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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 8, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Colder Weather TwnJ OCTOBER 1942 PRICE 3 RETAIL SALES TAX Will Be Revived If Treasury Asks New Tax Bill After Present One Is Law LA FOLLETE IS SQUELCHED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct 8 flhThe fight for a federal retail sales tax was abandoned for the time being at least today as the Senate pre pared for its third day of debate on a new revenue Senator Byrd DVa told re porters he and other sales tax pro ponents had dropped plans for an amendment providing for such a levy despite the Treasurys oppo At the same he served notice the proposal would be revived if Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau carries out his announced intention to ask Congress for a new tax bill after work is completed on the current It is very unfortunate that the Treasurys grim determination to defeat a sales tax in this bill will necessitate another bill in three Byrd If a sales tax could have been adopted in the first it would have saved a great deal of confusion and loss of Morgenthau recently announced that the Treasury wanted to boost total annual taxation to to help finance the The present he would bring annual collections up to Byrd said it was his judgment that a further increase could he accomplished only by a sales but he the only hope of get ting such a levy into the bill now before the Senate was as a sub stitute for the 5 per cent Victory tax on all earnings over 5624 a He said the victory tax ap peared likely to be adopted since it would attract support from nearly all sales tax of Two Evils One of Senator La Fol lette declared he would vote for the victory levy as the lesser of two although he said he did not like Senator Downey DCalif has proposed to amend the victory tax to exempt earnings of a year or and raising the rate to 10 per cent on larger The Senate was expected to direct its attention to this proposal after disposing of a controversy over a finance committee amendment to tax earnings from future issues of state and local While Senator Brown DMich said he thought the committee amendment might be proponents claimed sufficient votes to put over a proposal by Senator Burton RO retaining the present tax exemptions for both existing and future issues of such The House Ways and Means Committee previously had declined to eliminate this exemp Turn to Page 13 115 TONS OF SCRAP Still 70Ton Pile in Adrian Growing Rapidly With scrap metal collections from farms in Lenawee county just nicely under an estimated 175 tons of iron and steel has been hauled to five collection centers by road commission trucks and The countys goal as set by state salvage officials is Reports from collection cen ters indicate that the piles of scrap waiting to be hauled in from the farms scarcely has been dent Road commission trucks are working out of Onsted and Seneca with from two to five trucks work ing out of each Sometime during the collection every farm in the county will be called on and it is expected that prac tically everjfarm in the county will have a pile of scrap waiting to be loaded into the Turn to OLD Page 2 JAP PRISONERS ARRIVE AT DUTCH HARBOR they and three others were captured in Blindfolded and heavily prisoners are taken ashore at Dutch Harbor after engagement in Aleutian naval Japs Apparently Have Fled From 2 Bases In Aleutians By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct by American sea and air the Japanese appeared today to have fled from two of the three western Aleutian islands they oc cupied four months ago and were undergoing heavy bombardment on their remaining Probably realizing they hac blundered into what a naval spokesman termed a rat enemy forces have disappeared from the westernmost island of At tu and nearby Agattu with losses thus far totalling 38 ships sunk or damaged and 40 planes The navy reported yesterday that no signs of Japanese activity Fund Drive Leaders Announce ed in 24 Communities Patriotic League chairmen in 24 communities in Lenawee county have been named by Harry Brad chairman of the Leagues membership The chair men will appoint the workers in their communities for both the gen eral and the business establishment solicitations which will be conduct ed as part of the fund drive begin ning October They are also as sisting in the organization of the Leagues industrial fund campaign which will be held at the same The local chairmen are Adrian George Hudson Charles Morenci Willis Adrian township Lillian Blissfield and Blissfield township Luella Cambridge James Clinton Henen Deerfield Dover John Fair field George Franklin Robert Hud son township Will Others are John Mowat Madi son Maud Medina Robert Ogden Leonard Palmyra Elmer Raisin Ford Exel Ridgeway Fatchett Riga Rollin Jesse Rome Ruth Sen ca and Wade A chairman for Woodstock will be named In announcing the 3arry president of the Patriotic praised the fine cooperation of the people who are participating in the and added that others who wish to help