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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 17, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Cloudy DetalU on Fan Two OCTOBER 17 1942 PRICE 3 Evacuation of Japs From West Coast Is Another Convention Topic 700 EXPECTED MONDAY The living conditions and moral relations of the thousands of work ers at the Willow Run bomber the policy of evacuating Japanese who are citizens from the west coast area and the growing problem of Negro racial strife will be among the principal matters for discussion at the Michi gan Baptist Convention here next the Ralph said who also is editor of the Michigan the church publication in the arrived in Adrian last night to prepare the ground work for the state conven tion that will get under way Mon day at the First Baptist Between 600 and 700 delegates from Michigan churches are ex The 1942 meeting is the 100th annual convention of the Baptist church in the The theme will be Victory Through Christ Delegates wil meet Mon day night at the church but the first convention session wont get under way until Tuesday The evacuation of Japanese who are citizens will be discussed by Mary Kinney of secretary of the department of Christian at oclock Wednesday Ac cording to the church is concerned over the disregard ol citizenship in evacuating all Japanese from the west coast Noble field secre tary for Negro will speak at the Tuesday evening convention session and he is expected to make recommendations for dealing with the Negro recently made more delicate with the shifting of population during the war emer Willow Run housing andjnoral conditions will be discussed by George a paid Baptist field worker at Willow Wednesday afternoon at a family circle discus The indications are that the con vention will adopt resolutions ex pressing its attitude concerning al three matters before the week is Ending Successful Year TheMichigan Baptist Conven tion most supcessM year in the last 15 year Andem said and every indication points to a successful We arent expecting any convention quarrels over mat ters of Our financial con dition is the best in Michi gan was the leading state in the nation this year in the number of vacation Bible schools held ant contributions increased 27 per cen over a year We expect to ask for a budget of almost A special war emergency fund o is being requested along with for church extensioi and in missionary Rooming accommodations for the delegates who will be present from all corners of the have no been completed according to Frank chairman fo the housing of the Meal will be served in the church in order to aid the restaurants in Adrian who otherwise would no be able to take care of all the rep The opening mesage of the con vention will be delivered Monday evening by Bowler whi has chosen as his Pionee Bowler is the associate and field representative of thi Ohio He also will holi a conference to discuss pastors problems Tuesday Turn to Page 6 Our Lake Adrian Becomes Reality Water Overflows Lake Adrian was a reality to The new artificial lake con structed as a water reservoir by the Adrian city water board hat reached its normal level and started to flow over the dam on Riverside Avenue near Bent Oak Avenue at oclock this morn Water also was over the toj of the old dam near the Wol Creek pumping The gates of the Riverside Ave nue the construction of whicl was completed some time ago were closed three weeks ago to For the last day and a hal during the steady rains the lak level has risen at the rate of an inch an THE AUSTRALIAN NAVY SCORES Here is an enemy ship afire off the coast of The vessel was chased by an Australian auxiliary cruiser and set fire to herself when caught Later an Australian warship sank Report Flier Killed In Battle Over French West Africa Oct 17 Vichy announcement that a Dakar naval flier was killed Sunday in an en gagement over French West Afri ca was used by Berlin propagan dists today as ammunition in their fight for further labor and tacti cal concessions from Fighting activities have start ed over the Berlin radio declared in broadcasting the terse communique issued by the admii alty of Pierre Lavals government last night Captain a flight of ficer at the strategic Senegalese port who formerly commanded the submarine depot Jules was identified as the It was implied that his opponent was a United Nations The French communique1 said simply During a flight over French West Captain Dail iere met a heros death on Oct 1L in the course of an en jagement Captain Dailliere be ongedsto Without specifying the site of the Vice Admiral naval secretary hi the Laval added that the Cap tain fell hi African skies in de fense of the French Empire and French A recent Axis broadcast declared American and British troops were concentrated in British Gambia and that they were disembarking as well in the Belgian Congo and British below the West African The Vichy communique per haps simply by coincidence was issued within a few hours after reports from unoccupied France told of a wave of disorder and bloodshed caused by Lavals at tempt to drive French workers into German Americans Raid Bengasi Harbor Oct 17 XP Heavy United States bucking severe blasted shipping yes erday in Bengasi Harbor while United States fighters were active over the battle an army head quarters communique