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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 27, 1942, Adrian, Michigan DAILY TELEGRAM OCTOBER 1942 Continued Cold Weather Detail on Puso Two PRICE 3 PLANE CARRIER WASP IS SUNK Production Of Food Depends On Grange Head Says AIRCRAFT CARRIER WASP IN DEATH THROES IS CALLED CRITICAL Armstrong Pledges Coopera tion of Farmers Asks War Week In Plants Teen Age Draft Bill Shelved By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS major legislative proposals were See Grange Pictures on Page Seven I u dontopenuntil j afterelection shelf today as Con political 1BANK K01VUEY Declaring that a serious shrink age in the production of foodstuffs would develop next year unless some provision is made 1o supply manpower for work on the farm Armstrong of State made his opening at the Michigan State Grange Con vention this About 300 delegates and almosl gress concentrated on campaigns back The measures were To lower the draft age from 20 to To abolish state poll taxes In federal To mobilize the nations man power in an allout war effort The House decided not to act on Senate revisions in the teen 500 more visiting Grange members aSe draft unlil a Quorum was from Lenawee and the vicinitj gathered in the Adrian armory for the Today agriculture is faced win the greatest burden within the memory of the oldest membei Armstrong We although Senator Gurney cosponsor of the expressed hope an agreement could be reached in conference late next The poll tax previously passed by the came out of are asked to produce food to the military committee with a 13 to 5 vote of approval that left it enmeshed in a parliamentary our We will produce every limit of our This we will We will do even more than pound and ton of food and fiber ii is possible for us to pro But he are faced with the grave problem of pro ducing food and fiber without ade quate farm This situation has grown stead ily he despite our efforts to have our farm boys deferred from the draft and left on the Remedy Is Needed Senators Connally DTex and Doxey opponents of the declared it was reported by the committee with only nine members present Their conten tion was that no legal action could be taken with fewer than 10 of the 18 members on hand and al though they did not otherwise challenge the use of This was regarded primarily as a move to delay what appeared to be almost certain Senate approval of the bill before this Fires touched off by three Japanese torpedo hits near the maga zine and gasoline tanks send a cloud of smoke into the South Pacific sky from the United States aircraft as she wallowed in the sea while her crew fought for three hours in an unsuccessful attempt to save The Navy Department announced the Wasp sank September 15 while covering the movement of reinforcements and supplies to United States Marines and soldiers on Guadalcanal Island in the Solomon v BT THE Aged men and women the first of the year and after long endure the physical southern opponents have talkec of additional of will not prcuce the Sti In Muddle a remedy we must manpower proposals remain Our actions cannot be in a muddle which or but we must act director of selec the interest of our did little to clear up Farmers and agricultural he indicated before the Sen ers predict a cut of from 10 to military committee yesterday per cent in next years had no desire for legislation at he as a result of the dram skilled labor into the army Chairman Paul highly paid defense of the War Manpower He called attention to the had left the impression that hundreds of farms are congressional committees that sold and that dairy herds are administration measure was in ing These dairy The with he are not being sold bills pending before decidet other milk producers or to let the whole thing go unti ers starting dairy but the being slaughtered for beet members of the Senate ed by war and discouraged by openly in these farmers are at the way farm price con out of the farm are being administered under strong new economic stabilization Draft boards have granted an indefinite recess in hear ferment only until this harvest started yesterday with ap Authorities estimate by Economic Director at least a million and a half Price Administra sons will have to return to Leon Henderson and Secretary farm next year to match Agriculture years he led by Sen Deaf Ear to Relief Reed RKan and Aiken R complained that farm prices A deaf ear has been turned being held down below the all pleas for relief in the form Congress intended by com deferment of the skilled help government benefit pay quired oil the or a as a part of the income parity which would permit us receiving from pay wages comparable with of or a ceiling on WEAKER in Has it been fully determined whether industry is 27 The Copenhagen radio said today King Christian injured in a horse Is itnot possible that two accident last was feei could really accomplish as much or more than three in many increased fatigue and becoming A bulletin issued at 8 thereby releasing one man said he had spent a rather Turn to Page night Milk Marketing Approved By Farm Referendum Would Fix of persons pecuniarily interested in the milk business was re of Milk In for the decision of the Areas of In the legislature again passed a milk marketing act Farm leaders and spokesmen corrected the unconstitu Lenawee county are almost point mentioned by the su heartedly in favor of Proposal 3 of the special issues in the court The bill now up for approval is considered an ideal eral election