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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 19, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Cooler Weaiber Details on Pact Tw05 SEPTEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 Metal Piles Grow On Farms Scrap Coupons Are Turned In 50 Pounds of Metal Is Re ported Available By Adrian Woman Piles of precious scrap varying in weight from a few pounds to a are being collected and assembled on Lenawee farms in preparation for the countywide scrap metal pickup beginning next The scrap collected here will help keep the nations steel mills operating at capacity during the whiter If it isnt col lected some of the mills will shut down and the war effort will suf The first coupons from and some city folks as signify ing that they have scrap available for the collection are being receiv ed at the office of Richard county salvage in The coupons have been appearing regularly in The Telegram and they will be used by salvage offi cials and members of the road com mission in arranging for road commission trucks during the The trucks will visit every section cf the It is im perative that the coupons be mailed to the salvage or turned over to township by September The actual collec tion will begin after October L To days coupon appears on page a Ton on Farm Farmers will be paid for their scrap at the rate of a ton when it is collected from their Salvage officials were more than pleased with the coupon received from Reinsel of Dover town Reinsel reported that he had a quantity of old wire and also an old corn binder available for the It is expected that the Reinsel scrap pile will weigh in the neighborhood of a Parts from the corn binder that can be used for replacements have been On the other Ronald Goist of 1378 West Maumee Street sent in a coupon reporting that she had about 50 pounds of scrap for the Salvage officials were just as pleased with that for in the end it will be the many smaller scrap piles that will swell the county total The big collections will take care of Goff said to It is the smaller collections that must be obtained if the cam paign is to be a We sure want BOO Pounds in Adrian Township Numerous other coupons were received through the Helen Packard of Birdsall reported that she had a lot of old farm things for the collection but wasnt able to estimate the weight Frank Smith of Adrian township reported that his scrap pile would weigh 500 or 600 C Patterson of Tecumseh reported a scrap pile of 300 pounds but said it already had been picked up by WPA Richards of Blissfield township reported 91 pounds Frannie Zeluff of 503 North Winter Berl Howe of Medina Harry Van Mar ter of Jasper and Robert Johnston of Clinton all reported varying amounts of Salvage officials are hoping for a veritable flood of coupons over the week county school has enrolled the 150 rural schools of the county in the farm collection of scrap iron and In a letter mailed today to all rural school teachers an nouncing a contest among the countys school children to write a slogan for the Lenawee County Patriotic Armstrong included a request to the teachers that they publicize the scrap metal drive through the The pu pils are to ask their fathers to fill out and send in the coupons that are appearing in The if they have not already done BRITAIN RAIDED Sept 19 single German air raider bombed and machinegunned an area on the southeast coast of Britain in day light today after sweeping low across the English Channel and dodging through heavy antiair craft First reports indicated there were no ATTACK MERCHANTMAN Sept 19 XP bombers attacked a mer chant vessel in the central Mediter ranean bringing it to a halt with a heavy port and the same night torpedocarrying planes scored hits on one large ship and smaller vessels off a Brit ish communique said On the El Alamein desert front the only activity yesterday was that of patrols and artillery gun Air activity over the desert was reported on a small 1 DIES EN BLAST Sept 19 XP a merchant in Somerset reported by telephone that the locomotive of a Baltimore and Ohio railroad coal train exploded early today and the engineer was The railroad office here was un able to confirmthe saying that communications to Listie had been Melon Patch Shooting Case Turned Over To Circuit Court The Roff melon patch case was turned over the Lenawee circuit court yesterday when Herbert 67 year old Raisin township was bound over to the higher court for trial at the con clusion of his examination before Justice Franklin Roff is charged with felonious as intentional discharge of fire arms and the reckless use of fire He furnished bail of and was This is one of the most difficult cases I have ever had to Justice Russell said in binding the defendant over for Both Jus tice Russell and Prosecuting At torney when the testimony had been stated that the charges against Roff