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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - July 17, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Wemtber Details on Face Two JULY 1942 PRICE 3 Designed to Maintain Buying Power of Pay as of 1941 CALLED EQUITABLE By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS July War Labor Board called on organ ized labor to accept with self restraint and statesmanship a wage stabilization policy which permit ted an increase of 44 cents a day for Little Steel instead of asked by the The made public late yes terday in the boards decision on the was designed to maintain the purchasing power of hourly wage rates as of 194L We are said the opinion of chairman William that the yardsticks of wage stabilization thus applied are fair and equitable and at the same time sufficient to prevent the cost of living from spiraling upward be cause of wage We think they lead to a terminal for the tragic race between wages and On this basis labor will have made its move of selfrestraint in the sevenpoint If all other groups likewise do their part we may expect to get and hold for the duration of the war stability of Pending a meeting with the steel unions policy committee in Pitts burgh Philip presi dent of the union as well as the declined comment George writing the principal opinion on said this directive order calls di rectly the steel and indirectly upon all to accept the sacrifices which are their share under the national program for ad justing our domestic economy to the needs of total By accepting its labor will have the opportunity for leadership in the fight against eco nomic For with labor meeting its it has a right to insist that vigorous steps be taken to effectuate every point of the sevenpoint This is a time when labor statesmanship can serve the country Outlines Principles George Taylor outlined these guiding principles on which the board decided the case For the period from January to which followed a long period of relative TORPEDOES SINK CARGO SHIP But Still Indecisive Rages on Egyp tian Desert Torpedoes from Axis submarines sink this cargo ship lying blackedout near the Gulf coast Twentyseven crewmen were reported It is shown just before the final the cost of living about 15 per cent increased by If any group of workers averaged less than a 15 per cent increase in hourly wage rates during or immediately preceding or following this their established peacetime stand ards have been If any group of workers averaged a 15 per cent wage increase or their established peacetime stand ards have been Turn to Page 7 TANK FACTORY REMAINS IDLE July 17 commit representing the General Motors tank plant near con ferred for three hours yesterday with company state and federal conciliators and a repre sentative of the War Production Board but no agreement was reach ed to bring about a return to The plant remained idle for the third straight with only about 20 per cent of the day shift report ing this A group of near ly 60 pickets was stationed about the Attending yesterdays conference were Paul representing the state labor mediation board federal labor concilia tor Harry war production board a group of company officials andthe strikers Brief SitDown Staged in Ford Bomber Plant Convicted Court of Murder Australia July 17 Private Edward former New York City grocer was convicted by a United States mili tary court today of the murder of three Melbourne women and was condemned to death by i The 10member tribunal debated barely 50 minutes before announci ing its which is subject to review by the commanding general of the United States armed forces in The stolid calm which Leonski had maintained during the fiveday trial was unbroken by the death He smirked slightly as he was led from the courtroom under heavy He had been under arrest since a few days after the body of Miss Gladys a university chemistry school sec was found near an army The other victims were Ivy Violet killed May and Pauline Thompsonr 3L killed May All three had been Confessions which Leonski signed after his arrest were introduced into evidence by the prosecution during the first such proceeding to be conducted by a military court in Defense witnesses had described Leonski as a psychopathic person ality who sometimes drank a mix ture of ice cream and tee of seven striking workers at Negotiations dealt principally with proposed time out periods for but no satisfactory ar rangement was The strike started Monday as a protest against discharge of about 30 welders who left their machines and went outside the plant to There is a no smoking rule in the factory and strikers contend there should be time al lowed them to go outside and smoke during the WORKERS STRIKE July walkout of members of AFL huild ing trades unions threatened today to halt construction on more than worth of war con struction jobs In this steel and in dustrial Business Agent Cashdol lar of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners said the walkout began the work ers protesting that the War Pro duction Board refused to authorize 9 25cehtanhour pay He said the walkout was unau thorized and spread so rapidly