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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - July 14, 1942, Adrian, Michigan Cooler Weather on Fan Xm JULY 1942 PRICE 3 3 More Ships Sunk By Enemy Torpedoes In Lawrence Area Unofficial Number of Western Atlantic Ship Losses In creased to 369 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Brazenly penetrating the Gulf of St Lawrence for the second time in two one or more enemy submarines have sent three more merchantmen to the bottom in those Four seamen were four were missing and 99 were rescued In the attacks j on July Cana ian Navy Minister Angus Mac Donald announced With five other newly reported they brought to 369 the unofficial Associated Press tabulation of Al lied and neutral ship losses in the western Atlantic area since In their first foray into the the undersea raiders picked off two ships May the Canadian government acknowledg ed Four other sinkings were an nounced yesterday by the while a a United States was reported in Havana by the Cuban Navy general which said the craft was torpedoed and sunk off the northern coast of Cuba Torpedoes spelled the doom of one of the four nounced victims only 90 miles off the Atlantic coast July but two nearby pleasure craft picked up all but one of the 42 men aboard The lone casualty was Captain Patrick of Staten who went down with his ship when caught in the davits as he attemptel to lower a life boat for his A small Norwegian ship attacked in the Gulf of Mexico July and two small Panamanian one hit nearly five months ago off the northern coast of South America and the other in the Caribbean May were the other three craft Only one of the crew of 26 is known to have survived theattack on the Panamanian last but all 22 of the other Panaman ians crew were Sinking of the Norwegian took 11 lives of the 32 men BULLETINS Charges She Was Unjustly Criticized By Local Pressure Croups Hervey chairman of the Lenawee County Chapter of the Red Cross since 194L resigned her position yesterday at the monthly board meeting at Red Cross headquarters to take effect After deliberation the board accepted her resignation and Roy first vice pres ident of the county auto matically succeeds her until a new chairman is King who was reelected chairman at the annual meeting last gave as her reason for resigning the fact that she had been unjustly criticized by pres sure groups for her refusal to mix politics with the Red She said she had built up the organiza tion in the county to its present state of efficiency and had worked unceasingly and without remunera Because she was unable to conform the high standards and rules of the Red Cross to the wishes of certain groups she had been se verely she Turn to Page 6 July 14 strong force of RAF bombers cut a nen path of fiery destruction last nigh across the the frequently bombed heart of Hitlers wartime heavy The British failed to identify specific but the Germans said bombs fell on great est inland port in Participating pilots said it was a good mediumsized show whicl left fires burning in a big Indus trial July 14 States Army headquarters an nounced today that Major Genera of New now is in command of all American ground troops in July U The Office of Defense Transporta tion today revised its orders gov erning operations of long haul fixed 40mileanhour speed limit for and cancellec a provision requiring trucks to b loaded least 75 per cent o capacity on return tinder the effective August all trucks affected must carry a capacity load over a con siderable portion of the trip out or the trip They may carry less than a capacity or travel only if the after exercising due diligence is unable to comply with the load require SELF AFTER Threatens to Kill 2 Women Committing Suicide Ralph 30 year old Adrian construction shot and killed himself about oclock last night after a quarrei in which he threatened to kill t woman friend and her daughter with a shot The shooting oc curred atthe Grinnell at 113 East South Street Members of the city police force were told that Bottorff came to the Grinnell residence last night armed with a shot He firsl quarreled with Grinnells Dorothy in the yard back of the After threatening to kill Pickford he went to the house and demanded When he got Mrs Grinnell ran according to the and Bottorff fired two shots which went wild over her Bottorff then went into a bed room where two young children o Pickfords were sleeping ant shot himself in the He diec The officers were told that Bottorff had been Coroner Paul Mott said that death was the result of a suicide and stated that probably no in quest will be The body was taken to the Mot1 Funeral Home and is to be shipped tonight to where Bottorff lived until three years ago He is survived by his mother anc and Bottorff of three brothers and three CABS DERAILED July 14 ffi The observation car and a sleeper on the Illinois Centrals fast pas senger Panama were derailed near here early Two occupants of the observation which were in Miss Love suffered head injuries and possible internal James Boles of suffered minor facial Interlochen Broadcast Dispute Carried To Highest AFL Offices July 14 ffi Interlochens National Music Camp engaged in a dispute with a musi cians union over radio carried its fight to return to the au to the highest offices of the Ameri can Federation of Labor