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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 1, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRA OCTOBER 1942 This Is The Day For All Folks To Collect TANKER BURNS AFTER HIT BY AXIS TORPEDO Scrap Metal Piles Begin to Grow at City High Schools and Grade Schools the day for farmers and city folks alike to roll up their sleeves and lend a hand with the Lenawee county scrap metal In the rural a fleet of trucks loaned by the county road commission is beginning the task of hauling in the scrap from every one of the countys In the school children came to school with wagons heaped high with everything from bed springs to old lawn In at least one school this the metal collection fever was running so high that the teachers found it difficult to avert their pupils at tention from the metal campaign to the mental campaign long enough to start Get Scrap In Pile Each truck crew has been given a receipt book from which re ceipts for the amount of metal ob tained at each farm will be given All trucks taking part in the col lection are equipped with large red white and blue salvage banners so that they may be easily recogniz From here its up to the If they have their scrap iron and steel piled in a place where the truck crews can loac it the battle will be half Oct 1 he national forests of the north in wildlife and atural yield a onanza of metal for the war col ection some one can et it out Federal rangers already have ound six thousand tons hi the 17 ational forests of the Missoula but taking it to railroads L major says Fred Ieitzling of the Forest Serv ce regional Some of the scrap was sighted in ilderness high on well imbered and most of it s so heavy it can not be readily andled on pack Included are old sawmill mach abandoned mining equip old tracks and railroad boilers and In the WPA and forest ervice are cooperating to haul the metal out of the while in Montana CCC trucks were pressed into Oct 1 The Wallace PressTimes took irect action in starting the united ewspapers scrap campaign locally tossed its press into the scrap The 1907 replaced with new machine last gave the ocal drive an start Although coupons clipped from The Telegram are still being mailec to the county trucks will stop at every farm in the county whether a coupon was rece from that farm or not A batch of 19 more coupons was received today by Goff pledg ing an additional eight tons of scrap This brings to 260 the num ber of coupons received and to about 71 tons the totalamounttf metal pledged from the farms in the Road Trucks Start Most of the countys old metal is supposed to be on the farms anc thats where the emphasis is being placed in the This morn ing county road trucks starlet canvassing farms in all section leaving from On Victorsville and The lack of platform scales tc be used by each truck crew in weighing the metal taken from each farm is hindering the collec tion today according to Richar county salvage chairman But the trucks have been ordere to start their collections and at tempt to obtain scales somewher along their We hope tha some farmers will have scale which they will loan during th period of the Goi One platform scale was loane for the collection yesterday b Frank Adrian grocer Goff is asking other person who have suitable scales to get ir touch with hiia at A Bit of Trouble metal collections ol fered today is an item which ma cause a few difficulties before it i started on its journey toward smelting plant A letter receive by Goff from a Cambridg township farmer that ther is a steam engine weighing four o five tons which has been on h property for 15 years and shoul be a part of the countys sera metal The rub is tha it doesnt belong to It is own ed by a neighbor who has refuse to take it off my land and threat ens any one else who attempts t move it Goff said that h has learned that there is a questio as to who owns the machine bu that every means will be exerte to get it into The Cambridg farmer concluded his letter b In writing this I have ir mind a farmer near Walled Lak who had refused to sell his scrap The WPB ordered it Glaser of Blissfield writes to offer the church bell hangto on a pole over the Mexican mis sion to the Rutl Rigden of Onsted has a one to grain separator to help swell th total and Hood Jones of Adrian township reports that there is 500 pounds of scrap waiting on his farm for Turn to OLD Page 6 BOMBERS GROUNDED Oct 1 able weather over the continen which has held up the RAF bomb ing offensive on Germany for th past week kept the British bomb ers grounded again last night Thus the hammering Jof th enemy which started Septembe with attacks during the four s nights of the month tapered awa to a sevennight lull at the end the there were atflacl during 12 nights of the th last being the raid on Flensburg o Sept 1 Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound vacuated its Japanese several months one of the first west oast areas to do Now the scrap metal they left be lind is guns and anks and At least 50 tons of the more than 60 collected on the island came rom former Japanese farms anc Herbert Allen said who replaced the Jap helped gather it Oct 1 3ig Bertha shell case whose pro ectile