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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - July 30, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Weather Detail Page Two JULY 1942 PRICE 3 Apparently Leaning Over Court Asks for More Debate ADJOURN MILITARY TRIAL July 30 Argument on the claim of seven of the eight Nazis who came by sub marine equipped to blast and burn Americas war plants that they have the right of trial in civil courts was resumed at noon today before the Supreme Apparently leaning over back wards to avoid any taint of the summary proceedings that pass for justice in Axis the Su preme Court asked for more argu Eight of the nine justices were Justice who was absent yesterday because of the long train trip from arrived overnight and took his place between Justices Reed and The only member miss ins was Justice who dis qualified himself because he is on duty as a lieutenant colonel in the Biddle Before Court Attorney General wear ing a black business suit instead the white linen he wore yesterda resumed his argument in oppos tion to the petition of the prison ers for a writ which would remov the accused from the custody the Army and place them befor the civil All eight of th prisoners have been on trial b fore a presidentallyappointed pan el of seven Biddle was expected to requir an hour or more to complete hi He will be followed by Coloni Kenneth Royall of the defens who said he might requir another At issue is the validity of Pres dent Roosevelts proclamation di jiving access to the civil courts t certain and by strong im plication directed at the eight and his order that they b tried by a military It is the defendants contentio that they were not saboteurs at all refugees fleeing from Ger Traveled on Nazi Funds Addressing the court in his pre cise Biddle asserted that i that the prisoners traveledback to Germany from the United States on money turn ished by the German governmeh and that Herbert Hans Haup youngest defendant and the onl one who claims American citizen traveled on a German pass port The military commission tryin the eight Nazis abandoned a sched uled session today to permit fur ther argument before the Suprem There was no formal announce roent but participants in the trial acknowledged that th secret military in re cess since late would no be resumed until Friday morning The only prisoner who has no joined in the action before the Su preme Court is George John whose status has beer somewhat different from that o his seven companions since th trial began July At that time special Colonel Carl Rist was appointed to defen Dasch before the military commis That led immediately to specu lation that Dasch was being given special treatment because he hai assisted the government in th preparation of its There wer other but less obvious indication that that was GOVERNOR GETS ROYAL WELCOME IS AUGUST II Stamp 7 Is Good for an Extra Two Pounds Sugar purchasers may obtain their bonus sugar allotment of two pounds any time between now and August according to the Lenawee county war price and ra tioning In order to get the two addition al which the OPA said were made available through heavier offshore shipments than were the sugar pur chaser must turn in stamp 7 from his war ration The present stamp which also lasts through August calls for the use of stamp Stamp No1 6 provides for the routine ra tion of two There is no red tape at all connected with the bpnus the board It can be obtained from any re tailer simply by turning in stamp The bgard also called attention today to the OPA regulation which requires that the owner of the war ration book tear out his own Many times the purchaser turns the book over to the clerk who makes the sale and allows hint to tear out the The OPA instructions to all per sons to tear out their own stamps are designed to eliminate trouble when the wrong stamp is torn Several cases of this kind have been reported to the county Turn to Page 6 A sixtiered handshake was a fitting welcome to Governor Murray Van Wagoner upon his arrival in Tecumseh yesterday afternoon to inaugurate offi cially the fourday pageant Tecumseh The official greeting was extended by Mary Jane Princess Lenawee of the and Robert Chief Tecumseh for the com munity At the time the picture was taken Governor Van Wagoner had just arrived i and had not yet made his appearance a the natural amphitheater where the pageant is bein Speaks of War and Advises Sparing Use of Cars Sycclal to The Telegram July Murray VanWagoner arrived yesterday afternoon on schedule and delivered an address to open he Tecumseh Echoes le was introduced by But general chairman in charge of the and the audience rose and gave him the Indian sa ute as coached by 3overnor VanWagoner said that belonged in an Indian named and had been given the name Chief Neebish and he really had intended to rear his bonnet and other regalia hat go with his Indian but lis wife was away from home and he couldnt find The governor talked seriously of r position in the war and the me spirit shown in Tecumseh and hroughout the state in turning peacetime efforts to wartime pro He said that high price ceilings and ther inconveniences fade into in Turn to Page 2 War At A Glance blasting industrial where Germans By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS claim las major rail line to Caucasus oi fields cut and Reds admit fresh Nazi advances in northern Cau casus make situation there acute Moscow claims German thrust repulsed above Stalingrad in battl which involves last German re EUROPEAN raids Germany seventh time in ten Saar report theater is destroyed with civilian Nazi planes make scat tered raids over British drop ping bombs on greater London first time since June action minor Axis planes raid Cairo with slight toll