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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - July 20, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADEIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Cooler Weather cm Face Two JULY 1942 PRICE 3 PLANT STOPPED WHEN AFL ORDERS WALKOUT Union Charges Krieghoff Firm With Slowing Down Plant Construction STEEL SHIPMENTS SLOW Construction work on the huge factory building being erected on East Beecher Street for the Defense Plants Corporation by the Kriegh off Construction Company of De troit was at a standstill today as the result of a walkout called by the Lenawee Building Trades Council and other AFL affiliates in Detroit and Nearly 20C workmen including laborers and truck drivers were in Union officials say that their action is a strike but merely a walkout designed to bring a solu tion to difficulties which include wage The union says that the walkout was also ordered to call attention to union charges that the Krieghoff com pany is slowing up work on the building making it impossible for AFL members to work regularly enough to earn reasonable Union members met at the hall this morning and voted unani mously to remain off the The walkout was called Thursday night and the workmen did not report for work Friday Ned manager of the Adrian construction said today that any delay that may be encountered in erecting the build ing will come from irregularities in the delivery of structural Until June 13 we were working ertime in an attempt to get the pjiiciing erected as soon as pos he Then we found out that the steel would be delayed so made it a five day Ever since then we have received com plaints from the Government Controls Wages Krieghoff stated that his company has no control over the wage rates paid on the project In March the rates were drawn up and sent to Washington where they were approved by a government agency and incorporated into our contract with the government They the rates cannot be chang ed unless by Krieghoff declared that the work stoppage is in direct violation of the stabilization agreement be tween the AFL and the federal government which outlaws any work stoppage in war plant proj He produced a copy of a telegram sent by John president of the AFL Building to Joseph repre sentative of the AFL in stating that the walkout is in vio lation of the agreement and order ing the men back to work immed Flying Boats Instead Of Ships July 20 Henry west coast ship building has proposed that nine of the nations shipyards be turned over to production of giant aerial In fleets of such flying Kaiser declared in a speech at the launching of the Liberty Harvey lies the answer to the growing submarine menace which is nurturing a haunting fear that movement of supplies and arms to our soldiers in many parts of the world will eventually be cut He said that although Kaiser en gineers have on their boards plans for air boats beyond anything Jules Verne ever could have im having 200 to 500ton ca capable of carrying up to the urgency of the moment demands that the subma rine problem be solved at There is already a flying ship which is very large compared with anything known to be in mass pro he 1 refer to the Glenn Martin ship known as the Mars a flying boat of 7C capable of carrying a pay load of 14 That ship would carry 100 men fully Five thou sand of them could land equipped men in England in a single And the next day they could fly over again with tons of fresh sugar and No submarine could shoot them The experience of this war shows without question that such transport fleets cannot be inter fered with by enemy fighters if they have even a minimum of pro Our ferry service to Brit ain goes through with hardly a And such a gigantic ferry service as I see headed to what ever part of the world our Presi dent and high command would des be the safest method of mass travel ever used in war His proposal was directed speci fically to the maritime commis to President Roosevelt and to the armed Democratic Proposal Leader to Fight to Establish Bashaw said today that thejport July 20 The Administration defended Don ald Nelsons centralized control of the synthetic rubber program against a Senate farm bloc attack today but found the farm group strengthened by Republican sup unions action here was not in vio lation of the We are really doing the government a the union head We want this building put up in a reasonable length of At the rate theyre going now theyll never have it Bashaw said that Coyne had been mis informed as to the true situation The wage rates that were in cluded in the contract between the construction company and the gov ernment were agreed to under protest Bashaw He said that he didnt fully agree to the wage He also charged that the Krieghoff company has been discriminating against local labor by attempting to beat down our wage scales while agreeing to pay higher wages to craftsmen from other communities who werej accustomed to the higher i The labor turnover on this job has been Bashaw simpy because the men cant work enough hours to draw reason able Rainy weather has prevented the work from continuing on several days during the last few No Picket Lines No picket lines have been estab lished around the plant and no at tempts have been made to stop anyone from entering or leaving the union officials This morning a group of about 15 union members stood about near the plant entrance in what was term ed a sympathy The only work being done on the project today was that done by a half dozen hoisting Democratic Leader Barkley of Kentucky said he would fight motion by Senators Thomas D Okla and Gillette DIa to bring