are a question of degree in that the use of a highpowered deer rifle was uncalled for and too dan gerous for use in protecting his melon Had a shotgun been used in this loaded with rock salt or bird so as not to seriously injure these of ficers the stale police would have been the first to congratulate Roff on the defense of his prop Hammond Farmers have the right to pro tect their property and were here to help them do But in this case a death dealing weapon which could easily have slaughtered all of the occupants of that car was While the law gives the right to defend ones property it also maintains that lives are more important than 2 More Witnesses Only two more Troop er Emerson Lake of the Clinton state police post who arrested the and Carel Adrian added their testimony yesterday afternoon to that furnished in the morning by Lois of one of the injured Blandin who treated the and Thomas of driver of the car in which the melon coon ers Trooper Lake testified that after hearing the account of the shoot ing from the five boys who were with Lois and Joyce Covell at the he and Trooper Pope went to the Roff After knocking at both doors and shouting without getting any the officers entered the house and instituted a They found a rifle and a short time later found par tially lying in Troop er Lake Denied Shooting at First The defendant at first denied any knowledge of a the officer told the but when it was determined that the inside of Roffs shoes were still evi dently from being worn he admitted shooting at the the officer During the officers the prosecution offered in evidence the caliber rifle and 18 shells for it found in the Roff house on the night of the Lewis testified that he took the pictures of the car which were introduced as evidence yesterday morning showing where six bul lets had struck In his closing Leland defense asked that all three counts against the defendant be He stated that in his belief there was no felonious assault because Rolf did not shoot directly at the persons in the car but rather at the tires and gas tank of the automobile as he had been instructed to do by the law enforcement officers of this The case is expected to come up for trial in circuit court during the last of PLENIY OF II To Be Available for Necessary Jeffers Says NEW Sept 19 JPJThis countrys essential civilian as well as are going to have some form of rubber anc plenty of the new boss of tha department he indi cates it wont be long in Wiliam in his first press interview since becoming the nations rubber administrator Tues asserting yesterday that pro duction of synthetic rubber woult be started in accordance with known while a search for improvement continued on the He said plants to turn out the synthetic product would be rushed to and their outpu stepped up to any required degree You cant take America off o declared You can lose the war doing that because of the disruption it would cause in our You have to have civilian trucks running to move goods and farm products and you have to have buses and a certain number of pas senger cars to take people to and from But you can reduce the use of rubber to the irreducible He asserted that when his new jobs problems were all pulled to he was going to say some pretty sharp ARRANGEMENTS MADE FOR FIGHTERS TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER ELECTION Sept 19 The navy announced last night that despite obstacles previously fore arrangements were being worked out to make it possible for members of the Marine Corps and Coast Guard services both within and without the con tinental limits of the United States to vote in the federal elections next Secretary Knox had said earlier this week that it then appeared there were such difficulties of trans portation and security in the way of absentee voting by men overseas that it would be utterly impract icable for such voting to be at Since that Presi dent Roosevelt has signed into law a newlypassed bill providing that voting privileges be made available to all members of the armed serv ices wherever they may Knox said the security problem involved primarily concerned the registration of voters in such a manner as would show where naval units are assigned outside the The other principal ob jection he raised was that shipping space was not available on air planes to get large masses of elec tion material to distant stations while distribution by surface ship would be too Todays Map Todays map on page seven shows the vital part Africa is play ing in to United Nations supply Fighting On Port Moresby Road Is Minor GENERAL MacArthurs Head Sept 19 For the second successive day Fly ing Fortresses and other allied air craft yesterday blasted the Jap anese bases hi New Guinea and New Britain from which supplies and reinforcements are sent to enemy forces now being held in check by Australian troops only 32 airline miles from Port Mor Flying Fortresses