announced The attack on an allied daylight came after a night pounding of the Axis supply base at a joint British head quartersRAF communique It reported also that fighterbomber forces raided the El Daba landing On the El Alamein desert front artillery batteries exchanged fire during the day after a night in which patrols were active on both the communique From the raids on To bruk and El Daba and the opera tions over Malta seven British aircraft are but three pilots are it was report A report on the amount of scrap metal collected at each of the five Lenawee county road commission garages during the present drive was made by Fred Shoemaker ol the road commission The Adrian garage has 200 tons This is the largest amount The Tecumseh garage has 100 95 tons have been turned in at 82 tons at and 50 tons at a total of about 500 The campaign will continue for at least two weeks Shoemaker and others close to the salvage drive expressed the opin ion that the estimates of the ton nage are and that Lenawee county is closer to its goal of tons than present estimates indi valuable addition to the scrap pile was made when a call was re ceived from members of the family of the late Vern who lived southeast of A collection of scrap estimated at approximate ly 40 tons is at the farm and the road commission was told to come and get it Several tons of metal were also recovered from a drag line which was turned in from the Hamilton gravel pit northwest of 137118 LOST lllPOINE OF STEAMER Oct 17 enemy lurking just out side the gulf of St Lawrence Wed nesday torpedoed and sank the Newfoundland steam taking the lives of 137 women and children making an eighthour overnight trip from North to Port Aux Among the victims were 13 including eight S service Only one of 15 child ren aboard the old Leonard Shiers of vived the sudden attack in Caboi Straight which caught many of the passengers asleep in their Other victims were 35 Canadian service men and 49 in cluding 16 and the entire officer personnel of the ship except Purser Thomas The bodies of Capt Ben Taverner of and his two Downey and both ships were recovered yes The bodies of 30 other vie tims have been The American civilians missing and believed lost in the sinking are Wlliam N James New Haven Louis Woonsock John Au and Charles 43 Mount The identity of the American service men los was not immediately The Caribou was only two hour from her destination when the tor pedo Sleepyeyed passen gers stumbled to the many dressed in night The ex plosion tore some of the life boats to Turn to Page 2 Hudson Concern Employees Average 17 Per Cent For Bonds Special to TOw Telegram Oct excep tional record for the purchase of War Saving stamps and bonds from weekly earnings has been achievedby the M S manufac turing company of In stead of resting at the ten per cent level of war bond the twenty employees of the company now set aside 17 per cent of their earnings for this According war savings at the plant legan last whiter with the employees volun teering to contribute or Last McGehee prepared a large chart entitled Home Front Heroes and put it on the company bulletin Below it read The following people are having ten per cent of their income deducted from their weekly McGehees name was Max partner in the was sec andt he office girls name was McGehee came back in a few hours and found that every man on the day shift had signed it It remained there overnight and next day he found that all mem bers of the night shift had Five are buying bonds every week and two each buy a bond every Scrap Scraps By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 18 really had the key to the scrap sit When Miss Lula history teacher and salvage chairman a Hirsch high questioned the class Anne said I havent brought in any scrap but here is an entire She gave the teacher the key to an idle factory whose agent Charles Ringer said she could have removabl without Thirtysix pupils took tune ou to rip out pounds of boilers metal gears and other equipment who spotted the sera has a boy friend who is a staff sergeant with the engineering corps in SAN cell bars from big San Quentin prison went into the scrap heaps bu it didnt mean freedom for the con victs who gleefully piled them up The bars were from an abandoned iTurn to Page irrol Flynn Denies He Harmed Young Girl LOS 17 Actor Errol who has won many a fair maidens heart on thi silver screen but wasnt able to make a success of his own mar today was defendant in a rape charge involving a 17year ol stagestruck A issued on instruc Jons from District Attorney John alleged that on thi night of 27 Flynn raped Betty Jansen of during a iarty at the fashionable Bel Ai lome of Fred wealthy Sritish sportsman and forme Olympic bobsled He told me he would call me next Juvenile Office Dorothy Pulas quoted the girl as I waited for three nights jut he never Father of a 17months old son who was divorced last Apri by screen actress Lily was released under bail pendini preliminary hearing I cantrunderstand what all th s ol Britishrborri actor in denying th I hardly spoke th and certainly I did not harm The complaint against Flynn was signed Jack with whom Miss Hanse It also charged three youth ful film studio employees wit making subsequent morals attack upon the Listed as Armand 18 Morrie and Joseph Ger they already are in cus Under California a sex of