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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 21, 1942, Adrian, Michigan TELEGRAM Warmer Weather Details on SEPTEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 CENTS IS KILLED Frank Walker Dies of His Wife Leaps to Safety As Motor Stalls DETROIT MAN IS HURT Frank 72 years of Seneca died in Bixby hospital at oclock Saturday afternoon less than two hours after an eastbound Wabash freight train crashed into his automobile at the Sand Creek Walker and his had been in Adrian on a shopping trip Saturday and were on their way home when the accident hap Walker stopped his car at the Sand Creek crossing to permit a westbound freight to Walker told members of the sheriffs force that the flash er lights still were going when Walker started to cross the tracks behind the westbound freight As he got on the driving he saw the eastbound freightap proaching and in the excitement killed the motor in his Walker opened the car door and ran to safety but Walker remained in the car trying to start the motor until the freight locomo tive hit his The car was tossed about 30 feet down the railroad right of Miss Helen Sand Creek school teacher who was waiting on the north side of the crossing for the train to ran back out of the way to escape in Walker was born October in Seneca township on the same farm where he resided when he A member of the Lyons Church of Christ he was married to Lillie Metcalf in 1888 and to them one Harold Bart lett of was On Jan uary he married Ruth Ryder of He is survived by his wife and daughter and two The funeral services will be at 2 oclockTuesday afternoon in the Stockwell Funeral Home at Mo renci and burial will be in Oak Grove The pastor of the Lyons and the Kampher will of ficiate at the Friends may call at the farm 30 years of Mt and Raymond Younk of Detroit were injured at oclock Saturday afternoon when their car left the pavement on US112 two miles east of Clin torvstmck in Niester bruised about the head and left leg and Younkins was cut on the left wrist They were treated at Te cumseh hospital and The accident was investigated by state police of the Clinton post The fenders of three automo biles were dented in an accident last night at 9 oclock on the Wolf Creek road three miles northwest of but the drivers were un according to a report re ceived at the sheriffs office last night Earl Ballou of Route driving said that he was blinded by the lights of a car driven by Milton Opel of Route He swerved to the left and grazed the fender of Opels The fender of the car driven by Kenneth Eicher of 350 East Beecher Street who was following Opel was also hit by the Ballou The accident was reported to the sheriffs office by Two minor traffic accidents in Adrian yesterday and today result ed in the arrest of three motorists by members of the city police Automobiles driven by Henry Ehlinger of Addison and Miss Flor ence Myers of Toledo came to gether at oclock yesterday afternoon on North Main Street near Maple Ehlinger drove away from the colliding with Turn to Page 7 American Legion Opens Doors To Fighting Men Today KANSAS Sept 21 The American Legion wants to take in todays fighting The legions national convention voted yesterday toopen its mem bership to the present veterans and to ask Congress to amend its charter so it can be The action came by a resolution of several approved by the conventions One of them reaffirmed the legions stand against strikes and discrim ination in employment at war pro duction Civilian control of Japanese in ternment camps was criticized and the legionnaires went on record opposing any special privileges for the Japanese under any pretext They pledged complete support to the President in prosecution of the war condemned persons refus ing to bear arms for the nation and petitioned Congress for legislation barring government employment of conscientious The question of a 1943 convention was left for the executive commit tee to Approval by Congress of the pro posal to amend the legions charte to take in the new veterans is re garded as merely a technicality The legion also authorized its womans auxiliary to take simila action for feminine relatives o veterans of the Caucuses in advance of the an nual election today gave Roane Waring of utility execu tive and such a com mending advantage for national commander that the voting today i regarded as a mere The other three candidates are Warren Stockton Frank Milwaukee and Armstrong of Indiana The legion refused to suspend dues to its members serving in the armed Gordon of finance chairman said suspension of the annua dues would endanger the financing of several legion ihclud ing work among chippled children SEA UUES Reported Searching for Alliec Convoys Sept 21 M3 The German superbattleship Tirpitz was reported today to have left her refuge in the Norwegian port of Trondheim and to be patrolling Arctic sea lanes under the cover oi Nazi warplanes in search of