that all work on the vital projects in area njaj be The crux of the dispute revolves ground a variance in rales paid building tradesmen on heavy con struction projects with the scale negotiated between the AFL unions and the Master Builders Associa tion of Allegheny County Pitts burgh for light Michigan Over The Top in Rubber Collection Drive July 17 igan contributed tons to the recent scrap rubber or approximately eight pounds per capita to the originally suggested quota of five campaign leaders reported The was made by Howard chairman of the Michigan petroleum industrys arid Kenneth chairman of the state salvage They pointed out that at the start of the drive a fivepound per capita col lection would have been consid ered Collections were said been as high as 17 pounds per cap ita in some All county totals have not been computed yet The Michigan rubber willbe sent to Cleveland to be placed in1 a stock pile there instead of being sent dV rectiy to reclaiming officials Orders releasing the states first shipments are expected soon the Reconstruction Finance poration rubber Cor Ford Work Stoppage Continues IRON July 17 in the Ford Motor Companys local factory were at a standstill today employees in the 2 body plant continued their work stoppage and were joined by 75 mem employed in thec hemical department Activity ceased in the chemical department at midnight company at said the situation otherwise was unchanged from when 400 members of the CIO United Automobile Workers Union sat and stood outside the plant but refused to The men went home in the but John local union said they would be back at the plant A conference of company of ficials and local and international officers of the union was scheduled foi The unionists demand weekly wage payments at the plant instead of biweekly payments at a cancellation of the stagger system of employment and return to work of July A VI 1 VllkJIll lived sitdown strike interrupted Finns Asked to operations at the Willow Run bomber plant operated by the Activities In Motor Company for more than hour last Harry Ford Personnel described the July 17 Finland and the United States as a protest against discontinuance of a telephone service workers in the plant had been one move short of an open break in diplomatic relations with the Helsinki government said the strike called by to close all its consular UAWCIO steward named in this country in compli who walked through the plant with a Washington department to department and State in dis the men to sit last night that it had ask Officials of the United the Finnish government to dis bile Workers CIO Union said its consular activities in strike had been authorized and United States not later than they could not identify announced that it al Bennett said the telephone had cancelled the consular vice had been installed of American consular proper arrangements with the in Finland and was clos agement and that the company immediately the consular sec ordered it of the American legation in The strike began at 6 a number of workers stopped status of the American le but remained at their itself and that of the Fin Both company and union legation in Washington re said full production was but the ousting by the consulates was ominously MYSTERIOUS of a similar development in GermanAmerican rela ARE SOUGHT NEAR The closing of German jn OF July 17 offices in Germany wasirprie of the preliminaries leading up to the final rup Search for parachutes and declaration of seen descending in an area Finnish consulates on President Roosevelts Hyde soil will have to estate was renewed at dawn actually few consular officials will go back to for most but the belief was expressed them are honorary consuls and may have been festival of American nation A farm superintendents Likewise the closing of the firmed report of sighting parachutes late yesterday section of the American legation in Helsinki does not mean the consuls there are packing brought a small army of They are officers of FBI and state police officials to legation who have been acting scene but they postponed as consular search until daybreak today their consular duties still townsfolk advanced a theory them on deck as diplomats reported aerial objects the government should or wereb alloons sent aloft by a them celebrating a religious Robert a hotel clerk State Departments announcement made no mention of nearby told investigators he had heard fireworks about the time the parachutes were reported sighted and recalled that persons of Italian descent gathered at Glasgow on the opposite bank of the Hudson River celebrating a feast by shooting off Roman candles and releasing fight which Finland is waging against Russia as an ally of and based its action purely on Finnish restrictions which hampered the functioning of legation officials in their consular contrary to treaty Secretary of State Hull warned last Npvember that if Finland Other nearby residents to maintain our friendship clung to the balloon rather and satisfactory evi theparachute and must be forthcoming that lice officers expressed the same is the intention of the govern of Finland to discontinue For nine hours last offensive