air alarms also sound in Suez Canal airmen fire destroyer off Jap invasion base al mission while rival patrols skirmish in interior of Papuan airmen break up nineplane Jap squadron out to raid doxvning Ken Morey Leaves City Airport After Purchasing One Of His Own Adrians airport on Division treet appeared to be in the pro ess of disintegration today as a rew of workmen began the task of moving small buildings and equip ment owned by Ken Morey from ie veteran aviator who has served as manager of the city airport since was started seven or eight years has purchased 80 acres of and one mile southwest of the ty which he intends to transform into a private Mercys decision to pur chase his own airport was influ enced partly because of the un uitafiility of the city airport and artly because of disagreements iat have arisen among some of e fliers who use the airport fa ilities over conditions existing The difficulties were rought to a head Monday by the ty commissions action in intro ucing a new city ordinance which ould provide for a five member mmission to regulate the air rt Just how many of the five han ars and nine airplanes located at to Moreys airport is not known but Morey said that some of the plane owners have in dicated that they will move their planes and hangars to the new air Still another group of the local aviation enthusiasts is mak ing plans to form a flying club and continue flying operations from the Division Street Turn to Page 6 BUNDLES FOR CONGRESS PROMOTER WILL TRY TO GET THERE HIMSELF July The man who poked fun at Con gressional pensions with a Bundles for Congress drive would like to go to Congress Joseph attorney and president of the Athletic Round Table which promoted the bundles is candidate for repre sentative in the fifth congressional subject to the Republican Charles the is retiring to be 0 v Senator Brown Advances New Financing Proposal July A proposal to channel all individua incomes above a year int government bonds for the duratio of the war was advanced today b Senator Brown a mem her of the Senate finance commit tee considering the program to ad to the nations reve Brown told reporters he believec some such compromise may pro vide a workable way of putting in to effect President Roosevelts sug gestion to limit net incomes of al persons to a afte payment of A half dozen representatives o IO led by Nathan Cow told the committee yesterday that the workers of the nation were looking to Congress to carry out the Presidents whicl was not acted upon by the Hous when it approved the present pro Expressing approval of the limit ation Brown said he ha jeen studying the possibility of at taining it through the institution of a postwar debate provision such as the treasury has recommendec tor corporation excess profits taxes Under terms of such an amend Brown the treasury might take the surplus above 000 left to any individual after pay ment of his taxes in a levy for londs that would be repayable after the war for capital expendi tures or for outlays that would iroduce peacetime He said it was however hat certain adjustments woulc lave to be permitted to allow such ndividuals to meet their obliga ions and to continue current oper ations that provided employment or e city airport will be transferred come a federal OKYO BOMBING FUND GOES FOR CIGARETTES July 30 Villiamette Iron Steel Corpora on workers here used the money hey contributed for the first American flier to bomb Tokyo to buy cigarettes for American sol Army regulations James prohibited Doolittles Japan raiders from accepting the so it was put into cigarettes for soldiers in Australia and in Walter Reed Fl Tells FBI He Was Playin Around and Meant No Harm WAS TO GO IN DRAF July 30 of drilling holes in the gasolin of a bombing W liam 20 years was he today on a charge of malicious de traction of federal property in t first incident of alleged purposef damage at the Willow Run bombe Federal agents said that th charge against whom thi quoted as saying I meant was pending ir vestigation as to whether it w proper to lodge a more seriou charge against The government arraigne Moceri yesterday and held him bond after he had stoo mute and a plea of innocent na been entered for Com missioner Stanley Hurd set h examination for August Worked As Kiveter son of Italian imm is a native of Wyandott He had worked as an aircra riveter at the Willow Run plan until last when he gav notice of quitting for a holiday fore entering the army as a dra He was inducted July 21 an given a 12day At first Moceri was said by FI men as to have damaged the bom ers feed line in resentment agains his but both the defeni ant and his mother later denie In his cell in the federal build ing Moceri said he had no inten tion to sabotage the Kept Jabbing Around was standing around talkin to two other fellows in the plan last with a drill in m he We were talkin about this and that and I just kep jabbing with the I didn realize I was making holes in tha as I was more surprised than any Jody else when the inspector tol roe to report to the FBI down I came down here all b myself and when the FBI mar old me Id drilled those holes i the gas you could have knock ed me over with a he was fond of Am erica its been swell t me and my He said tha f he were permitted to enter th army Ill fight my head off fo the United Why should I want to sabotag a bomber he I got n connections in Ive neve ieen farther from Detroit thar An inspector discovered th damage to the feed line at S m three hours befor Vtoceri was to have completed li test shift The inspector said ther ivere 18 holes in the Moceri has a police record o ieven In after bein convicted of holding up a grocer he was placed on probalio for five nformation Is Refused to House of Commons July 30 Staf ord government spokes man in the