should communicate with the chairmen in their respective locali Shortage of Help in Restaurants is Causing Inner Man To Suffer With the restaurant business in Adrian twice as big as a year many proprietors are finding it necessary to close Sundays and also for a few hours during the day be cause of a shortage of Trav eling men and folks who eat out are having their troubles providing for the inner The of factory wages has taken waitresses and dish They can earn or a week in a It looks mighty big compared with the to which ordinary restaurants can afford to If the prices of restaurant meals could be increased to meet the cor responding rise in food then the increased volume of business would make it possible to pay higher But it seems it cant be Housewives are paying approximately 33 per cent more for their groceries than a year ago but people eating in restaurants ob ject to a 33 per cent boost restaur ant managers One Adrian restaurant manager recently or dered three pounds of cinnamon from a traveling Imag ine he a pound when it used to be 40 Then people complain when we raise our prices Turn to Page 2 LENAWEE DRAFT GROUP TO GET PHYSICAL TEST Lenawee county draft registrants who have been notified to report for final physical examinations and possible induction are to meet at the Adrian armory on West Mau mee Street at Friday Roll call will be taken and final in structions will be given before the men reassemble at the Wabash railroad station to entrain for De troit at p Those accepted and inducted in Detroit Saturday will be granted the usual 14day furlough before leaving to begin active military duty at Fort on either island had been detected for several The enemys lone remaining the Island ol thus drew the concentrat ed fire of bombing Presumably operating from their new Andreanof Islands army Liberator bombers with fighter es corts dumped explosives and incen diaries on the Japanese Kiska en campment scoring hits on seaplane Six enemy seaplane fighters which counterattacked were shot and all the American air escaping what the navy termed only light antiaircraft op returned to their The enemys occupation of Kis ka was regarded in naval circles as increasingly not only because the base is but 125 tant but because bitter winter Less than 10 days the Japanese radio re ported that snow and biting winds were causing hardship to their un sheltered forces in the Invasion of the recently described as a Japanese rat trap by Capt Leland Lovetteof the navys bureau of public opened with the bombing of Dutch on June a day before thebattle of Kiska has offered a compara tively adequate harbor for Japan ese submarines and possibly might have been naval officials as a vantage point from which to intercept American sup plies moving to Russia in case of a Japanese attack on the Soviet Less than 600 nautical miles west of Dutch Kiska likewise offers facilities for operation ol Japanese Occupation of the Aleutians also gave the Japanese an opportunity to forecast weather conditions in the eastern islands and on the Guy Reide of Flint Will As sume Duties 1 Guy field executive of the Tall Pine Boy Scout Council at Flint for the last two be came the new executive the Wolverine Lenawee and Monroe through action taken by the Wolverine council board last night at a meeting at the Carpenter residence in Reide will replace Stanley Grimm who has joined the Army Signal The Tall Pine Council has a membership of scouts and as a field executive Reide has had supervision over some 50 different troop He has assisted with the council camp as a staff execu tive and has had a wide background of Boy Scout and Reide expect to move from Flint to Monroe late this month and he will take over his duties in the Monroe Boy Scout office about November LEAVES CHUNGKING Oct 8 dell Willkie departed from Chung king by plane it was disclosed ending a fiveday visit in the provisional Chinese i The next stop of Willkies world which has taken him through the Middle East and across was not immediately The secrecy surrounding his de parture was in keeping with the censorship which cloaked his pro gress from the time he entered 3una until he reached Chungking last American continent Whatever advantage was gamed by the invasion was more than off naval circles by the enemy casualties in ships and American submarines and planes sank 13 vessels including a six warship as either a cruiser or two mine a troop trans port and two cargo A de submarine and a transport were listed as probably Among 22 enemy vessels report ed damaged were four three a three six a gun and four large cargo PIBOKR IN Kennedy Describes Attack on Rommels Supply Base This eyewitness account of a mass raid by United States heavy bombers on an import ant mission against an Axis sea transport center was writ ten in a fourmotor consolidat ed Liberator by Edward Ken veteran chief of the Asso ciated Press correspondents covering the war on the Med iterranean front By EDWAHD KENNEDY WITH THE United States Air Force Over formations of giant American bombers are at tacking ships in Navarino one of the enemys main bases