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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 30, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TEL Continued Mild Showers Weather Details no Page Twor OCTOBER 1942 PRICE 3 At Least 27 Persons More Than 200 Injured As Tornado Hits Arkansas SEVERAL FIRES START Power Station Destroyed Rescuers Work Under im provised Light Systems By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS disastrous tornado demolished the northern and western portions of Berryville shortly before last mid night leaving at least 27 persons dead and more than 200 Without hospital the stricken town of was handi capped further by destruction of the only drug store and consequent loss of the only drugs and medical supplies within 30 Several fires broke out imme diately after the forcing rescuers to divert their energies to firefighting for a All were be fore getting a start in the splint ered The electric light and power plant was forcing rescue squads to work under improvised lighting and with and electric Fifteen bodies were taken to one undertaking parlor and the telephone operator said relief work ers reported dragging as many more from the She said all indications were that far more than 150 were Doctors and nurses were rushed to the stricken town from Harri son and Eureka about 30 miles Only three physi cians were available here to care for the scores of battered Several loads of injured were taken to hospitals in nearby towns and appeals for assistance were sent to the Red Cross at Little Station Collapses Approximately 25 persons were injured when the Missouri and injured when the Missouri and Ar kansas railway passenger station Most of them were await a northbound train which was ate A passenger bus came through town less than 30 minutes after the Its passengers alighted or stood up while their seats were given to injured being taken to the Harrison Two of the in jured died on the bus before they reached the Turn to Page 15 Lenawee Reaches Goal In Scrap Metal Salvage Official Says Goff Estimates That Tons Has Been Collected 900 Tons Obtained From Farms With the collection of scrap me tal from the farms in the county practically Richard county salvage said today that Lenawee has reached the goal of tons set for it by the WPB and may go far beyond that Latest figures turned in from the five collection centers at which the scrap metal from the farms has been stacked by county road commission trucks shows that farm collections will be more than 900 Only a few farms in the Onsted area remained to be visit George road com mission said 400 Tons in Adrian The largest scrap pile is located at the Adrian garage where at east 400 tons have been Tecumseh has 146 Victors ville 139 and Seneca and On sted 100 tons These figures are mainly estimates since com mission employees weighted only the metal for which farmers asked Large quantities of me tal were donated and these mission employees weighed only is thought probable that the actual CITY SALARY MATTER TO APRIL Enough Signatures Junior Chamber Reports Petitions being circulated by the Adrian Junior Chamber of Com merce asking that the matter of raising the salaries of city officials be submitted to voters already contain the required number of signatures according to officials of the The proposal will not be voted on at next Tuesdays how A provision governing pro posed amendments to city charters provides that the petitions must be filed 90 days before an election in order to have the question placed on the Squire Junior Cham ber said today that lack of time made it necessary to delay placing the question before Adrian residents until the city election next Original plans called for submitting the amendment Tuesday at the general At the present city officers are being paid according to a sal ary schedule set up a number of years The salary changes which Adrian residents will be asked to vote on next April include raises from to a year for the from to for the two from to for the treasurer and Junior Chamber officials cir culated the petition in the belief that the current salaries are out of line with other salaries in the city which require a similar amount of executive A total of 565 names must be af fixed to the petitions before the amendment can be submitted to BRERETON DECORATED 30 The War Department today an nounced award of the Distinguish ed Flying Cross to Lewis commanding genera of United State air forces in the Middle for extraordinary achievement in leading attack on Andaman Island in the Bay of Bengal last Although during the attack in tensive antiaircraft fire and ene my fighters were the citation General Brereton se cured two direct hits on an enemy cruiser bombing from a minimum altitude of feet and the re mainder of the squadron securec one hit on a transport left in flames and many near County Dairy Herds to Get First Tests Since 1939 Lenawee county dairy herds will be tuberculin tested for the first time in nearly three and onehalf years beginning next Ap proximately two and onehalf months will be with vet erinarians from various parts of the county doing the work in their own An organizational meeting was held in the office of Louis county yesterday afternoon with supervisor of the Bureau of Animal In dustry in in Vet erinarians present were Wil liam Britton of Ray Sisco of Timms of Ger lach of Hinshaw of Adrian and Schwab land and Schubel of Hunt expressed the hope that farmers would cooperate in the tuberculin testing particularly by having their ani mals confined in a building at the time scheduled for in