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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - October 31, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Colder Weather Details on Pace Slx OCTOBER 1942 PRICE 3 AWAIT TUESDAYS Brown and Ferguson Attract Most Interest In Battle for Senate LIGHT VOTE IS LIKELY Michigans first general election since the nation went to war will be held Candidates will be elected for state and local Outside of county pos sibly greatest individual interest is found to the contest between Sen ator Prentiss Brown and Judge Homer Ferguson of Both men have been conducting ener getic with Senator Brown speaking regularly from Washington in the early Sunday the two opponents met in Detroit for a The sena torial race is complicated by the presence of Gerald who proclaimed himself a sticker candidate as an independent Re publican after he was defeated by Judge Ferguson to the The Brown Slogan Senator Browns slogan in the campaign has been Brown for Senator Ferguson for Ferguson has attacked the Roose velt administration and Brown as and is identified chiefly to public life for his one man grand jury to investigate political corruption to Detroit and Wayne Leroy Lowell is the candidate for senator on the Prohibition party A smaller state vote is expected Tuesday than in other due to the absence of many men in the military and the gen eral public preoccupation with the war and with work to war production In Adrian and Lenawee county a good vote is Accord ing to city more interest has developed to the campaign than was first Three times as many applications for absent voters bal lots have been received at his of fice for the general election as for the Absentee ballots also started to arrive to Adrian yes terday from other parts of the and larger receipts of such ballots are expected today and Ballenberger The 12 election precincts of Adrian will open Tuesday at 7 and will open 6 Polls to other precincts of the county will be open the same Adrian residents will vote to the same places they did to the Michener Burr Earl Michener of the Second Congressional district will be opposed by Redmond Burr of Ann Arbor for Representative to Interest to the Congressional race centers largely in the extent of support that labor unions will give Burr has been en dorsed both by AFL and CIO un ions in Lenawee county and union sentiment also favors him in other sections of the Michener has been to the district since last week and has made numerous ad dresses and has visited many party Murray VanWagoner is opposed by Harry secre tary of to the race for gov Other candidates for state office are Frank incum bent and Eugene for lieutenant governor Maurice Demo and Herman Re for secretary of state Herbert incumbent Re and John for attorney general Theodore and Hale for state treasurer and Vernon Republican and Carl for audi tor Local representatives in state government Senator Elmer Porter of the 19th senatorial dis trict of Lenawee and Monroe coun and Representative Fred Rode siler of Lenawee county are seek ing Both are Repub Porter is opposed by Edward Heilman of Rodesiler is opposed by Earl Dryer of The County Ticket In the prosecuting attor ney is running for reelection against Bernard Williamson of Mor Elmer Repub lican nominee for is op posed by Everett Seeley Manitou Democrat Robert county a Republi is opposed by Edwin Morden Harry is seek ing his seventh term as county treasurer against the opposition of Theodore Glaser of Demo crat and Leonard Re publican register of is op posed by Harold Clark of Medina a Democrat Archie drain is unopposed for re Ed Braun and Paul both Republican candidates for reelection as county and Walter county eng have no opposition for re Nonpartisan ballots for the elec tion of a state supreme court jus tice and two circuit court commis sioners for Lenawee county will be handed to the Ray mond now a member of Turn to Page 2 DEFENDERS OF GUADALCANAL A United States Marine Corps gun crew mans a 75 mm gun to a tropical setting on Guadalcanal This crew and many others are among those remaining on the island to defend it against Grange Asks Chairs Be Re moved From Beer Gardens The 69th annual convention of the Michigan State Grange became history when Armstrong of the closed the weeks sessions to the Adrian Armory last night after the newly elected offi cers had been installed and many expressions of appreciation for Adrians hospitality had been Before the installation ceremony Chester a Detroit attor ney who formerly lived to Fairfield spoke briefly in support of the Wayne home rule amend ment to be voted on at Tuesdays He said the if would permit the writing of a new county charter to be sub mitted to the voters of the It would provide for a chief ex ecutive and a legislative body of 21 and civil service for county Marr Installs Officers The installed by James master of the Lena wee County Pomona as sisted by and Edward Turner of North After Armstrong had been inducted into office for his third term he an nounced the appointment of Cecelia Lamb of Hillsdale county as chairman of the home economics committee to succeed Holly Stanley Powell of a mem ber of the executive committee who was reelected had been unable to attend the sessions but was on hand last night for the Powell gave a short and interest tog During the afternoon a resolution was adopted pledging the support of the Grange in the war effort by purchasing war bonds