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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 22, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Coolet DvtaUs OB Page SEPTEMBER 1942 PRICE 3 CENTS WILL TAKE PART in Adrian Will Help Collect City Metal Begin ning October 1 LITTLE HEADS CAMPAIGN It will be scrap iron and steel for Uncle Sams scrap hungry war industries instead of apples for the teachers that Adrians schoo children will be carrying to school the citywide scrap metal campaign gets under way October The task of scraping for scrap in and around every house in Ad rian is being set up as a project for Uncle Sams youngest nieces anc nephews and its somthing that they can do as efficiently and per haps more efficiently than anyone They have the energy and the time whats moth er and dad will be glad to lend a hand in the search if they are Under the plan announced today by George superinten dent of and a member ol the Adrian salvage the success of the campaign will be based on the patriotism and ambi tion of young There wont be any special contests or prizes for the The reward will come with the knowledge that a vital part is being played in the nations war Little believes that school children are as eager as anyone else to do what ever they can and heres Drive Starts October 1 Starting October 1 and continu ing through October the open season for scrap metal in Adrian homes will be On those if Johnny wants to take his little red wagon to school it will be per fectly according to ed he has it loaded with scrap Each school building in the city is to be the central point of the neighborhood for gathering And that includes every school from the elementary schools through the high Little said that any money made from the sale of the metal to regular junk dealers will be turned over to student activity funds in the various While the school children are to be encouraged to scour their neighborhoods in search that isnt being put to good persons donating scrap metal to children to their neighborhood arent to expect pay for the Little per son having a large quantity of scrap may have it collected and sent on its way toward bombs and bullets by telephoning the civilian defense office in the city A WPA truck will be sent after the metal and standard rates will be paid for Spring Drive aFailure Adrians scrap metal drive last spring was a complete A weeks effort yielded a meager six tons of Salvage officials hope that the coming drive wont In the first they the American people as a whole and Adrian residents in particular didnt realize the gravity of the scrap metal With the enthusiasm of Americans boys and girls squarely behind the cam it cant It must not What can you do to make sure that Adrian holds up its share of the scrap metal load If youre a normal man or woman who has been asked aloud or to what can I do to help the war ef fort heres the next Right start getting the scrap metal around your house and gar age together so that your child or some other child in your neighbor hood can take it to the nearest school after October If youre fortunate enough to have a large quantity call 37M as socn as you have it collected and ask to have the collection truck call at your make sure that some child gets whatever scrap you may have to take to If youre a school start get ting all the scrap iron and steel around your house in one pile now so that you can take it to school when the drive The suc cess of the whole campaign de pends on the way you get behind Knox Expects Major Jap Push On Solomons 22 Secretary of the Navy Knox de clared today it was a safe and sound assumption that the Jap anese would make major new at tempts to reconquer the Solomon Knox was asked at a press con ference about repeated reports that the Japanese would throw heavy naval and other forces into new efforts to drive the marines out of the Saying that predictions of such action constituted a safe and sound Knox declared that we operate on that He added to do otherwise would be foolish The secretary had just returned from the American Legion con vention in Kansas He de clared he was tremendously in spired and gratified over the action they took A GOOD START BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH In the last five or six weeks the working hi cooperation with Lenawee salvage has col lected 140 tons of scrap metal in the county in the opinion of salvage the scrap sources in Lenawee hardly have been The above pic ture shows a part of the 140ton pile located at the WPA Salvage Depot near the Wabash tracks on West Maumee Anderson has been super intendent of the WPA scrap The collection was made by two The WPA collection has given the county a good start in the current scrap drive but it hasnt gone far On the basis of Nebraskas scrap metal effort Lenawee should col lect about AT SALVAGE OFFICE Less Than Ten Tons Ready in County Drive Ten more coupons were received at the office of Richard Len awee county salvage chairman at 118 West Maple today from Lenawee residents who have scrap metal available for the coun ty wide Up to the pres ent only 25 cou pons have been received at the county headquarters and a few more scattered coupons have been turned in to Lenawee Because of the slowness with which coupons are being Goff today extended the time limit for mailing them to Coupons this week will appear in The Telegram and they also will be available at The Telegrams booth at the county The actual pickup of metal will begin October the coupons being used to arrange routes for road com mission On the basis of the Nebraska statewide salvage Len awee county should produce about 100 pounds of scrap metal and iron for every woman and child in the Bounty Thecounty Dn that would be about Although todays reports included some large piles of the amount of metal marked ready for the current drive still is less than ten In the last five or six weeks the WPA has collected about 140 tons in its scrap project even including that the county scrap pile weighs only about 150 In todays reports Harry Biggs of Route had pounds of metal ready and an un identified resident of 518 Finch Street reported a pound boil Harold Schuler of Clinton Dewey of Dennis Birch of Hudson Ray Shaneour of Margaret Drake of 1212 East C Wil liam ORiley of Manitou Betchel of Route and Otis Peavey of 110 South Locust Street all reported smaller scrap Supervisor John Robertson of Ogden township said yesterday that four coupons turned in to him cov ered about pounds of metal Harrington of Ogden has a ton and Porter has almost a Charles Hodges has 70 rods ol roll fence and James Wanner has a smaller Robertson is planning to install a coupon box in the Ogden Center store for the convenience Supervisor of farmers in his Eugene Ryan of Rollm reported two coupons yes terday from Whaley and Jay Bradstreet Clare King of Ogden brought one coupon to the salvage office marked with an even ton of Supervisors in Palmyra and Deerfield townships havenot yet received a British Meet Strong Resistance On 22 forces driving toward Tananarive from the northwest have met strong French resistance 19 miles from the Madagascar capital and are still engaged in a Mada gascar broadcast reported The reported by Reut ers from Port Louis on the island of indicated that the British had