made an har rassing night raid on New an important Jap anese base for operations in the Solomon started fires visible for 50 an allied com Lae and Buna in New Guinea were also The most immediate supply point for the Japanese now trying to push down th south side of the Owen Stanley range toward the al lied base at Port Moresby is at Buna on the northeast New Guinea coast Allied fighters swooped down on Japanese transport and supply facilities there and poured burst after burst of machinegun and cannon fire into A reconnaissance unit surveying the effect of Thursdays attack on the reported 27 burned used to carry supplies along the on the Farther up the New Guinea coast at Salamaua and heavy bomb ers started numerous the communique Fighting on the road to Port Moresby yesterday was described in the communique as minor and apparently as still centered in the vicinity of the village of loribaiwa on the south side of the The action presumably was limited to patrol skirmishes in difficult ter which both the Australians and Japanese have found suited for ambush and flanking Canvassers End Election Count The report of the Lenawee coun ty board ofcanvassers which com pleted its official count of the Lena wee county primary election vote last shows that the prelimin ary reports published in The Tele gram Wednesday were accurate in all In the contest for the of ficial count was the same as the published report with Elmer Bringman receiving Sheriff Roscoe Scott and Harry Rodgers of Adrian The canvassers report showed a slight variation in the Republican race for the lieutenant governor Eugene C Keyes of Dearborn received votes in stead of as reported in The Telegram count Hale Brake received 675 votes instead of 677 as and Thomas Read re ceived votes instead of The official lished WLS Natipnal Barn Dance Entertainers Scheduled Monday Night PULLING EVENTS TUESDAY When the 65th annual Lenawee County Fair opens Monday enter tainment including circus and rodeo acts and nationally known radio stars will augment the regular com petitive livestock and agricultural At 8 oclock Monday night stars of the WLS national barn dance radio program will be heard from the stage in front of the grand Among the principals will be Lulu Belle and assisted by a large cast of WLS Each afternoon of fair week Jack Raums circus and rodeo acts will be presented on the platform and An old favorite at Lenawee Raum has arranged com plete new programs for the enter tainment of fair One of the rodeo acts will feature such wild west antics as a Wyoming cow boy jumping from the back of a fast running horse to the neck of a wild Thrill acts with the Raum including automobile races and car hurdling will be pre sented 4 Days of Racing Fourdays of harness racing have been arranged with the first races being called at 1 oclock Wednes Friday and Satur day More than 100 har ness horses are expected on the The lightweight and heavyweight horse pulling contests have been set The lightweight event will get under way at 2 oclock in the afternoon with the heavy weight contest scheduled for 7 o clock in the Three parades of interest to fair goers will be held during the Although the automobile and farm machinery exhibits arent expected to be so extensive this year a pa rade of the equipment is planned Wednesday afternoon at 4 The parade of livestock entered by the boys and girls 4H clubs has been set for the same hour Thurs The general livestock parade will be at 4 oclock Friday after Federation Programs The Lenawee County Federation of Womens Clubs has arranged and Thurs day in theWomeris Congress build Both will feature assembly dance instrumental specialties and music by orchestras from various high schools in the Matt Benner of Dover township will pre side at both of the Wed nesday she will be assisted by Kaviland of Morenci and Frank Pratt of Manitou Beach and by Mrs Harold Reynolds of Onsted and Burdick of Premiums amounting to will be awarded for exhibits at the close of the Thursday All exhibits at the fair must be in place the opening Judging in all departments will get under way Wednesday morning and premiums totaling will be awarded during the In accordance with custom the Lenawee County Brotherhood has arranged a prefair religious ser vice Sunday afternoon at 3 The Baptist Sunday school orches tra will present a concert at The Clover Leaf ensem ble of Toledo will sing and the principal speaker will be the Alden Cole of New He will speak on the Victory This ARE SET NEXT WEEK The Lenawee county Democratic and Republican parties will hold their county conventions next week at the court house for the purpose of naming delegates to the state conventions and transacting other Monday afternoon at about 180 Republican delegates will con The meeting will be in charge of a chairman who will be chosen earlier at a meeting of Re publican A vicechair secretary and treasurer also will