and stamps in as large an amount as our finances will by raising all the food we can by canning all surplus vegetables and and to various other Liquor Resolutions The Grange reiterated its well known stand on temperance and in addition adopted a resolution to re quest Congress to prohibit the sale of liquor to service men in any army camp anywhere in the world and to the state legis lature to pass a law making the re vocation of drivers licenses man datory on conviction for drunk It also recommended more stringent state liquor fewer places where beer may be no seats in beer halls and that the practice of treating be pro hibited A resolution submitted by the committee on legislation recom mended a no vote on the first and second state amendments and a yes vote on the third amend ment pertaining to the milk mar keting act Another resolution recommends a law to stop the practice ofplac ing names of public officials on public signs for the promotion of the ambitions of office A resolution also was adopted re questing Congress to provide for the use of more grata in manufac turing alcohol for synthetic rub IRREPRESSIBLE MIMIC Oct 31 That irrepressible President todiscussing the reser voir of potential women war work ers at his press conference yester could not resist tilting back in his swivel chair to the danger point and pronouncing theword re It brought a burst of laughter from the roomful of reporters who thought they recognized the pro nunciation as that of a prominent speaker on the radio recently who told of a reservoir of American good wiU abroad which he said was The dictionary says which is of French should be pronounced rezer Says War Can Be Lost Only By A Rift Among The Allies Oct 31 tralian discussion of the Pacific war washighlighted today by a declaration of the Sydney Morn ing Herald that the conflict could be lost only by a rift the Allies and could be won only by long and hard The press described statements Thursday by Douglas Mac Arthur and Prime Minister John Curtin as helpful to clearing the air on such questions as grand politics and the scope of the Australian war Criticisms drew this comment from the Melbourne Age Any whether well in tentioned or launched with ulter ior to create friction be tween political groups or schools of thought to service high com mand could be damaging and In this it will not be General MacArthurs denial of reports that this Commonwealth was not pulling its full weight he said No natiori the is making a more supreme war ef fort than was describ ed by the Adelaide Advertiser as very It will serve a most valuable purpose in the United the Advertiser Recent adverse criticism of Australias war effort did not tell the whole Mac Arthur has supplied the material for a balanced The Sydney Herald pointed out that the Solomons volving both Navy and Army com been questioned and declared that doubts about the is sue had been unduly These misgivings do less than justice to the boldness of the United States stroke at Japans flank and to the results already the newspaper Australian opinion is being dis turbed by suggestions published in New York that the initiation and Rotarians Are Preparing for Tonights Halloween Party A large sized committee of Rotary Club members was learn ing this afternoon what it means in the army to go on The headed by was preparing to feed a hungry army of children this eve ning at the Rotary Clubs annual Halloween party at The Island Meeting at the NuWay Strech Sus pender factory this afternoon the Rotarianswere getting some buns and the same number of doughnuts ready for handing out Meanwhile the frankfurt of ready for cooking and a couple of barrels of cider were being delivered at the Tonights party opens with a parade at 7 oclock from the junior high school headed by the senior high school Before the par ade moves the costumes of the par aders are to be prizes awarded and every child handed a horn or some other noise making At the park there are to be a huge bonfire and the SAWYER RESIGNS Oct 31 Robert Republican member of the State House of Re presentatives from today submitted a fourline letter to Governor Van Wagoner resigning from the state unemployment com pensation study Sawyer was described to legisla tive circles as the original sponsor ofa commission to the 1941 legisla tive session to study an upward re vision of the unemployment com pensation The letter asserted my services to the army of the United States make it impossible for me to re tain my membership on the com conduct o the Solomons cam paign have been influenced by jealousy of while from another source it is represented to Americans that political and indus trial conditions in Australia are handicapping the supreme com mander in making war in the southwest The allega gations are a severe disservice to both Nobody here believes that Pres ident Roosevelt would allow poli tical considerations to counsel shelving of MacArthur regardless of the consequences to military op erations to the southwest The Generals statement wir increase the respect Australians feel for him and the debt of grat itude we owe The Herald General in addition to praising Australians for their war work and disa vowed political saying I started as a soldier and I shal finish as Prime Minister Curtin Commonwealth Government knows but one great duty Thai is to organize the nation so that morally and every physica factor it can give une quivocable backing to a comnaand er in