before the Senate tomorrow a measure to establish an indepen dent rubber supply agency whose director would be given wide au thority to facilitate the production of the synthetic product from grain On the other Republican Leader McNary of Oregon said he would support the Would Divide Responsibility Nelson has opposed the measure because it would divide responsi bility for the success of the syn thetic rubber production As war production he has assumed full responsibility him Turn to Page 71 most of whom were grading engaged in Bashaw and Earl president of the carpenters said that a representative of the War Production Board from Wash ington was in Adrian Friday and conferred with union representa He took no action ac cording to the union but said that he intended to make a full report in Krieghoff said that he saw nothing of the WPB The nations war production pro gram is being delayed Krieghoff when the walk out last week was made to include a handful of workers employed in repair operations at the Bohn Aluminum Brass Corporation plant on East Maumee Street A deep machine foundation is being installed under the plant and ser ious damage might result if the work were held up long enough to permit rams to damage the founda Krieghoff AUCTIONS July 2 mfles north of Ad dison and Vt mile Andy See on Market July Public 5 milci west of Adrian on Al Linehan See on Market TAKE LIVES OF 29 Former Adrian Woman and Son Drown at Hillsdale By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Michigan emerged from a torrid week end today to count a toll of 29 deaths attributable to a combination of automobile traf fic and high 90s heat Scores of thousands of unmindful for the moment of the wear on precious fled to the lakes and rural areas for relief from the severest heat of the sum The death worst in many months for any ordinary week included 13 of which nine were in Detroit six traffic and eight drown Lightning killed a A young diving into shallow died of a broken In two instances boats overturned to bring death to two Thunderstorms and cooling winds brought relief to some areas late SET TO VOTE TAX BILL 6 Committee Recommends Ex cess Profits Tax of 90 Per Cent SENATE HEARING PLANNED July 20 wartime revenue bill was passed by the House and sent to the Senate today after a lastminute floor fight which resulted in levy ing a 90 per cent excess prof its tax and a combined normal and surtax of 45 per cent on July 20 The House Ways and Means com in a lastminute change oi decided today to recom mend to the House a 90 per cent excess profits taxarid a 40 per cent combined normal and surtax on Shortly before the revenue bill came before the House for final passage this Chairman Doughton DNC of the committee announced that it had abandoned its previous schedules of 87 per cent on excess profits and 45 per cent on normal and sur taxes for Knutson a com mittee had served notice he would make an attempt on the floor to obtain the 90 and 40 per cent but he said that the committees new rates were satis factory to The committee took no action on the question of postwar credits for corporations based on their ex cess profits provision once approved but later Doughton expressed the opinion that these lastminute changes would make little diference in the bills total but that in the long our changes will in crease revenue because they will let corporations continue to live and that will mean more employ ment and more 23 Billion Total the heaviest tax bill in estimated to boost federal taxes to the unprecedented level of seemed assured of passage during the day and speedy transmission to the where Chairman George DGa of the finance committee has arranged to open hearings The measure would take of each of taxable income of in dividuals the lowest brackets and of the taxable income of plus 90 per cent of their socalled excess pro Here are principal provisions of the bill as it stands normal in come tax Increased from four to six per cent and which now range from six to 77 per boosted to from 13 to 82 per with the top bracket of 82 per cent affecting net incomes over Personal exemptions reduced from to for married couples and from to for single Collection of in dividual income taxes at the sources beginning in January at the rate of five per cent of the difference between the amount of each pay check or pay envelope and personal exemptions plus reductions for the Day The rate would be 10 er cent in AH withholdings apply against the next years tax Estimated vield from in The Corporation Rate graduated excess profits tax of from 35 to 60 per cent replaced by flat 90 per with the specific exemption to which all corporations are en titled raised from to On that part of income not subject to excess profits a 40 per cent surtax would be im Dosed on corporations with earn ngs in excess of Present rates are 21 per cent Estimated excise taxes on cigar smoking lub ricating photographic appar telephone and telegraph plane and other trans portation fares and new taxes on freight and express shipments and on parimutuel Estimated GERMANS IN NEW BID FOR ROSTOV MILCEROVO STALINGRAD The lower of the two main German drives solid arrows toward Stalingrad veered southward and Berlin claims its legions had reached the Don River east of Such an advance would place the Germans on the way toward conquest of the oilrich Cau counterattacking Russians had driven the Ger mans back across the Don below PLANES Chinese Claim Recapture of Two Cities July 20 States bombing planes blasted a Japanese airfield at Canton Satur planting their bombs among 50 or 60 planes on the ground and leaving six great fires Joseph Stilwells headquarters announced