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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 28, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM OCTOBER 1942 DELEGATES VOTE FOR OFFICERS No Invitation Yet Received for 1943 Meeting of State Grange RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED Delegates Michigan State Grange convention cast their bal lots today in the annual election ol officers and the elections commit tee still was counting the votes when the session adjourned ai The committee expected to report the election results this af Armstrong o Niles is unopposed for reelection as Contests for two or three offices delayed the counting of the At the noon recess loday no invi tation had been received for next years The receipt ol of which there usually are a had been scheduled for Tuesday morning but later was deferred until some time Michigan cities usually compete keenly for the Grange convention but such hasnt been the case this This mornings session was devot ed to the reading of reports by var ious committees and two one by Ruth mayor of and the other by Earl Michener of the Seconc who also is a mem ber of the Wayne county board ol vigorously opposed the proposed Wayne county home rule amendment to the state constitu tion and gave cogent reasons for her plea for a no Says Few Would Benefit Whipple declared the amendment would benefit only few people in Detroit and would be a distinct disservice to the re mainder of Wayne counly and the rest of the She said the pro posal would create a board of sup ervisors of 21 14 of whom would be exofficio members of the Detroit city government and would leave the county at large without adequate representation on the board which fixes the county tax rat This she c tains no guaranty against corrup tion It is no guaranty of lower taxes It is not home Granting that the board of supervisors possibly is too large and it is not a quarter as bad BS it is The adoption of this amendment would mean virtually the creation of a 49th state of De she Michener devoted the great er part of his short talk to a dis cussion of the war effort and legis He said there now are two fronts which is made up of the boys fighting in all parts of the and the second in this in every human activity inAmer The boys on the fighting front are making sacrifices and as we carry through there are bound to be more sacrifices for us on the home Some of the restrictions on ou normal way of Michen er such as rationing of cer tain may hurt us some but it will do us good to get back to some of the simpler prin ciples of Farm Help Chief Problem Referring to the part agriculture is playing in the war effort he said the problem is primarily one of farm I believe must include the cost of labor in any formula Speaking of legislation granting almost unlimited war powers to the Michener ob served that this is necessary in war We must have a directing he with suffi cient power to direct the Dur ing the World War I President Wilson had these powers and when the war ended he quickly and vol untarily relinquished But the present day leadership holds a different They be lieve there must be more planning in Washington and more regimen All the war power bills have the provision not written into the war bills of a quarter century ago that the President must within six months after the end of the relinquish these powers by procla If he does not issue such a proclamation the Congress by concurrent vote shall pass a reso lution ending these And when the war is are you going to send men to Con gress who will do or who will be rubber Resolutions Under Consideration Resolutions covering a variety of proposals were being consider ed by the convention today and the numerous convention commit One resolution was introduced for immediate consideration yes terday and was adopted unani It was read by Judge Ir ving Tucker of Allegan and ex pressed thanks and appreciationto men in the armed services and pledged them the support of the home Other resolutions which were in troduced without debate and re ferred to committees for consid eration expressed opposition to the first and second referenda and fa vored the third amendment to be voted on in November asked a higher priority rating on farm im plements suggested national pro hibition for the duration of the war asked for ceiling prices on Turn Page 9 Not So Cold Weather DetaUi on Paje PRICE 3 ALLIED FORCES EXTEND THEIR SALIENT Mediterranean Seal The British eighth supported by the Allied air broke further inside the Axis desert posi tions as the newest Allied offensive Allied airmen caught an enemyescorted convoy trying to slip along the coast from Derna to Tobruk and two ships carrying supplies to the desert front blew up under bomb and torpedo RAF fighters attacked a truck convoy near SjdiBarrani uuvu Cnntr PATRIOTIC LEAGUE GIVIN ILLIBERALLY a Man Is Average Do nation at Stearns and Ervin Foundry Judging by the earliest figures Lenawee county indus trial workers are contributing lib erally to the Patriotic League drive war relief yesterday and corps oi Vickys have en pi an t s the county and soli member subscrip the The results of the solicitations in two industrial plants had been de termined At the Ervin Foundry in 47 employees contributed Ninetythree workers at the Stearns Manufac uring Company contributed The average contribution from each man who has given is on the basis of these Ac cording to Claude cam