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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 12, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Details on Pats two OCTOBER 1942 PRICE 3 SURVIVE JAP SUB ATTACK BY ALLIED Flying Fortresses Batter Jap anese Base at New Britain NEW GUINEA FRONT QUIET GENERAL MAC ARTHURS Oct 12 OP medium follow ing up two successive night assaults bj Flying Fortresses on the Jap anese base at New heavily damaged a sea plane tender southeast of that island MacArthurs headquarters announced Two direct hits were scored on the which when last seen was motionless and apparently badly the announcement Pilots participating in the attack reported that 12 planes were visible on the upper deck of the tender and observers believed the craft might have been engaged in carry ing planes to outlying Japanese in the Solomons or in New where enemy troops have been suffering from an acute lack of air support The tender was escorted by a but the Allied airmen apparently ignored it in order to concentrate on the larger Other Allied escorted by carried out another attack on Japanese overland supply lines in New Guinea between Kokoda and the coastal base of Supplies and enemy installa tions along the track were bombed and starting the communique Barges on the beach were No new developments were re ported on the New Guinea land where Allied forces now con trol the gap in the Owen Stanley Mountains through which the Jap anese retreated last week after the collapse of their drive on Port Allied advance elements were said to be maintaining contact with the Japanese but there were no re ports of further A spokes man at Allied headquarters de clared there had been no indication that the Allied advance had been slowed down by enemy resistance and that any delays were due to the difficulties of moving up sup plies through the rugged supply prfJoTenSs in this theater apparently have been greatly complicated by continuing aerial attacks upon their such as the two latest assaults on A total of 100 tons of bombs were dropped in those at which were said to have left Rabaul a smouldering mass ol ruins and sent enemy troops scur rying to the STATE OF Ei LIFTED BY Outbreaks of Sabotage Predicted By Norwegian Circles Russian Army Gains Ground Northwest Of Stalingrad And In Caucasus Sector Four members of a Navy gun crew were among the 38 survivors of a coastwise tanker that was tor pedoed by a Jap the Navy announced at a west coast Six including four other gun crew died in the Left to right Til and IE CORPS IS bum Couily PATRIOTIC LEAGUE bat when Uncle them for aid to An Estimated 4O Tons Col lected By School Students With the citywide scrap metal collection carried on through the schools virtually trucks were to begin today the task of hauling the metal to Adrian junk An estimated 40 tons of scrap metal is piled up behind the various school thanks to the en thusiastic efforts of the Children in those schools who really went to Sam called on keep the war plants Since October every school day and Saturday as well has seen children carrying odd pieces of metal to school or tug ging at wagons precariously loaded with scrap collected from almost every house and garage in the A few collections remain to be School trucks still are bringing in a few loads of metal pieces that were too cumbersome to be carried or piled into small But for the most Adrians store of scrap has been pretty well If any house holder still has a sizeable amount ol metal which has not been it be picked up if he will notify the civilian defense headquarters in the city telephone number The piles at each school will be weighed separately when the metal is taken to the junk dealers so that each school will know how much it contributed to the The proceeds from the sale of the metal will gointo student activity funds in the various Superin Wives of Men In Service to Aid In Fund Solicitation wives and sisters of Lenawee men in the service are joining the Patriotic League corps of When the League drive for war re lief funds opens October con tingents of the Vickies will be e o n d u c ted thr ough the countys industrial plants to solicit mem bership subscrip tions from the Each member of the Vickie corps will be identified by the white uni form which she With it she will the blue veil of which will match the collar and cuffs of her The uniforms are being donated by James Gerity who is chairman of the Leagues executive commit They are being made by a group of Adrian each according to the individual mea surements of the Vickie who will wear it The entire Vickie corps will con sist of between SO and 100 Lenawee They are being recruited now by League chairmen in their own Towns through out the county are being visited by a Vickie Albert Neu kom represents Gerity in ex plaining the aims of the League and the actual plans for the drive Mark Hagerman takes the uniform and a model wears the Vickie uniform Last the committee visited Tecumseh and Other trips are being planned Industrial BOSTON The Massachusetts nstitute of Technology contribut d 50 tons of iron obsolete cientific apparatus and engineer ng equipment plus a big turbine ngine and a complete The state police contributed two ons of badges and other NEBRASKA no war news on the front pugn f the Nebraska City NewsPress The front page carried pictures and articles appealing for more crap War