fense against a girl under re gardless of constitute Policewoman Pulas said Mis Hansen told her she was working i a drug store when Knapp offere to introduce her to then too her to the McEvoy Flynn was among several wi nesses who appeared Wednesda before a county grand N indictment was The grand jury obviously ignor ed the evidence in this sai Dockweiler in ordering the com plaint AS OVERFLOWS Mounting Toll of Home less and Damage Left in Wake of Raging Flood FOUR ARE KNOWN DEAD By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS debrisladen crest of the vorst flood hi Washington history oared down on the nations cap tal early leaving a mounting oil of homeless and damage its wake over nearby lowland reas of Virginia and ffesi With full force of the record flood yet to a miniature rmy of men and ilized by Presidential furiously through the night and arly morning raising and trengthening sea walls against the aging Potomac river and its swollen feeder And as the water crept up inch y gaining on the more and more threatened areas ivere adding to the food and shelter prob ems of the already Red Cross While official reportslisted only lour known scores were miss ng in the tristate area and the lomeless ran into Of icials said damage already was being reckoned in terms of millions of Front remained com pletely marooned and both Win chester and were still Isolated early today as were several smaller cities and com munities throughout the flooded With the Rappahannock river also on the Fredericks was reported hardes1 Although the 45foothigh flood waters that brought its worst disaster in history and left at leasi 200 families homeless had begun to the city remained hi dire No Electric Power It had no electric its Stalingrad In Darkest Hour Of Siege As Germans Force Russians To Retreat Again By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct ap arently decisive conflict for dom nation of the Southwest Pacific aged in the Solomon Islands today etween American forces and trengthened Japanese troops sup orted by a heavy invasion The enemys effort to dislodge Marines and army troops rom the Important Guadalcanal air base which the Americans seiz d last August brought heavy fire rom newly landed Japanese art illery and bitter ground In addition to enemy transports vhich have poured reinforcements n to the Japaneseheld north shore f the island and the warships which have shelled American posi the navy reported yesterday that a large enemy fleet concen ration had been sighted near Shortland 260 miles north west of Naval quarters saw likelihood of a major sea battle in this crucial onflict of the possibly greater than at Midway or in the Coral But the navy care ully guarded its fleet movements and gave no indication immediate drinking water supply was con laminated and there was little hope of either being restored within next two More than typhoid innoculations were being and citizens were ordered to 30il all drinking Turn to Page 2 HELP APPLE CROP Oct emergency army of white collar women and stud ents marched into the vast appi orchards of the Wenatchee ana Yakima districts this week end t help save a crop valued in thi Excused from two days o an estimated students crossed the state from the Univer sity of Washington at Seattle to join the harvest Several hun tired from Washington State Col ege also joined the Save tin Crop challenging the Seattle undergraduates to outpicl Coeds pitched in Fiur o the girls who left comfortable sor ority beds spent the first on a hay mow in a barn wnile Ol Dobbin wheezed in a stall nearby Wenatchee business houses ar closed three days a week to enabl townspeople to go to the Many schools have been closed fo three weeks and will continue clos ed for two Yakima high school will close next week to turi more pickers into Lie trees Madison Valuation Error Requires Action of Supervisor The committee on assessment tions reported by other supervis rolls and apportionment of taxes of the Lenawee county board of su pervisors will go into a huddle next week to decide what is to be done about a mere The amount in question represents a mistake in the calculation of the personal property valuation of Madison The fact that Madison townships valuation was placed on the assess ment rolls at a figure high er than reported by Supervisor John Osborne at the June meet ing came to light Osborne made a motion that the errors of the boards equalization committee be corrected before the tax roll is announced for the com ing Osborne reported the personal property valuation of Madison township as this On the assessment roll it is carried at Osbornes motion went beg ging for support as the supervis ors attempted to discover the rea son for his He then ex plained that the mistake was dis covered shortly after the June when a state examiner went over the roll with There is only one explanation that I can Osborne We must have forgotten to clear the adding machine before we started adding pur own fig The figure was accepted by the committee on assessment rolls and apportionment of taxes and also by the equalization commit tee at the June meeting and was worked into the entire system of taxation for the Both committees accepted the figure with little because in 1941 Osborne reported the personal property valuation of his township as The errone ous figure of compares favorably