paign manager of the every man who has given has giv n The Vickys the Magnesium the Stubnilz Ireen Spring the Gerity Adrian and the Simplex Paper Plants in Adrian yet to be visited include the SJuWay Stretch the Oli ver Instrument tha Michigan Producers the Schwarze Electric the Brown Fence and Wire the American Chain and Cable the Kurd Lock Company and several of the smaller Similar industrial drives are being conducted by the Vickys through out the The neighborhood campaigns for war relief funds will begin throughout the county tomorrow or Curtailment Of Output Of Paper Likely 28 urtailment of newsprint and oth er paper production appeared like y chiefly because of short ages of electric manpower and deputy chief of he War Production boards print ng and publishing said that the newly created newspaper industry advisory coun cil discussed several possible per centages of curtailment at a closed meeting with WPB officials and vere informedthat a freezing of laper production was A horizontal cut in paper con affecting all branches of he publishing would be he first type of usecontrol to fol production he If additional reductions were Palmer each iranch of the industry would be assigned a percentage of its past Whether the user vas assigned a relatively high or ow percentage of the available he would depend on ow essential the product was con idered in contributing to civilian morale and the war A ten per cent cut in paper out mt recently was studied by supplying most of the newsprint used in the United was expected to act simi It was announced in Otta va yesterday that Canadian news rint manufacturers would oper ate under government permit aft er 1 to facilitate allocation of newsprint tonnage among various War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS claim two more Jap destroyers sunk and a cruiser and destroyer damaged as crucial battle flames over 900mile Solomons Archipela Yank troops on Guadalcanal crush Jap assault on south flank and force foe to retreat on Tokyo radio mixes victory claims with sobering final result can not be ASIATIC AIR Tokyo reports Yanks bomb Hongkong Americans reveal ten grounded in addition to several transports destroyed in Jap raid on Indian but claim attempt to smash base EGYPT British eighth army passes Rommels forward reports further progress in tank Yank fliers toss first Americanmade bombs at RUSSIA Smashing Red coun terattack in western Caucasus forces German retreat along Black Sea newed Nazi Moscow assault admits gains re two streets within but main defenses hold and northwest sub urbs relief attack bites into Ger man ECHOPEAN woocl and spitfires rake Germans from occupied France to Swiss report RAFs Saturday raid on It started 330 fires and made 000 reports Ger mans press Laval for surrender of French merchant marine and for eign shipping in French WINTER IAX RAIE DECREASE IN CIIY Rate Is 15 Cents Less Than One Year Ago Thanks to an increased valua the winter tax rate in Adrian to support counly government and the city schools is 15 cents per lower than it was last The per rate also is the lowest in a number of The rate decreased despite an in crease in the amount of money to be raised to support the county The countys share of the rate is for each valuation as compared with last The school tax rate is 55 cents per less than last years School debt service accounts for the remaining of the Last year the debt ser vice tax rate was The rate is based on an equalized valuation of which is somewhat less than the valuation set last summer by the city board of Tax statements are to be mailed Lo property owners during the last few days of The taxes are payable at the city treasurers office between December 1 and Jan uary PLEADS GUILTY 28 Jack Glyder of and Carl Block of two of 60odd defendants charged with stealing thousands of dollars in au to parts from the Ford Motor pleaded guilty yesterday to transportation of stolen The pleas were received by Fed eral Judge Edward Moinet on the eve of trial of the Sen tence was deferred pending a re port from federal probation offi cers on the backgrounds of the de month sago the FBI an alleged nationwide AUCTIONS Public west Adrt Andy Auct See on Market Public auction northwest ot Llnehan See on Market Auction south of Adrian Llnehan See on Market Auction northeast or Hud See Market Several up ring which was said to have prey ed on the Ford parts for sale elsewhere at below market Dealers in auto parts and Ford employees were in REPORT DENIED 28 au thoritative British source declared today that there no truth to a report originating in Axis sources that the plane of General Sir Harold British comman der in the Middle was shot down yesterday and crashed in the ALL PARTS OF MILAN Many Fires Started After RAF Attack Saturday 28 RAF raid upon Milan Saturday night damaged all quarters of the Ital ian industrial started 30 large fires and 300 smaller ones and left persons a Swiss telegraphic agency dispatch said Italian newspapers this morning said that numerous victims were still under the debris of buildings and 11 persons were reported to have been killed at one city The dispatch said Milans fire companies made more than 700 runs during the bombing in re sponse to calls for Italian newspapers were quoted as saying that all classes of the city suffered but that only 10 fires broke out in the commercial and industrial Listed among buildings hit were two and aid center for fascist two a uni