allied The report was the first intima tion of activity by the great war ship since last July when the Russians announced that one of their submarines had scored two torpedo hits on her in Arctic wat thus foiling a Nazi attempt to smash a big allied The Tirpitz was said to have holed up in Trondheim fjord after this hiding there during the long summer days when her move ments could easily have been checked by aircraft had she ven tured With the longer nights of au the battleship would have a better chance of slip ping undetected along the Nor wegian coast and thence into the Arctic shipping lanes leading to Observers here said the Germans obviously were railing upon every on disposal tempt to smash allied convoys tak ing vital war materials to embat tled Only yesterday the German high command reported that Nazi planes and submarines had sunk 38 mer chantmen in a sixday running battle with a 45ship convoy in the While the German claims were characterized here as unofficial sources believed that losses on the Russian supply route undoubtedly have been Thus far the might iest mostly costly unit in the Ger man played an entirely negative part in Much of the time she has spent in hiding from assaults by allied bombers and Reported Damaged In she was reported damaged during a Russian aerial attack on the once free city of She did not again appear in the news until when she was spotted off the Nor wegian coast by the at ackled by torpedo planes and driv en to shelter in a It was believed on that occasion that she was sallying forth for an attack on allied supply The Tirpitz was launched at Wil lelmshaven on April She las been listed officially as a 000ton but the British say she probably is tons or Patriotic League Slogan Contest Has War Bond as First Prize Theres a war savings bond waiting for some Lenawee boy or girL All he or she has to do is to write a short one which will express the aims of the coun ty Patriotic League or the reason for its formation or Awards of and in war savings stamps will be made for the sec ond or third best Teres how the contest First learn about the Patriotic Learn that it is a counter part of a similar organization formed during World War I to give support to the organizations whicSj are helping our boys in Ihe service and the stricken peo ple hi beseiged or conquered coun To coordinate all war re county organizations lief fund state and have been formed to conduct one concerted drive for Eleven including the the British War Relief Society and the Russian War Relief So have been selected and ap proved by the national and a definite percentage of the funds to be collected will be allot ted Y These funds will be used to help our men who are those who are and our allies who are fighting with after you have learned about the Patriotic write a the shorter the which will express its hopes and Every grade or high school student in the county is eligible to submit one Slogans en tered must be printed in the upper half of the sheet of paper and printed on the lower half of the same sheet of paper must be printed in order the contestants full home grade and teachers The contest will close October 9 at All entries must be handed to classroom teachers be fore that The teacher in each school classroom will select the ten best slogans submitted by students in her The school principal will appoint a commit tee of three to select the ten best for each school for schools with more than one class the executive committee of the Patriotic League will appoint com iJittee of three to select the win ners for the If two or more persons submit identical winning slogans the prizes for the places won will be added and divided by the number of The winners in this case will be paid in war savings The slogan contest has the com plete endorsement of county commissioner of who in a letter of in struction to teachers throughout the said This is a did opportunity to develop patri otism and interest the children in a different phase of war il concession men fair followers ar Big Crowd Attends Brother hood Service Sunday With the first touch of autumn definitely in the air the 65th an nual Lenawee County Fair pre pared to open its gates to the public The big show on Dean Street will continue each day and night the remainder of th The principal attraction at the first night fair this evening wil be the National Barn Dance pro a WLS radio favorite for Lula Belie and Scotty wil headline the show scheduled to be gin at 8 Free act attrac tions will begin Tuesday afternoon along with the lightweight horse pulling contest at The free acts will be repeated at night after the completion of the heavy weight horse pulling event schedul ed to start at Harness races begin Wednesday and con tinue through Saturday afternoon Army Marches In The vanguard of the vast army of and rived on the grounds yesterday and the mushroom Lenawee Coun ty began to take The last tent poles were going up anc the last of the rides were mer