for sup plying Rommels army in It is a daylight raid and one of the i biggest and most spectacular so far made in this theater of We unloose a terrific shower of heavy bombs upon our target The enemy replies with a storm of anti aircraft shells which burst about Pursuit planes attack us and our gunners meet them with concen trated fire which sends four of them crashing down into the sea in smoke and An official account of this air smash last the second in 48 hours by heavy bombers of the United States Middle East air forces said that two large sup ply ships were hit squarely and ex ploded and that of five Axis fight ers which attacked the American Messersch mitt 109S and a Macchi sent blazing into the sea from the B24s The Greek port of Pylos is on Mavarino Turn to Page 8 JAPS DRIVEN OVER SUMMIT OF BACK Russian Now Allies Face Same Difficult Supply Problems Japanese Did ALLIED LOSSES ARE LIGHT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MacARTHURS Head Oct having driven the Japanese back across the summit of New Guineas Owen Stanley found themselves facing today the same supply difficulties which the invaders encountered in their un successful push toward Port A communique1 from General headquarters said that almost insuperable complications in maintenance of supply lines were progressively slowing down the allies and raised the question of how far they might attempt to pursue the retreating The bulletin declared the allies had suffered practically no losses in driving the Japanese from their advance positions near 32 miles airline from Port and pushing forward during the last 10 days to win control of the pass through the highest part of the The supply problem was empha sized by Australian Army Minister Francis who returned from a visit to the front with high praise for the allied Arm chair strategists should see the Owen Stanley country through which our trops are ad vancing and should see the wearying mountain roads over which supplies must be Forde The men themselves plough through mud sometimes pick their way through a tangled mass of jungle creepers and and scale precipitous Turn to Page 13 ENTER The Manitou Beach and Rollin stations of the North ern railroad were broken into and ransacked by prowlers last night and sheriffs officers and railroad detectives are making an investi gation and drawers at both stations jwere dis covered bythe stationagents this M station agent at Manitou said that he found his papers littered on the floor when he opened the sta tion at agent at the Rollin made the same discovery at 8 A window was broken to gain en trance at Manitou and at Rollin the prowlers pried open the At Manitou Beach the prowlers sat in the waiting room arid ate and the cores and peelings outside indicated that they walked down the tracks some railroad detective of Van arrived at Mani tou Beach this morning to investi GERMANS JAIL 70 NORWEGIANS Oct 8 published a report from Stockholm today that Nazi police have ar rested 70 mostly younu in the Norwegian port of in another move aimed at crushing mounting outbursts against the German The whose victims were said to Jiave included members of a recently dissolved shooting followed reports of hundreds of other arrests and the shooting of 25 Norwegians in the past two days in retaliation for alleged sabotage of military works pro jects and food At the same Free Belgian news said the Germans had issued an orderfor forced labor for designed to draw on the occupied country for labor to combat the United Nations war Reports reaching Moscow said the Germans were tightening their terror on occupied not ably Denmark and the apparently with the objective of replacing native Nazis with German Nazis and absorbing the conquered peoples into a Ger man Find Weapons Equal To or Superior To Those Of Enemy ABERDEEN Proving Oct 8 dozen of the nations top rank mechanical en gineers agreed today that not only are present American guns equal or superior to the enemys but both the Germans and the Japan ese have some unpleasant surprises in The still rubbing bruises acquired in tanks which negotiated the liver like a washboard only more not a word about what these new weapons They did that some already are in production and others are being tested prepa ratory to actual output The warproduction committee of the American Society of Me chanical Engineers saw everything in action from the armys automat ic and the new carbine to the pow erful sixinch rode in tanks and combat then through their James Walsh of New said The committee finds much to commend and very little to criti The authorized summary the committee which will be submitted to the society at its Ro convention October said The standard weapons in use by the army today are demonstra bly equal or superior to compar able enemy weapons as determined by actual firing tests of American weapons in competition with cap tured enemy Tanfe Forces Pierce Fortified German Left Flank Northwest Of Stalingrad President Completes Membership Of Byrnes Stabilization Board Oct 8 James who gave up a lifetime job on the Supreme Court to become director