dispatches were elegated to the last sheet of the Miss Herbert Russell gave the local newspaper crap metal drive two rifles 25 and 00 years and with The first had been taken in Bel eau Wood during the First World iVar in a handtohand fight with a German whom Russell The second gun was a Kentucky deer rifle which belonged to his great Lenawee plants will be prepared for the drive by pamphlets explaining the work of the League which wil be sent to them Thus when they are approached by a whiteuniformed know that a subscription to the Leagues war relief fund will bene fit the husband or brother o that Vickie as well as their own relatives and friends in the coun trys armed workers in all the Hardwares Will Collect Used Shotgun Shells With the small game huntinj season opening in southern Michi gan Thursday morning at 8 oclock Arthur a member o the city salvage has asked for the cooperation of Lena wee hunters in salvaging Hundreds of shotgun eac one with its precious bit of brass will be used by hunters in searc of rabbits and squirre Instead of leaving the empty shells tendent George who diin the Palmer suggests reeled the The stacks collected at the junior and senior high school are several times larger than those at the ele mentary school This is to be because these schools have enrollments about three times as large as any grade In the county road commission trucks were back on the job today collecting scrap from A road employees worked Saturday to haul particu larly large pieces of metal to the junk piles at road commission AUCTIONS Auction Dorui of A1 See on ket that hunters save them for salvag He has arranged fo hardware stores in Adrian to hav containers in their stores for th empty Hunters are request ed to cut the paper away from th brass base and deposit the brass a the hardware stores for salcag purposes It is hoped that hare ware stores and hunters all oye the county will adopt the Palmer also has suggest that deer hunters save their brass rifle cartridge casings this year and deposit them with hardwar Hunters also may co operate in the salvage campaign b noting odd bits of scrap metal fields and either taking it to th farm house or notifying the farm owner of its Scrap Scraps By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sheriff azen Kreis of Knox County let imself in for He greed with 100 of his deputies to ound up scrap metal equalling heir weight Sheriff Kreis weighs 365 Fi ersy stirred A contro here in the scrap Congress May Get New nancing Program 12 reasury may recommend increases n social security payroll nked with a stiff spendings n a new financing program to be ubmitted to Congress after action s completed on the pending re enue The tax called a ery notable contribution to the ax system by Chairman George DGa of the Senate finance com went to the House today a conference committee was xpected to be appointed to meet omorrow with seven Senators to egin the work of bringing into ne the conflicting1 versions pass d by the two George expressed hope this com mittee might finish its wortc within week and Congress had otice from Secretary of the Trea ury Morgenthau that he would be ack on Capitol Hill with a request or an additional in axes as soon as the present mea ure was signed by the President While Morgenthau has not said vhat form he expected these levies o Senator Byrd DVa said e looked for revival of a spending ax once rejected by a 12 o 0 vote of the finance Senator Taft ROhio expressed drive because the Spanish Ameri can War veterans donated Asalta a cannon captured from Mor a belief that the treasury attempt to combine such ro Some residents contended the cast in Seville in the 18th cen ury and lavishly decorated with land should be saved They suggested the citys five cap tured World War cannons be don ated Turn to Page 2 Chilean President Postpones Visit To United States 12 President Juan Antonio Rios has postponed his intended visit tc President Roosevelt in the second stroke of official Chilean displeas ure after Thursdays speech in Boston by Secretary o State Sumner in a message to Presiden Roosevelt announced last said that the latest official infor mation circulated in the United States about my countrys interna Jonal policy has created an un pleasant On Chilean Ambassa dor Rodolfo Michels had presented Chiles protest against Welles statements in a 45minute call a the White The Chilean president was sched uled to arrive October 21 in and to reach Washington the next Without naming Argentina ani the only two South Ameri can nations still maintaining di plomatic relations the Axis Welles said two South American republics are still permitting thei territory to be utilized by the off cials and the subversive agents o the Axis as a base for hostile ac tivities against their The Chilean president expresse his gratitude to President Roose velt for his invitation and said th reasons for postponing the tri were beyond my Before Rios announced his dec former President Arturo Ales sandri made a personal attack o asserting that perhaps h wished to warn the president o Chile to avoid scurrilous criticism in the United Argetina also has proteste against Welless statements and communique from the Argentin foreign office said last night th incident caused disgust in official circles and in NAZIS HAVE KILLED 34 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct 12 outbreaks of