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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 16, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Showers Weather on Two SEPTEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 YORKTOWN LOST IN MIDWAY BATTLE Steel Mills Need Scrap From Farms For War Effort ITS HARVEST III Clip the Put Old Iron in Trucks Will Collect It Just how much old iron and steel will be collected from Lenawee county farms in the collection drive to begin October 1 with the assis tance of trucks and crews made available by the Lenawee County Road Commsision is anybodys But a large amount is counted and the more old metal that can be brought in the The nations steel mills need they simply must have it to keep on turning out steel for the nations war Every bit Large amounts of iron from the farms already have been moved during the summer under drives by implement the WPA and the War Clubs formed by the Agri cultural Adjustment Administra tions county Some but not have found the tiine to pick up the scrap on their farms and get it to the junk But on many pos sibly a majority of the rush of farm work with no extra help has prevented any sys tematic collection of old iron and The farmers have of that old metal was needed and they have known also that food was needed and they have concen trated on raising food and feeding They have let the matter of gath ering up the scrap wait The time has come to get it Thats all the farmer has to the scrap in convenient tell his township supervisor or the county salvage chairman that its The road commission trucks will take care of getting it to the sal vage The road commission is making its available as its part in helping win the Heres the Plan The scrap metal collection plan out by the county salvage committee is The farmer is asked to fill out a coupon that appeared in The Telegram yester day and is printed again today at the top of page He gives his his and indicates the approximate amount of old metal that he has on He hands or mails the coupon to his township supervisor who will see to it that it reaches the county salvage commit These coupons are wanted at It will take a few days for the road commission to map out truck But the collection begin October Quick collection of a substantial amount of old metal depends upon every farmer filling out a coupor and meanwhile getting the meta into a pile from which it can be loaded The road commis sion drivers are to give the farmers receipts for the metal picked up and payment when the metal has been sold to the junk is to be on the basis of a If far mers care to donate the their donations will be paid over to some patriotic probably the Lenawee County Patriotic Scrap Needed Too Lenafee county farms are noted lor their big crops and fine live Those crops and that live stock are mighty important and es pecially so in war But the scrap iron on Lenawee countys farms is badly needed right On the farms it is simply rust ing away and doing nobody any Brought into salvage depots and moved from there to the steel mills it will begin performing a useful service It will be en listed in Americas war effort It is needed in the war effort right How about Farmer How big a crop of scrap metal can you harvest on your farm Get your scrap into a esti mate how much you fill out the coupon and see that it gets to your township supervisor if thai is inconvenient mail it to Richarc county salvage 118 Wast Mapie MOBILIZATION RIO DE 16 JP Getulio Vargas order ed general mobilization today throughout Brazil declared war against Germany and Italy last August 22 sfter incurring heavy losses from Axis attacks on her merchant ship Since then Brazilian sea and air forces have been helping the Allies combat the enemy sea The general mobilization ex tends steps already taken by the Brazilian government which have put the nation on a military Brazil could place trained infantrymen in the DO YOTJK PART An Editorial Often we hear that the people are eager to do whatever they can to help win the but that no Dody in authority tells them what they should There is much truth in that The overnment has asked them to do voluntarily only a few specific things up to juying stamps and low speed But NOW the government asks something very specific and defi very very urgent For the first time in American fiistory the steel industry faces a shortage of raw Scrap iron is one of its essential raw just as essential as pig It is more than just con venient it is Electric furnaces operate entirely on Open hearth furnaces use half scrap and half thereby produc ing steel much It takes four tons of coal and lime stone to make a ton of pig so a ton of scrap saves three tons of as well as the transpor tation of it Last year the mills produced 83 million tons of They used 45 million tons of But the scrap is The stock pile has shrunk 40 