be The Democratic county conven tion will be held at the court house Tuesday afternoon at 1 A meeting of the Democratic candi dates will be held before the con vention to select a chairman and other Martin Swaney of county will call the All delegates to the county con vention were elected Tuesday in the primary The state Republican convention will be held in Detroit September The Democrats will hold their state convention September 25 and 26 at Grand VIOLENCE IN INDIA 19 outbreaks of violence in scattered sections of India were reported to day by government The most serious of the distur occurred hi a mob raided an income tax office and set fire to and in where a homemade bomb exploded beside a railway culvert jnuch DEFEAT IS Says It Is Sure to Come Unless Full Measure of Threat Is Realized ASKS HOME FRONT UNITY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KANSAS Sept retary of the Navy saying the submarine still is a major problem tied in closely with an eventual second appealed today before the Amer ican Legions national convention for complete unity on the home front in war where defeat is pos We are in the not only of a war unprecedented in scope and but likewise a war where defeat is he said in a prepared And one where defeat is sure to come unless as a and those associated with this compreiiend in full measure the and summon the tremendous forces needed for ultimate He declared there could be no question1 that the submarine is the major problem confronting the United a problem closely tied in with that of an eventual second front in with the launching a major counter of fensive in the western Pacific and with the supplying of Russia in order to kee her armies in the We are intensifying every anti submarine measure and I am con fident that in the long run the monthly total of ships lost will be reduced to a point where it is no longer a threat to the supply lines of ourselves and our Mind I say in 4he long The will be a long and difficult There are other equally which must be solved before victory is The problem of supplying raw materials to our war the prob lem of coordinating our efforts with our The problem of supporting The problem of keeping a flow of munitions to isolated Turn to Page 3 JELLS OF LAST DATS Yorktown On Continuous Bat tle Cruise 104 Navy Says By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS last busy days of the fighting York aircraft carrier lost in the battle of were told to day by the The it was had been on a continuous battle cruise of 104 days when she and had participated in every major naval engagement of Pacific fleet task Beginning with the raid on the Gilbert and Marshall islands in late the big carrier had put her planes in action against the enemy at Salamaua and New Guinea at Tulagi in the Solo mon which was a Japanese base before the Marines captured it in August and in the battles of the Coral Sea and Her dive bombers and torpedo bombers had damaged battleships and sunk or damaged des aircraft carriers and trans ports and had blasted Japanese shore installations into uselessness and shot down enemy planes for a total staggering score which the Navy said will never be exactly Turn to Page 7 116 ARE EXECUTED BY 19 tion of 116 persons in Paris in re prisal for attacks on German troops brought to 141 today the number of lives claimed by Nazi firing squads in occupied countries during the past few The Paris executions were dis closed by the Vichy news agency with the publication of an official announcement by General Otto von the German command er of the The Nazis described those put to death as Communist terrorists and said they were in the pay of Brit At the same Von Stuelp nagel ordered all theaters and other places of amusement in Paris to remain closed today and tomorrow because attempts against the Ger man army have multiplied Yugoslav sources previously had reported the recent execution of 20 hostages in the Croat village of Dugoselo in reprisal for the killing of a German Dispatches from Bern said a man and his wife had been put to death in eastern Croatia for helping Communist in surgents and that three persons had been executed in Czechoslovakia for aiding the The Bern advices also said 13 men and a woman had been exe cuted at on September 14 for listening to for eign and attempting to reorganize the party Battle Raging In Streets Of Stalingrad Again Red Reinforcements Rushed Up Senate And House Groups Okay Bills Giving President Control Of Farm Prices By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ident Roosevelts demand for prompt stabilization of living costs was a step closer to fulfillment to with both Senate and House committees approving bills to grant him unprecedented authority to control salaries and farm The two scheduled for congressional action next differed somewhat in their bestow al of authority to the But both carried in administration wishes