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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 3, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN TEL Warmer BMaUa on Two OCTOBER 1942 PRICE 3 CONGRESS OKAYS ANTIINFLATION BILL REDS BREAK GERMANS OFFENSIVES Huge Masses of Tanks Used as Russians Penetrate Enemys Positions FOES LOSSES ARE HEAVY By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS Oct Red army was reported advancing northwest of Stalingrad today after breaking German offensives both inside and outside the battered Volga river The Russians are battering down the Germans hastily improvised fortifications and driving wedges in their defenses during battles in volving huge masses of the army newspaper Red Star Losing to dead the Germans were forced back through the ruined streets of Stal yesterday while the relief offensive northwest of the city gained a hilltop where the Ger mans had buried 130 damaged tanks as gun the Russians Tanksupported Nazi infantry trying to roll the defense lines eastward toward the Volga were reported by Red Star to have been the victims of a Red Army While entrenched Soviet troops held the division struck swiftly against a side of the inva sion wedge and compelled the en emy to leaving war equip ment several hundred dead anc some Squad by squad and house by ruined the siegeworn gar rison was reported ousting the in vaders from the footholds bloodily gained in a battle launched 40 days All News Not Good All the news was not tirement of a Red army detach ment south of the city was official ly restrained optimism was evident in field The Soviet Information Bureaus accounts remained Ov ernight developments were summed up in these words Stubborn fighting One mortar firing against a concentration of German troops killed more than 200 officers anc In units tacks and destroyed four tanks and about one company of Northwest of Stalingrad our troops waged active Our tank units broke into enemy posi tions and killed more than 150 Hit Sharp combat the Industrial northwestern outskirts of where the Germans have been pressing an offensive since they encountered stone wal resistance elsewhere inside the city Red Star said a German infantry division attacked another factory trying to expand the but retreated under Soviet fire to its starting point The declaret that a column of tanks which hac previously wedged into a workers development was forced out under heavy fire from Red Army artillery ANOTHER LOAD OF SCRAP FOR UNCLE SAM another sector one of our repulsed three at Handtohand fighting raged in some suburban An entire company of German automatic riflemen was reported exterminat ed by Soviet In an other street the firing from the attic of a forcec two enemy companies to retreat with only a few dis patches The Germans were reported driv en from several large in cluding a fourstory house domin ating a broad district where the enemy lost 200 Germans Confused Speed of the Soviet advance northwest of Stalingrad evidently proved confusing to German Red Star said a Red Army force charged German cap tured a series of de stroyed five machinegun nests and Turn to Page 2 REPORT HERRIOT CONCENTRATION CAMP Oct 3 Ber lin radio broadcast a report from Vichy today that Edouard Herriot 70yearold former premier of had been placed in a con centration camp at Vals Les Bains in unoccupied Both the German and Italian ra dios previously had reported Her riot under arrest at his chateau near Lyon presumably for oppos ing the Vichy regimes program ot collaboration with the al though the Axis reports gave no reason for his A Swiss telegraph agency dis patch from Vichy last night said Herriot had been under surveil lance for several days after writing a letter to Marshal Petain object ing to suppression of the French parliament and declaring that Frenchmen would not stand for being dragged into a war against their former The last bell was just ringing as these Lincoln school children trudged up the school driveway this week with their load of scrap metal to help boost the schools contribution in the citywide They were a little tardy in the classroom but the1 chances are that the teacher excused them when she saw their From left to right they are Lois Ronald Willnow and Donald all fifth The streets in the vicinity of the Adrian schools are becoming walking piles of junk at the morning and noon hours as children converge on the schools loaded with almost every metal object They leave little doubt that the Adrian schools are putting their wholehearted efforts into the task of Sams steel plants in opera tion through the The school campaign wasnt scheduled to get under way until Monday but many like those have been unable to I 54 IONS OF SCRAP Salvage Head Highly Pleased as Collection Begins Lenawee county farmers will exceed the wildest hopes of county the currant countywide campaign if returni continue to be as satisfactory as they were County