In a second attack the American airmen yesterday bombed Linch Japanese base in Kiangsi pro All the planes returned safely from both The communique said Japanese headquarters were attacked with excellent results at Linchwan in this second raid upon that It first was attacked July inflicting major setbacks to the Japanese drive aimed at the heart of China from he have recaptured the seaports of Wenchow and Juian n Chekiang province and have jroken the invaders hold on a 15 mile strip of the ChekiangKiangsi railway by seizing lyang and Heng the Chinese high command announced The official announcement said he enemy lost heavily in casualt es and that large stores of booty ell into Chinese Both Wenchow and 13 miles to the were reported captured last Friday Jess than six days after their occupation by the Japanese in a thrust which extend ed across the length of Chekiang from Hanchow in the In still another the Chin ese said their troops captured Southern yester day after a fiveday battle and that an attack was in progress on the nearby Japanese base at Sin Yensha is about midway be weenvthe Yantze and Yellow riv Two Drown Near Hillsdale Special io The Tclcjjram July 20 Lloyd and son drowned in Pleasant Lake near here at 4 oclock yesterday The son was swimming and apparently got into too deep He called for help and his mother who was on shore went to his The bodies were re covered after a two hour before her mar Mildred Terry of near Ad is survived by her husband and four sons Ron nia and The funeral ser vices are to be at 2 oclock Wed nesday afternoon in the Dutcher Funeral Home in Soldiers Practice Invasion Defense July 20 VP invasion of the continental United States is envisioned in the armys first wartime Perspiring sixth army corps of the red dust of the Carolinas on their heard the maneuver direc last night demand preparations for any An attack on our coasts should be envisioned he at least we should be ready for it General Dawley discussed the manner in which such an invasion might possibly occur and outlined defense against enemy landings and fast moving enemy columns moving NET MEET CANCELLED July 20 Michi gan closed tennis tournament sche duled here in was called off James Burrought president of the Flint said in view of existing he doubted the wisdom of attempting to run the meet It has been held here the last two Beer Truck Tires To Be Ruled Out July 20 W Tire rationing rules were revised today to prevent soft drinks and other unessential trucks from getting new or recapped tires after July Also cut from the eligibility list by action of the Office of Price Ad ministration were all privatelyop erated trucks carrying alcoholic musical instruments and other luxury goods the hauling of such items is only incidental to the main serv ice performed by the BULLETINS July 20 The Navy announced today that a mediumsized United States mer chant vessel had been torpedoed in the Atlantic several hundred miles off the northern coast of South Survivors have landed in east coast July 20 bombers of the United Army air forces made a daylight attack on Tobruk the RAFs Middle East news service reported The British commands daily communique reported this raid on the chief Axis base port in eastern Libya but had not identified the attacking craft as July 20 light warships bombarded German Marshal Erwin Rommels advanced Egyptian sea on Friday and Saturday the admiralty announced The admiralty gave no account of the damage but said the answering bombardment from Axis shore batteries during the first at tack was One motor torpedo boat which attempted to interfere during the second bom was chased FLASH FLOODS CAUSE IN EAST 10 1ives Lost as Rivers Rise Rapidly July 20 Violent flash floods rolling through North Central Pennsylvania and New York today took at least eleven lives and damaged or des troyed hundreds of business establishments and i n d u s t r ia 1 Railroad roadways and highway bridges were washed Traffic was Power and tele phone service was There were landslides and disease The flood waters swirled from the upper tributaries of the Sus Clarionand Allegheny rivers in The Alle gheny winds northward through Southern New York before turning southwest to its junction with the Ohio at Hardest hit were Port Em porium and Johnsonburg in Penn sylvania and Portville and Salamanaca in New At Port where six per sons were reported the Allegheny smashed into the Free Methodist Church while 150 per sons were attending a They clung to rooftops and floating wreckage until Fire broke out later and destroyed the church and a nearby parish a garage and an old silk Lukehart of general field representative of the Red took charge of re lief operations He reported the flood was so swift huge chunks of streets were torn An earthen dam broke at Aus sweeping away several homes and knocking others from their Water electric and telephone lines were A wall of water eight feet high swept through dam aging the Canastea Paper Company Eighteen families strand ed in lowlying homes were rescued by crews using makeshift Three persons were reported drowned at The Alle gheny rolled over a third of the city and a thousand persons were driven from their VOLCANO OR WILDCAT SHES STILL A STARLET July 20 studio bosses are going to have to revise their billing of Burnu Ac The sultry brunette they had dubbed the Venezuelan Vol Maybe they can call her the Arapahoe Eruption or the Wy oming Because the attractive film new comer who had been representing herself as from the stage of the South American Republic was re vealed today as a fullblooded Ara pahoe Indian from the plains of She got aboard the good neighbor band taught herself