November marketing act ing to a survey conducted here Favors Act The proposal is as executive committee of the Shall Act Public Acts State Grange and the Michigan of An State Farm Bureau have relative to the production and on record as favoring the act tribution of milk to create a Michigan Milk Producers As marketing board and define numbering some powers and duties to provide in the state and approxi the levying of assessments on in Lenawee producers and milk dealers for the Fred Rode ministrative expenses to representative of Lenawee penalties for the violation of in the state is visions of this act and to of the most enthusiastic sup the effect of this be in the ed milk marketing act directly Those who favor the only those farmers who of the act will vote fluid milk to The proposal is on the milk includes dum iallot because a previous skimmed flavor the state legislature adopted and cottage Other was declared such as cheese and by the supreme court One are not covered by point of the billconcerning the appointment to the milk act fTilrn fn MTT V 13ana Says Government Suit Is De signed to Favor Publisher of the Chicago Sun PRESS FREEDOM MENACED NEW Oct 27 charged monopoly by thevUnited States gpy today answered the anti trust suit against it with a denia of the and said that if deprived of its right to choose its members the assurance of an im partial and unbiased news report would no longer exist If the news gathered through the cooperative facilities of AP and its the answer said were required to be made avail able to whether a mem ber or the incentive of each member to contribute his ef fort and money to the upbuilding of an organization for the mutua benefit of himself and of others making a like contribution would Were AP obliged to admit to membership every newspaper thai was prepared to pay its share of the cost of gathering and distrib uting the AP would not only become a commercial news but in view of the good will attach ing to its name over a long period of it might well become the only news agency furnishing com plete news The un founded charge of monopoly might then be substantiated in The defendants deny that any public policy or legally require a cooperative news asso ciation to make its news the product of its expenditure of skill and to anyone who might choose to utilize The sources of news are as freely open to anyone and everyone who may desire access to them as they are to A free press requires that news papers shall be free to collect and distribute the news and that they shall be free to choose their asso ciates in so Turn to Page 6 JAPANESE LIST LOSSES IN SOLOMON ISLANDS TOKYO from Japanese broad 27 head quarters announced today that Japanese naval losses in the Solo mons from 25 to Oct 25 in cluded 17 warships and transports sunk or damaged and 135 planes destroyed against 28 American ships sunk including the aircraft sent to the The communique broke down Japanese losses as two two five transports and one submarine sunk one three two transports and one submarine Twentysix Japanese planes de stroyed themselves the communique said indicating they crashed in suicide States losses were listed as tho aircraft three five six sub six a mine ayer sunk one one one two trans jorts and another aircraft carrier It gave American plane losses at 403 shot down and 116 destroyed on the including 19 heavy i Rommels Main Positions Penetrated By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS for ward in handtohand fighting un der cover of darkness and beating off desperate Axis counterattacks by the army of the Nile has penetrated Field Marshal Rommels a roat for tank attack through enemy battlefrontidispatches reported As hebattle for North Africa raged through its fourth day there was no word of a clash between main armored but the cau tious British barbed advanced wire and through fields of Two suits have been filed in cir cuit court by Herbert Rushton attorney general of to eliminate fire hazards in In a petition and order to show Henry pro prietor of a salvage business at 117 West Front Street is orderec to appear in circuit court Decem ber 16 to show why his twostory frame building should not be razed and rubbish and debris In another Elizabeth M Jackel of owner ol property at 713717 East Front is named defendant and a court order is sought to eliminate the fire hazard in the The plaintiff in both cases is Oscar Commissioner of the Michigan State Accord ing to the notice was first given to Miss Jackel July to remove the but no action was The petition concern ing Howes property states that the building was declared a fire hazard BULLETINS 27 Another was made available today to sharpen the navys offensive with thou sands more planes and many new tons of floating as President Roosevelt signed into law the sec ond supplemental wartime appro priation brought to lie total of direct appropriations and contract authorizations for the navy since The measure appropriated outright for the navy anil n addition authorized it to begin awarding contracts on a construction program to add tons of craft tons of new aircraft car tons of tons of destroyers and es cort vessels and tons of auxiliary 27 Two new bombing raids on Jap anese including a submarine on Hiska Island in the Aleutians were reported by the navy The reference to the submarine lase was the first mention of such an enemy installation in the island hain reaching westward from everal the navy on previous occasions had mentioned enemy submarines op erating heavy clearing a