chants completed the arrangemehl of their displays in the Merchants A crowd that nearly filled the two grandstands was on hand Sun day afternoon for the tenth annual religious service arranged on the fair grounds by the Lenawee County The crowc wasnt as large as a year ago but it was Some of those at the service left as a sharp and chilly northwesl wind swept through the The Alden Baptist minister at New was the principal He spoke on the Victory This and declared that America must turn to God if the war effort is to be completely God Forgive America he we are asking od to bless yet we al ready have half of the worlds lalf of the worlds 60 per cent of the worlds 66 per cent of its 40 per cent of the rail roads and 85 per cent of the worlds On the other 27 million of our boys and hand girls never darken the door of a major crime is reported every 22 Vice follows our army camps and I say we should write o Washington and demand that Jiey keep our army camps We ask God to bless We also should God forgive Amer But our love for the flag will row as the war becomes iVell be asked to make we havent begun yet And I enow well make them gladly and stand by the country that gives us freedom and During the service the Clover Leaf Ensemble of Toledo sang sev eral the Baptist Sunday school orchestra Roscpe Swift sang Your Flag and My and Foreman of Clinton spoke briefly concerning Jie Lenawee Patriotic Mott of the county brothedhood ivas in charge of the POWER LINES MOVED GATES AT CITY DAM TO BE CLOSED SOON Barring unforeseen the valves in Adrians new Creek dam are scheduled to be closed late his afternoon to start the forma ion of the citys artificial lake which has been approximately one year in the The Consumers Power Com anys power lines to Tecumseh iinally were switched from tem orary lines to the permanent poles early this In order to make the power to Tecum seh had to be shut off for six hours and the high voltage lines moved their new location on the steel The location of a line East Beecher Street sub itation to the Adrian plant also had o be The temporary lines are now be ng removed and the valves are to e closed as soon as this operation s AntiInflation Bill Up In Senate 21 The unprecedented antiinflation bill came up in the Seriate today along with a committee report tha food prices had been advancing the rate of 40 per cent a year since last Lending further urgency to th measure authorizing presidential control of the cost of living were these other findings by the Senate Banking Committee Prices received by farmers had risen 85 per cent from 1939 to August while the prices paid by the farmers had in creased 22 per cent in the same Since 1939 wage rates in all manufacturing industries had advanced about 30 per cent and that the of wages anc salaries paid out had risen 71 per From January 1941 to May unit labor costs had increase at the average rate of per cent per Unit labor will unquestion ably increase still even apart from in wage as a consequence of the loss of skilled introduction ot less skilled labor and inevitable transportation and other Control of wages and salaries must proceed simultaneously with control of food To Submit Amendment Senator Thomas said a Senate Agricultural subcommit tee would submit the following amendment to the bill to the ful Agricultural Committee tomorrow Parity prices and comparable prices for any agricultural com modities shall be determined as authorized by existing but also shall include all farm Thomas estimated that if would make the ceiling prices of farm products approxi mately 112 per cent of as based on the index figures for the period President Roosevelt is on record as unalterably opposed to any change in the present method ol computing Thomas said the amendment was proposed by the American Farm Bureau the National the council of farm co operatives and The Senate prepared to start de bate during the day on a measure authorizing and directing the President to act before 1 to stabilize wages and salaries at Sept 15 so far as prac The House awaiting a by its rules committee on the length and scope of its prospective scheduled consideration of a somewhat different version to morrow with leaders counting on a final vote late Wednesday or Brown ex pressed hope the Senate would pass the bill but Re publican Leader McNary said final action might not come until Thursday or A speedy adjustment of Senate House differences would be neces sary to put the measureon the Presidents desk Turn to Page 9 TO CEASE Fl But Procope Asserts She Wants Guaranties of Lasting Security Sept 21 M The Finnish minister to the United States has takennotice of sugges Jons that Finland arid Russia sigh peace terms and his reaction is Finland wants to cease fighting as soon the threat to her exist nce has been averted and guaran ties obtained for herlasting secur The Hjalmar Pro issued the statement after a iress reception Saturday night The while the Russians still held off the Germans in