road commission trucks collected a total of 50 tons of vital scrap iron anc steel While the collection actually campaign yesterday started Thursday the swung into high gear with 18 county trucks participat ing and obviously receiving the nearly unanimous support of the And the best part of it is that the drivers have scarcely dentec their Richard Goff county salvage said to If we can collect 50 ton before we are hardly more than theres no telling how much the final total will Its a fine The collection will be resumed Monday when another large fleet of trucks takes to the Four tons were collected Friday bring ing the total so far to 54 The farmers and a few business firms also have aided the paign materially by providing plat form scales to be used by each truck in weighing the metal col lected at each Every truck now is equipped with said that approximately half of the farmers will accept no payment for the metal from their Money derived from the sale of the metal so donated will be used for charitable Every is entitled to payment for his Goff pointed And each truck driver has receipts to be given farmers showing the amounts collected from their Payment will be made later on the figures shown on the Army Turns Down Nephew of Hitler NEW Oct 3 a nephew of has been rejected by the 31 mswered his draft he wrote opposite Living relatives erving or who have served in oth er armies Thomas Royal Air Adolf Ger Today William said The board told me four weeks ago that I had been reclassified 1A and would be in the army in a He is a British subject and added hat he would try now to join the loyal Canadian Air Force as a After I do know le His mother was separated from Alois the German Fuehrers when William was years William said that he would change his name if necessary to oin the It only costs 50 he is a rather uncomfortable you Disagree With Nelson On Food 3 Drafting a report of their findings in a sixmonths investigation of thef bers of the House Agriculture Committee were inclined agree today with testimony by Donald Nelson that Americans may not get fat during the war but they certainly will not Chairman Fulmer said he had discussed the situation with other committee members after the hearings and all were convinced that there absolutely will be a food shortage in the near future unless something done about the inability of farm ers to get labor and equipment to produce enough food for the United This committee is cognizant of the fact that wars are won with men and military he But men cant fight with the best of equipment if they dont have enough to eat And workers cant produce war equipment if they dont have enough Its time we recognized that fact and did something about War Production Chief testifying yesterday as the com mittees last stuck to statement he made at the Amer ican Legion convention last month in Kansas City to the effect that there will be no food While it may become necessary to discontinue the production of luxury foods for the Nelson I say definitely there will be enough food to American he ex would take care of the food situation in cooperation with whom Nelson commended for having done more in the last year in the way of actually trying to do a good job than any other group I know Nelson told committee members they were wrong in believing that WPB looked upon farm needs as He said a suggestion for lengthening the industrial work week to conserve manpower was worthy of serious and recommended centralization of various governmental agencies in terested in the food Scrap Scraps By THE PRESS MINNEAPOLIS Old rivalry between the twin cities of Minne apolis and St Paul burst into dame with a dirty dig thrown in for good Mayor Marvin of Minne wagered a barrel of his citys best flour against a barrel of anything St Paul could produce ihat the mill city would gather more scrap metal per capita dur ing October than St Kline added one condition That hordes of St Paul citizens refrain from raiding the scrap stock piles in How about it St Paul NEW million and a quarter residents of the Borough of Queens threw their scrap metal nto the nations heap with such Page 2 WARM TAX BILL Consideration of Measure Scheduled Thursday 3 wartime tax bill containinga tax individual incomes was ready today for Senate consideration scheduled Chairman George ot the Senate finance committee which finally approved the bill late yesterday estimated that the new added to that already provided for under present would bring federal income up to nearly a Treasury officials estimated two weeks ago that the Senate bill would add only to current Although George is eager to get the measure on the statute books before the November he agreed not to call it up for Sen ate action but to let the members have sufficient time to study the committee which has not yet been Differing in many particulars from the bill which passed the House July the finance com mittee version calls in general