a Spanish and won success in her pose as a first as a model in New and then in the films Her secret was Uni versal Studio when she was asked for her passport as she reg istered with the Screen Actors She didnt Shed already been signed to a ongterm contract after studio of watching her work in a minor decided she had the makings of a Russian Army Falls Back And Plans New Defense In Effort To Hold Rostov Kiska Becoming Jap Tomb As Bombers Strike By KEITH WHEELER Chicago AT SEA with the Pacific Fleet Delayed Kiska Harbor may earn a place in history as the dreariest tomb ever to receive the corpse of an invaders hope to con quer the It may be that Honshus hopeful little men have chosen the foggy bay under the black peaksof Kis kas hills to launch their last seri attempt to invade and conquer the United It now seems more likeiy they have chosen a place to Midway was their first choice and they failed Now despite repetitious punishment by Ameri can bombers they are doggedly as sembling in If they fail here they may not have strength to try Already the emperors high prowed ships are going down at their victims of bombs falling day and night from big brown and grey planes running a shuttle service of destruction along the Aleutian The big PBY Catalina flying boats first located the Japanese in Kiska Harbor June They had moved in during a stormy week and had captured or otherwise dis posed of 10 American weather ob servers stationed Battle Began June 11 The battle began June 11 when the first flights of Navy Catalinas and Army fortress and B24 Liber ators began freighting bombs to Singly and in flights of two or the workhorse Catalinas slid across the mile high peak of Kiska volcano and down on the ships in the That day one heavy two light a single destroyer and a half a dozen trans ports lay anchored Five Liberators launched the first concentrated They came down to feet where they could see to The Japanese threw up an umbrella of antiair craft and one Liberator caught a hunk apparently in the bomb He was there in formation one sec ond and the next he came apart in a searing blast that rocked the oth er Then only a cloud of smoke and bits of debris tumbling eathward The remaining four planes re ARE TARGETS FOR RAF July 20 jined bombers of the Royal Air raided northwest Germany ast including submarine building yards at the air ministry announced Veges ack is ten miles northwest of Bre Three of our bombers are miss ing from these the air ministry The blow against northwest Ger many was the fourth in as many having been v preceded by three daylight smashes against the rluhr and submarine construction centers at Luebeck and Yesterday by daylight RAF fliers n Boston bombers attacked targets n the Germanoccupied Lille and Bethune including power stations at Chocques and Mazin Hurricane bombers and Spitfires attacked two enemy an armed freighter and a mine The air ministry said 3oth ships were hit Two bombers and a fighter were reported missing from the day making a total of six for the day and THREE INA ROW July Saginaw shot three straight birdies starting on the 12th hole yesterday as he and Doug Blom of Flint defeated professionals Mor tie Mutra of Detroit and Lorin Shook of in a Red Cross relief match billed for 18 Ward shot a par 72 while Blom carded a Shook a 75 and Dutra a July 20 Production was resumed today at he American Magnesium Corpora ions Buffalo ing vital aircraft materials as workers returned to their jobs aft er a threeday In answer to pleas from fellow employees and army workers agreed Saturday to sub mit their complaints to the War La bor Board in Washington personnel said all employees on the midnight shift The plant closed Thursday night shortly after the involv ing about Walker president of Local CIO United Mine said the walkout was A War Labor Board hearing on issues of the including a union demand for 15cent hourly wage increase over the present minimum of 73 was com pleted June CHOOSY ROBBERS July 20 Two men held up Leroy garage took from his cash register and picked out a new Well take that Shields was you replace those two tires on the front Shields replaced and the bandits drove vised their technique and climbed to to drop their They avenged their for as they one heavy cruiser lay flaming in the hit squarely by heavy Before the day Was over the Catalinas made seven separate Sub Caught on Surface One Catalina caught a submarine on the surface en Before the sub could rig the cat was on it with a load of heavy The sub broke up and sank without firing a shot Another Catalina got two near misses on a large destroyer with 500pounders and another did the same with a light Although near miss sounds harmless enough near misses as defined by bombardiers are bombs close enough to work serious damage on the target by pressure and frag In their turn the Jap anese were doing well against the In the harbor that day three of the Japanese huge Kawanishl four engine flying boats lay evidence that the Japanese holds serious intentions of moving in to Dne Catalina dropped low enough to strafe the cumbersome flying hayracks and left them burn Turn to Page 9 Rommel Believed Preparing for Large Scale Attack July 20 IP British forces have captured Axis prisoners in fighting in Egypt in the last General Sir Claude Auchinlecks headquarters an nounced The announcement said that the British had maintained their posi tions in all sectors yesterday and reported that the RAF was con tinuing to harass the ing hits on at liasi six tanks on the southern front Many Axis aircraft also were reported de stroyed in a bombing raid on an airdrome west of the main battle area and five more were reported shot