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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 22, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Colder CWesther on Pace Two OCTOBER 1942 PRICE 3 Attorney General Cordon Conant Takes His Place After Surprise Move HEPBURN WILL RETIRE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mitchell Hepburn of stor my petrel of Canadian politics and severe critic of Prime Minister MacKenzie Kings Dominion resigned last night an unexpectedness in keep Ing with his colorful and frequent ly spectacular public Without explanation the 46 yearold Hepburn surrendered the reins of the Liberal Provincial Government he has headed for more than eight years to Attorney General Gordon Conant and indi cated his ultimate intention to quit public life and retire to his 600acre farm in Elgin Hepburn said he would retain his cabinet portfolio as Provincial Treasurer for a short time and also his seat in the but would not seek reelection when an election is His decision came as a surprise to both political circles and to the though they have become accustomed to the unexpected during his long leadership of the Ontario Liberal dating back to years after he entered the A master of Kep burn has not only provided Cana dian newspapers with reams of colorful copy but probably has made the headlines in American newspapers more than any other Provincial He caused something of a furore only last February when he as serted in a byelection campaign speech that Because of Pe Harbor the main fleet of the United States Navy is in He has been a bitter critic of the war effort of Liberal Do minion Government and Prime Minister whom he has at tacked as enthusiastically as he once stumped for Recently Hepburn called the Ottawa Gov ernment bigoted Canadian sheltered a narrowminded group which led people behind and the to feel safely the American Eagle and the British Hepburn was assailed bitterly in turn by his one of an Ontario Commonwealth Fed eration not long ago He opens his mouth with the best of intentions and the next thing you know he is saying just what the doctor the doctors name is who was sworn in to succeed Hepburn last is a former Crown attorney for On tario and was first elected to the Legislature in He said the personnel of the new gov ernment would be announced in a few Sanatorium Appropriation Is Increased The Lenawee county board of supervisors appropriated 67 to operate the county govern ment for the coming year in its final session of the October meet ing yesterday after the finance committee presented its report In addition to the salary in creases which were granted by the board last the supervisors approved several other appropria tions in later all of which were included in the financial port The county tuberculosis san atorium was granted an increase of over last An appropriation of was made for special deputy an increase of The appro priation for the Lenawee county normal at Blissfield was decreas Last year the amount Board and care of in ed to was digent for which was appropriated last re ceived an increased appropriation to Turn to Page 17 ADRIAN SOLDIER DISCUSSES BOMBER RAID Sergeant Clarence son of and John Bauer of 933 South Main second from right in the above discusses the success of one of the biggest bombing raids over Europe Octob er 2 with members of the crew of the Peggy D one of the American bombers that The crew members posed for the picture after returning to their base in Gathering around Captain Fred Dallas of left to Sgt Beryl Salt Lake Utah Elmer Staff Alvin Ohio Donald Lt Harry Paul New Bauer of Adrian and Sgt Ed ward Van BAPTIST DELEGATES JSI PEACE Wengel Reelected President As 100th State Convention Ends at Noon The 100th annual Michigan Bap tist Convention ended here today with the delegates adopting re solutions calling for a just and durable peace and emphasizing that it is our Christian duty to oppose every form of vice around army The resolutions also asked for a Christian influence in peace The conven tion adjourned at oclock this The time and place of the next convention will be decided by the executive It is pos sible because of the trans portation no convention will be held next The swelling of Ypsilantis popu lation with the opening of the Ford Willow Run bomber plant and the attendant problems were describ ed to delegates of the Michigan Baptist Convention by George paid Baptist field worker at Willow at a family circle meeting yesterday He stated that the population of Ypsilanti was before the bomber plant was built but that it now has jumped to Now Employed The he said employs ap proximately workers and it is expected that this figure will be increased to by the first of next The housing of work ers is the outstanding Ac cording to there are seven trailer camps near each of which provides housing space for 125 Many of the workers live in Ann Arbor while others come by automobile from Turn to Page 17 HUGE NEW TAX BILL IS SIGNED INTO LAW Oct 22 recordbreaking portion of Ameri can income was drafted into the war effort today by the nations biggest tax President Roosevelt signed the