for sharply increased income tax rates on individuals and broadened bases for each class ot and higher excise The victory 5 per cent levy on gross incomes over a coupled with a system of postwar the principal Some members of the committee said they thought the victory levy might be replaced by a sales tax during consideration in the pointed out that the House had re jected the sales tax and that Sec retary Morgenthau and other Treasury officials had condemned the principleof a sales Whether the Senate debates the bill for one week or its final form will be determined in a joint conference Lenawee Womans Brother Listed As Navy Casualty Thirtyeight men from including the brother of a Lenawee county were listed as dead ana missing in the Navys 13th casualty list Mal colm Mohr who lives near Wolf eek has been notified that her Harry Lee a mach is The casualty list reported five men as dead and 33 as including Machinist The Lenawee county draft board has no record of Todays Map Hitlers armies hi Russia ara racing against time and the coming of the Russian winter that held hem in check last For a map showing temperature and snowfall turn to page seven of todays AUCTIONS Auction northwest of on Market Meet No New Opposition from Retreating Japanese Troops MENARI IS REOCCUPIED GENERAL MacArthurs Head 3 Steadily advancing Australian ground forces neared summit of New Guineas rugged Owen Stanley Mountains today after pushing beyond the tiny hamlet of Menari without fresh opposition from retreating Japanese Advices from the front indicatec the Australians were within five or six miles of the gap in the crest of the towering ridge through which they fell back barely three weeks ago under the pressure of a strong enemy column driving to ward Port A communique announcing the reoccupation of which is about 64 miles northeast of Porl Moresby by said there had been no further contact between the opposing though the ground over which the Japanese have been retreating is admirably suited to Failure of the Japanese to at tempt a stand was attributed large ly to unending allied aerial attacks which have virtually paralyzed their supply There was no telling how much further the Japanese might with draw without a show of resistance but an allied spokesman said they probably would show fight when the supply difficulties became more nearly equalized that when the Australians reach a point in their advance where they can supply only about the same number of men as Move With Caution Because of the nature of the terrain and the constant danger of running into a jungle the Australians have been moving with great Although it is only four miles from Nauro which they occupied Wednesday to Menari the advance represented the ut the troops hacl winding t air units gave the strong continuing their strafing attacks on the Japanese communication lines with specia attention to the oftbombed Wair opi bridge over the Kumasi river which a communique said was now almost completely Fiying Fortresses manned bj Americans also ranged across the Coral Sea to New Britain and the Solomon carrying out the most damaging attacks to which enemy shipping has been subject ed in recent Direct hits were reported on a transport and another of tons at New setting both vessels An enemy cruiser and an un identified vessel also were believ ed while bombs were dropped on the airdrome and other shore Another enemy cruiser was at tacked off on Bougainville Island in the northern with unobserved Two night raids were made on the airdrome at nearby All allied planes were reported to have returned from these as National Fire Prevention Week will be observed in Adrian next week under the direction of the Adrian Junior Chamber of Com While the Junior Cham bers fire prevention under the chairmanship of Paul conducts a yeararound campaign of fireprevention special emphasis is placed on the program during the national ob A proclamation by Mayor Harry Lundahl has called public at tention to the He pointed out that fire losses in Ad rian have amounted to and the loss of two lives this He urged greater care and asked the public to acquaint itself with all the circumstances and situations that are likely to cause fire in in or at To carry out the the Junior Chamber has arranged a display of fire prevention meth ods in the window of the Pen ney Company and at the Adrian fire department Motion pictures will be shown at the Croswell and Family posters will be placed in store windows and auto mobile stickers will be The Adrian churches will also call attention to the program and a map showing the types and causes of fire in Adrian will be displayed at the fire department The Junior Chamber will meet Monday night and Chief Dorner of the Jackson fire department will Chief Jack Hawley of Ad rian will demonstrate the useof the President Roosevelt Moves To Stabilize AR Prices And Wages Michigans Political Campaign Gets Up Full Head Of Steam