order to speed the He said that the bureau also would survey poul try flocks in the county in order to ascertain the extent of tuberculosis in weight of the farm scrap will ex ceed the In the Adrian approxi PREPARE Executive Committee De cide On City for Conven tion Next Year Reds Win Battle of Armored Forces to Maintain Stalin grad Defenses r mately amount onethird collected of the total was The revenue from this scrap will bo used for charitable As road commission trucks and employees turned from the hard task of collecting metal to feed the nations hungry war in dustries to their normal routine ol road Goff and others connected with the campaign were enthusiastic over the efficient method in which the metal was Road commission offi cials in turn had high praise for the cooperation furnished by Len awee Cost is Secondary Of well have to count up the cost of the collection Taylor said But what ever it is will be a secondary mat The main thing is that we have contributed our efforts to a good If it will help shoot a let them go to Goff hopes to complete a countywide roundup of the results of the campaign as soon as He intends to collect data from all persons in the county who aided in the drive so that an accurate check on the fruits of the campaign may be ob Im sure nowthat we are way over the ton Goff said today and it looks as if we may do much better than Complete reports from Adrian school children as well as those1 in smaller communities are not yet He that the completion of the farm pickup localScampaigns in the various cities andvillages of the county does not mean the scrap metal collection has As long as the nations war plants need they will need scrap Which means that it will be the duty of every person to be sure that no scrap metal re mains idle for the duration when it can be put to such good COUNTY WAR CHEST 10 FILL Vickys Tell of Experiences In City Factories The Patriotic League war chest from which the and nine other war relief organizations will receive funds to carry on their work is beginning to fill as indust rial and office workers through out L e n a w e e make their contribu TAX DIVERSION OPPOSED Preparing to end 69th an nual convention of the Michigan State Grange here this the 300 delegates adopted numer ous resolutions this morning in view of uncertain wartime con decided to leave the choice of next years convention city to the executive Invita tions for next years convention have been received from Kalama zoo and Mt Another general session was lanned at the Adrian armory this afternoon at which the report of he legislative committee was to e made recommending the Grange stand on pending To light the convention willend with he installation of officers at Most of the delegates will eave the city later tonight or to morrow Object To Tax Diversion One of the important resolutions adopted opposes the diversion of veight and gas taxes to the states general It was stated that such a movement is underway and he argument was advanced that hese taxes have been reduced be cause of a smaller registration of motor vehicles and will be further reduced when gasoline rationing oes into If any part of hese taxes should be it was the county road com missions would be unable to per orm necessary maintenance Of the resolutions presented at this mornings session the only one which brought forth extended dis cussion was a proposal to reduce he dues paid to the State Grange subordinate Granges from 171 to 12 cents per It was pointed out that the State Grange las no other source of revenue and the resolution was The Grange went on record as favoring that credit be given to men drafted when the selective service act was to the com munity in which they resided at the time the quotas were alloted and that a more liberal policy be adopted in the production and dis tribution of machinery and tools for use on small resolutions adoptedthis morning favor aylawto control wasteful cutting of jiniber but ex empting the woodlots from which timber is cut for use the The education committees re liuwn Cmlr PATRIOTIC Vandenberg Calls Election Fight Against Dictator ship By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senator Arthur Vanden pleading for a ag gressive Republicanism to keep the twoparty system alive in takes the position that the 3 like the war over will be a fight against dic Declaring there are those who would like to have it happen Michigans Republican senator said in a broadcast address WJR Thursday night that the Republi cans now indispensably the loyal opposition which must pro tect democracy in this The who will talk again at Grand Rapids Saturday night in behalf of the ticket in said the twoparty sys tem must be maintained so that America does not lose this war against dictatorship at home before we have a chance to win it This is no mere academic ab It is dreadfully Vandenberg The wellspring of all in the modern pat is the creation and mainten ance of a oneparty country in which the stifled voice of the peo ple is confined to a single channel of enslavement and the spirit of democracy is reduced to the im potence of a rubber Turn to Page 5 AUCTIONS Auction northeast of Hud C See on Market Auction 1 mile east of Blissfield on Linehan See onMarket Public Auction of Fred C See on Market Canvassing of the residential sections has start ed in some neigh Most of the workers in the Ad rian industrial plants have already been solicited by the League corps of This part of the can vass will continue through Monday and it is hoped that every worker will have been approached by that Practically everyone in the