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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - July 22, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Cool Weather Detail on Page Two JULY 1942 PRICE 3 Rodgers Oppose Scott Petition Deadline Brings Few Candidates MICHENER IS UNOPPOSED Lenawee county Republicans have entered a full ticket for the primary election which will be held September but only one contest appeared when nominat ing petitions were examined by Robert county aft er the 4 oclock deadline yester day Three Republicans are seeking the office of Roscoe the will be op posed by Elmer Bringman of Mo renci and Harry Rodgers of Everett Seeley of Man itou Beach has filed as the Dem ocratic candidate for the sheriffs Ee is The number of candidates who filed nominating petitions was the smallest in The remainder of the Republi can ticket consists of officials now in They are Harry Brad ley for county treasurer Leonard Warner for registrar of deeds Fred Rodesiler for state represen tative Archie Bruce for drain commissioner Lawrence Ham mond for prosecuting attorney Braun and Paul Mott for coroners Walter Frazier for county surveyor and Robert King for county The Democratic candidates are Theodore Glaser of Riga for county treasurer Harold Clark of Medina township for registrar of deeds Earl Dryer of Adrian for state representative Bernard Williamson of Morenci for prosecuting attorney and Edwin Morden for county With the exception of the can didates for the Republican nomi nation for all candidates automatically will continue their quests for public office to the No vember On the nonpartisan George Bean of Adrian and John Zeigler of Blissfleld have filed petitions for circuit court Earl Congressman from the Second consist Ing of Jackson Wash enaw and Monroe found no opposition in the Republican He was one of six Michigan representatives to be unopposed for Two Democratic candidates are seek ing the nomination and a chance to oppose Michener in the No vember They are Red mund Burr of Ann Arbor and Donald a farmer who lives near No Gubernatorial Race July 22 cians sought to chart the course of a state election cam paign in which the tops of both partisan tickets and much of the body of those lists remain unop posed at the September primary ARMY TRAIN FOR GLIDER ATTACK An infantry detachment M at Wright boards a nineplace glider in a demonstration of tactics of attack in motorless The glider holds a pilot and eight soldiers with field The deadline for filing nominat ing petitions came yesterday aft ernoon with no opposition devel oped for either of the two major party candidates for Secretary of State Harry Kel and Governor Van Frank found himself without a contest in his party as the lists In the Republican the race developed as expected with Eugene C Thomas former at torney general and lieutenant and State Senator Hale squared off for the lieutenant governorship Kelly claimed the record of be ing the first man in 33 years to seek a first gubernatorial term on the Republican ticket unoppos while state records indicated 26 years have elapsed since the Democrats went into the primar ies without a contest for lieutenant governor and Sen The stood behind only one man for governor iu the the politicians was when the late Governor Albert Sleeper sought reelection hi the war year of last time Republicans MUNICIPALITIES ASKED TO HELP MOVE SALVAGE July 22 fl Production Chief Donald Nel son asked local and munici pal governments today to lend trucks and workmen to local sal vage to speed public collections of scrap Explaining that great quanti ties of scrap had to be moved to central collection winter points Nelson before added that so great is the tonnage to be moved that all private facilities are now taxed to the utmost LICENSE FEES DECREASE July de crease of more than 50 per cent in automobile license fees in Michigan during the first three months of this year as a result of the freez ing of automobile manufacture was announced today by the de partment of The department turned over to the highway depart ment first quarter weight tax re totaling compared with in the same period iast Approval of Day Week Ends AFL Walkout Workmen engaged by the Krieghoff Company of Detroit in constructing a large war plant on East Beecher Street returned to their work this morning to end a walkout which had brought opera tions practically to a standstill since last Thursday A total of 137 members of AFL locals in and Toledo reported for work today after Edward super vising engineer for the Defense Plants Corporation in had approved a six day work week for the project with time and a half for all hours over the 40 hour work In leaving the project last the union members charged that they were not work ing regularly enough to earn rea sonable wages under the five day week On several occa weather conditions prevent ed them from completing the five day work Harris of the Con iliation Service was in Adrian yesterday and conferred with rep resentatives of the union and of the He left after the approval ofthesixday work brought an agreement from union officials to send the men back to Ned company super visor for the said that his company favored the six day week and was eager to complete the project as soon as He said that he had been promised ihat steel deliveries for the pro ject will be speeded