in 18 Right now the mills have between two and three weeks Some mills have already run short and have had to slow down their With increasing pro duction the situation will grow rapidly We are face to face with a shrinkage in production of most important of all war If that is not then noth ing is serious If thatsltuation is not urgent then no situation could The answer The people can give it They right in their the scrap that is They have a prodigious amount all ready to It is the waste iron accumulated in a century by a great It is scattered There is hardly a farm or factory that does not have some only perhaps hundreds of perhaps That is the nations great re serve of scrap reserve which must now be drawn and That can be done only by voluntary individual The government cant step out and take it The government doesnt know where it Even if the government did it could not send men around to thirty million places to pick it The nation must rely on its own indi to do what the life of the nation Continued on page four Sheriff Scott Is Defeated in Republican Race by 170 Vote Margin COUNTY VOTE ONLY With an overwhelming 391 votes in his own Morenci precinct to Sheriff Roscoe Scotts Elmer a deputy sheriff for the last ten won the Re publican nomination for sheriff in yesterdays Bringman received a mar gin of 170 votes over Sheriff Scott in the countys 44 Harry the third contestant for the ran county vote follows and Rodgers Lenawee county Republicans fol lowed the state trend when they approved Judge Homer Ferguson of Detroit for the Senate and The Ballot For November Senator Homer Prentiss Governor Harry Murray Van Lieut Eugene Frank Congress Earl Redmond State Senator Elmer Edward State Representative Fred Earl Prosecutor Lawrence Bernard Sheriff Elmer Everett Clerk Robert Edwin Treasurer Harry Theodore Register Leonard Harold Drain Commissioner Archie Coroners Ed Paul Surveyor Walter Airplane Carrier Had Normal Complement of 85 Men CASUALTIES SAYS NAVY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Navy announced today that the United States aircraft had been sunk after the hattle of Midway as a result of Japanese bombs and torpedo Loss of the with very few had been a well kept naval The department said that destruction of the ship appar ently was not known to the enemy and that the knowledge was vitally linked to the operations which have been in progress in the South Pacific since early The Yorktown first was successfully attacked by enemy aircraft with bombs and tor JAPS HURL NEW ATTACK AT See Table on Page 6 Eugene Keyes of Dearborn for In the 44 Lenawee precincts Ferguson re ceived votes to Gerald Smiths and Elton Eatons Smith ran better in Lena wee than he did in the state as a In the total Michigan count Ferguson compiled almost a 2 to 1 lead over the radio speak Keyes received votes in Lenawee to Thomas Reads and Hale Brakes Keyess total vote in Michigan gave him a comparatively small margin over Only 3 Contests The three contests on the Re publican ticket were the only ones to come before Lenawee vot ers in the All Democratic candidates were nominated yester day without opposition as were all Republicans except those involved in the three There were no contests for state legislative for Representative in The for the sherirfs nom inatipnv beginning to candidates ran neck and neck in the 12 Adrian precincts with Bringman getting 491 votes in the city to Scotf s In the two Blissfield pre Ogden and Sheriff Scottran far The sheriff owns a farm in Ogden town On the other Bnngmans margin was just as convincing in Hudson the city of Hudson and It re mained for the big Morenci the last precinct to report last night to put him over the Ballots Cast Only slightly more than Lenawee voters went to the polls the smallest turnout for a primary election in the county in The returns showed that Republican ballots were cast as compared with only 547 Demo Although Lenawee usual ly casts more Republican primary ballots than Democratic the mar gin was particularly large yester day because of the lack of Demo cratic The successful candidates for all offices yesterday who will be op ponents in the November general election are Homer Prentiss Harry Murray Van Lt Eugene Frank Earl Redmond State Elmer Edward State Fred Earl Prose Lawrence Bernard Elmer Bring Everett Robert Edwin Treasur Harry Theodore Leonard Harold Archie Coroners Ed and Paul Mott Walter THREEWEEK OLD GIRL SMOTHERS IN PILLOW Carol Ann the three week old daughter of and Irving Jensen of 425 South Main died suddenly last nighl about 10 The baby hat been lying on a soft pillow anc when found she had smothered by turning her face into the She was the only child of and Jensen and is survived by the parents and Mrs Leora Erickson of and and John Hoff man of South The body was taken to al Home and will be moved today to South Haven where short