battleground for the United States army fighters and bombers were taking an increasing along with the RAF anc south African air in holding the mastery of the desert with n protective over the British advance and a ruinous bat tering of enemy Advance ground forces operating within sight of the bombing ol Axis troops and strong points sent back their message of praise good show keep it In all aerial operations over the the Mediterranean and allied airmen scored 18 to 10 over the Axis in planes shot United States fighters intercept ed four Macchi 202s over the desert and knocked down all equalling in a single fight their to tal bag for the day United States medium bombers dealt battering blows at Rommels land supply lines and his massed and heavy bombers blew up a merchantman and hit a tanker andbarges in convoy Turn to Page 2 Put on Show For Presidents Wife Oct 27 Roosevelt clambered over the rub ble of a halfwrecked building behind Pauls cathedral today to watch and praise Londons civilian defense who staged a mimic air raid rescue for The first lady was impressed particularly by the versatility of the crews in doing delicate first aid and heavy engineering She saw these anonymous heroes of Londons trial by fire whizzing down jumping motor cycles through walls of flame and extricating bombing victims from under iron Accompanied by Robert president of Bundles For and Herbert minister of home Roosevelt started the fourth day of her English with an in spection of the secret communica tionscenter of the National Civil ian Defense as a band played Amer ican she watched girls per form an acrobatic motorcycle drill and a show of firefighting speed in the courtyard of the Lambeth fire forces A male unit drove connected hoses to a water extinguished an imag inary packed up and drove within 45 Standing at the foot of the fire house Roosevelt saw the crews tumble out of their quarters in response to an alarm and man their engines within 15 Expressing a wish that the President could be she told the fire fighters I know he would as I am going to that all of us in the United States havethe greatest admiration for the fire fighters of Great AUCTIONS sale southwest ol Irving See on Market Auction sale east of Somer set LInehan Auction See on Market Auction south ot Adrian Linehan See on Market FIGHT OFF Battalion of Enemy Infantry Wiped Out By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS army troops fought pff German assaults their restored lines in north ern Stalingrad and counterat tacked in outskirts to destroy 10 and 26 blockhouses and the Russians said The noon communique reported about a battalion of enemy infantry was wiped out and six tanks were destroyed in the northern where the Germans had been evict ed from the defenses of a factory area after a fivehour fight yester More than four companies of German riflemen were declared to have perished in the southern out skirts and these accounts were cou pled with a report of the repulse of all Nazi attacks on the Steppes northwest of the One Soviet infantry alone has killed about 300 Hitlerites and set six German tanks afire and de stroyed four guns and seven ma the communique Red arm airmen were credited with destroying about 80 German shooting down five German planes and disabling two A Soviet flanking attack ousted the Germans from the area of the northside the Russians an nounced at German prisoners of war stated that only 2B to 30 men are left in the companies ot the 35th German infantry the remainder having been either killed or wounded in the recent it was The Red army of the western Caucasus repulsed attacks north east of the Port of Tuapse and struck against tactically important heights held by the invaders while east of Novorossisk the men of unit attack the ad Turh to Page 6 Willkie Urges Second Front Again By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW U Willkie again has urged a second European and says that if we continue to fail to deliver to our allies what they are entitled to expect of us or what we have promised our reservoir of goodwill will turn into one of resentment We owe them more than boasts and broken Willkie told a nationwide radio audience last night in an uncensored report of his recent journey to the middle Russia and The 1940 Republican presidential candidate declared that the wars record thus far was not such as to inspire any sublime faith in the infallibility of our military and naval He termed mis directed censorship the idea that nonmilitary experts or persons not connected with the government should not make suggestions about conducting the in economic or Lets have no more of this non he declared in the speech carried by the four major net to Page Knox Says Issue Has Been Joined In Solomons Battle Adrian Seaman Saw Wasp Hit As the story of the torpedoing of the United States aircraft carrier was released Les lie seaman first of gave his version of it this morning while at home on a 30 day He is the son of and Wesley Peck of 813 Frank About oclock in the af ternoon of the Peck I was standing with two others on the signal bridge of the We saw the torpedoes There were three of The first the forward magazine the second the central station where the wa ter and pumps are The third torpedo missed but it was headed for the torpedo Fire started in the magazine where the first torpedo had hit and was spreading Be cause of the control station having been there was no water to use in controlling the The Wasp Lists We were listing pretty badly but the ships engineers