Adrian factories has given some One of the Vickys is telling the story of how she approached a Arthur Seigfer of 230 George at the Irvin Found Seifer pledged himself to pay a or S104 for the en tire He went on to tell the Vicky how he had tried to enlist in the Army but had been rejected and that he had no I might as well give my money to the he and feel that I am doing One young worker the Sim plex Paper Corporation made a pledge of S6 for the year to be paic on a budget basis until he was called into the Then realizing that he would probably be called he gave the Vicky in so that he would be sure that the League got the contribu When the Vickys were soliciting the Beecher Street plant of the GerityAdrian Manufacturing Cor a Cav of Toledo was in one o the departments as the corps weni When the plan was ex plained to promised to match every dollar contributed by workers in that department with a quarter from his own pocket a check was received a the League office for signee by All of which indicates that was received from the workers on one shift in that Turn Page 6 recommended that be combined with which small schools others during the emergency when it difficult to obtain was The committee alsc recommended more vocational training and that federal and state to be matched by local be made available for the construction of school A motion was adopted this morn ing favoring the adoption of some method of tagging pheasants to prevent meat hunters from shooting more than six pheasants in the Charles Figy of Morenci who was elected overseer resigned as member of the executive commit tee and Harold Strang of Bronson who stood fifth in the voting for four members of the committee was declared elected as Figys Maude Lovejoy of Perry who retired today as state secre has held that office for 18 years and for years before then served as lady assistant steward During the 28 years in which she has held a state office she has missed only one state convention and that was when she was Turn to Page 13 BULLETINS SO navy announced today that Ameri can troops on Guadalcanal had de stroyed 13 Japanese light tanks in the last week and that in the las two days torpedo boats had scored a hit on a Japanese de stroyer which was engaged in re inforcing enemy troops on the is 30 drew New Orleans boa said today that the arm had awarded him a contract t build large cargo airplane at New Higgins said he could not divulge the type of plane he will de livery dates or other Now that reports have appcarei in the newspapers from govern ment sources that I have been a warded a Higgins said I can confirm the 30 President Roosevelt informed a press conference today that no lie cision had been reached yet on th issue of national service legislation but he added that the possibility o registration of women was under 30 Secretary Anthony Eder declared in a speech here today that Britain now is shifting awaj from the Eden told the Scottish tmionis Conservative party conferenc that the war was at the start of new phase He said that Britain has air com mand over the northern coast o France and has proved that he planes can attack Italy by day ani 6 NAZI TANKS SMASHED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Army anks won a battle of armored forces to maintain Stalingrads defense lines and Soviet troops regained another height in the vest but numerically iuperior invaders compelled a rc reat in the Nalchik sector forthe second successive the Rus sians said Sixteen tanks of a German as sault force were declared destroy ed by treadtracked Soviet ma barring their way in a Starlingrad factory area and the others the noon com muniqufi Although a German detachment drove up 50 to 100 yards to the edge of a factory ground during a costly assault by a tanksupport ed infantry division yesterday and ierce fighting continued in this 67th day of the it was an nounced that all attacks were re raised and Soviet troops are firm y holding their Northwest of the communique A Soviet unit broke through the enemy defens Engaging the enemy with hand grenades and in handtohanc they killed 130 of the enemy and captured an ammuni tion as well as other Capture of a height in the coun northeast of a ey Black sea port menaced by a was announced with out Heavy losses were declared suf fered by the Germans on the new battlefield about in the central Caucasus 50 miles south west of The communique said Our troops defended their positions against large numbers of enemy In one sector in the Nalchik area the enemy succeeded in pressing our units Repulsed 4 Attacks Red Star said that the Russians withdraw yeglerday after the nemy wedged into some fel jack to new positions after re pulsing f in a fight a The Germans hurled hUgefdrcca and tanks into their initial thrusts and a dispatch to the army newspapers reported tha fresh men and machines had been put into the combat for the foot hills of the snowblanketed Cau casian Nazi airmen bombed the Red Army front its close rear ant road Despite the weight of the on Red Star said the Ger mans were reported to retreat somewhat at one point in their roundabout drive toward Ord starting point of the Georgian military highway which leads to Tiflis and the Kura river Previous bulletins of the week had announced the penetration o Russian lines by a Nazi wedge subsequently reported wiped out Turn to Page 13 War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS batter back Jap thrusts and cling to Guadal canal airfield as command awaits anticipated Japanese naval on slaught in Solomons against in ferior Allied airmen range skies in widespread