measure into law late yesterday less than an hour and a half after he received it from The first effects will be felt on 1 when increased excise taxes on liq cigars and kindred items go into effect The new act is estimated by the treasury to boost revenues by ap proximately collect ed from incomes of about 000 Michener Hopes Suit Against The AP Will Be Dropped Oct Hope that the Justice Department would discontinue its antitrust suit against the Associated Press and all other similar disturbing proceedings for the duration of the war at was expressed in the House yesterday by Michener who said It seems clear to me that the Associated Press is notia monopo ly as the Government claims Why should disturbing lawsuits of this kind be injected into the national picturewhen every ounce of the energy and every influence of our people should be devoted to the one objective of going for ward with the war ding he ad 4It is bad public policy to irri tate and alarm the and threaten to break down this great news at a critical time when so much depends upon the and when so much is asked and expected of As he understood the Michener the Justice De partments two most important contentions were That the Associated Press has no legal right to choose its mem bership and to reject applicants that it does not want to but must furnish its services to all publishers who desire it That the Associated Press has no right to require its members to furnish local news exclusively to the Associated If the Justice Departments con tentions are he the effects would be Associated having become in effect a public utility or common would have to serve all publications that could be called including those that it might deem undesir able or and individ ual publishers whose attitude to ward the Associated Press tile or Turn to Page 2 Slogan Chosen For League Drive Adrian Township Girl Wins Bond for Writing Best Slogan Some give must all give That is the slogan which will help the Lenawee County Patrio tic League raise funds for the support of organiza tions and build an unallocated re serve or future drive opens The slogan was written by Dorothy Bailey of Route who is in the eighth grade class taught by Olga Ganun at the Adrian district number For her graphic appreciation of the Leagues Dorothy will receive a war Ten dollars worth of war savings stamps will be awarded to Henry Sneyd of Tecumseh for his slo Give for those who have given so much for which took second Henry attends the Franklin Center School where he is in the eighth grade class of Loretta With the slo for Rich ard Miller of 505 Dennis Street placed third and won worth of war savings He is in the ninth grade class of Ross Wi gent at the Adrian junior high Six honorable all of equal were made by the The slogans are Keep a keep em by Betty Taussnd of Onsted We give that they may give us by Cloyce Lidster of Blissfield Money to the League gives hope to the by Marjorie Lun dahl of 12 Scott Drive A piece of patriotism pays for by Barbara Tuttle of 477 South Main Street Help thase who are help ing by Margaret Jean Ladd of Tipton and You give and I give and all humanity by Doris June Crouch of Hudson Route Over entries were received for the contest which was con ducted among the school children of Lenawee Those who served as judges were Carl De Squire Chase and Mel vin The prizes wiH be awarded to the winners later this Cents Is Top Price Paid Farmers for Large White Eggs Two Adrian egg and poultry market operators have been in formed by Detroit OPA officials that the highest prices paid to poul try farmers are now governed by the highest prices paid in the period from September 28 to October Detroit officials have set the ceil ing price to be farmers large white eggs at 43 cents wttii cording to the usual figure was given to Peritelow of the Adrian Community Market Kenneth Curtis of the Curtis Poultry Tuesday in De The top prices for poultry are as follows heavy 21 cents pound leghorn 16 cents rock 25 cents and leghorn springers 20 These prices will be in effect for 60 days after which further OPA action is Authority for setting the price ceilings is derived from an OPA order from Director Leon Hender son which ordered that the highest prices in the 28 to 2 period be the ceiling prices paid to Retail prices will be pro portionately higher but the retail ceiling price will be the highest re tail price charged between 28 and Hendersons order affects evaporated and condensed dry fresh and canned citrus fruits and juices BULLETINS 22 Senate passed today and sent to the White House a Houseapproved bill amendingthe charter of the Ameri can Legion to make veterans of the present war eligible for member Oct 22 War Department is studying plans to resurvey men in the army with a view to releasing some who are physically unequal to wars de mands to industry and Secretary Stimson said Some former miners al ready have been furloughed to speed production of copper and other critical Stimson told his press conference the projected resurvey would con sider the factors of physical con dition and the technical qualifica tions of the men now in Oct 28 en emy fighters