as the two committees rejected farm bloc de mands for a new and higher for mula for parity raising the ceilings for farm Legislation approved by the Sen ate Banking Committee yesterday fixed a 1 deadline for Roosevelt to exercise the proposed powers to control the cost of liv It was detoured through the agriculture committee and a Re publican conference on the way to Senate consideration The House Banking almost approved a similar bill but with the provision Monsters Described As Wars Deadliest Weapons Sept 19 giant fourton bomb designed to smash steel and concrete buildings and shatter lighter structures for blocks has already been used to blight German it was dis closed and some British air observers hailed the monster as the wars new bbmbsVAvhich the air ministry said used with de vastating effect in recent attacks on Karlsruhe and accepted as a sign that the allies were planning to scourge the Reich with the deadliest instruments of destruction they can bring to the job in the shortest possible In 270 acres were laid waste and more than a square mile of Dusseldorf was wrecked when giant bombs were em ployed Sept the air ministry Thousands of fire bombs were showered among the wreck age to spread great The fourton bombs were said to have been perfected after months of A large bomber then carried one of the bombs to Ger many and dropped it over an area not previously Aerial photographs were taken to show the effect of the British officials were tight lipped on details of the bomb and refused to permit even vague adopted by the War Labor Board in the Little Steel case forbidding a wage or salary increase to an em ployee earning 15 per cent more than on Jan amount equivalent to the rise in living costs since that The Senate committee ordered copies of its measure sent to the agriculture group and to minority members who caucused to de termine what if amendments they would Gets Unanimous Vote As the measure came out of the banking committee with a unani mous it would authorize and direct the President to issue a gen eral order on or before 1 stabilizing wages and sal aries at as far as prac The 1 inserted on mo tion of Senator Taft ROhio over the objections of Democratic Lead er Barkley was regarded in some quarters as a congressional answer to Roosevelts recent youdoitorIwill ultimatum to legislators to act on antiinflation legislation before Oct To accomplish the objectives of the the President would be au thorized to suspend sections of the price control act which prevent the imposition of ceilings on farm com modities at below 110 per cent of He could not drive them below Parity is an established price calculated to give farmers a return equal in purchasing power to a past usually The bill declares that farm ceil ings shall not be set below 100 per cent of or the highest mar ket price for the commodity be tween 1 and Sept adjusted by the secretary of agri culture for location and seasonal Turn to Page 7 Cannon Donated To Scrap By Legion Post Special to The Telegram can which has stood for eight years on West Chicago Boulevard in front of the is there no It has been added to the collection in the scrap metal drive of the War Production Board as a gift from the UnderwoodOrr Post of the American Legion and was taken from its concrete base yes terday and hauled away in a WPA rural scrap collection A which was given to the Post a number of years ago and has been a part of the Decoration Day parade each also a machine gun owned by the were likewise presented to the scrap project of the county and taken The a threeinch field was brought to Tecumseh from the Rock Island arsenal and a few years ago was given a camouflage Says Nation Faces Food Shortage If Selective Service Isnt Changed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS who for many years was recognized as one of the nations leading agricultural be lieves that unless there is a change in the selective service act to per mit occupational deferments to there will be not only a food but in all probability a food famine in The former Illinois governor in a statement issued yesterday through the Farm pointed to the record farm yields this year and said future crops were imperilled by a steady drain on farm labor to the armed forces because of the There is a growing scarcity of labor in all branches of agricul Lowden Farmers un der 45 years of age are the men who are producing the surplus of farm commodities which are ur gently To take any one of these men from his farm would greatly reduce the output of that And yet we are told now that the operator of the or the trained farm in the coming cannot claim deferment on account of his Unless something is done to stop this draft of experienced farmers from the I fear not only a food short age but in all probability a food has been the Founda tions board chairman since it was established in 1933 to improve the cultural and