was fired at Paris during he World War when the Germans were almost at the citys is going back to David former colonel f the ninth provisional regiment turned the 41 inch high ouvenir over the scrap Litsey found the shell case hi a German gun emplacement which was 60 feet 40 feet wide and 0 feet The gun was gone when we got Scrap Scraps Oct 1 of New Mexicos 1 ueblos are nearing their goal o rounding up pounds o crap metals and pounds of Indian officials saic and Zuni Pueblos alone already had gathered more than pounds of old wagon whee farming and old mining equip and pounds of rubber 1 women who set out to look for scrap metal while riding horseback over the big Y 6 ranch north of Tucson turned in six tons an promised more Glen Perry said she and he Mira were sur jrised at the large amounts o metal we discovered lying around water holes and abandoned mines We either carried or dragged th small pieces back while riding our and went back with a true for the larger Turn to Page 13 Decisive MomenTReached In Defense Of Stalingrad Russians CounterAttack Expect AntiInflation Law To Be Signed In 24 Hours Black smoke from a fire started when a torpedo from an Axis submarine hit almost amidship on the port side rolls up from an American The action is typical of the battle of the supreme effort of the Uboat pack in a campaign which sank or damaged nearly 500 merchant ships and rolled up a casualty list set by the Navy at 410 American seamen known dead and of Much Change n Temperature SALE OF USED TIRES OPA Reveals Used Tires to Be Rationed Soon 1 Office of Price Administration yes terday froze the sale of used tires and tubes and revealed that used tires soon would be rationed to provide for all essential uses in con formity with the Baruch rubber committee The order was issued to freeze the present supply of used tires pending completion of the new ra tioning which will gov ern the use of these tires just as present rationing regulations con trol the use of new and recapped the OPA It added that when used tire ra tioning is the freeze or der will be lifted to the extent nec essary to to certificate OPA said it was important to have available for rationing not only the mileage that is represent ed by used tires with good tread thicknesses still but al so the supply of recappable car casses which are the starting point of any successful recapping pro Shortage of recappable carcasses already has hampered recapping under the present rationing pro OPA asserting there has been a growing volume of complaints that car operators who get recapping certificates are unable to use them because their own casings are not fit for recap and there is no wellorganiz ed market where they can buy suitable The freeze order granted excep tions with regard to transfers by both consumer and The OPA said it would permit sale to a consumer of an automo bile equipped with used tires and allow an automobile dealer to shift mounted used tires among his OPA used tires that were part of a dealers un mounted stock as of today may not be mounted on the dealers cars during the freeze Lee Says Japs Had Us Fooled Before War Editors Note Clark Lee has been out on the Pacific battle front since the first bombs He was in Manila at the en route home for a va Since Lee has seen the fury of war roll through the down across the Pacific to Australia He spent eight weeks on a aircraft carrier from his observations there and dur ing the Solomons he here gives his impressions of the Japanese navy and its By CLAKK LEE SAN to if you had asked an American naval officer his opinion of the Japanese navy you probably would have been told Their discipline and ship handl ing are good but their gunnery is poor and their strategy is lacking in imagination and That opinion was shared by such outstanding American naval men as Harry former commander in chief of the Asiatic fleet It was based partly on the fact that each year when the Asiatic fleet was summering at Tsingtao and other points on the North China the Jap anese would stage nearby gunnery and they missed their targets It is evident now that this was The fact is that the Japanese navy is good in es pecially in gunnery and willingness to take long as was the case at Pearl Harbor and frequent ly Turn to Page 4 Adrian War Plant Workers Make Bigger Bond Pledges The workers in Adrians war the men on the home heard Reardon Piersol of Ann a representative of the Treasury Department de scribe the important role that both their sweat and their dollars are playing in the nations war effort Making a quick swing through Adrian plants hi the interests of the payroll deduction plan for war Piersol spoke briefly to employees at the American Cable and Michigan Pro ducers For 15 minute per work on the tools of war was put aside to sign pledges Many Adrian factory work ers have been participating hi 5 or 6 per cent pay deduction plans but yesterday Piersol urged them to increase the amounts to 10 or 15 per cent It was estimated that from 70 to 95 per cent of the work ers at each plant signed pledges for the increased The factories closed down completely for the You ought to be shaking hi your shoes and working 18 hours a the energetic speaker told GerityAdrian workers yesterday