whose capacity and person it lias wholesouled Leant Canty PATRIOTIC LEAGUE 15 More Industrial Plants Make Reports Contents of the Lenawee County Patriotic League war chest reach ed today as pledge and cash totals from li more industria plants in Adrian were tabulated The last total an nounced was The amount listed here ar those contributec by the workers o the various plant who have been solicited during th week by a corps of Th contributions of the workers and the plants at which they are em ployed are as follows Brown Fence and Wire 5554 The Suntorbach Revco 5120 Smith the Van Camp Packing 549 Purity Ice Cream 572 Aget Manu facturing 516 Adrian Beverages 512 Dis play Equipment 524 Adrian Brass 550 Oro Manufacturing 549 Will beeMorse Concrete Russell Tool and Manufacturing 558 Ken Morey Up holstering NuWay Strech Other results will be announced as soon as plants are solicited and the figures Similar in dustrial solicitations are being con ducted throughout the In discussing todays Claude League campaign said that the results so far have been very satisfactory but that only a small proportion of the countys population has been invit ed to give so He went on to say that there is a great oppor tunity for swelling the chest through the neighborhood which are now under This is in view of the small proportion of the county which has been reached to It is hoped by League officials that the solicitations of the work ers in the industrial plants by the Vickys will be completed Contributions from organizations are beginning to come into the League Chest Those received to date are as follows the Past Noble Grand Club of the Rebekah 55 Daughters of the American Re 510 Kappa Kappa Ep 510 the Progressive Womens the Womens Benefit As and the UAWCIO 268 of I EGYPTIAN DESERT Number of Axis Counter Attacks Beaten Off With Losses to Enemy BOMBERS ATTACK CRETE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct eighth army maintained its gains in the Egyptian desert yesterday and beat off a number of Axis counterat lacks with losses to the a British communique announced to Allied con tinued to hold control of the skies and repeatedly bombed enemy air fortified positions and other the bulletin One formation of allied heavy bombers was reported to have winged its way across the Mediter ranean to attack At least four enemy planes were shot down over the Egyptian battle front yesterday and many others headquarters Four large enemy aircraft were re ported destroyed by twinengined fighters which attacked the air drome at El Some enemy divebombers were active over British positions in the the communique but for the second successive day Malta was free from air The British put their own air losses in the Mediterranean theater at three fAs the British campaign to smash Rommels Axis armies en tered its second week dispatches from the front indicated the eighth army had gained and held all ob jectives set for There was no indication of how far the allied troops have movec through the maze of Axis mine fields and desert strong points or how soon the expected clash of major tank units would but the general situation appeared to be developing favorably for the allied Push Axis Troops Back One report said that allied in fantrymen had pushed back Axis troops more than a halfmile on the northern sidet of their salient Wednesday Many enemy tanks were destroyed and many prisoners were these reports A Reuters correspondent with the south African forces in the de sert said there had been desertions from Rommels army in the last few hesbeenconfirmed he that the Axis desert army contains a substantial number o conscripted Slovenes and former French foreign legionaries There were reports of sharp en gagements between British and Axis but the opposing tank armies have not yet been tested in Although Axis air activity was reported the allied air including bombers and still ruled the sky over the desert Edward of Ver commander of one unit of said that while his men are getting plenty of op portunities they still scrap like hell for men are from all parts of the United Some of these boys are having their first combat bu they are acting like veterans be cause their hearts and souls are in the fight to the finish with the enemy wherever they find Backus Delayed dispatches from the front said handtohand fighting broke out frequently during the advance Wednesday night and early Thursday as one enemy strong point after another was taken b who charged shouting into the Enemy gun positions far back o the lines were shelled by allied artillery in an effort to keep them quiet as the allied troops movei forward yard by yard through thi barbed wire and Japanese Fleet Disappears From Solomons War Scene Planes Plaster Enemy Base Oct 31 IP of the dead and rehabilita tion of the homeless commenced to day in this small Ozark mountain community where a tornado late Thursday night killed at least 29 persons and injured more than 200 The Red quickly coordin ating the efforts of state and local welfare agencies with its esti mated there were more than 500 persons that 130 homes were demolishd and another 150 heavily The agencys field representatives said surveys showed probably another 200 per sons suffered lesser injuries that required no medical Definite identification of a few o the dead had not been completec State health department physi cians and army medical corpsmen remained to help the towns three doctors in the fast im