military oper son valley residents and against Soviet a radius of 50 miles military operations have qustionedas to whether they been seen any The report originated firom superintendent of Fox Hollow estate of John Jacob Astor which TORPEDOED July 17 yp The Navy announced today that a medium sued British merchant about 11 miles the had been torpedoed in the velt country off the northern coast of The jmbhc relations officer America and that survivors the eastern defense command landed at an east coast nounced ate New York last that a military investigation was under way Tjut 2 miles north of and 4 mile Andy Adams there had been no See Adv on Market the report Auction Cottage BUmtield See Adv on market page Court Room Into Uproar As Man Is Sentenced To July He was but a and his later broke the court room of Judge Harold G Wardinto disorder last flailing arms smashed the spectacles of Deputy Bailiff Herb Samuels before the prisoner wascor when a jury condemned and lled to a to a murderers death in the was no the cried out The doomed man twice the He was rail from his a glasses were broken in five killing two one utes of women Pantanos sisters screamed at and the jurors aghast Youre killing prosecutors lescorted to homes under protection the father and twin other brothers anTI No sooner had the jury sisters were the 50 spec ed verdict convicting in His moth of murdering Policeman had attended earlier Williams during a tavern but was hot last when the twin ran wanted to get to my screaming and swinging kiss Cant a man see his family As deputy bailiffs sought said he rushed up ilock Tonys John wriggled from their grasp started embracehis wasjuot CRISIS BELIEVED NEAR By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July engaged in a violent and still in decisive tank battle since yester day in the center of the El Ala mein desert were reported to day to have brought up new American made General Lee tanks to give additional power to their The General an improved version of the General mounts 75 millimeter guns in the turret instead of at the side and has streamlined The Gen eral Grants previously had proved a mainstay of British armored forces in the The British were making stub born efforts to hold their newly won positions in the center of the Sharp fighting also was report ed at the southern end of the where the enemy was said to have withdrawn and in the coastal sector to the The communique gave no hint as to how the battle in the center was but said that a number of enemy tanks had been knock ed Details of our losses are not yet the bulletin Other dispatches from the front indicated that much of the armor ed strength of both sides was en gaged in the struggle and it ap peared that a crisis in the battlr for Egypt was Supported by KAF British headquarters said that the RAF was strongly supporting the imperial ground forces and that fighterbombers and fighters were continuing to ham mer at the enemy around the Direct hits were reported on Axis tank gun positions and concentrations of motor Throughout the hours of day light our fighters maintained con tinuous patrol over the battle area and shot down at least four ene my the communiquf From these extensive op erations six of our aircraft are attacks against the British center was a position on Ruweieat which runs east and west for about 10 miles south of the said the position to be erased before Observers would have the Axis forces could make any advance Turn to Page 2 Russians Forced To Retreat Toward Rostov Are Holding At Voronezh RAFs Attacks On Germany Still Short Of Expectations By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July as it has been in Britains air offensive against Germany still is short of expectations and still is below the peak of striking power it to become a decisive air experts The appraisal of these sources is based on the 47 nights since the RAF opened the Allies second front in the air with the mass at tack on Cologne last May the first of three raids on July 17 Hundreds of American cities and towns honored their war heroes today by war bond and stamp ral It was officially American War Heroes and the Retailers Advisory Council of the Treasury sponsored the Events included a breakfast in Chicago where admissions will cost in war In stores have acquired bomb cases which bond and stamp pur chasers may autograph with mes sages to be delivered eventually in and other Axis cen Pittsburgh and Cincinnati news papers will celebrate the day by printing only war bond and stamp advertising in their Mothers of service men will pa rade in many and in other communities officials will unveil hugh scrolls bearing the names of locals men and women in In St merchants will give to war bond or stamp pur chasers bundles of free postcards to mail to service Des will ppen a three day celebration to Vbe cli masiiyprayerr service Sunday i Indianapolis industry has mar shalled its resources for a big pa stars will lead observ ances in A bond break fast in an war bond sales pay for a de a parade and presentation of local heroes in Kansas are other fea Associated Press tabukons show that beginning witt logne raid the RAF has made