down as they were attempt ing to The Axis supply port of Tobruk was the target of a daylight bomb ing the communique One British plane was reported missing from these Unsuccessful in attempts to dis lodge the British from newlywon positions west of El Field Marshal Erwin Rommel appeared today to be regrouping his forces for a largescale resumption of the desert battle which tapered off dVer the week end into local Reports from the front said that during the last 48 hours the Ger mans had withdrawn at various places to straighten lines dented by British advances most pro nounced along the coast and in the central The British themselves took ad vantage of the situation to consol idate their own positions and fill up gaps in units engaged in the re cent hard Medical Attention Is Urged for Polio July 20 Allen state health stressing that infantile paralysis outbreaks occur during the sum mer and early today urged immediate medical attention when first symptoms of the disease are He said 15 cases of poliomyelitis were reported for the first six months this compared with 14 in the same period last In the last six months of he pointed 256 cases were report with 21 60 in 90 in September and 85 in the re maining three Calling a doctor early is par ticularly important in this the commissioner Prompt diagnosis followed by continued medical supervision and special care will greatly lessen the possi bility of Slight general uneasiness and often nau sea and vomiting usually indicate the initial stage of the ATTACK BY July 20 former war Leslie said in a speech today that Russia might face an attack from Japan at any He declared the successful open ing of a second front immediately would bring the prospect of victory He declared that the mar gin of territory Russia still could sacrifice without gravely prejudic ing the outcome of the war was becoming Voroshilovgrad Is Vacated Before Superior Numbers of German Forces July 20 Rus sian army fell back toward Rostov in the wasting battle of the Don steppes today as the Ger mans rushed up superior numbers of tanks and other weapons in an impressive bid for that key to the Caucasus Marshal Semeon Timoshenko was assembling all his available forces in an orderly retreat for a w somewhere along a 40mile st from abandoned Voroshilo the battleground south of While the stage thus was being set for a momentous new the Russians reported significant new successes around their anchor bastion of Voronezh to the which now a doubled first in the German In handtohand fighting Russians took one main German bridgehead pointed across the Don at Voronezh after a heavy defeat of the invaders 75th Other counterattacking defend ers of the city grappled with tha Germans south and west of Vor onezh on the banks of the This appeared to mean that the Germans had been driven back from the citys environs on all Previous dispatches have in dicated the Germans had been rout ed to the north of the city and held at bay to the south but had held on to the western Vor onezh is about 10 miles east of tha The German communique declared Russian attempts to re capture Voronezh had been beaten City is Vacated The who had vacated 100 miles north of Rostov and 50 miles southwest of were now able to con their forces before Rostov as the Germans feat southward along the MoscowRostov railway Apparently the were approaching Kamensk where the line crosses the Donets Kamensk is 85 miles north of and 45 miles east of Vor The Germans claim already to have served a railway which runs south of German tanks have played an impressive role in this southern and the desperate nature of the struggle was tacitly indicated by a selfsearching article in Pra the communist party organ which told red artillerymen that the issue is up to Recalling that Joseph Stalin had declared artillery is the god of Pravda said sometimes army guns had been so scattered that the Germans had been able to concentrate tanks between them and then rush The party organ urged better reconnaissance to locate enemy tank concentra Stalingrad Drive Stalled While the Germans pushed south and the Russians grew stronger around Voronezh there still was no word of the German eastward drives from Boguchar and Mill eroro toward Stalingrad on tha Volga Apparently the Ger man drives in that direction In the Voronezh the red army held its recaptured positions on the west bank of the Don after a recrossing of the where it fought heavy including the sixth and seventh Hungarian brigades supported by 70 The Hitler forces tried to encircla the Russian but wera reported beaten with a Hun garian brigade put to flight and 14 tanks The Russian recapture of the Germans bridgehead on the east bank cut their shortest route to bring up reinforcements to hold remaining One Russian dispatch said a So viet air unit shot down 33 Nazi planes in repulsing attacks on Vor while another unit went through a hurricane of antiaircraft fire and fighter destroy ed more than 30 planes in three To blunt the German drive thr ough the land where Cossack cav alrymen once were the Russians were using all their avail able including the many British and American tanks which have been received over the lend lease routes of Murmansk and the Persian Informed military quarters in London who must remain anonym expressed the opinion today that Marshal Semeon Timoshenko hopes to safeguard the Caucasus by forming a defense line along the great elbow of the Don and by holding his own communication lines between the Caucasus and They said they expect he will continue to withdraw until his forces form a line anchored on Ros tov on the west andextending northeastward along the Don el to Paga i ;