services will be held at the grave in Covert AUCTIONS Furniture Auction at Fred See on Market Auction east Andy See on Market Americans Battle Them Sav agely Thus Suc cessfully MARINES HOLD POSITIONS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept 16 Ja pans expected grandscale drive to recapture the Solomon Islands and again point a dagger at the Australian lifeline appeared de veloping with doordie fury to Battle tried American forces were fighting back savagely and thus far The Navy reported last night that heavy fighting had been in progress by sea and air since Saturday night and that while de tails were lacking reports receiv ed to date indicate that the Ma rines are maintaining their posi Creation of a new air command for the United States Pacific fleet shift hi command of the southwest Pacific Allied Air Forces indicated a tightening of grand strategy as theIpattle began to anese would throw all their available striking The changes in command gave weight to Admiral Chester Nimitzs warning Do not for one minute assume that we have the Japanese on the In decorating 25 officers and men at Pearl Harbor the commanderinchief of the Pa cific fleet declared the Japanese were dangerous he now that antagonists who are willing and know how to Turn to Page jedoes on the afternoon of June after the battle of Midway Island a great American victory had reached its full The which had a normal complement of 85 planes and men and was only five years was put out of action at that Tugs and salvage vessels suc in getting her under control and she was slowly but from the battle they have learned by we also are dangerous Asks Bringman To Resign As Deputy A few hours before returns from the county precincts gave him the Republican nomination for Deputy Sheriff Elmer Bring man received a message from Sheriff Roscoe Scott requesting that he resign as deputy in the best interests of law enforcement in Lenawee The handed to Bring man at Morenci about yester day afternoon by the sheriffs son Roscoe read as follows In the best interests of law en forcement in Lenawee the sheriff needs the loyal support of the men working for In your present seeking the same office as your you are not in a position to give that kind of in the interests of law enforcement in Lenawee I hereby ask you to return your appointment as de puty sheriff of Lenawee The letter was signed by Roscoe The letter was dated September Sheriff Scott said today that he Bringman to resign be cause he felt that the deputy could not campaign for office and work as an officersuccessfully at the same During the last three months I have received no reporl of Bringmans activites at Sheriff So I thought it would better for the county if a fellow was going to campaign that he be of working for the Bringman said today that he intends to comply with the sheriffs request PLANES ATTACK KISKA ISLAND AN A L A S K AN ARMY BASE Sept 7 the first American fighter plane attack on Japaneseheld Kiska Is two pilots mowed down a line of machinegunned a Dying boat and converted yacht and silenced machine gun Judge Ferguson To Oppose Prentiss Brown For Senate Seat In 3 Election JEFFERS NAMED RW CHIEF Nelson He Has All My Authority 16 William office boytopresident of the Union Pacific stepped in swing ng today as the nations new rub ber I am already at Presumably the withdrawal was eastward toward Pearl The navy said in its communique reporting the loss today that by the morning of June 6 the pros pects of saving the great ship ap peared They had been slender at first for the vessel had listed abandoned by her was in imminent danger of The text of the communioue The Yorktown was sunk on June as the re sult of enemy action and subsequent the battle of Mid The Navy hav ing good reason to believe that the loss of the Yorktown was not known to the withheld this announcement pending develop ments which were vital to the op erations which have been in prog ress in the southwest Pacific since early August Turn Page year old railroader declared last as Production Chief Donald Nelson announced Jeffers had been picked for what Nelson called one of the toughest jobs in the war Charged with con solidating and administering the governments efforts to alleviate Jie rubber Jeffers is ex pected to in com plete boss over the Rubber Reserve Company and all other agencies in matters affecting the rubber Turn to Page 9 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS agricultural officials from the cot ton belt opened a second front to day on behalf of farm interests in PresidentRoosevelts antiinflation v The Senate agriculture commit tee called a special meeting to hear a group of state agriculture com missioners from the southern states express their sentiments toward the pending price control bill and its probable effect on farm At the same representatives of both farmers and organized