were destroyed by United States Flying Fortresses in their raid yesterday on the German submarine base at headquarters of the United States army air announced Snow Swirls Across Don Volga Corridor Russians Gain Slightly in Stalingrad RETAKE SOME BUILDINGS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS swirl ed across the steppes of the Don Volga Corridor today as the Rus sians announced recapture of sev eral buildings within the industrial area of northern Stalingrad and a major trench raid northwest of the city in which more than 200 Ger mans were Winter was starting to grip Rus sias greatest battlefront of The steppes were converted into muddy A Pravda dispatch reported an abrupt shift in the with dry warmth suddenly succeeded by a cold wave and the first snowfall of the The counterattacks were de clared coupled with an iron de fense in this 59th day of the siege of the Soviet informa tion bureau announced that eight Axis including a Rumanian destroyer and a German had been sunk in the continuing war at Both the destroyer and the transport and three auxiliaries were declared sent to the bottom of the Black Sea by Red fleet war The others went down in the a communi qu6 Night fighting within Stalingrai apparently was on a small scale The army newspaper Red Star said results of the last seven day of battle in the district of Stalin grad show that the enemy is some what reducing the tempo of the general offensive and has resorte to the tactics of striking on a nar row More and more German units operating in the city district are the newspaper com 2 Destroyers Sunk In Battle For Solomons 2 Japanese Ships Damaged Stimson Assails Proposal To Dry Up Military Areas dry edible corn meal and Possible Some Of Doolittles Raiders Are Jap Prisoners 22 retary of War Stimson said today it was possible that some of the American flyers who took part in the Doolittle raid on Tokyo had been forced down after leaving Japan and had been captured by the Stimson said the names in Japa nese propaganda broadcasts fairly well correspond with those of army air men long carried on army records as Stimson told his press conference that the War Department had no reports other than those by the Japanese radio that the men had been subjected to Our flyers who attacked Tokyo were instructed to attack only mili tary and our reports are that they did so with remarkable Stimson We abide by the Geneva con vention governing the conduct of war and we expect our enemies to do the STIMSON HAS NO IDEA OF RESIGNING I havent any idea of That was Secretary of War Hen ry Stimsons answer last night when asked about reports that he was considering giving up Jiis post When Stimson testified last week before the House Military Affairs Committee on legislation lowering the draft members remarked that he seemed in the best of He is 75 ears A Stimson was ap pointed by President Roosevelt July the first Ive heard of Stimson saidof last nights report that he By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ator Lee determined to amend the teenage draft bill to ar all alcoholic drinks from mili promised to answer on he Senate floor today Secretary Stimsons criticism that the pro posal was destructive rather than Ill give my answer to Stim sons letter when I present my amendment Lee spiking talk that he might decide to withhold Its not my intention to under take to present any charges as to drunkenness in or hi any way to indict the army or the armed forces as to the situation in the I just want to do my best to provide a wholesome place tor these schoolage boys to The Secretary of War wrote Chairman Reynolds DNC of the Senate military committee yester day that he was gravely dis turbed about the Lee amendment which would prohibit the sale of all alcoholic including beer and on military and naval posts and adjacent communi I do not question the motives of this Stimson The practical results I do question and strongly They will tend to aggravate Nazis Blasted to Death communique announc ed that a platoon of Nazi scouts had been blasted to death on a Stalingrad mine A mortar crew with killing Futile infantry and arm ored attacks were declared to have cost Germans another company of South of Stalingrad our scouts destroyed an enemy mortar bat tery and six machineguns anc wiped out 70 the com munique Turn to Page 17 Oct 22 Jean head of all Vichy armed arrived today at giers on his way to the key Frenc south Atlantic base at The news of his trip receive widespread attention because o reports of the landing of Americar forces in Liberia and the Axis in terpretation that this was a prelud to an American attempt to occup the French west African Liberia has a land al most 500 miles long adjoinin French west African Dispatches from Bern said th Vichy correspondent of the Basle Nachrichten reported that Darla was expected to reach Dakar vi French Morocco probably tomor Reports reaching Switzerland sai Vichy was making every effort t appear calm over the African situa especially during the critica period when Pierre Laval is tryin to compel French workers to go t Neutral dispatches to Switzerlan that the eyes of th whole