managed to straighten us I dont know how they did By this time we were throwing all of our big pro jectiles overboard so they wouldnt blow The fire was Our gasoline tanks ex ploded and the bulkheads started to By that time the flight which was of began to The two clipping rooms where theammunition was stored were burning When mount two blew the captains bridge went with I went down flight About 20 minutes before the at our own planes had taken off and now they were back seeking the subs or I dont know if they were Jap or Up on the flight deck where I you could hear the shells from our planes exploding and whining About a half hour the order to abandon ship The fellows that were badly burned were hoisted over to life Most of the men On my way down from the signal I had picked up a life jacket but then I found a man who was burn ed pretty bady so another fellow and I put the jacket on him and hoisted him over the One our destroyers came along side the ship to put the fires out but our admiral told them not to because of danger from the ex ploding Gasoline On Water I jumped the gasoline which had been sprayed over the water when the ship was hit was burn ing and kept drifting toward the men who had After about 15 I got into a life but didnt stay on We tried to get the ones that were hurt badly on the Those of us who werent just had a nick on my cheek from the explosion in the clipping swimming from raft to By that our destroyers had put over boats for the The rest of us kept trying to swim to a destroyer but we would just about get there when would turn to chase a Turn to Page 6 Fee Pleased with First Pledges In War Chest Effort The Lenawee County Patriotic Leagues drive for a war chest moved into high gear today after the first groups of Vickys solicited the Kurd Lock Com pany and the Bohn and Mag nesium plants To 1 day the PATRIOTIC I were soliciting V ICAflTTF the Kewaunee V LfiAliUL Manufacturing and GerityAdri an plants for president of the expressed his satisfaction with the results of the solicitation today although no totals were The Vickys willcontinue with Adrian factory solicitation to In the other league workers were completing plans to day for a house to house canvass to begin The house to house solicitation will be carried on through Japs Hhrowing Everything They Have Into Drive to Crack Allied Front By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Secretary Knox said today the is sue has been joined in the battle of the Solomons and that the Japs have a lot of but the outcome is not One day after the sinking of the aircraft carrier Wasp was an Knox said that the navy was putting up a gamer fight than at any time in its I am not foreshadowing the re he told his press conference and I am certainly not fore shadowing The secretary described the cam paign in the Solomons a war of attrition in response to requests for any comment he could make on frequent arival of Japanese rein All indications today were that the goaded by continual bombing and a realization that their march of conquest had were throwing everything they have into a frenzied drive to crack the allied front in the southwest Loss of the ton Wasp on 15 was disclosed by the navy last night shortly before it was announced that a full scale attack was roaring around the American defenders of Guadalcanal by sea and Stiff Fight Knox the Pacific situation is about the same as be a darri fight Noting that today is navy the date for paying honor to men of the said in some respects it is the most notable navy because the navy in all its history never put up a gamer fight than it is putting up Forrest com mander of the disclosed at Pearl Harbor last night that the carrier was making a turn when hit and if the torpedoes had been fired a few minutes later they would have As it the first three hit near the bow and the fourth went The battle now in progress al ready has resulted in severe dam age to another of the United Statess four known remaining car the sinking of the and lesser damage to other But the which assumed major proportions Sunday after a series of artillery and aerial attacks on has not all been Jap Ships Damaged The Japanese have suffered dam age to two two heavy ruisers and one light cruiser since Twentytwo of their planes have been knocked out of the including 17 fighters and five Torn to Page 2 Berlin Radio Soys 4 Enemy Airplane Carriers Are NEW 27 Berlin radio reported out immediate confirmation from any other large naval engagement north of the Santa Cruz Islands Monday in which the Japanese sank four aircraft car one enemy battleship and one enemy warship of unidentified The Santa Cruz Islands lie just east of the Solomon The Berlin which attri outed the report to the Japanese imperial said another enemy three cruisers and a destroyer also were heavily damaged and more than 200 air craft were shot down or Japanese losses were two aircraft carriers and a cruiser slightly damaged but still able to and 40 planes The area given for the north of the Santa Cruz Islands which actually are a southeastern extension of the Solomons indicated that the report may be an Axis version of this announce ment in a navy communique from Washington last night On 26 a Pacific fleet car rier task force exchanged air at tacks with strong enemy forces northeast of The Porter destroyer was sunk by enemy action and one of our aircraft carriers was severely Other United States vessels have reported lesser dam Two enemy aircraft carriers were damaged in this details of which are still ;