provised infirmaries Forty injured were to theHarrison hos Two and a soup kitchen served the homeless and relief workers State Welfare Commissioner John Pipkin said that he and other disaster experts marveled a the lack of hysteria to Berryville a community of Pipkin saic that they seemed to realize they had a job to do and went ahead and did it in a welldisciplined Reformed Russian Lines Hold In Fight For Nalchik Plateau By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct toes of the Red army were re ported holding to fierce fighting for the Nalchik plateau of the central Caucasus today while German at tacks were repelled again by the defenders of Stalingrad to their 68th day of A battalion of submachinegun supported by 60 tanks and armored was repulsed during attack after attack upon a com munity to the Nalchik area and 22 of the machines were the Soviet information bureau an nounced In another it A Soviet unit repulsed two German killing 240 of the Twenty German trucks with am munition were destroyed by Soviet These defensive accomplishments were reported chalked up after three successive retreats by out numbered Red army The Russians said three German tanks were destroyed and a Ger man company was wiped out over night in the repulse of attacks up on Stalingrad while Red army men consolidated their positions and EXPECTED TO VOTE Would Be Under Turnout In Presidential Year of 194O 31 canvass of the best available sourc es indicated today that because of the war and an apparent general apathy toward politics only around persons are likely to vote in next Tuesdays War developments could change the This is or more under the recordbreaking turnout to the presidential year of 1940 and is also below the vote for Congress in the offyear elections of Some estimates placed this years probable vote even the level of fhe congressional elections of 1934 when only cast An Associated Press compilation of official registrations and unof ficial estimates of eligible voters by states showed that had qualified to vote Allow ing for more than the usual num ber of stayathomes because of the it was calculated that or about 65 per cent of the would This 65 per cent compares with about 75 per cent in normal off year voting and SO to 85 per cent in presidential The vote necessarily rough because of lack of information on the ex tent of absentee voting and other war is under the vote for House candidates in 193S or below the highest na tional total that year which includ ed senatorial and gubernatorial Expect Light Service Vote Officials based their light vote predictions on the fact that hun dreds of thousands have joined the armed forces and few will take the trouble to vote although where pos sible they may do so by Re ports received here at one of the campaign headquarters said that out of men in the armed ser vices from one unnamed Pennsyl vania county only 250 had applied for General migration of workers who have not lived in their new states long enough to qualify and may not to vote by mail in the old gasoline and tire will serve to keep the balloting officials President Roosevelt yesterday urged all citizens to go to the polls Tuesday as he put bal lots were as necessary as bullets in keeping democracy The chairman of the two major party committees also have joined in a big turnout term ing this one of the most important elections in Registrations have been below normal offyear figures in many states this although Cali fornia and Massachusetts gained over New York had a virtual ly complete registration of only or under 1938 and less than Pennsyl vanias was compared with in 1938 and to Californias registration of 776 compared with in although all parties showed losses tins year compared with Massachusetts boosted its registration of four years ago to this year and approxi mately new women voters were estimated to have been added to the it is believed by a referendum to relax birth control AUCTIONS Auction 1 mile east of BUssUeld on Llnehan See on Market Public Auction southwest of Fred See on Market northeast of Victor See on Market carried put reconnaissance activi ties northwest of the One Soviet detachment wiped out 80 Germans and captured four machineguns and 250 hand gre the communiqufi Soviet artillery destroyed three enemy pill boxes and dugouts and three German tanks dug into the The midnight communique told of a fresh Russian setback in the campaign southwest of but coupled this with reports of a slow Soviet advance in the western Cau casus and a firm stand by Stalin grads garrison against German at tacks This was the 68th day of the bat tle of The communique declared Germans were slain yesterday to vain attempts to expand invasion salients toward the eight tanks were disabled or 16 siege batteries were silenced and 18 planes were shot Local combat persisted northwest of The Russians said their troops broke into enemy trenches and wiped out a company in handtohand fighting while Red army men on another sector re pelled killing 180 About invaders were de clared newly added to the Axis death lists during the seesaw fighting for the western the victims of Red army troops and Red Northeast of Tuapse our overcoming stubborn enemy resis slowly the com munique In the area of one height the after futile attacks lasting many went over to the Takes Terrific Left for But Lives Oct 31 was a case of frying or fighting against fantastic And so Private Eugene Moore of the marines came