blows a foes shipping and squeeze plaj indicated with disclosure American troops established in Republic o just below Dakar on Wes Africa bulge and Romes repor of attempted British landings be hind Axis lines in British claim new gains on Alamein front hold in Stalin grad and claim new puncture o Germans northern but ad niit second setback in 24 hours in central EUROPEAN re port RAF night raiders over Helgo land Bight and occupied conti nental territory American fighter strafe SECOND on Allied continental action re sumes with return of Eisen chief of Army force in to Washington for con INVESTIGATE FIRE 30 state board of aeronautics an Lansing officials opened an invest gation this morning into a fir which destroyed the Hughes Fly ing School hangar and approxi mately 14 trainer planes at th capitol city airport shortly befor 6 Airport officials said the plane were being used in the civilian pilot and army and navy reserv pilot training The hangar by Harvey schoo was approximately 12 by 70 feet in size of metal Origin of the fire was no officials th damage Terrific Japanese Onslaught Expected By Outnumbered Americans In Solomons Drive Deeper Into Axiss El Alamein Line 30 ighth army has driven deeper nto the Axiss El Alamein line de enses in conjunction with a cease ess Allied air offensive taking iteadily heavier toll in the enemys official reports from the front announced At the end of the first week of he offensive to decide the fate of he neither side apparently was ready throw its armored forces nto the the Brit sh to exploit their gains nor the Germans to plug the menacing aps in their Infantry was emphasized in a British communique which dealt mostly with the damaging blows on the Axis from the air and re ported the land action in these four sentences During the night of 2829 our infantry extended gains in ground formerly held by the A further number of Ger man prisoners was There were minor engagements with enemy armored troops yes terday on whom casualties were Fighting The announcement indicated Lhat the British were following the tactics to which they have adhered for the mostpart in the present attacking at night and consolidating their gains during the daylight The communique did not specify the extent of the advances or the sectors in which they The wording of the communique made it plain that infantry still was playing a major role in the slowly developing battle and that the main tank forces were not yet hebulletin told of ceaseless aerial attacks day and night on Axis sirlieJds arid advanced posi A fighter raid on a landing grounds in the Matruh area was particularly successful and at least three large grounded aircraft were destroyed and three others dam headquarters There was a slight increase in enemy air activity and at least four enemy fighters were destroyed in com British air losses in the entire Mediterranean theater were listed as one Headquarters said it had been learned that during a successful attack on an Axis tanker in the central Mediterranean the night of 2829 a direct hit also was scored on an enemy merchant ves Train Rams Freight Cars Engineer Killed 30 Judge Homer Republi can candidate for the United States suffered a neck injury at today when a train on which he was a sleeping car pas senger struck four standing freight cars at The engineer of the E was killed when he leaped from the locomotive cab just be fore the jolted as he lay in his remained aboard the train until it arrived at the Grand Trunk station where he was removed through the window placed on a stretcher and rushed to Henry Ford hospital for an exam His Charles Beltz of said she was informed her father had suffered a badly wrenched She and Fer guson were at the hospital when the ambulance carrying the judg One other train Orva also complained of in juries to his He was taken to Harper The bound to Detroit from where Judge Ferguson spoke last carried the Pull man with 23 and a day with 11 As the train entered 1 struck the end of the string o freight Eddy leaped from the but his legs were so badly mangled he died in a Durand hos pital an hour The alsc and escaped The locomotive was derailed ani and another locomotive completed the run to Detroit Victor Spike Grand Trunk general said a refriger ator constructed less substan tially than regular box some what cushioned the shock of the Eddys home was in Duranc where he is survived by the widow two daughters and a Willkie Renews Plea for More Aid to Allies NEW 30 dell Willkie renewed his pleafor ncreased aid to our fighting allies ast night in his second radio ad dress since returning from his vorld Speaking on the of Time program over the NBC coasttocoast the 1940 Republican presidential candidate declared in his prepared speech that Russian production alone is not and said that we must aid them with increasing sup Jlies if they are to hold that hard fought front which is ours as well as also told of talks with American flyers in He said hat they are healthy and but rustrated and impatient because hey have so few planes and bombs and such a big Willkie says that after his world tour he is convinced that Germany can never take Russia and that he Japanese can never take the United Before I visited said it was almost unbeliev able to me that any people could stand up under the Constant pun shment that has been inflicted upon the Russian people by the armies of But I had not been there long Before I recognized in them qual ties of energy and a love of Russia that convinced me they would never be Willkie told how he spent the most of one day on the Russian and had fired incessant