with the valua Os borne reported trie personal prop erty of Madison at this The supervisors then discussei the merits of Osbornes motion with the consensus being that re gardless of whether the reductio is a mistake is a mistak and it should be Th matter was finally referred to th committee on assessment rolls After its the corrected re port will again be submitted to th committee on S Howard chairman of th former said that h would call a meeting next week 55 NEW Oct 17 persons were killed and 200 woun ed at Lyons and 15 were killed an 200 wounded at Amberieu yesterda when Vichy French mobile guard police and legion storm trooper fought crowds demonstratin against shipment of French work men to the British radi said quoting the Londo The mobile guard and the legion naires used rifles and machine it was polic threw hand Several cars of a train being assembled at Lyo to take workers to Germany wer demolished by an it was German Gestapo officials wer sent to and they have 8 automobiles at their th London CBS New York recorded the BBC broad cast Apparently Decisive Conflict Is Raging In The Solomons HOUSE OK OF DRAFT BJLLEXPECTED Senate Gets Measure Differ ing Only Slightly From That In House By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct mixed atmosphere of reluctance and readiness to dip down into the teen age bracket for fighting the House assembled today to acl upon drafting youths of 18 and 19 years for military with passage of the measure by night fall apparently Ten months to the day after the selective service limit was lowered to the na tions lawmakers jswiftiy meeting the demand military chiefs for emphasis on youth hi building an army with a as to what counter activity might be Douglas MacArthurs Aus ralian re orted last night Austral an time that allied con inuing to support American forces n the had boomed a arge enemy merchant ship at Buin cross the passage from Shortland The results were not learn PT Boats Strike The navy also disclosed that some f its motor torpedo boats were ngaged in the Solomons action and said that they had attacked nemy warships shelling the Amer can positions on the light of and reported a irobable hit on a While army and navy officials waited word on progress of the ighting on embattled ecretary of the Navy Knox assert d theres no concealing theres i tough fight which has not yet been Replying to a press conference uestion yesterday whether he thought the American positions ould be Knox declared certainly hope I expect I dont want to make any pre but every man out afloat and will give a good account of While the Americans fought to lold their Guadalcanal springboard or an aerial offensive against the est of the Japanese occupied 4s the enemy invaders in the Aleutian Islands at the opposite end of the Pacific war front were undergoing a terrific bombardment The navy reported that on Thurs day explosives and incendiaries were rained on the last Jap anese foothold in the Many arge fires were started and three enemy seaplanes destroyed on the The operating from he armys advanced base in the Andreanof group of the met no resistance from enemy planes but one American fighter vas apparently by antiair planned strength of in Amid repeated expressions of re gret that President Rooseveltand his war aides had found the step there were confidem predictions from House leaders anc Chairman May of the Military Committee that the bill would pass the step be hind the House in the drive to speed the legislation the Chief Executives from its military committee approval o a bill differing only in minor as pects from that pending hi the Turn to DRAFTTPage 2 ILL BECON1LIED Treasury and WLB Undertake to Do Job Jointly By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct treasury and the War Labor Boarc undertook jointly today the job o controlling the size of America1 James director of eco nomic disclosed at thi first meeting of the new economu stabilization board yesterday tha he had turned the task over to th two He followed that up by telling Secretary Wickard the agricultur department would have jurisdiction over farm wages requested th cabinet officer to submit as soon as possible proposals for the machin ery that must be set The War Labor alreadj designated to control Industrie now will handle in addition all salaries under and thos up to which are covered b wage President Roose velts original stabilization orde calleHFoniy for control over salarie of and The treasury is drafting regula tions for the control of all othe salaries over except thos supervised by They will b limited at the top to a yea after making allowance for permis sible deductions and the paymen of Turn to Page 2 REPORT Oct 17 surance of mortgages on existin homes increased slightly during th first nine months of the year com pared with the Federal Hous ing Administration reported today although insurance of new horn construction fell off nearly a thir due to war The FHA announced that through September it had insured mortgag financing on existing home in amounts totaling This was an increase of 829 ir mortgages and in dollar value over the corresponding perioc last craft aDied Guinea pushed the Japanese slightly further back to ward the enemy invasion base at Kokoda but the communique also disclosed that the Japanese had ex tended their occupation to some villages on