up and that the buildings steel superstructure will Ije started August We were ready for the steel five weeks he The six day week was approved by the federal government as long as the progress on the job does not get ahead of material de Krieghoff Work also was resumed on a foundation repair project under way at the Bohn Aluminum Brass Corporation plant on East Maumee Street Joseph AFL said that workmen on the project took steps last week to make sure that no damage to the building would result during the The Nations Strikes In Review July 22 tank arsenal of General Motors Fisher Body idle for a week be cause of a strike precipitated by workmens smoking and resultant rushed back into action in the war effort Settlement of labormanagement differences was achieved early to day after mass meetings of CIO and AFL unionists and conferences with the war labor boards top Tilford who ar rived here The strike began July 15 when 50 men were laid off for having left their jobs to Smoking pe riods are allowed at other General Motor plants in accordance with union The new tank has no recognized Complicating the dispute was the fact that affiliates of the CIOs and AFLs Unitefl Automobile Workers unions insisted on being parties to any settlement The strikeending signed by thS management and representa tives of both striking pro vides for a plant election as soon as possible to determine the bar gaining It is a Murray Van Wagoner had that any munitions plant should be down even for an let alone seven BRITISH LIAISON OFFICER WILL RETURN TO LONDON FOR PART IN WAR TALKS July 22 JP Specu lation on the opening of a second European front against Hitler was sharpened today by reports that Sir John Britains chief military representative in the United was returning presumably to join discussions among Prime Churchill and high leaders of the British and American armed Dills job is one of liaison be tween the and British gener al a fact which unofficial British quarters seized upon to link him with second front spec In the midst of the feverish un dercurrent of military and politi cal activity in London the British press suddenly softpedalled its heretofore persistent talk of an Allied invasion of the continent BRITISH FIELDS READY FOR AIR FORCES July 22 new airdromes have been built in Great Britain to accommodate the growing United States army air it was disclosed by reliable sources Members of the American air forces are seen in increasing num bers all over and the first bombers bearing the insignia already have appeared over Lon The army air how will include not only bombers but fighters and reconnaisance planes as welli AUCTIONS July Public 5 miles vest of Adrian on Al Linehan See on Market July Furniture auction at Frend C See on Market Labor Holiday Threatened July threat of a citywide labor holi day Thursday closing every union ized establishment in Jackson was injected today into the fiveday strike of municipal employes Walter executive of the State Council of The American Federation of County and Municipal Employes AFL presented the threat after War Department Will Help Fi nance 8 Projects in State July 22 state highway department announced Tuesday its already large war pro gram has been further bolstered by War Department certification of eight new projects to cost approx imately More improve ments on US223 in Lenawee coun ty are Donald state high way said the largest of three access road projects on the list was a bypass on US12 at Yp connecting with the army bomber plant highway to Willow to cost The states share in the eight projects is expected to be with the federal government fi nancing the Kennedy Other access road projects in clude a highway to serve Fort Brady at Sault linking US2 and the and a project to circle the Chev rolet plant at connecting with The federal govern ment will finance all of the Fort Brady while the city of Saginaw is expected to contribute for rightofway and con struction costs in the Chevrolet Remaining projects call for ten miles of recapping on US16 from Cascade south reconstruction of miles on US112 from Bronson southwest miles on US112 southwest of Ypsilanti and Saline of a mile reconstruction on US 223 from Rome Center northwest and miles of pavement from Blissfield east on Fresh Advances Reported in Drive to Take Rostov and Stalingrad DON CROSSED NAZIS SAY July 22 grad and Rostov both were imper iled gravely by fresh German ad vances today as the million men ol Marshal Fedor Von Bock pressed relentlessly south and east againsl bitterly fighting but outnumbered Russian Red the army newspaper said ominously that the Germans were approaching the border of Salingrad A furious German assault beai against the men of Marshal Semeon Timoshenko slong the Moscow Rostov The drive was moving on Rostov from southeast of Millerovo and from Voroshilov both of which have fallen to the Germans in the 300mile wide Don Basin Red Star pointed to the danger thus Terrible days face the country The enemy is rushing to the vita centers of our The newspaper called on Red soldiers to repeat the example of 28 Soviet who in defending Moscow last fought tank charges with their all dying in the The German high command said the lower Don had been cross ed on a broad front and that organ ized Russian resistance in the Ros tov region had Rostov was declared hemmed Northern Forces Counterattack