still was under July 13 broadcasting plans for e symphony orchestra of Inter chens famous national music camp were hi doubt today as the result of cancellation of a program at the behest of a musicians union Dismay over the cancellation was expressed meanwhile by camp C Tremaine of New director of the National Bureal for the Advancement of said the action was in some respects a blow at the war since It placed limitations on music as a vehicle of spirit The symphonys broadcast con cert arranged for 5 Satur day was Camp President James Maddy declaring it was kept from the air upon the objec tions of the American Federation of Musicians Maddy said the objections were made to the National Broadcasting Company by James Petrillo of New the union prisident The inion exerts a powerful Influence n the field of commercial In the natural amphitheater here talented young musicians from virtually the entire country have gathered each There have been broadcasts for 12 Maddy expressed hope that the series of broadcasts could be re sumed There are some things we ought to be careful in wartime not to dis courage amoung your Tre maine said Music enthusiasm is We must fight this war with spirit and music is both a generator and a vehicle of Tremaine said he felt the union officials had a misconception of the character of the orchestra adding that he hoped they would become enlightened to its true nature flew over Germanys heavily guard ed coast before they sliced down to lay their heavy bombs on Dan zigs submarine yards in the bright light of the northern Raid Another Sub Base Other bombers at the same time raided another Uboat Flens on the GermanDanish bordei 400 miles nearer England than To get to the British bombers had to buck thunder treacherous winds and icing for hours over Germanys defense studded home This daylight sweep was far smaller than the raids on Cologne and Essen like it added a new problem to Germanys worries about air de Flying no further than to Dan RAF planes could reach almost any city in strike into Poland almost to into Italy almost to Rome and hit tar gets in western Hungary or By its the RAF expunged Danzig from Germanys list of safe The Germans had been making the most of its Uboat building facilities but now neither it nor other remote industrial cen ters are beyond the RAFs long Danzig had been hit only once on the night of Turn to Page 7 TO MAKE ENORMOUS PROFITS FROM RUBBER DRIVE July 13 liot counsel of a House Senator Wagner DNY assert ed in a broadcast last night that the appropriation for Hendersons office was most important sue home front Every grasping ev ery speculator in war materials and consumers every pro ducer reaching out for undue prof its at the nations expense is to day ganging up on the Wagner He agreed with the price admin istrator in condemning another amendment which would prohibit the use of subsidies to hold down the cost of Henderson declared that a third requiring Senate confirm ation of appointments of all OPA employees paid a year or would inject politics into price control Another issue was the 2 cents a gallon increase in gasoline prices in the 17 rationed The Appropriations Committee wrote into the measure a provision which in effect would deny the 3PA funds to enforce this price increase in such states as which receives gasoline by pipe line and where no additional transportation costs have resulted from the cessation of ocean tanker If the Senate accepts the Ap propriations Committee the bill will go back to the House for A German drive on a 200mile front from Voronezh south 1 was marked by fresh attacks on Lisichansk and near captured and moved closer to a new defense area line of pillboxes which Russian reports said had been built during the win Red troops continued a flank counterattack 2 hi the Orel House Group Seeks To Prevent Any Modification Of Tax Bill July 13 The House Waysand Means decided today its bill wi enough safeguardsto prevent an modification when presented to tl House for debate and passage th Despite the onevote margins an even tie votes by which many d cisions were the committf agreed to ask the rules committe to approve procedure which wou preclude all amendments excep those minor revisions which migl and then lend it every ment In their as well as that of the camp It conflicts In no with the professional Tremaine On the it fosters the love and understanding of good music and provides wholesome seed or steadily growing audiencesfor our great symphony subcommittee investigating the rubber asserted yesterday that the governments Rubber Re serve Corporation had entered into a g r e e m ents allowing enormous profits to four firms from the scrap rubber The companies have been desig nated he said in a state and are being granted com missions of on every ton of scrap rubber which is collected for the rubber whetheror not they were instrumental in collect ing the On top of they are being paid a considerable sum for sorting the scrap once its jn their But the greatest bonanza of all will come the scrap after whichsuch items as crepe separated from the runof mill He said the concerns were Meuhlstein TWO SHIPS SUNK IN CARIBBEAN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The reported sinking of a Do minican schooner and of a small Panamanian one of whose survivors was given first aid treatment aboard the attacking put at 362 today the unofficial Associated Press tabula tion of Allied and neutral ship losses in the western Atlantic since entry into the Both new sinkings occurred In the that of the sailing being reported from Ciudad Dominican Repub as having taken place yester and the Panamanian being announced by the Navy as a recent torpedo Twentyfour survivors of the Panamanian ship said their gun crew fired one shell at the under sea but missed when the Uboat Surfacing when the merchantman went the sub commander ordered the wounded seaman treated by a German returned him to a lifeboat and called out good luck as he cruised One man was killed in this Survivors of the shelled by a submarine about five miles off Caspar Hernandez on the northern ceast of the Dominican said on landing at Puerto sailor was killed during the shelling Twentytwo other craft were an nounced last year as having been victims being six Amer ican six three Nor one one one one one Hon one iGreek and one Allied butotherwiseunidentified