because were nearly Your country is nearly done Ifs going down for the thud time and calling for your Youve got a job on your Peirsol Youve got to say my country hasnt won a thing yet and Ive got to go to You shouldnt need to have a bomb light in Adrian or a thou sand coffins roll down Main Street to prove that war is Weve been having too much of good Weve had no lost no or been shot he But when that time youll be stand ing in line to buy bonds and it may be too Selecting a workman from the crowd in front of Peirsol Heres Raymond Hes one of you and you all know Now let me tell you Raymond Sims has no more right to lay down his tools in this plant for one minute than has an Amer ican on the fighting front the right to lay down his At the conclusion of his Piersol had the workers take the following oath with raised I pledge that Ill stay on the job every day to keep the sup ply lines moving to the four corn ers of the globe for the protection of our country and our boys at the so help me white and blue pledge cards then were Red cards called for the use of ten per cent of a workers earnings the pur chase of war The white card pledged 15 per cent andthe blue card 20 per cent At the Kewaunee Manufacturing plant Piersol said a work man pledged 40 per cent of his earnings to war Carl DeLamater and C members of bond sales committee the accompanied Piersol in his rounds of the war plants D 1 XP An official source said today that Pierre Bois governor of had decid ed to evacuate European women and children from the French West African port The announcement said that Boisson issued an order Sept 29 for a census to be taken among women and children of civilian and mili tary families which have two or more children living in the Dakar Together with the announcement of the it was thai the governor general liasjust de cided to prepare methodically for the evacuation of Europeariwomen and It was explained as precaution ary although French stressed it as an opportunity to decongest the crowded Lipstick for Men Is College Rule For Lowly Frosh Freshman initiation was hi fill swing at Adrian College today with freshmen men attending classe dressed hi womens men were instructed by a vigilaric committee to appear today witl all the things that make up The men even wore lip rouge and fingernail polish Freshmen women wore men including the traditioria All freshmen met on th South Hall steps at noon today t have their pictures taken for th College Freshmen wi march from the college campus t the Croswell theater tomorrow eve ning where they will perform o the stage between AUCTIONS Auction southeast ol Al Linehan See Market ven Horse Shoes of Derby Winners Donated in Kentucky 1 Everything from the shoes of Ken ucky Derby winners to moonshine tills today became metal junk in he patriotic fervor gripping Ken ucky in its scrap collection cam Governor Keen Johnson urged lie state to set the pace in ointing out that Kentucky led the lation in percentage of men who nlisted voluntarily for military ervice and was fourth in percent ge of war bond A great deal of Kentucky lore vill be devoured by the hungry teel furnaces before the n all led by the nations is A mounted of the horse hoes from Kentucky Derby win lers of the past 13 years was do So was a pair of moon hine stills from the Old timers reminisced over boy lood days when they saw a 500 iound tobacco which they lad operated as join the crap Sections of rural Kentucky have ieen mounting mail boxes oh worn iut dairy this will be one no The cans have been lonated for scrap The old federal a Louis ville is coming down and ts metal will swell the This ivill be the first governmentowned luilding to be demolished in the salvage Iron once familiar sights n these are now out of style and acetelyne torch o from residence to curing the Metal railings in civic chambers also are being Cooperation among the various groups and organizations in the state is has taken the lead with both American Federation of Labor Congress of industrial Organi zation leaders pledging the support of By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 1 A speedy adjustment of Senate and House differences which would send the administrations antiin flation legislation to President Roosevelt for his signature within 24 hours was forecast today by congressional Senator Barkley of the Democratic said he saw no reason why the bill should not be laid before the President by to morrow at the That would be one day beyond the deadline set by Roosevelt in his 7 youdoitorIwill message on cost of living Backed by an 82 to 0 vote in the administration lieutenants sought to obtain an agreement by House members to the major feat ures of a compromise Senate ver sion directing the President to sta bilize wages and salaries at Sept 15 so far as This would entail a reversal of the House vote to alter the basis of computing farm parity stand ards and acceptance of an adminis trationsponsored amendment in serted by the Senate directing the President to raise price ceilings where they did not to grow ers the increase in labor and other costs since Senate approval of this latter provision by an 86 to 4 vote yes terday ended an eightday contro versy between the administration and farm