ques ions at a young lieutenant gen finally inquiring how big a front he was Im not defending anything Willkie said the general I am attacking That is symbolic of the spirit of Willkie and that is why I am just as sure the Germans will never take Russia as I am that the Japanese will never take the evea if they pene trate to TDenver be comes our MA Y NOT DRAFT MARRIED MEN UNTIL 1943 30 passage of legislation to draft 18 and 19yearold youths for military service may make it unnecessary to induct married men before the start of state selective service as serted We have enough single men in the state to fill our November Rosecrans and we will have quite a few left for the December We dont know just how of course but if the IS and 19yearold groups are made available soon we think they will fill the gap enough so that we wont have to take mar ried men for a while Rosecrans pointed that more than a month is requir ed to process a draftee to the stage of induction and that if the pend ing legislation were enacted next week not many of the youths would be available for military service until late in Previously selective service of ficials had indicated that some married men may be taken GUADAlCiAl FIELD Ominous Silence Shrouds Movements of vasion Fleet By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS bornly battering back more Jap anese American troops hung grimly to their prized Guad alcanal airfield today as an omin ous lull seemed to envelop opera tions of the huge enemy war fleet in the southwestern A terrific Japanese naval on slaught in the Solomons area was expected to break shortly against admittedly inferior numbers of United States warships mean allied airpower lashed out at enemy troops and installations over the wide battle The navy reported yesterday that the American marines and army troops on Guadalcanal broke up three additional Japanese as saults on 27 Solomon Islands The airfield defenders were hrown back by one heavy attack but countered quickly and regain ed their Importance of the cap tured by the Marines early n August and desperately sought y the Japanese has been evidenced by the almost daily American aerial attacks on nearby enemy The latest air bombardment an nounced by the navy struck Jap anese gun emplacements on west ern destroying an antiaircraft battery and an am munition At the Japanese base in Rekata Bay in the central the American planes set shore installa tions aflame and destroyed four seaplanes boosting the Japanese plane toll to 413 since the cam paign Allied aircraft under Doug las MacArthurs Australian com mand continued to blast at enemy in the Flying Fortresses straddlebombed five unidentified vessels at the Jap anese naval base at Buin at the southern tip of Bougainville Island causing a heavy explosion on one Turn to Page 13 in Todays Map For a map of turn to page 11 of todays WATERFRONT GUARDED 30 trict headquarters of the coast guard disclosed last night that Clevelands entire waterfront now is under 24hour patrol as re stricted Guards are equipped with machine The coast guard also redefined the northern Ohio territory in which cameras are The area embraces the waters of Lake its navigable tributaries and waterfront facilities as far south as east of the Ohio Indiana line west of and north to the Ohio Michigan line and international SAVED BY BUTTON 30 bone button apparently saved the life of 27yearold Miss Marie who drove 20 miles to a doctors office with a bullet in her a surgeon said The bullet struck the button and veered from its missing vital the surgeon State Police Private Lester Lucas reported the shooting oc curred while Miss Wike and a former sweetheart were riding in a truck Wednesday She stuffed a handkerchief in the wound and drove on with the man accompanying Lucas Honoring Japanese Flag Of Are Massacred TViis account was written by a Marine Corps combat correspon dent at the Solomons and distributed by the Associated By WRIGHT SOMEWHERE IN the South 21 Stories of Jap one tell ing how 28 out of 30 Marines paid with their lives for honoring a Jap flag of were reported today by Solomons Islands casual ties evacuated to the mobile base hospital Raymond Paul of nursing a leg wound received in the early Solomons told of the massacre of the Marine truce A Jap officer carrying a white flag came riding into a Marine camp one Nunley and told the commanding officer a bunch of Japs across a nearby inlet were isolated and wanted to Our took him at his word and 30 Marine officers and men piled into a tank lighter crossed about five miles of water to the point where the Japs were Only two of those Marines are alive As the tank lighter approached the a few Japs wereob and sure one of them was waving a white As the boat scraped into the the Marines let down the ramp and started to go Without warning they were met by a terri fic burst from several machine guns hidden in the They were mowed down like stalks of except for the two who escaped and swam to White Flag a Trap Another Nunley two men of his company on patrol duty saw a Jap on horseback moving along the fringe of the waving a white The sergeant walked out to make the Jap a He got within five feet of the Jap and was shot and Nunley This sergeant was a mighty popular guy and later that day several of his pals went out to avenge How many Japs they killed with their bayonets I dont They wouldnt talk about it when they Platoon Sergt Harry of who is recovering from a knee was in one of several Marine landing boats en tering a cove on Florida Island when a large white flag was seen waving from a tree on Turn to Page 15 ;