about bombertrips against Germany in fulfillment of Prime Minister Churchills promise to erase Nazi industry city by Only two raids with a thousand or more Emden and Bremen have been made since the Cologne assault but British air sources say they left those cities so devastated that they can make if further contribution to Germanys war ef The air made at an announced cost of 261 bombers up to last is regarded by in formed British as below They said they believed the high hopes raised when the mass bomb ing of Cologne thrilled the United Nations appeared premature and really intensive attacks on indus try in Central and Eastern Ger many must wait for the longer nights of Reasons for RAFs Failure These experts agreed that three reasons explain the RAFs failure to keep up the thousandplane pace Exceptionally bad air officers say the nights must be pretty nearly perfect or else targets are obscured and fog im perils the RAFs huge bombers taking off and landing on home Turn to Page 2 Raid Submarine Building Yards Near Luebeck July 17 force of Britains biggest four engined struck at Ger many before the fall of darkness last Bight in submarine Bras five mUesTfrom hardhit Luebeck and on shipyards at near the German Danish The raids carried to a climax daylight attacks yesterday on ob jectives in Germany which opened with singleplane assaults on points Bullet Ends Life of Wife One of Them July bosses of Chicagos brawling Paint ers Union were wounded and the wife of one of them was killed in a gunfight early Loretta was dying of a bullet wound in the breast when police arrived at her west side In another shot through the right was her oneof the leaders of local 147 and a member of the Painters District Detective Marvin Nelson said the Youngbloods told him they had been shot by Arthur secre tary and treasurer of the Painters District Council About an hour after the Young bloods were fired Wallace was found lying on the lawn of the Franklin Boulevard He had been shot in the but police said He refusedto tell them who wounded Piecing together the events pre ceding the police learned that Youngblood and Wallace had attended a meeting of the council last night and had been talking to gether Later the Young bloods visited a They had been home about five minutes Nelson said Youngblood told when the doorbell Youngblood answered and came Apparently the shooting began at Nelson There were 10 bullet marks around the chair in which Youngblood had been Nearby was a calibre pistol with four empty cartridges A bul let of the same calibre fell out of Wallaces clothing when he was examined at the police Daniel chief in vestigator the states attorneys commented that Young 53 years had been a bone of contention in the union for some The Youngbloods were shot once before by unidentified gunmen who ambushed them in a dark street the night of March A few months James an other Painters Union friendly with was In Elsie Henne wife of George an other union was killed by shotgun blasts presumed by police to have been aimed at her who was riding in an automobile NEGRO TENOR CLAIMS HE WAS BEATEN AND JAILED IN GEORGIA July 17 land famed Negro told how he had been beaten and jailed by police in after his wife was asked to leave a shoe The 55yearold concert who maintains a farm near this North Georgia said the incident occurred last Saturday and that both he and his wife were placed in a cell after he returned to the shoe Chief of Police Charles Harris denied that Hayes was beaten by police and added that a bond posted by the singer for his release had been Harris said no case had been made against The slightlybuilt Negro said his wife went into a Rome shoe store Saturday to buy a pair of shoes for their He said a clerk asked her to move from a front seat to one nearer the In Fred manager of the Higgins shoe said he reminded Hayess wife of rules governing segregation of Negroes in public and asked her not to make a When she continued talking Higgins I asked her to go elsewhere to As she left the store she told the clerk who asked her to move back Hit ler ought to get The singer said he returned to the when his wife told him of the to rectify any trouble that might have been caus He said a policeman caught him by the dragging him back into the store as he sought to Stating that his wife was then accused of Hayes said he told the manager his wife did not When I said Hayes con a man not in officers clothing gave me all he had on the Then I was dragged to a pa trol car and handcuffed between two 1 was struck again by this man not in At the Rome police station Hayes said he was beaten again by offi cers when he denied that his wife and the two of them were placed In a FIRE July Fire of undetermined origin stroyed grain in an Updike Grain Company storage warehouse yes terday at a loss its owners esti mated at The structure was of bushel capacity and almost filled with Hitler Hurls Masses of Troops and Tanks Into Battle of Don Steppes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July of German force of per haps all by their heaviest tanks marched through the waisthigh wheat fields of the Don steppes in a continuing offensive today