bloc members over the conditions under which price ceil ings would be placed on farm prod Brown Satisfied Senator Brown floor manager for the told re porters he and others of like views were satisfied with the compro mise because they believed it gave the President discretionary author ity which would have been denied to him if the farm bloc had pre I am satisfied we have a bill that is substantially the kind of a bill we were trying to get when we Brown On the other Senators Tho mas claimed the com promise wasa victory for the farm bloc There was little he in the effect of the and and the Senate once only to throw out for an upward revision in parity standards to in clude the cost of farm labor as a Turn to Page 9 amendment finally adopted a proposal which he offered Oct 1 Di rector Joseph Eastman of the Office of Defense oday ordered the freezing of all railway passenger schedules and ruled out the operation of special Tains to football races and other sporting A Reuters dispatch from Stockholm said to that Marshal Timoshenkos battling to relieve Stalin had broken through the Ger man defensive position at some points along the Don northwest of Oct 1 torney General Francis Kiddie an nounced today that he had asked the United States District Court at South to postpone until after the war the trial of antitrust charges against 21 leading chemi companies and 65 of their of ISINEFECTIODAY 48 States Take Steps to En force Order By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct 1 wartime speed limit of 35 miles an hour for privately owned auto mobiles went into effect through out the nation today but with en forcement methods varying from imposition of strict penalties in some states to appeals to patriot ism The Office of Defense Trans portation which ordered the speed restriction to help conserve the nations rubber declar ed all 48 states were taking some steps for enforcement Additional efforts at rubber conservation came from the Office of Price Administration which froze the sale of used tires and tubes pending completion of a new rationing program governing these articles just as present regulations control use of new and recapped The ODT said the order for the national speed limit sets no penalty and that enforcement would rest largely on voluntary cooperation by the motorists and on action of state and local All governors empowered to set state speed limits already have fixec the 35mileanhour il In some states where statutory speed limits exceed 35 miles an authorities took various steps to encourage compliance Ohios highway patrol said it wouli blacklist speeders by reporting them to Office of Price Admin istration officials who pass on ap plications for tubes and new Governor Prentice Cooper o Tennessee directed highway pat rolmen to report speeders to thei county automobile and tire ration ing In New stat police said a motorist convicted o driving between 35 and 40 mile an hour is liable to a 525 fine an five days in Turn to Page 7 1 1 may be sold to consumers in 30state rationing area be mning today only in accordance ith a coupon credit system ord red by the War Production Board oday to control deliveries until he Office of Price Administration distribute coupons later in The credit system provides that rery dealer and sup ier who receives deliveries of uel oil for any purpose must exe ute a written promise to surrend r to the seller rationed coupons s soon as they are for he number of gallons Consumers must redeem these romises within 15 days after the iPA fuel ration order is issued bout the middle of All dealers and suppliers who are equired to execute their own cou on notes must also redeem their otes within 15 days after the OPA and will do so with the oupons they get from their cus Since transfer wUl be cov red coupon note beginning October the redemptions will re ult in a retroactive flow bade of oupons and will provide a basis for omplete audit of control of the trade by under its rationing during the entire month of Dealers and suppliers must reg ster inventory and storage cap city as of October onsumers will take their inventor es as of October 1 and have their ations computed as from that VPB Because the coupon note ex hanges must correspond exactly vith the rationed coupon transac ion which will be permitted by 1 Speaker Rayburn said today House on the Senate version of antiinflation legislation wouldbe delayed until to give members time to consider its pro and then the legislation probablywould be sent to a joint HouseSenate committee to com pose The Senate bill embraces less rigid stipulations than the House bill on the inclusion of farm labor costs in the establishment of agri cultural price Oct 1 White House lifted a twoweek censorship on the movements of President Roosevelt today and dis closed his return from an inspec tion tour of war factories through out the War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS decisive stag of 38day battle for Stalingra reached as fresh German troop pour into city counteroffensive t the west continues with stiff bat ties reported by both Russians an troop chase retreating Japs across Owen Stanley Mountains after ten mii advance hi one day unsheltere Japanese camps blanketed with