of France are directed upo west They said the pur pose of Darlans trip was to inspec French troops newly dispatched Africa and to look over Dakar defenses in view of Axis press in timations that a big allied offensiv is in the making Darlans trip to Dakar starte after repeated assertions by th French Government that Franc ready to defend the bas against any Earlier white women and chil dren were ordered evacuated from the PAPER SALVAGE EFFORT RAISED IN ADRIAN FOR CIVILIAN DEFENSE The final figures have been com piled for Adrians paper salvag campaign which began in Apri and continued through September Arthur Palmer was chairman o the city A total of pounds ofpa collected the six month The monthlj collection is as follows 831 pounds pounds pounds pounds pounds an Th sale of the salvaged paper nette which has in to the Adrian civilian defense If more paper is needed the cam paign will be Palmer conditions it seeks to and to confuse a logical program for he control of the liquor evil al ready in successful operation by he In his letter to Stimson said it is my and that of the iVar that temperance among soldiers is attained by the application of practical and toler ant from su jervision and restriction rather iian flat He saw as a highly undesirable aspect of the proposed amend ment the fact that it would im pose upon the army the duty of enforcing prohibition in metropoli tan areas such as New Chi Los Angeles and San Fran as well as in all other civilian communities throughout the coun try which are adjacent to army in Will Press Amendment Lee said he would not make any extravagant claimsas to what the amendment would but thought t was right and was going to press it Raid Had Devastating Vichy Broadcasts 22 manding officers of the United States army air forces studied re ports from Flying Fortress crews today to assess the full results achieved bythe bombers yesterday smashing assault on the Ger man submarine base at Lorient The communique announcing the attack said only that direct bomb hits were scored on the but reports by the Vichy ra dio indicated the raid had had a devastating effect The airdrome at near from which Nazi air craft work in cooperation with the was a secondary tar get of the three of which failed to they were busy over France Americanbuilt While northern Mustang fighters of the RAF made a hedgehopping attack on objec tives in western The speedy proximately 600 miles hi ap the strafed barges in the Dort mundEms surprised the de fenses at Lathen in Hanover pro vince and strafed a factory and gas tank Mustangs also set fire to a 500 ton ship in the Zuider while Mosquito sin selected targets in Holland and western Opposition was described as in and all the British raid ers Clear Tracks For Junior New Defense Group Add to the roster of Adrian civil ian defense groups the name of the Junior The group organized recently by 13yearolc Irma Wright of 917 Frank Street says that its purpose is to help in any way we can to win the According to their this will consist of taking care ofchil dren whose mothers have wartime doing errands for col lecting scrap and turning it into establishing scrap depots anc commando and help ing in new situations brought about by the Money realized from the sale of scrap will be used in purchasing war savings stamps anc At a meeting held earlier this 18 children between the ages of six and 13 The offi cers elected at that time were Jr president Joyce Wright secretary Joyce treas urer and Irma junior commandos are anx ious to recruit as many new mem bers as Children through out the city are invited to call telephone and enlist As their forces the com mandos intend to establish substa tions in as many sections of Adrian as A meeting is planne one week from today at which each of the original members is to bring in two new AUCTIONS Furniture auction at Fred See on Market Furniture auction at Fred See on Market Auction sale east ot Clarence AucL See on Market south of Al See on Market Oct Auction west Marlal The 50 year old a former public speaking received a hundred or more tele grams concerning the amendment and declared that only two were in some legislators on both sides ol the capitol criticized it Majority Leader McCormack Mass of the House expressed hope that the measure lowering the draft age to 18 would not be con verted into a prohibition bill or delayed in Heberl DLa termed the Lee amendment an attempt to revive national said it would mean a return of and declared he would fight it if it reached the The House passed the drafl bill without a dry clause and would have to concur in any Senate McCormack told the House that if the Senate adopted thebonedry amendment final enactment of the probably would be delayec until after the Many representatives have gone home to wind up their Little opposition was apparent in the Senate to lowering the draft Urged as a military necessity by General George chief of and by Admiral Ernest commander fa chiej of the United States fleet the House approved the 18 year limit by a vote of 345 to Other Senate amendments would stipulate 1 that no inductee un der 20 be sent into combat without at