House of Commons old questioners in Commons to ay for a second time that plans egarding a second front could not ie Amid widespread agitation for an invasion of the continent homas ask d for a secret session of the House before summer recess so ts members could inquire into the overnments military inten Sir Stafford said just as e had informed Commons lasi the government would nol e able to reveal such plans even n secret William aid they could tell us if they ad any I can tell him replied ir that we have in He did not elaborate upon this Women war all with brothers or sweet earts in the British armed forc appealed to Prime Minister hurchill and the House of Com nons today for the opening of a econd The women at a London meet ig pleaded support for a second ront with increased work at the actories and then sent a delega on to call at Churchills official 10 Downing nd the House of REASON ENOUGH July 30 Vhen John Wilkes which ad been on several sudden went silent early in the night ithout rhyme or nobody ought much about it But when just as suddenly decided to blare rth about midnight while every was there was in stigation in a A big black ake was leisurely crawling out the set Behind The News By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS with a population o nearly hall a is the nearest of the great Volga River ports to the in the great bend of a battle that may decide Stalingrads fate perhaps raged The industrial known be fore the revolution as extends along the west bank of the greatest river in European at the point nearest the big bend the Don river makes before turning back toward the Black with rail links across the 50 miles of steppes to the Don and with rail lines to Moscow and the Stalingrad became im portantas a transshipment The guns which hold the city control the lower as it flows below sea level down to the Cas pian inland 250 miles northeast of and 235 miles from As trakhan at the Volga was given its name because Premier Stalin held the town in the 1917 revolution and there organized supply services for the newborn Red The general area has little rain fall and crops are good only along the Volga Southwestward stretch sand dunes and salt steppes as far as the The Volga at Stalingrad is froz en only two to three months each Fishing and milling are im portant and the citys tractor factories were convertible into plants for war Germans Strike Back at Bir mingham in England July 30 strong force of British striking at Germany for the seventh time in en did great damage in a concentrated attack last night on Germany steel Germans Go Deeper Into The Caucasus With New Troops CIVIL RIGHTS FEDERATION ASKS FOR INVESTIGATION OF SMITHS ACTIVITIES ff The govern ment was asked today by the De troit Civil Rights Federation to in vestigate activities of Gerald chairman of the committee of who seeks the Repub lican nomination for United States The which made its request in a letter to Attorney General Francis also asked for an investigation of the activit ies of the Charles Coughlin and an inquiry into the Ku Klux Klan leadership in the Detroil John federation signed the II pointed out that Smith published a monthly magazine named The Cross and the Flag and that a publication of the same name was mentioned in a federal indictment July 23 charging 28 persons with seditious ICKES SAYS ISNT NEEDED Reports New Production Ca pacity for Tons of Rubber July Petroleum coordinator Ickes to day declared that nationwide gas oline rationing was not needed now as a measure to bring about larger deliveries of petroleum to the rationed eastern He also said that the oil indus try has uncovered capacity for production of tons annual manufacturing center near the French the air ministry announced Nine planes were lost in the asly of first on Saarbruecke Ickes said this would make po sible the output of to 250 000 synthetic rubber an nualfy andabove present projected rubber since November an nouncement Saarbruecken key weE an industrial Nazi air a lacked widely separated areas i dropping a few bombs ir he greater London area for th irst time since June 3 and stabbin at several points in the Midlanc and East One of the Nazi targets in th Midlands was the industrial cente of Birmingham the minist ries of air and home security saic he raiders did some damage an caused some A small number of casualties ncluding some was re forted from other Five of the German planes wer hot a communique Three of the German planes vhich encountered a violent bar rage from secret new antiaircraf over were reporte hot apparently were the raids The RAF raids on western Ger many were accompanied by a leavy aerial bombardment of th occupied French coast between Boulogne and Observers on the English south ast coast said that relays of British bombers sped over thi hannel in a steady procession iiroughout the moonlit am he thunder of bomb blasts on th rench shore reverberated acros Jover a city with eacetime population of about lies in the heart of the grea aar Valley coal and is on f the chief centers of iron and teel production in The Berlin radio said that severa ther towns in western Germany Iso were bombed by the British It was the second successive ight attack on Ham urg and its big submarinebuild ng yards having been the target he preceding night of a mass at ack in which perhaps 600 planes KILLED AS PLANE FALLS July 30 en Northwest Airlines em loyees were killed when a rmy cargo transport plane rashed shortly before 8 to ay on WoldChamberlain Field uring the Fire which broke out when the ane crashed so badly burned everal of the bodies that identi cation was not The a 247 Boeing ten pas was loaded with 270 gai ns of gasoline before the take The formerly owned by nited belonged to the overnment1 and had been acquir d by Northwest Airlines