An appeal for help was made to AFL President William Green by the camp James who is asking reconsidera tion of a decision by the American Federation of Musicians to oppose broadcasts of the camps symphony orchestra in a telegram to Green at appealed to the tetters calmer judgment in re questing him to prevent damage to American music education in the public He said this would result if the broadcast ban were allowed to The musicians which is headed by James that its contract with the National Broadcasting Company forbids ap pearances of amateur musicians on NBC On Petrillos pro last Saturdays scheduled NBC broadcast from the music camp was In the 12 years of its existence Interlochens music situated in a green glen of western Michi gans had become fa mous as a music center for high school who attended on a tuition They come from throughout the The setting for the orchestra con which have been directed by some of the worlds finest musicians as guest is a natural At Mad dy there are 300 students in the Petrillo said in Chicago that he objected to the broadcasts because when amateur musicians occupy the it means less work for pro He said his union had a closed shop agreement with NEC that only professional musicians are to be used on their radio My trouble is not with the ama teur musicians but with NBCs exe Petrillo They know the policy of the Its the same old They should know that they cant use amateur musi cians on tile air unless we give them permission Turn Page 7 NAZIS PRESS ONWARD SOVIET RUSSIA New drives in the Rostov area 1 and fighting at Boguchar 2 have brought the German menace closer to the Caucasus oil Shaded arrows indicate possible The struggle for Voro nezh 3 with the indications shaded arrows that a Ger man triumph would bring further drive to split Moscow from the south and a push toward the Ural industrial Russians claimed that they fought off new attacks in the Kalinin area but Ger mans claimed new victories south of II HTTP BARE Lodge Gives Senate Account of Engagement July 14 The American aptitude for mechan and stamina and training re ceived in maneuvers helped i United States token force make a firstclass showing in the tank battle of the Libyan Sen ator Lodge said yester Lodge was there as a major in the United States Army and today gave the to which he re turned a first hand ac count of the The detachment of United States with their own tanks volunteered for service in the ac tion to gain actual experience Lodge saidA Discussing th menrwhd mannec the Lodge They were not cannon They were no Of the American he said The severe test which our equip meni received on maneuvers was intensified in Our trucks our light tanks medium tank socalled General good accoun of That they are sus ceptible of improvement of natural and In the newer models these improvements have been We have in the General Grant a vehicle with stout It was a gun which is no outranged by the enemy and with which the enemy can be given a destructive Lodge in answer to that the General Grant tanks had not been subjected to the fire of the 88millimeter antitank guns used by the Germans in trapping and battering the bulk of the British armored Turn to Page 7 July 14 With a fault indication of a faster empo in the the mili tary trial of eight saboteurs who shipped from Germany on subma rines entered the sixth day Two developments were taken as signs of a speedup in the trial The decision of the seven generals sitting in life or death judgment on the eight men to meet longer murs each and the end of ong questioning of two FBI The two agents occupied the stand from Friday morning until after the luncheon recess much of the time being used in crossexamination by defense After the second agent vas dismissed in the the commission heard certain oth er government The announcing it would sit without regard to shortened its luncheon re ess and sat an hour longer Inthe The military trial shared inter est yesterday with the prospect of riminal proceedings in the civil against 14 persons accused if assisting the eight These included the wife of the leader of me group who landed from a sub and the parents and an uncle of one of his While formal charges had not Deen was speculation that at least some of the 14 might 36 tried for treason or for viola tion of the espionage either of which could carry the death pen The 14 were arrested in New York and the cities to which the Nazis went directly from their landings on lonely leaches on Long Island and in Estimates County Rubber Collection At Pounds Collections from the Lenawee county scrap rubber drive which ended officially July 10 is expected to reach a total of according to Karl county chairman of the Hoch said that pounds have been reported and a report is still forthcoming from one oil company which participated through its stations in the Hoch said that the pound quota is a conservative esti During the last ten days Lenawee county residents turned in pounds of scrap rubber to bring the total nearer the goal of pounds which was established at the beginning of In discussing excellent suc Hoch lection amounted 12 pounds per Throughout the he a collection of five pounds per person was set as a satisfactory Everyone took this rubber drive seriously and the results are such that every one can take pride in his effort German War Machine Continues To Force