sabotage in occupied Norway were predicted by Nor wegian circles here today as the Germans lifted a state of emergen cy they imposed in the Trondheim area last Tuesday after executing 34 alleged saboteurs and Far from stamping out rebel these circles the strong measures taken by the Germans probably will serve only to pro voke new one source who must remain anonymous The Germans have aroused some of the Norwegians in the Trond heim area who have been passive it was the lifting of the state of emergency will mean little because of the normal restraints imposed on the Norwe gian population by occupation au Radio reports from Oslo an nouncing the lifting of the emer gency did not disclose what action the Germans had taken with re spect to wegians Would Draft Conscientious Objectors For Work In Civilian Hospitals the or more Nor they were reported to have arrested during the past few A picture of the gradual deter ioration of the morale of German occupation forces in Belgium was painted meanwhile by Antoine Minister of Justice and Information in the Belgian gov ernment in who recently es caped to Delfosse maintained that Ger many is on the verge of collapse on the military and home fronts and said it now is only a question of how long she can he can no tice evident signs of slow German disintegration which are the pre cursors of the final The German formerly so smart and is dull and de jected and complains only about the unexpected length of the the end of which he cannot he Germany is on the eve of Except for the coastal the Army of Occupation in Bel gium now is composed of old and tired whose equipment is much reduced in quantityarid the minister He added that German soldiers on leave from the Russian front have a real terror of being sent back and that desertions are in Bert Caldwell of executive sec retary of the American Hospital suggested today that the government draft conscientious objectors for work in civilian hos pitals to ease the warinduced man power There are approximately conscientious objectors who state their consciences do not allow them to take up he said in an interview at the opening of the as sociations I am sure most of them would find a human itarian solution to their problem if the government would order them to work on the seriously depleted hospital They could fill whatever posi tions they are adapted clerical kitchen domestic and in any of various positions held by nonprofessional The wartime manpower loss in these classifications has been as high as 60 per cent in some hos At the same Caldwell the government should take steps to stabilize the remaining lay hospital employees in their present ineligible for armed prevent them from being courted away into high er paying jobs in industry or gov ernment The government has been strict in its rulings to prevent workers changing from one war industry to but the government itself has been among the offenders in courting people away from the lay staffs of If the hospital whose is human is not an essential then I dont know what Hospital administrators have no objections to doctors and nurses being called into essential services of the armed forces and public Its their duty to But we do object to the uncon trolled system that allows the tak ing away of these other employees unless theres a reason beyond mere financial As a matter of while such workers apparently may get more money in industrial or government their status in the hos pital in the long run is much better because most of them get main tenance and assurance of might a tax vith a proposed increase in social ecurity levies in a new war fin ancing This prospect brought a dcclara ion from Senatoa Vandenberg R Mich that the treasury would find rough going if it made any attempt finance war expenditures by in creasing social security taxes above their present level of 1 per cent each on employers and Vandenberg led a successful fight or Senate adoption last week of an amendment freezing these levies at the present rate for de spite an appeal by President Roose velt that they be permitted to in crease to a total of 4 per cent be ginning as Congress origin ally had Vandenberg said it was his opin on that any further additions to the tax structure likely would be n the form of compulsory savings hrough some method to be work ed out by a joint congressional with Morgenthau as a which would be set up under terms of the new revenue bill and directed to report by Expressing a somewhat similar point of George said he ihought the revenue measurenow before Congress approached the maximum direct burden the coun try could Conceding that the measure did not go very farin combatting in he predicted that Congress would take steps to provide for iorced loans to the government fore the March 15 income tax pay ng date rolls 111 48 GERMAN PLANES icas fourmotored Flying Fortress and Liberator bombers drew Hit lers best fighters into a veritable trap in the Germans eagerness to break up Fridays greatest day light bombing attack of the war and probably accounted for 110 of the Nazi destroyed and United States Army headquarters announced tonight The big by their own shot down and destroyed 48 enemy fighting probably destroyed 38 more and damaged a communique This tally was made after a thorough check in which 38 planes listed as probably destroyed and the listed as damaged first were then and finally The