least a years and 2 that the voting age be lowered to FARMERS MUST BRING APPLICATION FORMS FOR TRUCK REGISTRATION Farmers who visit the four reg istration places in the county for assistance in making out applica tions for truck certificates of nec essity must take their application forms with Ellis chairman of the AAA said The certificates of nec essity must be obtained for farm ers to quality their trucks for gas oline The application forms have been mailed from Detroit and must be returned to that Fanners may fill out the application forms and mail them to the ODT office in Detroit if they so desire or they may call at the registration places and obtain Volunteers will be available Fri day and Saturday in the basemen of the Adrian the counci rooms in Tecumseh and Blissfield and the Clayton high school to give farmers assistance in filling ou the 12 JAPANESE PLANES Planes and Ships of Both Sides Jockey for Position for Decisive Blow By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and Japanese forces counted iting losses in the battle of the southwestern Pacific today as planes and ships of both sides jock jyed for positions to throw decisive In the Solomon Islands where a major naval war may be touched off at any the United States lost two the OBrien and the American planes retaliated by damaging anenemy cruiser and a destroyer and shoot ing down 12 Japanese Destruction of the two de stroyers was regarded as evidence of the presence of larger Ameri can warships in the Westward of the Al lied heavy bombers blasted at en emy ships in New Britains har bor of Rabaul causing fires and More fires were start ed on the Rabaul airdrome by bombs dropped by fliers under Douglas MacArthurs Australian Another raid inflicted serious damage on Japaneseoccu pied Maobisse in north of Port the Japanese backfir ing attempt to grab Port Moresby in New Guinea suffered another setback as Australian troops swept on the foes flank in the Owen Stanley Mountains and forced a re MacArthurs headquarters reported May Make last Stand A spokesman said greater num bers of troops are engaged on both sides and that the Japanese might be making a last stand before nine miles to Koko midwaybetween Moresby and the enemys Buna invasion Announcing losses within the last few days of the OBrien and the the na vy said last night all of the per sonnel of the former were believed saved and many from the Mere Turn to Page 2 Unless war bond sales increase rapidly during the last days of the the indications are that Lenawee county will fail to meet its October war bond quota ot Charles county sales said Early reports indicate that the county is lagging in October sales after exceeding its September quo ta by In August the coun ty was behind its The October quotas for the vari ous communities in the county were announced today by Rob ertson as follows 000 Britton 700 Cement Deerfield rural PLAN COUNTERATTACK 22 eral Chiang KaiShek told the peo ples political council today that the Chinese armies were making all possible preparations for a counteroffensive against The Japanese have reached the peak of their offensive power and now are on the Chiang Allied victory is a He spoke at the opening meet ing of the third session of the coun Chinas nearest approach to a Fear Axis May Repudiate Laws Of Humanity In War NEW Oct 22 man propaganda took another ominous step today along a course although still might lead toward Axis repudiation of the accepted laws of humanity in war fare under the pretext that the al lies first violated the The Berlin radio gave circulation to statements attributed to the semiofficial German Deutsche Diplomatisch Politische that Italy and Japan have proof that on the enemy side formal orders were given for warfare contrary to The statement aded the threat the day will come eventually when those be called to account for their This newest outburst Japans that captured American airmen would be pun ished for inhumanities during bombraids on Japanese and German charges that British a dressing station for on the north African attacked wounded front Reuters quoted a Vichy broadcast of dispatches from Stockholm as reporting that Germany and her to denounce the Geneva conven tion agreements on Red Cross and war prisoners on the grounds that convention had been violated by the United Referring to the Japanese action against American the Ger man diplomatic commentary de clared Although attacks contrary to in ternational law against peaceful residential places of cul ture and hospitals must be considered as these attacks are not and were not acts commit ted arbitrarily by some Public statements made by British Air Marshal Harris and Air General Eaker clearly reveal that those responsible for it in London and Washington not only approve of such but that they have given special orders against Ger man children and The commentary spoke bitterly of the blockade of Germany which it purported to be mass murder It said that in Washington and London hypocrisy was even driven so far that measures of the hunger blockade were not regard ed as being contrary to humanity because no blood was being shed by such ;