The Russians Backward Three Columns Menace Stalingrad Hendersons Policies Assailed July 14 The Administration pushed its fight to keep the price contro structure unchanged today in thp face of farm group pressure from both sides of the While the Senate entered its day of debate on changes Price Administration Henderson declares would cripple much of the the House Agricul ture Committee came forward with sharp criticism of his policies In a formal report on a crop loan bill the House committee de clared it was very apparent the Price Administrator Is not con cerned about parity because un der present ceilings practically al farm products are selling below A parity price is one which would give farmers the proportion of the national income they en joyed from 1909 to The bil approved by the House commit tee would authorize government loans to farmers up to 100 per cent of The Administrations fight in the Senate is against restrictions on QPA expenditures written into a pending supplemen tal money bill by the Senate Ap propriations Democratic Leader Barkley of Kentucky told the Senate yester day the limitations would strip Henderson of virtually all of his authority over Barkley objected specifically to a committeeapproved provision requiring the Secretary of Agri culture to certify prices of pro cessed farm commodities before Henderson could establish ceilings over those The committee amendment specified that the prices on these articles must be such that they reflected 110 per cent parity in come to the farmer who produced the original commodity from which they were Barkley saidthis wouldpreveh1 and many oilier but Sen ator McKellar DTenri asserted that Congress had directed in the original price control that no ceilings be placed on these com modities until they reached the level reflecting 110 per cent par Draft Boards Are Ordered To Call Married Merr Last July 14 Draft headquarters specifically di rected local boards today to call up married men taking single war workers before husbands and fath The local boards were instructec by orders sent out last night to fiT their quotas hi this order Single men with no depend ents Single men who do not con tribute to the war effort but who have dependents men with dependents and who contribute to the wai effort Married men without children who are not engaged in the war ef fort Married men without children who are engaged in the war effort Married men living with wife and children or children only and who are not engaged in the war ef fort Married men living with wife and children or children only who are engaged in the war To be classed as a married man a registrant must have been mar ried before and must be living with his wife or To guide local boards on whether or not a man is engaged in the war draft headquarters issued a list of 34 essential In granting deferment for occu pational reasons the board must Eirst decide whether a man is en jaged in one of those activities and hen determine that his particular iob makes him a necessary the firm in which he is em ployed must be fulfilling a war con performing a government service or a service necessary to civilian life in support of the war or he must be supplying ma terial for such Essential Activities The essential activities were Production of aircraft and parts boats and parts ordnance and ammunition agri culture food processing egging and lumbering construc tion coal mining metal mining nonmetallic mining and processing and quarrying refining and rolling metals production of metal shapes and forgings ng of metal products production of industrial and agricultural equip ment machinery chemicals and allied products rubber products eather products textiles apparel clay and glass naturalgas and petrol sum and coal products transporta tion equipment transportation services materials forpacking anc shipping products communications equipment communications serv ices power and illuminat ing services repair and handtrade services armature electrical and bicycle re automobile harness and leather clock repair tool repair and healU and welfare services educational services governmental Tests to Be Met The selective service said the list of civilian activities necessary to war production and essential to the war which may be used to guide local boards in considering occupational classification of regis specifies that such activities must meet one or more of the fol lowing tests That the business is ful filling a contract of the maritime or other gov ernmental agencies engaged direct ly in war production b that the is performing a govern mental directly concerned with promoting or facilitating war production c that the business is performing a governmental or directly concerned with providing other requisites of the civilian daily life in support of the war effort d that the busi ness is supplying materials ror con tracts included in above or e that the business is producing raw manufacturing supplies or equipment or perform ing services necessary for the ful fillment of contracts in Turn to Page 7 QUITS BASEBALL July 14 Jimmy Dykes has given up base ball for the The 20yearold son of the Chi cago White Sox stopping over here with his said hed applied for admission in the Army Air The young catcher was recently released from the Lock port Pony League GIVES UP GAS PLAN July 14 Office of