economic con ditions of rural Sees Food Shortage Sept 19 The possibility of an acute food shortage was foreseen by the House agriculture committee today while the Senate defense investigating committee disclosed inquiries into what It termed the alarming pros pect of a drastic meat shortage Obviously irked at what its chair Representative Fulmer D SC described as a governmental attitude of disregard for the farm labor problem and the probability of an acute food the House committee announced it probably will start next week an investigation of the Chairman Tru man DMo of the Senate commit tee said pirvate inquiries are being made into the nations cattle feed ing program as a result of com plaints from cattle produc ers and cattle feeders that the rush ing of grassfed cattle to the markets imperiled the food program of the Turn to Page 7 War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RUSSIA Reinforced Russians beat back Germans in bloody street fighting for strategic height in Stalingrad and batter foe on ex posed left Germans claim new advances in Caucasus but ad mit Reds still on offensive on north ern reports burst of British action hinting new explo sion on land front London tells only of aerial and artillery EUROPEAN fleet airmen fire undisclosed Baltic RAF weatherbound but British disclose their raiders now use ton double block buster bomb on German airmen again blast Japanese bases as land forces in New Guinea hold foe only 32 airline miles feom Sort HEART Hi CITY Some Invaders Are Reported Dressed In Russian Army Uniforms By THE ASSOCIATED PEES3 Red army troops battled vigorous ly within Stalingrad and upon the exposed Nazi left flank there to day in a supreme effort to halt and turn back German divisions whose vanguards are dangerously close to the citys heart Guns flamed in other sectors from the Karelian front to the central Caucasus and Russians em phasized Soviet gains in a diver sionary offensive hi the Voronezh 300 miles northwest of Stal The develop ed continuous attacks both in the northwestern section of and against a Sovietheld height dominating the center of the Some of the invaders were report ed arrayed in Red army Siberiantrained troops into the firing lines at They were among the thousands headed westward to join the Red armys Some of these may have struck directly across the Volga at the neck of the Axis salient into the industrial for the communique said a relief attack made by strong enemy infantry and armored units from the north against a German wedge collapsed with heavy More than 100 tanks were The German communique may have referring simply to counterattacks from but the Russians have placed the northwestern battle sector within the outskirts of the The Russians said Red army slashing through a network of barbed mine pill boxes and had captured several additional settlements in the basin of the Upper Don about Voronezh and that street fighting was progressing in Take Important Height Karelian front troops were credited with the capture of an important height in handtohand fighting which cost the lives of 400 The Berlin referring to a region which the Russians call the Kalinin reported that the Red army had launched big attacks against German positions along a fourmile section southeast of Lake Ominous concentrations of Ger man tank strength were noted in the battle of the Central but official accounts said the in vaders were hammered hard in the Mozdok area of the Terek river The German high command declared that Nazi troops had brok en through mined and strongly fortified Russian lines on the Terek river and evicted Red army detachments from several domin ating Unable entirely to oust a wedge driven into Stalingrads streets yesterday in the third of a series of Nazi drives from the the Russians fenced off their hold ings with gun and bayonet and Red Star said they gave no further ground in the The midday communique em phasized the repulse of attacks by the who are fighting through a din of shellfire and bombing threaded with the wail of Stuka Spirits of the Soviet reserves newly ferried across the Volga to the embattled city are said a dispatch to the Communist party They are among the troops organized and trained in Field reports said night skies were bright with burn ing buildings and the light from thousands of Tons of bombs were showered down by German air force Reds Forced Back Red Star said that at one after planes had strafed and bomb ed a group of the Rus sians were forced to retire before a charge of two regiments of in fantry and 100 But the Rus sians were declared to have re grouped quickly and won back their With the same violence the Ger mans assaulted a hill which com mands the center of the city and important traffic the army newspaper Nazi planes loosed several hund red bombs in a 45minute prepar atory bombardment Fifty tanks then rumbled up the their pounding at to Base ;