several a maternity center and a It was not mentioned whether the citys cathedral was While Italians declare themselves satisfied the protest to government against planes flying over Switzerland to reach a Berlin dispatch to the Neue Zuercher Zeitung said the Germans held that it was not adequate and that Swiss neutrality must be preserved by shooting down planes and not by firing paper This brought a retort today from Basel National Zeitung in the in quiry how can Switzerland stop British bombers in the short dis tance of 200 when Ger many is not capable of stopping the same planes over distances four or five times greater CASUALTIES 28 ited States casualties announced thus far in the wartotal wounded and The figures include the Ameri cans and Philippine scouts of the army missing in action in the many of whom probably were taken marine and coast guard as given by Leland chief of the navys bur eau of public relations in a Navy Day speech were and Army records showed 611 missing and 61 prisoners of in addition to those missing in the BUS HIT BY TRAIN 16 KILLED Vehicle Stops for Freight Starts Up and Is Hit By Passenger Train POLICE QUESTION DRIVER By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 28 Sixteen including several schoo were killed this morning as a passenger train sliced through a crowded Detroit Street Railways Bodies were strewn along the tracks for two and some were mangled against the front of the locomotive as the a Grand Trunk Western passenger train arriving from pulled to a stop a quarter mile past the The driven by William Clos of had stopped at the Caniff Avenue crossing while a northbound freight train Eyewitnesses said that electric flasher signals were but after the freight the bus started across the tracks into the path of the southbound passenger The front end the bus cleared the but the locomotive smashed through the vehicle at its middle cutting it in Most of the dead were passengers n the rear end of the Schoolbooks of the younger pass engers on the bus were scattered along the Many of the some decapitated and others with limbs were mpossible to identify The front end of the hurled aside as the train struck was eft on its side close to the inter The rear end was smash ed to fragments and Turn to Page 9 Low Wage Earners Subject to Control That joyous cry I just got a probably will be heard much less frequently during the wartime emergency due to new federal regulatioh of all wage and salary Under rules announced yester day the captains of industry and he lowliest wage earners both be come subject to pay even salary or wage decreases must be justified in certain In cases where salaries were less ban a year on October no decrease may be made by the em ployer below the highest salary jaid between January 1942 and September unless to cor rect gross inequities or to aid in the effective prosecution of the except with governmental In cases where salaries exceeded a year on October 3 any cut must be justified to the government if it reduces the level below The regulations issued by Eco nomic Director James Byrnes and approved by President Roose velt generally limit public and pri vate except those fixed by to a top net of a year with no changes to be made ngeneral pay and wage schedules up to that amount except for such things as increased in dividual merit raises within estab ished salary rate and in dividual Turn to Page 9 Trained Tells How Nazis Were For Sabotage In United States 28 Peter one of the two sur viving members of the German saboteur gang sent to this country lo cripple the nations war produc tion by destruction of to resume testimony today in federal court in the trial of six hicagoans on charges of the first witness called ay the yesterday re ated publicly for first time the operations of the Nazi six of whom were executed in Wash ngton 8 for their part in the abortive attempt to destroy war public utilities and rail He and a companion were sentenced to The 35yearold Nazi saboteur testified at the states first treason rial that the members of the Ger man gang were given special train ng at the Bandenburg school of sabotage in the Reich before they embarked on their mission of de The school consisted of practice pits for testing fake buildings upon which explosives were a buildings for classrooms and and a building modeled after American The eight saboteurs were taught how to handle explosives and in mix and ignite chemi make timing devices and de tonators from pen and pencil sets and Burger He also told how they toured German industrialareas andiveretaught how to sabotage transformers and put locomotives and cars out of His testimony related that all precautions were taken for their submarine landing in the United States last June from After their arrival he he and three other agents were assigned to the western part of the country and the second group of four to the eastern Herbert Hans one of the six agents was among the four assigned to the eastern Burger testified but failed in his mission in Chicago when he disobeyed He was to have obtained certain in formation from optical companies and give It to Burgers the witness He also was to have resumed his work at the optical firm where he formerly was was to have furn ished a car for his group and was not to have visited his parents Haupt visited his of the threecouples on and also visited the Dis trict Attorney Albert Woll charged the three couples were told of his mission