of economic assumed today a stat us equivalent to that of a cabinet Byrnes took the oath of office for his new position at the White House late and learned then for the first time that his sal ary would be a That is less than he received as an associate but as much as any cabinet member Like Donald chair man of the War Production Byrnes expected to attend cabinet He was sworn in just after announcing that President Roosevelt had appointed the last six members of a 14man board which will help him control the economy of an entire nation for the duration of the with the objective of holding down living costs and preventing Two representatives each from agriculture and manage ment accepted membership on the They were BILL SENT TOTHE HOUSE 90 Per Cent of New Spending Earmarked for Navy 8 appropriation swelling the countrys cost of arms to more than six times the bill for World War was sent to the House floor today with approxi mately 90 percent of the new ex penditures earmarked for the In approving the omnibusjsecond supplementary rnational defense the House appropriations com mittee authorized new naval planes to complement an unpreced ented building pro gram now under the furnish fresh financial reserves for the war projects of a dozen differ ent for the war machine to roll air lanes to carry the allies message of homes for war The set apart for the navy would raise its spending credits for the fiscal year of 1943 to while the mea sure as a whole would increase the total voted for defense and war since 1940 to To Build Navy Planes A total of was vot ed to finance construction of the naval planes and to help meet the Presidents production goal of planes this year and in 1943 for both the army and In discussing those Under Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal told the committee that the number of manhours required to build big planes had been cut almost in while Commander Anderson of the Navy Bureau Turn to Page 13 Scrap Scraps By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK Staten Island came through magnificently said Borough President Joseph Pal interrupting for a minute his tabulation of the scrap collected in New Yorks least populated Bo We were asked to raise We considered that too negligible and raised it to to and with the col lection still in we have more than doubled our third quota and the total already stands at CINCINNATI Sixty oldtime brewery wagons were called on to help gather the flood of scrap metal citizens have ferretted out Said Harold chairman of Hamilton countys scrap committee Results of the newspaper drive have been pheno Were deluged to a point where we have got to use all the extra equipment we can get to make Nichols said the county had been awarded the nations first minute man flag for waste metal collec In nine it had collected pounds and the per capita contribution now is way above 400 whocollect scrap metal in this citywide volun teer movement next Sunday will get free food and medical atten The Womens Ambulance and Defense Corps of America will serve food donatedby cook ed free by First aid units will be set up throughout the sharp increase in scrap collections in the Chicago area since theopening of the news papers drive was announced by John War Production Turn to Page 7 Labor Philip president of the and William president of the Agriculture Edward president of the American Farm Bureau and James president of the Farmers Cooperative Management Ralph president of the Jones Lamson Ma chine and Eric president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United They will serve with eight gov ernment officials previously named to the board in a presidential or der putting the new stabilization program into The gov ernment officials are the Secretary of the com merce and the Federal Re serve board the price budget and chairman of the War Labor The board probably will organ ize next week and until then Byrnes said he would keep busy studying the stabilization Roosevelts executive and his own powers under both of he said he was consulting heads of governmental agencies affected by the He disclosed that he had asked the which will be inti mately concerned with enforce to recommend regulations for controlling upperbracket sal The President had author ized Byrnes to hold down so far as to a after the payment of and with the proper allowance for paymentson life and on fixed obligations previously incur Those Who Fail to Conserve Tires Called SET LANSING Oct 8 war transport administrators from 20 of the larger Michigan cities were told here Wednesday that na tionwide gasoline rationing is ex pected and that with it must come a crackdown on the careless and selfish driver who wastes warneeded Maxwell executive sec retary of the State Safety Com told the conference of ad ministrators he had information from Washington on which he bas ed predictions that the govern ment on Oct 16 would announce the 22 date for the start of and would set a date about 9 for registration of motorists who seek rationing Halsey and Van Blan representing Cae sar chief of the State Police Traffic