Price Administration has abandoned a plan to prohibit gaso ine sales to rationed motorists in a 50mile twilight zone along the western border of the gasoline ra tioning A new plan will be announced efore coupon rationing system becomeseffective In MECTED Close Balloting Marks Race for Hoods Post Just 35 minutes after Samuel president of the board of called the annual meet ing of the Adrian school district to order at the senior high school last two members of the board whose terms had expired were a budget for next year had been approved and the meeting A small crowd of 91 persons was on Clifford Hood retained his post on the board of education by defeating Harry Allen in close balloting which furnished the high light of an otherwise uneventful seeking his second three year term in received 46 votes while his oppon Harry received Hood was nominated by Alexander and Allens name was presented by Dean Gor Frederic Oram was a unani mous choice to succeed himself on the in nomi nating stated that the small attendance at the meeting was due in part to the quiet and efficient manner in which the board has done its causing little Fred Park and Ramus Davis acted as tellers during the On Hand The secretarytreasurers repon given by William Shepherd re vealed that the district has cash on hand totaling a figure only slightly under last years Disbursements for the past fiscal year which included the payment of on bonded in debtedness totaled Unpaid taxes totaling and bank stock valued at bring the dis tricts total resources to According to the budget approvec by the next years expend itures on the school system will be practically the same as they were during the The budget provides for salary boosts employees of the system bu Bastille Day A Sad One For French By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July Free French followers of Charles de hardened by two years of exile from their Nazistricken celebrated Bastille Day today under a new the Fighting and rededicatec themselves to the expulsion of the Germans from France and the re storation of equality anc The new official name of the De Gaulle accepted by the British Foreign is LaFrance For the third Frenchmen in occupied France spent the na tional holiday in the grip of the German secret police and the Ger man In the shock of the French collapse had left the people stunned and In after a year of German there was no taste for a celebration of blessings which the Germans had ruthlessly sition to the German but was oppo rising and acts of sabotage were on the the people of occupied about the The taxpayers of the city will be called pay toward the support of the schools during the coming the same amount that has been levied during the last few The remainder of the esti mated needed to finance the schools is to be obtained from state aid funds as in the At a brief session after the meet ing the board reelected King presidentand named other officers as follows vice Mr Oram Fred Johnson and secretary William Shep Motions were approved naming the four Adrian banks the depositories for school funds anc authorizing the president and sec retary to sign payroll ATTACK Allies Seek to Destroy Rom mels Reinforcements By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July armored forces have been repelled in an other eastward lunge on the Egypt ian corridor battle front and the enemy has been hit heavily by the RAF despite desert British headquarters announced to The enemy attacked with tanks and truckborne infantry at the coastal end of the battle line west of El Alamein a com munique And there was con tact also between opposing columns on the southern end of the but there was no indication which side was on the offensive As the land front flared back into Britain harried the Axis Mediterranean supply trying with the great guns of her fleet and farranging bombers of the HAF to choke off reinforcements for the enemy and whittle down his reserves of machines and Air activity was intensified in the battle said thejoint re port of British headquarters and the Our fighterbombers and light bombers attacked land ng grounds in the El Daba a column of tanks and large concen trations of All attacks were some tanks being destroyed and at least six enemy aircraft were shot down in addition to others de stroyed on the All these air includ ng a battle over Malta yesterday in which at least five enemy raiders were destroyed and others dam cost the British only one One by Britains air and sea arms picked off the ports behind Rommel whence he might get more men material to tip the bal ance on the deadlocked front and iut his stalled drive on Alexandria back in Turn to Page 7 France marked the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille in 1789 under a harsh ruling of the Because of increasing antiGer man violence the Gestapo nounced that male relatives of sa boteurs who do not surrender with in 10 days would be even are threat ened by the grandmothers and sis ters in the families of saboteurs will be sentenced to hard labor and children under 18 to reform Opposition Increases But still the sabotage and opposition A freight wasreported derailed oh the train the French and pitched German police at Houdin In Pas de Calais depart To check not only in northern France but in the con quered lands of Belgium and the the Germans were re ported