and agreed to help The defendants charged with giv ing treasonous to young Haupt are and Hans Max his parents and Walter his uncle and and and Otto Richard Wer guvfriendVof5the family Huge Naval And Land Battle Rages In Solomons 2 Jap Destroyers Sunk Gaps In Axis Desert Lines Are Widened By British By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS next phase of the new battle for north Africa was shaping up today in the widen ing gaps in the Axis desert defense line as Britains army of the Nile and Rommels invaders rolled an increasing weight of tanks into the first clashes of an expected crucial test of armored A British communique which re ported further progress Monday night and unabated attacks on the GermanItalian line throughout yesterday said that the British came out on top in the first main test of it an ar mored clash on a larger scale than hitherto After consid erable fighting the enemy were driven off with a considerable Durown losses in tanks were Fighting Dispatches from the front indi cated that the Axis tank losses al ready had been al hough it was clear that by far the main mass of Rommels tanks still were poised back of the where they have been under con inued bombing and strafing by United States and British bomber and fighterbomber Under Deadly Attack Prisoners who streamed back along the British supply lines said had been under a deadly bat tering by the allied artillery bar rage which has been thundering since the outset of the British now in its fifth The allied air forces United and South African Rommels planes on the de fensive except for a sin lie attempted Stuka and scored 18 to 6 over the Aixs in planes shot down in In Lord parlia mentary secretary for said the British eighth army had made good progress in the north the seaward lank of the El Alamein line where three objectives allotted to them mostly were gained and The British reported that the fur ious drive toopena path for the leavier armpred con tinued with no abatement through out Monday night and The superior allied air strength was used night and day against enemy concentrations and forward anding grounds and light bombers and fighterbombers raided the Matruh dock Night fighters BEFORE VICTORY Cnox Says Price in Blood and Treasure Will Be Stag gering NEW 28 Secretary Frank Knox says this country is rising unyieldingly to a military strength that assures but that only a costly fight will produce that We have a long and agonizing road ahead of Knox told some persons at a Navy Day din ner last The relentless vise of war will squeeze us tighter and The price in blood and treasure will be We will suffer cruel losses but we know now that we are going to measure up to our He declared that the Navy had hit the enemy some savage blows and we have just begun to but said that while planes and trained men were coming fast the pace was not fast enough to do properly our world vide job of of escorting and of on all the He asserted that when the United States reflected upon its it might also reflect on hose of the enemy whose sky is not so rosy as the fourth winter if his bid for the world sets Knox said submarines had taken in awful toll of cargo ships and we had lost proud fight ng ships and the enemy had push ed us back to the waters of Aus xalia and the banks of the he the picture s changing He said more than men vere overseas and millions more vere in and that Navy personnel had more than We are marshaling our man power to the last he con We are marshaling our economic power to the last dollar and our materials to the last lound of We have converted the great est peaceful industrial plant of all time into the greatest arsenal of all We will produce more munitions and construction for war purposes 1943 the to tal production for all purposes in He declared that after the war our security insist upon the maintenance of American naval at least during the transition period betweenthe end if formal hostilities and until ef ective means of preventing war have been shot down a Junkers 87 during the the communique Allied planes shot down 18 Axis planes of them dur ing a dive attack on British forward the communique This attack was one of the few aggressive operations under taken by the Allied fighters intercepted German escorted by apparently before they reached their dispersing Most of the planes shot down were reported to be Six allied aircraft were lost in op erations over north Africa and in the defense of where i the Axis bombing continued with little damage the communique Turn to Page 2 on cost NAZIS RETREAI IN Germans Gain Two More Streets in Stalingrad Main Red Lines By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS army de fenders of the cliffsided mountain road to the Black Sea port of Tuapse have turned the tables on the Nazis in the western Caucasus with a smashing counterassault which forced the Germans into a retreat that started several days battlefront dispatches report ed In a German slaught renewed at deadly gained the invaders two more debrislittered but the main Russian lines and northwest of the besieged city the Red armys relief offensive bit menacingly deeper into the German flank across the sodden Timed with the resurgent Rus sian thrust along the road ap proaching Tuapse through passes to the Russian forces struck determinedly into Germanguarded positions east of the port of 80 miles farther up the Red Star said that in the fight for the approach to pro visional