By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Michigans political campaign was getting up a full head of steam Friday night with major candidates the stump and ex changing bitter Judge Homer sena torial assailed the war leadership for bungling while Senator Prentiss Demo cratic called his Re publican adversary an unwitting symbol of opposition to good gov At the same Secretary of State Kerry Republican candidate for attacked the conservation record of Gover nor Van his Democratic He said Van Wagoner had failed to keep a promise to have a nonpolitical and non partisan conservation The speaking at Jack proposed that prison indus tries be permitted to manufacture goods for the federal government and counties of the Judge Ferguson and Kelly ap peared at Traverse and Sen ator Brown talked on the radio from the Democratic state central committee nomi nated Carl Brandenburg of Mt Macomb county treas as the partys candidate for auditor replacing Leo Nowicki withdrew earlier Friday to become a major in the who runner up for the nomination at the con vention in Grand Rapids last Sat was without opposition at the held in Judge Ferguson said the Novem ber election would constitute referendum on the ant mismanagement He said seeking re was asking the people to give him a mandate for six more years of acquiescencein confusion and The American Fergu san have a right to expect TYLERTOWN 3 Secretary of Agriculture Wickard said here today that agriculture in wartime must be limited to pro ducing only the farm products which are absolutely essential and predicted the time whenthe lot of farmers will seem harder than it is Inaugurating a foodforfreedom harvest observance program Wickard declared in a prepared speech that the 1942 farm produc a near record might not be exceeded for great though the and that future produc tion might not be sufficient for all needs at home and must increase our reserves of he The wartime requirements of American food will continue to grow Next year we will need a farm production even greater than this must tel that I am not at all sure that total produc tio nwill be even as This year of 1942 may stand as a record for a long More farmers and farmers sons will be going into the armed forces and munition Hired la bor will be harder to get for the same More machinery will wear and so will more farm trucks and Fertilizers and other materials will become harder to Farmers cannot al ways count on the remarkable yields of recent The difficulties are Frankly I dont know if farmers can keep turning out enough food for our our allies and our Deople here at Our only hope lies in one direc harnessing all of our re sources to the task of producing only the farm products which are absolutely It is a hard cannot fight and win a global war by taking it cant say for certain that even the lard way will enable us to win all the battles on the food The time will I am when the lot of farmers will seem harder than it is The road ahead for farmers is long and but it is the only road that leads to MONROE FLIER KILLED Oct 3 jeant Harold Kern of piloting a fighter was tilled yesterday in a crash into Tampa son of Kern of Monroe was on a training flight his base at Pinellas county airport near the Drew Field public relations office said i that the members of the United States Senate shall take an im portant and an aggressive part in this war If our senators are content merely to debate and enact laws when asked to do so by the executive it does not matter how well they may do that task they will have failed our people in this Those and Brown is one of who prefer bungl ing to exposure of the those who acquisce in mismanage ment rather than lose influence with the executive by denouncing those who would muddle through to are prolonging the war and increasing its Says He Fought Lobby Senator referring to his actions on the antiinflation legis lation with respect particularly to farm demanded whether the people would let a senator down who has made a fight on powerful lobby in the heat of an election Brown said that Ferguson would be on his side now if he had not been lured into this race for the purpose of bolstering the Repub lican Turn to Page 2 RAF SMASHES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct RAF roared to the assault on western Germany again last night after Fortresses had taunt Reichsmarshal Goerings air force yesterday by bombing a Nazi plant and airdrome in northern shooting down 13 of Germanys best fighting planes and skipping back to base in Eng land without losing a The British attack on Germany was the second in as many following up an assault on the big German submarine building yards at Swarms of American and Allied fighter planes went along on the Fortress raid and shot down five of the Nazis prized FockeWulf 190 fighter bringing yesterdays bag to 13 enemy air The main objectives of the Fort resses were the Nazi aircraft fac tory at