Even as the Russian armies in the south strove to stem the Ger man the forces at the northern end of the front around Voronezh were reported holding the initiative and counterattacking The Russians announc ed four bridgeheads had been seiz But the Russian press showed that the greatest urgency was be fore Rostov and both vastly important industrial and communication centers and guard ians of approaches to the oil lands and fertile The loss of either it was would be a tragic but by far the worst damage would be caused by cutting com Stalingrad lies astride an elbow of the Volga with in 45 miles of the Don Volga is the Russian and life the line Churchills Son Makes Prediction NEW July dolph 31yearold son of the British Prime pre dieted today that if were lucky the city commission refused to the United Nations would win the grant wage demands and the union rejected Food Deliveries Complicated July dis pute between two unions compli cated deliveries of produce and other foodstuffs to an estim ated 250 independent grocery stores of this area and a state labor mediator was attempt ing to obtain a Yes And No GRAND July Officials of Associated Truck reported today that the Turn to Page 7 HULL GOES ON AIR July 22 IP Secretary of State Hull will tell the nation of the seriousness of the war in a radio speech Thurs day between and Eastern War over all net President an nouncing the broadcast said he considered the speech an able and conclusive war by the end of next and if were unlucky then well win by the end of the were only one quarter ready for the Church ill said at a press Ger many prepared for 20 years for The English have not been as clever in this war as the TYPHUS IN SERBIA July from Sofia to a Budapest newspap er reported today that cases of spotted typhus had increased sharp in Serbian necessitating the vaccination of whole commun ities along the Bulgarian frontier region opposite SCRAP RUBBER TOTAL July 22 The scrap rubber drive has result ed in a total collection of William Boyd chair man of the petroleum industry war reported this figure last night to President Weather Hindered Planes In Dutch Harbor Search for Japs By KEITH WHEELER Chicago At Sea with Pacific Fleet De war of the mists be an June 3 with the first Japanese attack on Dutch Americas base on Unalaska That was the day before the stepsons of heaven comenced their wholesale HaraKiri of and men in the neighborhood of Mid way The Japs appeared from the morning murk at 15 fighters clearing the way for four Kokekiki carrierbased identified as came down and spattered machine jun bullets on shore the radio station and on several Catalina 3ytag boats in the One Catalina carrying mail for Kodiak and the mainland was caught in ts takeoff run and filled so full of holes that the pilot ran for the carrying twc dead men among the The bombers laid a stick of 18 200pound bombs in the neighbor hood of Fort Barracks and warehouses in the fort installation were hit and began to a fire that smoldered three The antiaircraft began to snort and bellow all around the with the first Jap plane to break through the Gunners on a seaplane tender lying in the harbor knocked down two fighters and a bomber and hits were claimed on Unlike other occasions which history may Dutch harbor was ready for attack with every thing but Weather along the Aleutians is never favorable for anything but getting Our Catalinas and the armys big Fortress bombers were out searching even before the first plane Within an hour of the second attack one snoop ing through the drifting wreaths and festoons of mist stumbled on one aircraft carrier lurkingsouth of the next big island west of By midafternoon a second carrier was spotted in the Bering Sea above theisland which United States and Brltainhave sup plies via the Persian gulf Oil Supply Endangered lifeblood of mechanized be denied to large sec tions of Russia except that which has been The fall of both cities would iso late many other southern centers from aid in the so vital to carry on Russias The Germans are pouring trench mortars and planes into the battle zones before Stalin grad and The Russians were summoning all their strength at the the Red army introduced wound stripes re cently to decorate wounded soldiers who return to the The crisis in the south all but ovenshadowed the losses rich Donets Basin coal the industrially import ant Donbas region and the wheat lands of the Southeast of Voroshilovgrad 100 miles above Rostov our troops are waging defensive battles and on some under the pres sure of numerically superior enemy have withdrawn to new the midday communi qu6 The Germans lost over a regi ment of infantry in this as well as 19 the communique In the north dispatches said Nazi detachments still battling within the V formed by the Don and the Voronezh rivers were declared their prospects of rein forcement and supply dwindling with expansion of the Red army counter German military quarters de nounced the Russian reports of the fighting at Voronezh as sheer in Maps printed in Berlin newspapers pictured the Germans as in possession of a triangular block extending from the junction of the Voronezh and upper Don rivers to a point north of Nazi broadcasters insisted that a gateway to oil fields of the was in flames under land attacks supplemented by aer ial raids and that Don river bridges in that vicinity