the md the circumstances led to specu ation in diplomatic quarters whether Finland might at putting out a feeler on possible peace After noting the peacfe sugges ions in diplomatic circles and the Procopes statement contin ued no peace proposal has een made to still less any romise of restitution of territori es belonging to her and least of all any guaranty for lasting A separate peace by Finland would be asevere blow to the Ger who are using Finnish air bases for heavy attacks on British American convoys to Russia and he unloading ports of northern The disposition of German troops on Finnish soil is a complicating actor of any separate for it is a question whether the Finns vould be able to eject them by The size of the German force in Finland is not known but t seems unlikely it could hold the orig 900mile frontier by lussian when they ell of action on the Finnish front requently mention the presence of lerman AUCTIONS Dairy 12 miles west f Andy See on Market Auction sale north of Unehan on Markftt I WEIGHT Huge Fires Tpuched Off Which Can Be Seen From 100 Miles Away SAAR REGION IS BOMBED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS sec tions of birthplace of the Nazi party and site of important German war lay devas tated today under the weight of a smashing RAF attack which re turning pilots said touched off fires so vast they could be seen 100 miles Details of the assault were un folded last night after the air min istry had analyzed reports of bomb er crews who winged their way homeward after dawn yesterda from the round trip llth night raid on Germany this The attack on Munich was ac companied by another raid on th oftbombed Saar industrial region in western While the exact number of planes participating in the Munich raid was not official reports i i c a t e d that the destruction caused rivaled that sown in other German which have been the targets of some the RAFs mightiest The British reported the of 10 planes during the night assum ing that these losses amounted to five per observers reckoned that upwards of 200 aircraft took part The air ministry said the raiders were over Munich for 30 minutes and loosed tons of big bombs as well as many London dispatches hinted strong ly that the RAF had employee some of its new bombs as well as the block busters used in many previous massed Swiss Hear Detonations Advices from where severalborder cities had air raic said the detonations of bomb blasts in southern so great that the blasts could be heard far inside borders The sergeant pilot of one great Lancaster who was over Munich for 20 minutes said the city was rocked by one of the greatest ex plosions he had ever heard shortly after midnight There were no flares just ie but in sudden flame the whole city was revealed in a The deadline for Lenawee county residents to signify their intention to contribute to the nationwide scrap metal drive is Wednesda and unless a last minute burstof enthusiasm develops the Lenawee collection is going to be almost a complete Salvage officials have asked that county residents with scrap metal available clip the coupons appearing regularly in The Telegram and mail them either to Richard salvage chairman or to township Up to the present time Goff has received only 15 A partial check of supervisors this morning showed that a few super visors had received one coupon anc that others had received none at The coupons turned In show that only three or four tons of scrap is available for collection in the entire county at this In addition to the 15 coupons report ed by Supervisors Wil liam Swick of John Calhoun of Raisin and Millard Cheever of Ridgeway each report ed they had received one coupon this Supervisor Claude Lee of Seneca reported one coupon received Willis Moore oJ Adrian township and Matt Benner of Dover reported no coupons re Cheever that his one coupon was received from George Issen of near Britton who has a ton of scrap In the coupons Leon Measures of Ogden re JAPANESE AT lAERAli AGAIN Allies No Enemy Aerial Interference GENERAL MacARTHURS Sept 21 without inter ference from enemy planes allied fighters yesterday attacked the vital Japanese base at Lae on the then black smoke rolledup and hid it Other RAF crewmen reported ihat when they headed for home fires set in the early stages of the raid were taking a firm hold and The Rome radio said that British jlanes also were active over Italian lerritory during Saturday night bombing several localities hi There was jio Immediate indica tion that the RAF was over Ger many again last night1 sources said that unsuitable weath er over the continent presumably aad limited operations to No German activity was reported over Britain during the but Saturday night a few Nazi planes attacked scattered places on the English east causing some Sept 21 raced with an assertion by Secre the Treasury Morgenthau hat the new tax bill was wholly the Senate finance ommittee convened today for an other survey of the revenue mea