to have seized ITurn to Page 7 PATROL BOAT GOES AGROUND CREW SAVED SAN July 14 UP A naval patrol boat ran aground near Seal Rocks near the entrance to the Golden Gate early today and all hands were a Navy spokesman First reports of the vessel grounding were received at naval headquarters shortly after Pacific War a Navy press relations officer A large group of spectators gath ered to watch the rescue work from nearby Formidable rocks line the shore side of a narrow navigational chan nel and make the scene of the mis hap a notorious danger The site is a short distance from the spot where the Ohio went ashore in a dense October Bits of weatherbeaten wreckage from the Ohioan and the tanker Frank Buck can still be seen on the jagged shoreline far below the clifflike Point Lobos landfall which marks the entrance to San Francisco FRONTBE SET UP Russians Admit Voronezh Lino Smashed By Tremendous Numbers of Enemy By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July pow erful German driving into the Don river bend toward Stalin grad on the gained further ground today south of Boguchar where the red army fell back fighting to prevent being Axis reports reaching London through Stockholm said the Ger man drive had carried through 30 miles beyond Bogu and 10 more miles about 160 miles from Red Star said that along the whole Don front the Germans had thrown great superiority in men and machines into their The army expressing the Russian desire for a second said The Germans want to defeat us before our allies can land on the There was no specific informa tion as to how far the Russians fell back south of but dis patches said several There seemed to be the possibil ity that the Russians planned their next main stand on the east bank of the as to rather than risk entrapment on the west Even at tha that tha a break tremendous Russian acknowledged Germans had effected through by pouring forces into a narrow On the front northwest of Mos cow the Russians said their troops had gained the initiative over the Nazi forces and airborne rein forcements on the Kalinin Victory Claims Denied The Soviet information bureau said a powerful German onslaught in the Rzhev 135 miles north west forced an out numbered Russian defense force to yield but denied German claims of a victory in which Russian troops were reported The certainly not more than 150 miles from was seen as a potential new threat to the Soviet The Russian account said the Germans launched an offensive July and that both sides lost heavily in fighting through July Total Russian casualties were placed at killed and wounded and German masses forced a break through in a narrow sector of the Voronezh front and a third motor ized infantry division was swung into the attacks across the upper Don under the hammering of the Russian air dispatches The Soviet information bureau reported setbacks in two other re gions to the with the invad ers advancing anew at the point of their deepest penetration of Rus sian the town of Bo Soviet soldiers have driven the Sermans from several villages on the Kalinin front and cut an im portant highway perhaps a Rzhev Staraya Russa the Moscow radio Loss of ground near Rzhev had Deen but more than Germans were declared to have died in the 12day Gravely phrased cgmmuniques reported a series of reverses for Red army men at the hands of superior invasion forces striking oward Volga valley industrial cen ers and Caucasus oil a Nad breakthrough in the Voronezh area and withdrawals to the Turn to Page 7 Speedy Action Being Sought On Service Mens Vote Bill July 14 House rules was asked today to decide quickly on a bill giving eligible soldiers and sailors a diance to vote for congressmen in the November Ramsey DW the bills urged the committee to send the measure to the House floor ahead of the war tax which will come up for debate Chairman Sabath D ni had warned that opposition of some committee members might keep the measure locked in the rules The bill would provide absentee voting for all fighting men stationed within the continen 31 United Balloting would administered by secretaries of states in which the men are They would be given 21 days in return their bal Some committee opposition ap peared to have developed over the act that many states already have ipproved franchises for their fight ng and the members feared ie measure would complicate vot ing procedure and impair states Ramsey rather than supersede such existing state At the same it would give men from states which have no absentee balloting or whose laws are too complicated for a chance to vote on fed eral offices at he Ac New York is the only state which has adequate legislation for full voting privileges for the fight ing And if the New Yorkers prefer to vote for congressmen on their state ballot rather than on the federal there is nothing in the bill to prevent it Ramsey said he believed the House would approve the bill once it came to a He asked the rules committee to limit floor de to two with Democrats and Republicans dividing the There was little chance for sol diers and sailors overseas to Ramsey because the Army would have to handle such ballot ing in the absence of any state or federal the Army has enough to do fooling around with an Patrick DAla urged speedy action on the bill on the grounds that it soon would be too late lor this falls ;