Safety con curred in statements to the meet ing that the driver who squanders tire resources becomes in effect a saboteur of the first We have got to deal with Van Blankensteyn assert ing he looked to an aroused pub lic to patriotically help police to obtain compliance with tire con servation including the 35 mileanhour speed limit on state Halsey said literally thousands of who must depend on their tires to get them to their jobs in the production of materials of are guilty of careless treatment of their tires which he called plain Turn to Page 13 Germans Pour More and Mora Men Into Pesperate Bat tle for City By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS army tank forces breaking into the for tified German left flank northwest of Stalingrad were reported today to have forced the enemy to divert veteran Prussian the elite of his from other fronts in an effort to stop the push aimed at re lieving the siege of the The main tained the initiative on the Steppes even as the Germans poured more and more men and machines into the holocaust The latest official report said that German attacks were beaten off both to the north west as well as inside the ruined During the past three dis patches the Germans lost thousands of hundreds of trucks and armored cars and scores of tanks without compensating Documents taken from newly captured prisoners emphasized again the importance the Germans attach to the Stalingrad indicating even that the Hitler command hoped to win the entire war in the east by the occupation of the Volga But according to Moscow communist pri soners no longer talk of the end of the war but only express fear that the coming winter will be fatal to Germany with her forces insuffi cient to cover the broad fronts in Forces under Major General Alexei Rodintzev were given a great share of the credit for turn ing the tide of battle in the north west where by a surprise night assault the Germans had driven along a ditch perilously close to the at the rear of Taken under the Ger Defense mortar batteries credited with knocking out eight tanks decirflafmgra company of German Sovietar tillerymen were said to have wiped out a battalion of silenc ed six opposing batteries and de stroyed five tanks and 70 Turn to Page 13 BULLETINS Oct 8 CSVThe Houso of Commons demonstrated today overwhelming support of the gov ernments stand on the problem of India when it 360 to an opposition motion calling in ef fect for censure of the Indian Oct 8 ta a quick reply to the German action of binding the hands of British prisoners captured at threatened to take similar measures against an equal number of Ger man prisoners in British 8 War Production Board today order ed the shut down of 200 to 300 of the nations largest gold in order to release manpower for work in copper and other vital war metal The gold mines must cease tak ing out new ore within seven The order covers all mines in which gold is including those of Alaska and other territor except mines which previously had been accorded preferential priority treatment by WPB be cause of their byproduct output of such waressential metals as lead and Certain small mines were Investigate Reports Radio Announcers Have Tipped Off Enemy Submarines Oct 8 Federal Communications Commis sion is investigating reports that radio announcers have been tipping off enemy submarines through tricky song dedications and the juggling of prices in This disclosure was made by James commission chair during hearings on a supple mental defense appropriation bill reported to the House Stressing the necessity of investi gating the personnel of internation al broadcast and foreign language stations in the United told the committee some startling reports have been circulating since the outbreak of the One of these he was that an announcer was tipping off submarines on the movement of convoys from America by dedicat ing songs to the crews of the cer tain Another announcer was reported to have used an open code for the same kind of fifthcolumn work by juggling prices in radio advertise ments and by deliberate and sys tematic grammatical These muchneeded investiga Fly have not un dertaken with any degree of thor the Federal Bureau of Investigation having been unable to assume additional That the Justice Departments investigating agencies have plenty of work of their own to do was emphasized by spokesmen for that Seeking funds to combat sedi tious department officials told the committee the control of sedition in its various forms was one of the major tasks of internal security in time of Sedition is an existing fact of alarming said Law rence chief of the special war policies unit New cas es are arising at the rate of about 60 a he Smith listed these as the princi pal forms of sedition Hostile enemy propaganda at on existing governmental in stitutions for the purpose of under mining them attacks designed to stir up internal disunity along re racial or economic class lines reckless journalism by ele ments of the minority press di rect appeals to men in the armed and other utterances de signed to impede the war effort ;