as the Red army fell back both toward Stalingrad and This might indicate that heavy lighting took place near Kamensk is on the Donets 40 miles south of The Germans claimed they had cut the railway connecting Stalingrad with the Do This railway is just south of As the Russians fell back through the green fields which were to have playeda large part in feeding their people this reports told how the countryside was left littered with German he flaming wrecks of burned and the snarled ruins of guns and In one other sector of this iie Russians reported a hard punch m which 11 invading tanks were smashed and Germans were But the dispatches said the Ger mans were unmindful of these loss throwing in more men and ma chines strongly supported by air as they advanced upon Sta At Voronezh Russian chances brightened with every new coun terattack the stiffened Red army Eorces were throwing against the But the Germans apparently were still clinging to positions at the west side of the and the danger to the city from the where Hungarian infantry and cav alry were attacking at the conflu ence of the Don and Voronezh Riv was not Germans Thrown Back North and northwest of the city in the Details of the Luebeck and Flensburg attacks were meager but an air ministry communique said the bombs were seen to burst hi yards and slipways of the sub marine building yards near Lue Two of the bombers were report ed The Berlin radio broadcast DNB report that German aircraft dropped heavy bombs on aircraft factories at near War causing heavy dam age to assembly British air observers said the new tactic of striking late hi the long summer day gave the raiders the advantage of daylight for pre cision bombing and the cover of darkness for return to their home The size of the force employed against Flensburg and Luebeck was not but observers suggested it was probably moder Luebeck and Flensburg share British attention with Kiel and Rostock as German maritime cen ters on a westerly arm of the Bal An RAF armada smashed heavily at Luebeck March Observers said the thrust there late yesterday doubtless was intended to smash up repair near the Danish bor was attacked July 2 and again last Saturday in a sideshow to heavy raid upon BULLETINS in wartime told a press July measure outlawing commission fees on government war contracts was approved unanimously today by the House Naval Committee after the Navy itself swift action to stop profiteering at gov ernment July though administration officials have been speaking repeatedly oJ the fact that this country always has called youths of 18 and IS years to the colors President Roosevelt conference today that such astep was unlikely He said nothing need be expected on this matter at any time July President Roosevelt disclosed today that lendlease assistance to the United Nations and other countries eligible for aid reached 000 in the highest monthly total yet This compared with in May and brought the total since lendlease assistance was inaugu March to had been thrown many ravines and the Germans leaving hills and fields cluttered with brok en machines and Izvestia said Germans were dy ing before Voronezh on a larger scale than they at The Russians have reported that Germans lost their lives tak ing the latter stronghold in the The Soviet information bureau estimated that Hitler already had lost men in 60 days of spring and summer On the Leningrad front Red force planes staged two raids on longrange guns which were bat tering the The Russians said their own big guns blasted into si lence ten antiaircraft In some sectors of the Voro nezh the initiative has pass ed into Soviet a commu niqu6 Dispatqhes said the Russians pounded the invaders with surpris ing tank strength in several forcing them to take Twin breaks were reported made in invasion formations west of which Niko lai a Red army com described as a mill to grind German troops crossing the Don into a bloody Southeast of Nazioccupied Mil itself 200 miles south of Voronezh and 130 miles north of Rostov another fighting with Soviet forces was In this the Soviet infor mation bureau the men of one of our units in three days have killed about Hitlerites and destroyed 35 German A special communique issued last night declared that the while gaining ground by the use of basic forces and had lost irreplacable manpower and equipment between May 15 and July a period including the lethal Sevastopol and KurskKhar kov front Berlin reports of Russian casu including an announcement that Soviet soldiers had been captured between May 17 and July were denounced as deliri ous lies clumsy The German Fascist troops lost in wounded and prisoners May 15July 15 no less than 000 men and the com munique Of this no less than were They lost in addition about guns of all about tanks and no less than During this period the Red army lost wounded and guns of all 940 tanks and BUM TO ADVANCE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LANSING The price of rum will advance about nine to20 cents a bottle the first of the Liquor Control Commission said Chairman Ralph Thom as said the Office of Price Admin istration informed him the price rise be made effective ;