ure and some members said major ihanges might result Sales tax advocates had not giv hope that they might sub titute such a levy for some other entativelyadopted impost and lenator Clark DMo said he was urning over in his mind the idea if offering again the plan for pay asyougo collection of income Estimating total additional re venue from the bill at Secretary Morgenthau told his iress conference last week that this was only more than ttas provided previously by the louse and was not Committee experts have disputed he treasurys estimate of the bills ax yield as too but members aid efforts might be made to in rease it TOBRUK RAIDED 21 visi ble 30 miles were started by RAF heavy and medium bombers which attacked the Axis supply port of more than 300 miles west of the Kgyption on Saturday a British com reported The raid was the principal f ea ure of the week end in the North African theater as the opposing ground forcesremained inactive except for minor patrol skirmishes and artillery DIES IN AOdDENX LA Sept 21 Cortez ruck driver taking a load of radia frames from Fort Wayne to was killed to day when his vehicle hit the side of a Wabashtrain hear Eight cars were German LongRange Guns Pound Stalingrad After Failure To Storm City Scrap Effort Is Failing Only 3 Or 4 Tons Ready five barges tugboat and damaging A communique announcing the raid said allied fighters and bomb ers also had blasted Japanese sup lines extending inland from 175 miles below to on the route of the Jap anese drive toward Port The assault on which ouched off fires and heavy ex ilosibns was the thirteenth on that target since On the NewGuinea ground front allied headquarters no general in dicating the Japanese still were stalled at a hamlet on he southern slopes of the Owen Stanley Mountains 32 miles airline from Tort Moresby which they reached early last Extensive patrol activity was re orted in that and a resumption of bitter fighting at any time was regarded as announced elimination of another to Port Moresby with the completion of mopping up opera ions in the Milne Bay area on the southeast tip of New where the Japanese set troops ashore during the last week in All the enemy forces engaged in hat abortive thrust have been disposed the spokesman declar The sweeping air assaults car ied out by the allied air force yes erday represented the continua ion of a coordinated program to mash the bases through which the Japanese are supplying their troops trying to push overland toward ort Eight tons of bombs were unload ed in the previous days attack on Lae also carried out without enemy fighter LETS MICHIGAN 21 every man and boy and of Governor Van Wagoner appealed today for help n the Navys drive to collect scrap metal and In an official proclamation Van Wagoner asserted To keep our war plant lines to keep our men sup ilied with tools of it is up o man and boy and to give our utmost aid to this No scrap of metal or iece of too Turn n your scrap to your local f you dont know where to take t call your home The crap must be gathered before now BULLETIN 21 resident Roosevelt asked Con tress today to appropriate more for the in luding for arming merchant The largestitem was 900 for the Bureau of f which would be for the procurementol ported pounds of scrap avail Stair of 377 East Church Adrian Bailey of Route 2 the Walker Tavern at Cambridge Junc tion and Floyd Deland of Route all reported smal amounts Salvage offic ials have emphasized that smaller collections must be available if the effort is to be By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today it becomes your turn to go on with this story written by women and children of Ne They did it with sweat and with their hearts in it The Nebraskans gathered scrap for the nations steel mills whose war production has fallen off for lack of They did it with such unselfish devotion that newspaper men who worked with them choke with emotion when they try to tell of American inspired by what happened in Nebraska and the request of War Production Board Chief Donald who is worried by the dangerously low rate scrap today un dertook a nationwide drive to speed Newspapers throughout the coun try have pledged their help in rous ing their communities to a nation cooperative effort in digging through plants and farms for the odl metal sco vital to the production of planes and This intensified drive began in some sections at dawn today but oficialy starts 28 and con tinues till If you think your help is un listen Americas steel mills can turn out 90 million tons of steeL This year they will have turned out only 85 million The reason lack of SCTurriW age 3 Sept 21 Madagascar radio said today that British forces now are within 37 miles of the island The broadcast was heard at Port on Mauritius The British column was said to be advancing from northwest of the The British force which landed at Tamatave on the east coast was said to be about 90 miles from the The British East Africa com mand announced