the northeastern coast These the communique said vere machinegunned by alliec Controversial Points Disposed of Rapidly 17 Working with unprecedented speed Senate and House conferees ap arently were approaching com plete agreement today on the terms of the nations biggest tax Disposing rapidly of one con troversiai point after thi conference committee had before t the major questions of providing for postwar rebates to corporations amounting to 10 per cent of their excess profits taxes and of fixing an overall limitation on busines taxation at 80 per cent of net in Scheduled for consideration alsc were Senate approved proposals tc amend the law governing the re negotiation of war contracts and a provision setting up a joint con gressional committee to study th possibility of establishing som form of compulsory savings to ai in financing war In the background were variou disputed excise and miscellaneou taxes over which no lengthy argu ment was Working to compromise Senat and House differences so the mea sure could be brought to a fins vote next the conferees set tied several major controversia points These included Acceptance of the 5 per cent vie tory tax on all incomes of Individ uals over 5624 a Reduction of the present income tax credit for dependents to instead of the voter by the Acceptance of a provision per mitting income taxpayers to claim credit for all medical expenses ir excess of 5 per cent of their ne with Agreement on a combined rat of 40 per cent instead of the pres ent on normal and surtax earn ings of Retention of the present flat exemption from corporation ex cess profits instead of th voted by the Restoration of the capital stoci tax and declared value excess pro fits which the Senate ha voted to AUCTIONS Public sale west of Drake See Market west of Wayne o See on Market Oct Public auction northwest o Bluebird Filling Ucehan Lira Ste on Marke nvaders Occupy Industrial Settlement Seek to Ex pand Positions By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct xperienced her darkest hours of siege today with announcement of the fourth in a series of Red army etreats before a German field orce hammering through subur an factory areas toward the Vol The Germans occupied an indus trial settlement which had been a attlefield for weeks above the citys heart and attempted to ex and both north and south against the Soviet Although the Russians were orced to abandon the settlement under German tank at acks and the fire of some the newspaper Red said they checked the enemy utside that districtThe invaders Later in this day of the new German offensive the Soviet information bureau announced a withdrawal in one not spe cifically and dispatches said the battle was intensified as urther Nazi reserves swung into line to bolster the shock forces al numerically Two other engagements were said to have cost the Germans more than 300 dead in this area west of the Grozny oil The noon communique had this o say of the battle of the Caucasus Southeast of Novorossisk ene my supported by attacked our At a cost of heavy losses the Germans man aged to advance The men of K unit repulsed enemy killing some 300 Guerillas Active Guerrillas were reported active jehind Axis positions in the North specifying the period of the communique said they had killed 300 derailed an ammunition blown up four bridges and drain ed many tons of gasoline from erman Far northern troops of the Red irmy were said to have captured a Finnish strong point on the Kare lian front The Finns counterattacked several losing about 200 kill it was Soviet troops up enemy blockhouses and dugouts and captured a quan tity of war A Berlin broadcast yesterday de clared the Germans had now occu pied half of Despite the Russian joops are repulsing furious at tacks by numerically superior ene my forces in the area of the bat tered the communique an nounced in this 54th day of the 43 Tanks Destroyed Fortythree German tanks were declared added to the scrapheaps of war yesterday while about a regiment of infantry died in the struggle to decide whether the Swastika or the Red flag was to fly above the Red army artillery and infantry detachments demolished 28 block houses and various war materiel and annihilated about two compan ies of Nazi riflemen in local actions northwest of the com munique On another it Rumanian units which were at tempting to restore lost positions were driven back under the blows of Soviet More than 200 enemy dead were left on the bat Large scale artillery and patrol activity was indicated on several sectors of the Central Moscow The communique said scouts and snipers killed about 600 enemy officers and men in that area Details of the giveandtake bat tie of the Central Caucasus were but it was announced that hi the Mozdok fighting con tinued against enemy tanks and Hiram 40 years of Hudson suffered head injuries and still is a patient in Bixby hos pital when she walked into the side of an automobile driven by Miss Vivian 26 years of Route near the Magnes ium Fabricators plant early this Xray pictures were to be taken today to determine if she sufered a skull a Magnesium work was leaving the factory at oclock this morning in company with Grace also of Hud She walked into the side of the car as she started to cross the street and was brought to the hos pital by Otis George of Route Sheriffs Officers were ;