had been Fresh gains were claimed in the drive upon Losses Field Marshal Fedor Von Bocks northern divis ions in their effort to anchor the 24dayold offensive at Voronezh were described by the Moscow radio as Russian gunners have slain more than and knocked put several dozen in a single the Soviet Information bureau SURPRISE ALARM July The siren button on the Mayors official car looked just like the starter to Secretary Walter Alles city hall had what sounded like an airraid Traffic Windows popped open and office workers scanned the In the secre tary stepped on everything in sight still the siren The all clear finally came cop the Ship Losses Become Critical As Admiral Leahy Is Named Chief Of Staff By President House Approves Action Swiftly July 22 Broad expansion of the navys out post facilities was envisioned under a measure rushed into the House today for immediate The navyendorsed wrapping up authorized expenditures ol won swift approval from the House naval committee yesterday after its in executive heard officials explain the need for hasty Biggest single allotment in the measure called for expenditure of for aviation followed closely by one of 000 for miscellaneous structures and advance For reasons of military secrecy committee members declined to say whether the authorization would go for new outposts or to ward strengthening such strategic spots as Midway Island and North ern bases on this It was learned that some of the naval committee members were planning an inspection trip to naval with the possibility that some of them might look into de velopments in the Alaska In addition to the funds for avia tion and advance base the measure up for House consid eration today carried for fleet for storage for marine corps training facilities for ordnance facilities for hospital and dis pensary facilities for naval research facilities and for passive defense facilit July 22 Chinese have recaptured 65 miles southwest of main Japanese base in Chekiang battle which high com mand announced The war said fighting was continuing around the Chek iang coast port of Wenchow from which the Chinese are trying to drive the Invaders for a second Kienteh on the Tsientang was one of the first towns seized by the Japanese when they opened their Chekiang offensive in mid Heavy fighting also was reported at Lanchi on the ChekiangKiangsi Railway 20 miles south of where the Chinese repulsed a sor tie by the Japanese in flicting 200 In eastern the Chinese lave attacked Japanese positions southwest of killing a number of July air ministry announced today that many large and widespread fires were started in an attack last night on by a strong flAF force from which 13 bombers ailed to Canadians formed a large pro portion of the striking head quarters of the Royal Canadian Air orce revealing that at least our Canadian squadrons took part n the new blast at the The night assault followed a ser es of evening sweeps against he coastal districts of occupied Trance and Belgium by many squadrons of Moving in to heir targets at a low they attacked enemy troop transports and American Eagle squadron fight ers had a part in the evening at tacks on the occupied districts and one Eagle pilot officer named Tay whose home address was given only as was wounded in the leg by a machine gun 394 Craft Sent To Bottom Of Sea By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wartime sinkings of Allied and neutral merchantmen in the Western Atlantic neared the 400 mark grimly accentuated by disclosure that losses have greatly exceeded new construc The Navy yesterday reported the sinking of four more vessels by Axis These in cluded two American merchant a small British cargo car rier and a Portuguese fishing shelled in the daylight de spite the fact it flew flags attest ing to its neutral The newlyannounced sinkings raised to 394 the unofficial Associated Press tabulation of announced or reported Western Atlantic sub marine victims since Pearl Har The Navy said the sinking of the Portuguese vessel in the North Atlantic June 5 was the first submarine attack in the At lantic on a craft of that neutral Two of the crew were known dead and 34 others Capt Silvio Ramalheira and seven other survivors reported oh reaching a New Itngland port Three Axis submarines trapped the small British ship some 650 miles off the Atlantic coast six weeks ago shelling it from HE WAR STAFF Navy Announces Total of 18 Jap Ships Damaged in Aleutians July outspoken Admiral William Leahy became President Roose velts Chief of Staff today amid disclosures of a grave crisis in the shipping situation and of sharpen ing warfare off There was immediate that the President would create a supreme armynavy General Staff about the granitefaced sailor and diplomat who listens long and talks short and who represented Amer icas friendship for a broken France at Roosevelt announced Leahys appointment late yesterday anil said the Admiral would assume his duties Confronting the Chief of Staff as he took of fice was a report by the war ship ping administration that shipping losses during the week of July 12 were highest since the war be gan and that sinkings of United Nations vessels have greatly ex ceeded new The Jap Aleutian Loses had nounced the staking of three more Japanese destroyers by United States submarines in the vicinity of the Aleutian Island of This brought Japans