that to the east of Tananarive the important rail and road junction of Brickaville had been From the northwest British troops were ad vancing south of which was taken Sept 19 after a short Ankazobe is about 50 miles air line from Willkie Asked About 2nd Front 21 arriving in Moscow yes erday after a tour of Russian fac tories and collective declar d he had been asked about a second front about 50 times and said I want to check a lot of Jiings Willkie said he planned to de liver to Premier Joseph Stalin a written message from President Roosevelt and that he already had asked to visit the front He said he thought the front down in Stalingrad is just as much an American and British front as t is President Roosevelts special re Jresentative said hehad failed to find any letdown in spirits or the war effort in Russia in to as many persons as possible during his tour of plants and We all pride ourselves on little Jungs of he I iride myself on the thought I mow how to ask I asked plenty and I found nothing o indicate there is the slightest Willkie said he wanted to talk to as many people as possible in and around He said the Russians appreciated he aid they have received from the United States and Great Brit an but they didnt think our aid has been how often he had been asked about a second Willkie said They is the kind of aid they are entitled The second front has become almost symbol to j IN STET City Shaken From End to End Gaping Holes Torn In Streets and Squares By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept in their efforts to take Stalingrad by the Germans began a mighty bombardment with heavy longrange guns that shook the city from end to end but still the Soviet defenders held and even gained ground at some points in handtohand street the Russians Shells screaming into the city tore gaping craters in streets and squares and the thunder of the cannonading all but drowned out the clatter of machine rifles and mortars manned by opposing forces locked in close quarter fighting in the Pravda re ported in a Stalingrad The bloody struggle increased in the hour and Pravda said German dead were piling in the with the frantic Nazis not even taking time to remove their seriously wounded from the In the northwestern the place of heaviest the Rus sians and Germans were fighting it out house by house with the Soviet forces putting up the same valiant resistance that saved Moscow ana German Losses Frightful But despite frightful losses In dead the Germans hurled new di visions of armored cars and infantry and swarms of planes into the In the haze of smoke from flam ing buildings and bursting shells and bombs the Germans were at times able to Pravda re but only a matter of yards and at a frightful price in The countryside around Stalin grad was littered with piles of scrap metal which once were Ger man trucks the Russians Thejfleven some of the lost according to ad vices to but the Germans were moving in new and were making some slight progress yard by While the Germans were thus seeking to widen their penetration in the they still were checked in the valleys and ravines on the approaches to the city in other sec dispatches The midday communique said only that in the Stalingrad area fierce fighting Our units annihilated about two regi ments ofGerman de stroyed eleven tanks and 89 trucks and silenced two artillery and eight mortar Von Kleist Reported Killed It was in the Mozdok region that German Field Marshal Ewald von Kleist was reported killed Satur day by the The Ger mans denied officially yesterday that Von Kleist had Southeast of the 31aek Sea naval base now in the lands of the the Rus sians said two companies of Ger man troops were annihilated hi a fierce battle with Russian At 300 miles nothwest of the front was alive with German counterat tacks were reported repulsed with severe losses for the In Jiree the Russians said of more than German officers and men were wiped out in one In the far the Rus sians dug at German Forces of Soviet the com muniquS landed behind the German demolished ten bunk an ammunition dump and five dugouts and killed 150 CLEARY TO SPEAK AT CIVILIAN DEFENSE GRADUATION PROGRAM All civilian defense and Red Cross workers as well as the gen eral public are urged to attend the graduation exercises planned to honor the citys air raid wardens and auxiliary police Wednesday evening in the Adrian armory at 8 At that certificates and equipment will be awarded to approximately 250 civilian defense Aorkers by Karl civilian defense The speaker lor the occasion will be Owen Cleary of Ypsilanti who is chief air raid warden of the state of He will be introduced by Mayor QUIT JOBS 21 300 members of the United Automo bile Workers AFL walked off heir jobs at the MarvelSchebler Carburetor division of BorgWar ner here president of the di said the walkout came after the fourth attempt by the man at the direction of the National Labor Relations to reinstate a woman employee a member of the UAW ;