labor were on hand to give their views to the Senate banking com which is conducting a for mal hearing on a resolution that would empower the President to stabilize prices at parity or the highest market price thus far Senator Thomas DOkla said he understood the cotton belt group would offer two resolutions to the agriculture One would oppose any blanket granting of powers to the President by Con The other would ask that suitable wage controls linked with any control of farm They dont want to be sacrificed for Thomas Members of the farm bloc in Congress have proposed that the cost of hired hands be included in the computation of parity in farm which means the equivalent of an index figure that represents a favorable past purchasing Farm labor costs are disregarded in the present parity Turn to Page 9 Certificates and equipment will be distributed to approximately 250 city air raid wardens and aux iliary police at a meeting Septem ber 23 in the Adrian armory at 8 The a gradua tion was announced to day by LaVon chief air raid warden of the In addition to the certificates signifying that they have complet ed the necessary training the wardens and volunteer police will receive identification and the and armbands which were received recently from the Office of Civilian The awards and distributions will be made Karl civilian de fense Thespeaker will bfr Owen deary of Ypsilanti who is chief air raid wardenfor He introduced by Mayor Auxiliary wardens and the gen eral public are Volunteer firemen will get thenequipment at individual meetings at the en Chief Jack Hawley said the 66 FOR COY OFFICERS Petitions Being Circulated By Junior Chamber Petitions requesting that the matter of an increase in the salar ies of Adrians elective officials be placed before the voters of the city at the November election are being circulated Adrian Jun iprChamber of Commerce isstart Rationing Of Fuel Oil Ordered Sept 16 Tuel oil 25 per cent below normal been ordered in a vast 30state area for the coming heating In addition to the 17 Atlantic seaboard states in which gasoline already is supplies of fuel oil will be curtailed in these 13 middle western states In Nebraska North South Dakota and Ken In an order last night authorizing uel oil Chairman Don ald Nelson of the War Produc tion Board said the shortage of oil remains despite shifts in ransportation and conversions to The fuel oil resulting as it does from a loss of tanker is a war burden that should be spread over the country as far as Nel son The middle western although presently approxi mately in are the nearest points from which fuel oil may be with a minimum of trans fofe the Since the salaries are regulate by the city a charter a mendment is The changes suggested in the petitions woulc raise the mayors annual salary from to and the salaries of the commissioners of public safety and public improvements from to The annual stip ends for the city treasurer and assesor would be boosted from to The fact that the salary sched ule provided for by the city charter was drawn up back in years before the rise in the cost of living is sufficient argument for the sug gested Squire presi dent of the Junior saic By boosting the salary we can retain the men o high quality which we must have in city The city has developed extensively in the last several yean and it requires men of high caliber in the various city In ad the city treasury is in a healthy condition and would not be overtaxed by the proposed in Under the city petitions bearing a number of equal to 15 per cent of the tota vote for mayor or the commission er getting the most votes in the las election are required before an is sue can be placed before the voters Thsi means that 565 signatures an needed on the petitions now in cir Writer Rides Torpedo Plane in Attack on Japs tThis is another page of the diary of Clark Associat ed Pres war correspondent in the written aboard an airplane carrier off the Solomon Islands on August both before and after he flew in a torpedo bomber over the successfully in vading later pages of Lees diary were prev iously His play by play account of the aerial phase of the invasion brings a new and vivid picture of what happened that in the By CLARK LEE ABOARD Aircraft Carrier Off Coast Of Solomon Aug a few min utes will begin the United States first offensive against Japans con quered territory in the southwest We are speeding along with smooth steaming Into the wind During the night the storms of yes terday blew away and a quarter moon hangs off our with Orion cocked slantwise across thi and Venus gleaming The moon illuminates the fligh deck sufficiently so that I can rec ognize persons a hundred fee or XTurn to Jage portation somewhat to the eastern mitigate This withdrawal of fuel oils from the middle west necessitates ration ing in that Two additional Tennessee and were considered for