base of the Soviet Black Sea a stubborn Red army de fense forced attacking Alpine troops to fan out into the wooded mountains in a flanking When the main body of the at tackers started to swing south ward to follow up the original flanking the Russian blow was an important mountain position was wrested from the and the entire attack force was caught off balance and rolled back with heavy the army newspaper Steppes a Quagmire the government news said autumn rains had turn ed the DonVolga Steppes north west of Stalingrad into a quagmire where the enemys mechanized forces bogged Turn to Page 9 Its 2nd Clark Gable Now MIAMI 28 W star Clark grad uating today with others from an officer candidate told an audience at the ceremonies multi ply us by millions of other Ameri cans and you havewhat it takes to win the who was commissioned a second lieutenant in the army air was chosen to speak on be half of the graduating erect and bronzed from his Gable led his classmates in receiving diplomas from Lieut Henry commander of the air The biggest to witness a ceremony at theMiami Beach seated in temporary chairs on the fairway of a golf course now used for a drill applauded lustily as the moment an actor back in the limelight declared that the school had turn ed out a class of real Whats Happened to gentle men he asked the new officers seated on the grass in front of the speakers Why have you changed so much in 12 Look iround Look at each What you see is a picture of dis You know and I know that it is a discipline that did not come The important the proud Ive learned about us in that time is that were No one could say a finer thing about As you know that you no onger are individuals whose laxity is purely a personal Your individual degree of dis cipline has a national a world value had learned nothing else in officer candidate that would be a lesson to prize all the rest of my Multiply us by millions of other Americans and you have what it takes towin the and what will cost if BAHLE DESPERATELY FOR VITALJR American Flank Pierced Once But Enemy Is Thrown Back Finally By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ican and Japanese warships boiled through the southwest Pacific in a titanic slugging match for control the bombscarred Guadalcanal airfield today while on the island itself land forces were locked in mortal Latest reports from the battle zone showed action was continu ing at a furious pace over a wide area and both President Roosevelt and Secretary of the Navy said the results were not yet Two Japanese destroyers have been last nights navy com munique one enemy bat tleship has been a cruiser bad ly damaged and a destroyer In the epic land battle on the north shore of anese forces broke the American south flank during the night of 2526 but were thrown back by army troops who regahsed their temporarily lost po On the west held by ma rines against a smashing series attacks that have been under way since last the navy re ported the enemy was forced to give ground in heavy At the Americans backs was the prized built by the Japan ese and captured by the marines last from which United States bombers have been able to hammer at enemy shipping for miles In Japanese the field could be used as a spring board for an Au Last nights communique told navy and marine corps dive bomb apparently dispatched from this same flying to the aid of two United States mine sweep ers which were set upon by three enemy Two of the destroyers were Another enemy destroyer brought a pack of Grumman Wildcats from the Guadalcanal field roaring down on it after it sank the a naw and a small harbor patrol boat near the island of about 13 miles north of the Damage Destroyer The appearing after shore batteries had slammed three shells into the strafed in the language of the com munique further damaged During the night of navy Consolidated Catalinas re newed an attack on an enemy force 400 miles northeast of Guad They succeeded in put ting a torpedo into an enemy plane carrier and scoring two hits on a cruiser before heavy antiair craft which damaged one of the attacking drove them Further reports on the naval air battle which was fought to the eastward of the Stewart Islands on the communique reveal that one enemy carrier was badly a second enemy carrier was one enemy cruiser was badly one battleship was Both carriers had been reported damaged President declining to predict the outcome of the strug pointed to a headline in the Washington Evening Star at his press conference yesterday and in dicated that it told the story accu The headline was Bat tle Rages in but the President added he did not know whether he would use the adjec tive Continuing to harass enemy sup ply bases and shipping on the fringe of the battle Allied warplanes under Douglas MacArthurs command again at tacked the Japanese base at Lae New destroying three barges and silencing anti aircraft One Allied plane was BULLETINS CAIRO 28 flshter PIots seven ol the 18 Axis planes shot down yesterday over North African bat tle for their best score since the start of the new allied offen sive in 28 24inch pipe line from the East Texas oil fields to Norris will be extended to the Atlantic Announcing this Chairman Donald Nelson of the War Pro duction Board said that tons of steel would be allocated for the Petroleum Coordinator Harold Ickes said the 857mile 000extension would assure a direct daily pipeline deliver of barrelsof crude oil to the Eastern ;