to use a cargo ship on the northern di It was operated under the rry The Northwest Airlines mployees who witnessed the ash was about 200 feet up lea it seemed to nose swing er on one stall and Tremendous Battles Reported from Don Bend Rail Line Declared Cut July 30 forced by divisions which the Rus sians said were drawn from France and other German occupied coun Field Marshal Fedor von Bocks southern front onslaught rolled deeper into the Caucasus south of Rostov today and pressed the Red army back toward the tip of the Don bend within 80 miles of Premier Joseph for whom the big town on the Volga was re named after the Russian revolu appealed directly to his army to take inspiration from Russias greatest military command ers who defeated the beat back the the Turks and the Teutonic and drove Napoleon from The Communist party newsuaper Pravda declared it is necessary to understand that we cannot re treat Reserves Called Upon The Russians reported slashing back fiercely at new crossings of the lower and dis patches which told of a stiffening defense indicated that Marshal Se meon Timoshenko was moving re serves into the The exact position of the line south of Rostov and the Don delta was not but a statement said the Red army had been forced to withdraw farther in the Bataisk 15 miles south of where the Germans are driving down Caucasus rail and oil pipe Its brandnew Its like findin an oil Ickes told his pre This new rubber productio could be brought in by the en of the year by conversion of exis ing gasoline refining h The material used for Buta diene would be Ickes declined to say whether h expected such a program woul make more rubber available fo civilian The statement concerning gaso line rationing made at his pres differed sharply wit the position of Joel gasolin rationing officer in the office o Price Administration who said yes terday a recommendation for na tionwide indorsed himself and OPA Chief Leon Hen now was before Presiden Roosevelt Ickes declined to discuss the pos sibilities of universal gasoline ra tioning as a rubber conservatioi As to the eastern petroleum sit the coordinator told news men that next winter have to ask people to we set may their thermostats at 65 degrees or even and to eliminate heat from several rooms of He referred to about tomes in the and other estab lishments using fuel oil for heat Secret War Plant May Deny Access ToUnionorNLRB July 30 Companies engaged in secret war roduction may deny access to heir plants to union organizers or agentsof the National Labor Re ations Board under a new feder al court The National Labor Relations Judge Whitfield Dav dsan ruled has the right to examine the affairs of a corporation respecting its treat ment of but exercise of that right is subordinate to protection if military He granted a declaratory judg ment asked by the American Man ufacturing Company of Fort North which brought court action o determine its rights under mili ary and naval contracts of a se ret The defendants were represen atives of the National Labor Re ations Board and the Interna tional Association of Machinists The court the opin on that it has gone further ban any court has gone and it may be necessary for a higher ourt to pass on this Giving the Labor Board full au lOrity to collect information out Ae of the plant pursuant to the Wagner the opinion What good will union card e if an American has to pull a inricksha for invading Japanese r what good will a mans plant e if it makes goods at Hitlera ommand A tremendous battle was report ed in Red Star dispatches from the steppes of the Don bend where tens of thousands of cavalry and tanks struggled in seesaw handtohand fighting south of 80 miles northwest of The German high command said its troops had cut the Soviet route of retreat from the Don bend and severed the last important rail link between the Caucasus and the statement said the Germans had driven 55 miles south of the Don to Proletar skaya on the railway from Stalin grad to the Tikhoretsk Junction with the mam Caucasus line the government news paper said the important river traf fic of the Volga and re ported the arrival of timber barges at The Germans have reported the river traffic under bomber Turn to Page 13 recorded a Vichy broad cast in which the Vichy newspap ers reported that German forces from the Kerch peninsula landed at dawn today on the Taman Pen insula of the Taman Peninsula is sep arated by the narrow Kerch Strait from the Kerch PeninsulT the easternmost extension of the Crimeawhich the Germans over first major offensive of late in the A Ger man landing there would gravely menace the flank and rear of the Russian forces trying to stem the Nazi drive southward from Ros The report said the Germans es ablished several bridgeheads after a violent allnight artillery and air jombardment and a particularly fierce fight with Russian troops throughout the Vandenberg Would Repeal 1 Date In Allowance Bill July 30 Senator Vandenberg RMich drafted for introduction in the Sen ate today a measure to repeal a of the soldiers family al owance bill holding up payments 0 dependents of service men until after Vandenberg said he was surpris d to learn that when it passed Congress the bill carried a provi ion specifying that anv allow ances which accrue under this title or the period preceding 1 shall not be actually paid un til after That is just two days before the general election date and it eems strange that such a provi ion should have been put into the Vandenberg told 1 didnt know it was in there and am sure that few others Under terms of the deduc ions already are being made from he pay of men in the armed forces o apply on payments to hildren and other The government then adds a hare in order to provide 550 monthly for a wife and additional Hinds for ;