snow blown by howling er decides to evacuatewomen an children from Atlantic por coveted by Allies and Axis tan infantry launch attack on south flank of Alamein lin CROSS THE VOLGA Stalin Telephones Orders That No More Territory Is to Be Given Up By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS up by a stream of reinforcements from across the Volga and barrages from the roving guns of the Volga flot Russian infantrymen under telephoned orders from Joseph Stalin to yield no more were reported crunching forward today northwest and southwest of Stalin Dispatches to Red Star from Stalins namesake city frankly pictured it as in most decisive moment of its trial as an increasing eight of Axis troops and machines as thrown into the fight The counteroffensive strokes on the wings of the constricted front vidently were designed to wipe ut or offset a new wedge driven ito the northwestern flank by a resh German tank as re orted in the Kremlins midnight Even with the arrival of that anzer division and two fresh in antry the Germans seem d unable to deal the decisive t the same time Volga boatmen ere keeping communications open cross the bringing up Rus an reserves under fierce German ir Red Star said that from 600 to planes had been bombing talingrad each piling debris n Hundreds of civilians clinging to he tumbled walls of their homes and factories were reported to ublic the university and lie palace of physical culture were said to have been Enemy Dislodged Todays midday communlqui said that the enemy had been dis odged from one village at the southwestern outskirts of Stalin and Red Star said that in that southern sector three settlements ad been with Ruman an troops thrown into panic in ne Turn to Page 3 the WPB order ransfer restrictions and imposes prohibi ions of approximately the same type as will appear in a later OPA Dealers and suppliers within the rationed area will be required to keep complete records of all pur chases and sales and keep on hand all coupon notes taken at the time of They must report to a ocal war price and rationing boarc anyone who fails to redeem coupon notes within ten days after the date et for Although the suggests the coupon note ttie WPB saic dealers may use any substantially similar form that will serve the purpose and may use coupons in ieu of coupon notes as soon as thej are WINS E PENNANT Oct 1 Maritime Commission announced today that oneman war fac tory that turns out spokes fo ships steering wheels when its own er and sole employee Is not drivin a mail truck has been award ed the commissions E pennan for excellence in Rear Admiral Howard Vick vice chairman of the commis will present the award to morrow to William 32 of Long Y who operates a wood turning plan inthe basement of his The entire ceremony Morris home will be the same as that fo lowed by the commission In mak Ing awards to shipyards and some of employ many as DIES Oct 1 Isaac retired lumberman well known to northern Michigan in the old logging died yes terday at the age of One time owner and manager o five lumber camps in the uppe Pulcifer had left h native farm near Port Huron to be come a boss He retire 39 years RAID JAP BASES Oct 1 ish planes bombed and machine gunned Japanese air base installa tions in concentrated attack yes terday onthe west Burma port o an RAF communique sal ave died under the continued the Aussies Force Japs Back In New Guinea By THE ASSOCIATED PKES3 GENERAL MacARTHURS Head Oct ralian troops were reported driv ing steadily up the southern slopes if New Guineas own Stanley mountains today in pursuit of re treating Japanese forces after re catpuring Nauro yesterday in a swift 10mile advance from lori aiwa An allied communique announc ng the advance said the Japanese were abandoning additional sup ilies and equipment as they fell back and an allied spokesman de clared there was no doubt their withdrawal was Strong formations of allied at ack escorted by were reported harrying the enemy supply lines in the vicinity of about four miles north of where it was believed the Japanese might attempt to make a stand along a ridge offering de fensive The latest allied advance appar ently was negotiated with compar atively little for the communique said there had been no contact with the retreating main rody of the enemy It was the first time allied headquarters had used the phrase main body in referring to the Japanese retreat An allied spokesman said the Japanese had made no attempt to fortify their positions at Nauro as they did at loribaiwa highwater mark of the enemy ad ridge was recaptured 60 Miles From Moresby Nauro is about 42 miles airline northeast ofPort but is about 60 miles from that vital al lied base by Allied heavy bombers continued to pound Buna main Japanese coastal base 78 miles northeast of and the intermediate depot of Heavy demolition bombs also were dropped on both ends of Wairopi spanning the deep gorge of the Kumasi river on the enemys vital supply The a repeated target of aerial was left sagging and badly the communique Other allied air formations at tacked Japanese bases in the north ern scoring many direct hits oh the Bum airdrome on Bou gainville island and bombing the airfield and supply dumps on near by I to Page ;