losses in the Aleu tian area to six one transport and one cruiser sunk one destroyer probably sunk and three angles took three hours one and 20 minutes to sink it Five including the were killed and 36 were In the Gulf of eight of the crew of 52 aboard one of the merchantmen were lost July 13 when a torpedo explosion rock ed and then sank their One of the survivors hospitalized ashore died Monday to make the casualty list The other American loss an nounced yesterday occurred June 3 in the Fifteen sea men still are missing from the 45 nian Sl43 CASUALTIES LISTED FOR July 22 iP United States forces have suffer ed casualties since the war wound ed and An office of war information statement last night said that since most of the missing were at Bataan and Corregidor and in they are believed to be pris oners of Nb definite report as to their status has been re ceived from the international Red The casualties by services 902 Philippine Scouts 479 754 wounded Prisoners of war 52 enlisted Ma rine 40 enlist ed Tax Collections Increase Sharply July 22 mge increase in internal revenue collections in Michigan for the fis al year ended June compared vith the previous was re ported The collections total ed The previous ears collection was The national collection totaled compared with the previous BULLETINS July ff Senator Barkley DKy disclosed todaythat President Roosevelt dis cussed with congressional leaders The whole question of the cost of bat has not decided whether he will send a special mes sage to Congress concerning means of preventing WAR GIVES OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP RESOURCES July 22 United States has a vast reservoir of undeveloped resources and the war has given it opportunity to de velop according to George Washington eminent Negro scientist born in made this observation yesterday while visiting with Henry Ford at Dear There are dozens and dozens of plants from which we can get rub he said in reply to mentioning such common wild vegetables as dandelions and milk weed and many He ex plained that he had obtained rub jer from sweet potatoes nearly half a century He indicated his belief that sources for rubber no longer were a problem that the problem rather was one of processing the various materials CCC PROGRAM PREPARED IF NEEDED AFTER WAR July Forseeing possible need of the Civil ian Conservation Corps revival after the war for employment of youths and demobilized the government has drafted a four year conservation program to em ploy The it was disclosed has been filed with thenational resources and planning It was drawn by CCC director McEntee at the direction of Fed eral Security Administrator Paul who is supervising li quidation of the said in event of a post war CCC the plan could be revised to utilize 000 for eightyearsor lor 24 years to take care at emergency maj aircraft one gunboat and one transport These 18 ships sunk and damaged went to pay for Japanese occupa tion of three Attu and at the western ex treme of the Aleutian The navy said that army bombers re cently made several attacks on the Japanese encampment at Kiska and on ships in Kiska On the shipping the ship ping administration gave this re port Shipping losses during the week of July 12 reached their highest level since the beginning of While construction in American shipyards is breaking all sinking of United Nations ships through enemy action and marine casualties have greatly exceeded new Construction of new merchant tonnage Great Britain continues within the limits of its available supply of labor and materials but the volume is not The great of new shipping must come from American yards supplemented by the production of Canadian which turn out a relatively small tonnage compared to the United It can be stated that no essen tial military cargoes have been left on piers because of lack of The war shipping administration has been by radical conver sion of our shipping resources to war to meet the neces sarily exacting requirements of our armed Limited To War Cargoes The report said that because of losses the shipping administration has had to accelerate the applica tion of its policy to limit space in ships under its jurisdiction to car goes essential to prosecution of the whether the cargoes are for export or for import Turn to Page 7 GENERAL MAC ARTHURS July 22 bombers scored a direct hit on a Japanese transport in an attack yesterday on a convoy off the southeast New Guinea coast The convoy was spotted off Am basi about 100 miles across the Papuan peninsula from allied held port indicating pos sibly an enemy effort to broaden holdings below Salamaua and The convoy attack was the first on Japanese shipping in that sec tor since July 1 when bombs from an American plane in a mass raid upon Salamaua and Lae left a warship in In an attack six days earlier a Japan ese ship was sunk at Gasoline Rationed Under New System July Motorists in eastern states began purchasing their gasoline today by the new coupon rationing To aid those late in applying for the coupon the office of price administration authorized fill ing stations to furnish gasoline un til July 31 to regular customers who agree to turn in the coupons when they obtain their The service will be held responsible for said Paul deputy explaining that they must turn in the coupons to dis tributors in order replenish their own ;