By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Five persons drowned in Mich gan over the weekend as thousanc sought the refuge of lakes an streams in 90degree heat Two traffic deaths were reported State police of the Ypsilanti post acting after tenyearold Colee Wisch of Wayne had drowned Sun day in Edison closed a resor on the Proper safeguard were said to be The on an outing with he waded into deep water anc drowned when the ani Carl were visiting a refreshment The Muskegon River claimed thi lives of two Charles Rosel of and nineyearolc Maude daughter of Mrs Kitty Mason of Dale of drownei while fishing on Lake Thirteenyearold Charles Cour son of and Frank ourson of fell off a raft in Lake Michigan near the shorelin and Pastore of suffered a hear attack and drowned Sunday while swimming in Little automobile struck and killed Delbert of as he was crossing a street at Sunday from between two parked of was killed Saturday when a car in which he was a pas senger overturned southeast of motorcycle ridden by Albind and John Lu exploded and burst into flames Sunday evening when it struck the rear of a city Both men were critically A pass erby was forced throw Lukanski to the ground in order to beat out in his Crazed was pain and Lukanski had run from the scene and resisted other efforts to aid body of William member of the Coast Guard who drowned in the Detroit River Tuesday was recovered Sunday by police of the harbor masters body of Frank of who drowned hi Blake lake with two fishing companions last Tues was recovered Sunday night Bodies of the other Herbert VanHorn and Virgil be drafted by the committee beginning the history could be discussed by the entire membership but not modi This procedure has been fol lowed in floor debate on revenue measures for many years to avoid weeks or months of argument Bearing the approval of all but five of the 25 the bill fell short of Sec retary Morgenthaus tax It would impose taxes of about on corpora and personal Income taxes totaling It also would boost total federal revenues to about The War Production Board report ed Saturday that war spending in June alone was or at a rate more than twice the anticipated total revenue under the new For the committee decided to increase the normal tax iom a 4 to 6 per cent and to raise he present 6 to 77 per cent gradu ated surtax rates to 13 to 82 per It adopted a collection at the source provision by which 5 per cent of an individuals income would be deducted from pay checks and pay envelopes beginning in After changing Its mind many the committee finally adopted a new corporation tax which would raise the resent combined normal and urtax from 31 to 45 per cent and vould substitute a flat 87 per ent excess profits tax rate for the iresent 35 to 60 per cent gradu ated Having backed down rom a onceapproved 94 per cent Position of Russian Armies Is Becoming More Precari ous Daily By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July battle of the Don valley took a grave new turn today with the Germans point ing a menacing spearhead toward the Volga and the great industrial center of Stalingrad from bloodily won positions a scant 200 miles After driving 170 miles eastward in a the Nazis were in the vicinity of the town of their deepest penetration of Soviet soil thus and were throwing tanks and planes by the hundreds and men by the thousands into their thrust With the position of the Red armies becoming more precarious the fighting hi this southern sector today developed into a two way German one across the Don before Voronezh and the other sweeping down the Don valley be tween the Don and the Both these operations are of suf ficient strength to carry unques tioned threats to the Caucasus and middle Volga The lower end of the German drive across the Don which has pushed the Russians from Li presented a menace ol growing proportions There Mar shal Timoshenkos forces were in new line of defense which could not be less than 125 miles north of Ros tov and 225 miles west of Stalin In the middle the German operation which drove the Red army from 145 miles south of to the Boguchar area put the invader about 200 miles west of the Volga ShbiiiS the offensive hi the cen tral sector carry to Boguchar and the Don just it was obvious that the Red army could also be faced with the task of stopping a twodirectional drive upon Stalin grad In some quarters it was held that such a strategic situation already Russians Stand Fast In still a third north of the Germans were bat tering at unyielding Soviet defend ers of that communication centers In this sector the Ger mans were reported battling to ex pand their positions on the east bank of the The Germans were achieving their successes at a tremendous cost in men and equipment in this all out smash at the front line accounts the members also eliminated Turn to TAX Page 7 Commander The Russians were giving up every foot of ground grudgingly strewing land mines before the advancing Germans and taking a tremendous toll of German lives and Russian dispatches Turn to Page 2 Knudsen Paints Rosy War Picture GRAND July 13 Ira Eaker Llano was dis osed to be the commanderin Lieutenant General William Knudsen says there is no real cause for worry over a material shortage in Americas war pro duction The chief of war who toured arms plants here Sunday and completed an eightday tour of Michigans industries today hi Mus told 200 manufacturers here his views on We have more steel than the more more aluminum and plenty of everything we need except Knudsen and we are going to have in good General Knudsen expressed con fidence that American production genius inevitably would crush the Axis under the sheer weight of weapons ever though there have been He how that it would be a hard struggle and we have hardly scratched the But beyond any we are going to no matter how long it he Knudsen said that little by little we are getting everyone in the country into this total war which is as it should We are slow to get mad and we have taken a little bouncing around because of he but I think we are going to have a little sur prise for Hitler and the One of our greatest advantages Is the delight American manufactur ers have always taken In setting up impossible quotas and then ex recovered lief of the bomber command for e Army Air Forces In the uropean war Associated ceedlnS I iTurtt to gage ;