Meaulte and an airfield at Omer in northern Re turning bombardiers said they could see their bombs bursting all over the But the most spectacular part of the show was the air battle which broke out all over the sky before the planes reached their goal and continued until they were back over the English American Eagle ferred several days ago from the RAF to the United States Air showed their experienced hands and accounted for four of the five German planes shot down by the fighter Six Allied fighters were but the pilot of one is a com While the Flying Fortresses were at Boston bomb ers raided the docks at the big French port of Le Havre and like wise returned without The fighter escort for the various op erations was estimated to total 400 Turn to Page 9 War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS gain initiative in 40th day of Stalingrads cutting into vital Nazi flank north of city and forcing foe to retreat in street fighting within Claim Germans lost to killed Moscow reports Caucasus defenders holding while assault continues against Nazis at EUROPEAN AIR RAF night raiders fire Rhineland with loss of seven craft after Flying Fort resses blast and airfield in occupied France for spectacular daylight snooting down 13 German fliers also raid Le Havres docks and down our Nazi planes over FAB con tinue advance through New Guinea mountains as retreating ha rassed from fail to lying Fortresses pound Jap bases and Law Allows Crop Pur chases at 90 Per Cent of Parity By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct dent vested with great er powers to curb inflation than ever were bestowed upon a Chief Executive in the nations moved quickly today to stabilize prices and Three hours after Congress final ly approved the compromise anti inflation bill last the Presi dent signed the measure into law and prepared to issue an executive order applying the brakes to war time living Prodded into action by the Presi dent on his return from a two weeks inspection of war establish Congress completed passage of the controversial bill but one day later than he had In a Labor Day Roosevelt asserted that if Congress failed to act by Oct he would take matters into his own hands to see to it that the war effort is no longer imperilled by threat of economic A cause of many ruffled tempers and frayed nerves in its three weeks stay in the mea sure generally directs the President to stabilize prices and salar ies by 1 as far as U at the levels of Swift Action Expected Swift executive action was re garded as because the President has asserted that un less new controls were exercised the inflationary trend could not be heldIn check longer than Theact calls for the adjust ment of farm prices if those estab lished under the stabilization pro visions do not meet the increase in the cost of farm labor and other agricultural expenses since 194L Establishing a minimum for farm the new law also al lows government crop loans and purchases at 90 per cent of parity instead of the present 85 per cent To prevent an exorbitant rise in the cost of the President may set the loan rate between So and 90 per cent in the case of grains used as feed for live stock and In wages and salaries cannot be lowered below their high est figures reached between 1 and The Presi dent must be notified 30 days ia advance of any proposed increase in public utility and common car rier rates and a representative of the price administration must be allowed to appearin behalf of con sumers at any rate hearing that may be Turn to Page 3 1 12 More Czechs Die Before Nazi Firing Squads Oct 3 OP German firing squads have put to death 12 more Czechs and four Netherland ers for continued defiance of Nazi and hostages are being round ed up from the ranks of Belgiums native law enforcement agencies as a precaution against violence and continental advices said The Czechoslovak government inexile received word that the Czechs were executed hi Prague Ten of the be tween 30 and 50 years were accused of high treason against the Reich and favoring the The others were charged with accusing innocent people of approving of the assassination of Reinhard Heyd The Czech announcement said that in September the Germans shot 79 persons in the former re The German radio broadcast a DNB dispatch saying the four Dutchmen were put to death for inciting the people of the Nether lands against the occupying power and for communist the latter a favorite catchall accusa tion used by the The official Belgian news agency said that in Belgium the Germans have started picking hostages from among gendarmerie and the police Gendarmerie and police must themselves eliminate from their ranks those who will not submit to the occupation the news agency quoted a notice posted by the German military commander in The hostages will pay with their lives for any act committed bjr members of the gendarmerie or po ice force against the security of the ;