earlier communique disclos ed that 115 bombers took part in the It had been known before only that more than 100 participated and that all but four There was no fatalities among the returning it The earlier communiquS had dis closed that this included the crew of one of the lost Despite the German radios threat to retaliate for the Lille raid of Friday there was little enemy air activity over Eng land the home security ministry reported in a commun London had a brief daylight alert caused by a single Nazi plane crossing high over the home coun Warns No Weakness to Be Shown In Dispute Over Shackling 12 Minister Churchill pic tured the United China and Britain today as moving steadily onward from strength to strength while Hitlers prospects have darkened to an immeasur able In a belligerent and confident speech accepting the freedom of the city Churchill assured Edin burghs citizens that no weakness will be shown to the Germans in the dispute over the chaining of war prisoners and reported August and September were the least bad months since Janu ary in Allied shipping and new buildings outweighs The same two months saw the greatest tonnage of British bombs dropped upon They also marked the definite growth of Allied air And these he have covered the most numerous safe arrivals of United States troops in the British Making his speech a reply to Lenawee Rents Are Frozen 12 Rents will be frozen 1 in Mon roe and Lenawee counties under provisions of an order announced Sunday by the Office of Price Ad The action is the OPAs most sweeping move against inflated living costs and extends rent control across the In the two Michigan rents will be frozen at the levels which prevailed last March The purpose and significance of the order was not immediatelyj In sweeping orders April Leon price adminis ordered rents in both Lena wee and Monroe counties held to their highest March No lo cal rent administrator has been ap pointed in Lenawee how Misdemeanor to Drive Over 35MPH 12 State Police and State Safety Com mission jointly caution motorists they should not be lulled into a false sense of security on the high way simply because of the new 35 mUe speed They point to statistics which show that between 50 and 65 per cent of all fatal automobile ac cidents have occurred in the past while the cars were traveling less than 40 miles an Both Capt Caesar head of the State Police Traffic and Maxwell Executive Secretary of the Safety said the checking of speeds seemed certain to reduce the frequency of accidents to some extent and reduce the severity of many but that it would work no miracles in the cause of and drivers must be as cautious as Effective today it became a misdemeanor to ex ceed 35 miles an hour on trunkline In the Halsey motor ists probably will have to sacrifice some convenience to obtain safer driving conditions which will save wear and tear on tires and machines and reduce gasoline con He said ways may have to be found in some municipalities to re duce the amount of time spent checking cars for overtime park as a means of releasing more men for enforcement of laws which bear on safety and Itmay be he for to prohibit periods on STALINGRAD ATTACK But Mortar and Air Assaults On City Are Continued By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Red army lashed out at the Germans and gained ground northwest of Stalingrad and in the Caucasus to day for the third the bleody and destructive German assault with the ctiy was confined to artil lery and motar the Soviet communique After throwing thousands of Nazi troops to their death hi a furious sevenweek effort to take the the German high command has at least the costly plan of storming the city in favor of artillery and air dispatches With the pressure off in Stalin Red army detachments at tacked in the battle area northwest of the city between the Volga and the Don and captured advantag eous the midday com muniquS In the immediate Stalingrad the communique artil lery and mortar duels Russian mortar crews were ed to have disabled seven German tanks and dispersed Nazi infantry It was acknowl edged that the Germans attacked on the outskirts of a workers settle ment in this but the attack was reported repulsed and two companies of Germans wiped It was the first time hi weeks that the name of Stalingrad did not appear in the first paragraph of the Soviet Some of the force of the German attack was transferred to the Moz dok area of the Caucasus where the invaders have been trying to drive to the Grozny oil But the Russians struck back and re captured defense positions from which they had withdrawn the midday communique The fighting in this area was described as some municipalities parking at certain recent utterances by German For eign Minister Joachim von Ribben Goering and the Prime Minister asserted There is one note which rings through all those speeches a low whining note of fear and a different note from that heard when Britain stood Turn to Page 7 streets or parts of and traf fic agencies should not lose sight of the fact that the demand for parking space will shrink as cars out of use or are used less be cause of gasoline He mentioned stiffer penalties for parking overtime and fewer checks on compliance as one possi ble Industrial Halsey may have to designate more one way streets to move traffic more smoothly and reduce waste of fuel and prohibit left hand turns and