out of his disabled and blazing tank to do handtohand battle with more than 50 howling The Japs used fists and feet One even poked him with a fish The 22yearold former high school football player got the beating of his but he His outfit wiped out the Japs Moore failed to and now he is back from the Solomon is lands to visit his par and Charles and tell his The sixfootthree marine was loader in a tank that was lightered from Gavutu island last August 8 to a nearby Japheld is A Jap ignited the vehicle with A grenade killed some of the When the fire Moore I grabbed an extinguisher but I couldnt bring the flames un der Kills One Jap I killed one Jap who stuck his face into the turret of my fir ing my right at I knew I either was going to get burned to death or and I de cided that a bullet was I figured I might be safer back ing so I climbed out feet first The ifttle guys must have thought I was a Mickey Mouse car toon coming out in I am so they were yelling that silly Japanese to my ear all the They kept beating and punching and I guess all that saved my life was my pad ded crash One Jap stabbed me with a threepronged fish Another clubbed me with a gun butt Of I had a lot of and a head wound that I guess came from the grenade that ex ploded in the Finally they left Moore for Two hours later he regained con Around him were 41 dead He found out lat er that Private Kenneth marine sharpshooter from Summit had picked off most of the Japs from a nearby hiding Moore hopes to be out of the hos pital in a and is happy to be able to embrace his I got a bigger kick out of see ing her again than I did when I staggered into our lines and knew I was safe after the beating I KILLED BY RAIDER 31 UP One woman was killed and several per sons were injured today when a German daylight raider dove through the clouds over an east Anglian village and dropped sev eral Another plane machinegunned the district near a coastal There were no but a cow was Says We Control Every Inch of Ground We Ever Con trolled On Island By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct Sams grip on the vital Guadal canal airfield clenched tighter to day as Japans fighting vessels dis appeared from the Solomons battle scene with at least two more of her and probably heavily damaged by Allied aerial The threat of a major Japanese naval assault to recapture the stubbornlyheld island airbase was dispelled temporarily even as bombing planes Doug las MacArthurs Australian com mand again plastered an enemy shipping base with hit ting a warship setting an other vessel ablaze and probably damaging an aircraft carrier and a Secretary of the Navy Knox told yesterday of the re tirement of the Japanese warships from the Guadalcanal area a gallant force of United States marines and soldiers to possession of every inch of ground we ever controlled on the battleridden Some of the Rising Suns ships had returned to their Knox and others departed to un disclosed But he made it clear there was no telling when they would return for a stab at Guadalcanal or at American bases to the New New Caledonia and the Fiji While cautioning against regard ing retirement of the Japanese fleet too the navy secretary expressed a great feel ing of pride in the way our men have met the Done Superb Job They have done a superb he adding that we are to as complete control of the situation to Guadalcanal as we ever have Some quarters expressed belief the Japanese destroyers and transports had left the embattled Solomons area to bring back more troops for re inforcements of their Guadalcanal forces whose efforts thus far have failed to retake any of the ground the marines captured to early At the end of round as Knox called it on departure of the enemy the Japanese since opening the battle of the have lost at least 14 ships with three more probably sunk and 64 dam The Navy has announced 14 vessels sunk and one Japanese losses in the Guadal canal ground fighting and aerial combats about the island also have been reported much heavier than that of the Knox declared there has been no interruption to our communications to the island and presumably American forces were taking advantage of the absence of the Guadalcanal The latest raid of MacArthurs bombers was accomplished last night Australian time without the loss of a and was re garded as the most damaging aerial blow to the Japanese to many Twentyseven tons of bombs were dropped on the enemy ship ping concentration at Buin harbor at the southern tip of Bougainville Island to the northern some 300 miles from Score Two Hits The first of three waves of raid ers scored two hits on a heavy cruiser or battleship and dropped Turn to Page 2 War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS reinforcing for Second Round of Solomons bat tle after first ends with Jap fleets withdrawal northward and Ameri cans on Guadalcanal holding every inch we ever Foes naval retirement unexplain but Secretary cautioning against overoptimism punishing blows did it wth MacArthurs bombers pur suing to bomb heavy cruiser and probably two other Australians to New report Ax is counterattacks repulsed and weeks gains held as and Allied fliers continue socking report defen ses in Central Caucasus mountains stiffen after three straight re taking toll of tankled Stalingrad slaughter con tinues with Reds holding within city and extending penetration ol German flank to patriots pro test against working for Germany with new strike ;