but passed over because of their small number of oil Plau Coupon set iip by the Office of Price Adminis rationing will vary in dif ferent Details will not be announced until OPA has complet ed its During the period Sept fuel oil deliveries in the rationed area will be under Any fuel oil tank used for cool or water heating equipment in a private dwelling one designed for the occupancy of fewer than four families may be filled to ca provided the tank does not exceed 275 In other than private deliveries will be limited to 50 per cent of ca Returns from of Precincts 306 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept 16 Michigan lepublicans chose graft fighting Circuit Judge Homer Ferguson of Detroit as their nominee for ienator in Tuesdays primary elec to contest with Democratic Senator Prentiss Brown of Ignace in the general election No vember Ferguson won the nomination with a thumping majority well in excess of the combined votes of Gerald who earned much of politics from the ate Huey Long as one of his lieu and Elton Ply mouth weekly newspaper publish Returns from precincts out of in the state for the Republican nomination for United States Senator give 43 Returns from precincts out of in the state for the Republican nomination for lieu give Hale Eugene Thomas The nomination gives the Repub licans a handpicked slate for the November Both Fergu son and Harry who was unopposed in yesterdays balloting for the partys nomination for gov literally were drafted by party Turn to Page 7 Beginning Oct no deliveries may be made without the written guaranty of the person receiving oil that he will surrender coupons when No one can predict now whether we will have a mild or severe win Nelson Turn to FUEL Page 9 British Close Within 100 Miles of Island Capital Sept 16 nor General Armand Annet of Ma dagascar has asked for a cease fir ing order and terms to end hostili ties as British troops closed in to within 100 miles of the island capi tal after six days of radio reports from Madagascar said Authoritative sources in London lacked immediate confirmation of the which were heard by British stations at captured Diego Suarez and at Port Mauri but military circles said such a move by the French was not un British columns moving upon inland capital of the since new landings last Thursday have re ported meeting little The British who seized the naval base at Diego Suarez in northern Madagascar last May sought com plete occupation of the island to prevent its use by the Local French administrations in areas thus far occupied have been left in Annets decision to ask for an end of hostilities was reported ra broadcast by the Tananarive The broadcast picked up at Port Louis said Governor General Armand Annet of Mada gacarwas sending plenipotentiar ies to the British commander ask ing for a cease fire order and the opening of The broadcast was in the form of a personal statement by Anne of his Fifteen minutes later the news was confirmed by the radio stationat Diego which Is held by Reuters KEYES LEAD OVER 3 TO 1U 16 outstate Republican Congressmen accused of prePearl Harbor iso lationism piled up leads along with other incumbents today in incom unofficial returns from yes terdays but a Detroit Democrat against whom the same issue was Rudolph trailed his nearest op ponent 2 to With all but 25 of 186 precincts Clare Allegan Republican and outspoken administration held a lead of more than 3 to 1 over his closest opponent in a threeman race in the fourth district The incom plete returns gave him votes to for State Senator The Issue again made itself felt in the seventeenth districts Democratic with Dorothy Kemp Roosevelt far ahead of her five male Roosevelt is the former wife of the first ladys late and Michi gans only woman aspirant for With the unofficial returns still far from complete in some of Michigans 17 congressional dis the primary races shaped up like this First District 137 of 214 pre the received votes to for who mhe unseated four years Sosnowskl was Second District No contest with Earl Adrian auto matically renominated and Red mond Burr of Ann Arbor nam ed to the Democratic ticket to op pose him in Third District Republican of Battle leading who picked up a majority only in his home county of with two other candidates trailing far Steinbacher unopposed for the Turn to 9 British Convoy Heavily Attacked Sept British convoy in the Atlantic has been un der heavy attack by German U an authoritative source said but no indication of the al lied losses was The German high command has claimed sinking of 19 ships from a Authoritative quarters said the German report that Capt Rolf commander of a Ger man Uboat lost his life in the at tack while his craft continued operations indicated that the Uboat had been forced to make a crash dive while the officer was on This means that the convoy es cort was on Its ;