in some cases where traffic surveys show this is necessary allow right turns into certain but forbid traffic to cross the highway or turn left into it rigidly enforce speed to allow removal of stop signs where this is because stopping and starting is wasteful of rubber and Monroe Toledo rent county is in the PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT WILL SPEAK TONIGHT 12 President Roosevelt will deliver a 30minute radio address to the na tion starting at 10 Eastern War and the White House has indicated he will discuss matters pertaining to both the war and domestic Roosevelt said in announcing the before the date was prdbably would deal with half a dozen or more A White House spokesman comment ed that the address would have domestic as well as an interna tional interest Paul war manpower after leaving the White House two days ago that the President might discuss the al location of manpower in the war effort It will be Roosevelts second fireside chat to the nation recent his last having been fiveweeks Annis Family Has Early Christmas The sons and daughters of Ida Annis of 415 West Maumee Street celebrated Christmas in October yesterday with everything from turkey and cranberry sauce to gifts because it was the only time all members of the family could get The early celebration was ar ranged because Chief Pharmacist Mate Robert Annis was home for a few dayson furlough from Robert Annis of was here with Other members of the family who came for the early Christmas were and Thad Annis and son Edward of Flint Paul Annis and daughter Betsy of Flush and Richard Annis and son Tom of Adrian and Pearl Bassett of Madison who has been with her mother since Au Chief Pharmacist Mate Annis left today with his wife for He must be back in Alaska by Oct ober 20 and doesnt expect another furlough Soviet troops were reported ad vancing too in the fighting zone southeast of Novorossisk the Black sea port now in German The Russians were fighting a streetto street battle in a town in that clearing it of Hitlerites house by the communique Turn to Page 2 BULLETIN Budget Is Principal Item for Boards Consideration The Lenawee board of supervis ors opened its October session this morning and faced the problem of crowded office space as one of the Eirst items of County lerk Robert King informed the board that a decision would have to be reached concernmg the renting of the jury room and the super visors waiting room to the Lena wee County War Price and Ration ing The rationing board has occupied the two rooms since it started to function in May on a temporary The jury room was furnished to the rationing board with the under standing that it would be vacated at any time it is needed by the cir cuit court and with jury trials beginning October some definite arrangement must be King He told the supervisors that the OPA will pay rent for the rooms on a permanent and suggested that it would be a means of recovering approximately which the county has invested ini office equipment for the ration of The equipment was purchas ed with the consent of the super PAW 12 State police and sheriffs officers clamped a road blockade on south western Michigan after a motor ists report the Roger and four or five companions in a car threatened him with a tommy gun near here at 5 The Erving Paw Paw creamery said no shots but that an oc cupant of the car silently aimed the weapon at him as he drove from a sideroad and his headlights shone on the desperadoes which evidently was having motor White said he was positive one of the men was and that the convicted a fugitive with six other men from the State state car ried a bolstered at his Officers at the Paw Paw post re ported they had been unable thus far to pick up the but that this looks like a very hot They quoted White as having re ported the fugitive car appeared to have stopped at the roadside for motor because Touhy had raised the hood and semed to be working on the White said he could not distinguish the serial numbers on the cars Illinois license Touhy closed the hood and en tered the machine as one of two or three men in the rear seat kept the gun trained upon White and the car sped He said the gun was kept trained toward the rear to protect the White followed a couple of miles behind and informed the state police the car had headed into US12 in the direction of Benton The 12 Judge John Barnes today refus ed the governments request to re strain James president of the American Federation of and the federation from enforcing its ben against making building committee will make a report later this In a brief discussion before the mat ter was referred to the Supervisor Matt Benner of township said that in his opinion the rationing board should attempt to find new UTurn to Sage 5 MORE SHIPS SUNK By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Five Allied cargo ships were added last week to the announced number of Allied and neutral mer chantmen sunk in the western At lantic since Pearl bringing to 487 The Associated Press There were reports during the week of growing Uboat activity off the bulge of Western The Axis claimed yesterday that German and Italian submarines sank the British Oronsay the British Duchess of Atholl and the Orcades and severely dam aged the Nea Hellas for merly the The report was unconfirmed along with another last Friday that German Uboats sank 10 ships in South ;