closed in half the dis tance to the capital from their last reported position At that a Tananarive broadcast said the column was 37 miles The British column advancing on the capital from Majunga met strong resistance yesterday after noon 19 miles from the and fighting has the new broadcast It reported that British planes made several attacks on a rail line from Tananarive to 75 miles south of the No new information was given about the progress of another Brit ish column moving in from the east coast of the where the Brit ish have announced the occupation of the rail junction of 90 miles from the By GEORGE GRIMES Managing Omaha WorldHerald 22 ago in Nebraska and many farm steam engines mounted on huge iron wheels with great boilers were used to generate the power to operate the threshing Modern with combines and gas engines displaced those old steam which were hauled to farm gullies and There are five to ten tons of scrap metal in such old In Nebraska the old engines were giv en decent burial in junk then hauled off to steel Now they are becoming Nearly every farmer accumulates a huge scrap thinking to re place broken parts on his mach inery from that The pile he makes occasional use of if he hasnt used a piece of scrap this past year he never Uncle Sam needs it That stuff is farm the best sort of metal for the open hearth and it is needed for war No respectable farm in the land has less than three or four tons of it no patriotic farmer is doing his bit for war who doesnt get it into the junk yards before snow Turn to Page 8 5 HURT IN BLAST 22 per sons were injured today as a home made bomb exploded in front of the Bombay cotton exchange build Whats Going On At The Fair stationery and other playing in the Merchants equipment used by the original Patriotic League of 1917 and 1918 s on display in the booth operated jy the new League at the The material was collected and has been contributed by Miss Mar guerite Willbee of Adrian who served as secretary of the former It has been mounted and otherwise arranged for dis play by the students in the art classes of Miss Helen Hutchins at Adrian senior high The ague booth is located in the Merchants Building and the space for it was given by Marburg er of It has been decorat ed by Donald Throughout fair League workers will be stationed at the ooth to give information concern ing the organization and to enlist oluntary Chief Boatswain Mates Johnston and Smith Bylinsky of the Coast Guard are on the irounds looking for lots of The two Coast Guard offi cers have moving pictures of life in the Coast Guard that they are dis Last week at the Montpelier fair they signed up 15 They hope to do better in Johns ton formerly was a radio entertain er and the younger generation will idolize He played the role of the sheriff in the Lone Ranger programs over WJR for a long time and also has appeared on the Green Hornet and Myrt and Marg head of the Coast Guard recruiting Federal was in Adrian yesterday arrange ments for the recruiting headquart ers at the and Henry Meyers and family of who are at the grounds this week with their glass blowing exhibit are touring the Michigan fair circuit for the 40th recognized as one of the countrys leading glass has taught the art to four daughters and two sonsin law who also have become profic ient in the and Meyers spend the whiter months at home but enjoytouring the fairs in the summerto renew old friend ships and make PAR IN If Veterans of World War I Pre sent United Front Convention at KANSAS Sept 22 The lost men who came to the 1942 conven tion confused and ill at ease in their awkward role as civilians in a fighting going home with re newed Theyre going to help win this new They may not have any 1943 They may be too And the thought is adding new sparkle to the eyes that sighted down the barrels of those World War I rifles 25 years With a unity never before seen in American Legion the con vention recorded demand after de mand for a more vigorous war ef effort in which every Le gionnaire can take an active An estimated Legion naires have tried in vain to enter the new Disabilities that 25 years have brought them inter but is not aban doning its efforts to find places for them as uniformed teachers or military the Legion must be assigned an im mediate wartime There must be immediate legislation to con script industry and as well as men for the armed the convention de The vote to admit as members veterans of the present war prov ed almost a side issue as the dele gates concentrated on methods of speeding the day of There were few attempts at fri and no one missed the can celled Not a single floor fight developed throughout the and a shouting unan imity marked the election of Roane Memphis utility as national Turn to Page 9 County War Boards Will Have Charge of issuing Permits to Purchase Equipment NEW PLAN AFTER 31 Rationing of farm machinery on a temporary basis became effective September according to an order received yesterday by Ellis chairman of the county war from Secretary of Agricul ture Military requirements have forc ed drastic curtailment of materials normally going into farm mach the order and ration ing has become necessary in order to insure a fair distribution of available machinery in channels where it will do the most good in wartime agricultural The temporary rationing pro gram will expire October 31 when the harvest season will be complet ed and rationing rules for 1943 will be promulgated soon after that by virtue of his office as chairman of the county war automatically becomes chairman of the rationing The warboard met yesterday and named George Knisel of Ogden township and Bradford Seager of Rome township as regular mem bers of the rationing Two alternates will be chosen with in a day or Members of the committee must be farmers and not farm machin ery dealers other than the must not be members of the county AAA There are no restrictions on the sale or transfer of used farm mach inery or repair parts and small tools such as rakes and others are The county rationing committee is authorized to approve an appli cation only if it is evident that applicants present equip ment cannot handle the increased production or new production planned and needed as a contribu tion to the current agricultural need applicant cannot meet his equipment needs by repairing his old by purchasing or renting used by custom by exchange of work or or by any other means failure to approve the ap plication would result in a sub stantial reduction in the produc tion of crops or commodities es sential to the war effort machinery or equipment will perform more than the aver age service for similar machinery or equipment in the Forms on which applications are to be made are being prepared in the AAA The county war board also has been directed to map all milk routes in the county on which milk is hauled to processing A committee has been named by the state war board to work with the ODT in an effort to work out a plan to eliminate overlapping milk This does not apply to re tail milk At present as many as four or five milk trucks travel the same taking the milk to different It is hoped a plan may be evolved which will do away with this duplication and effect a mark ed saving in rubber and Lenawee Fair Opens Under Clouds Of War TODAYS PROGRAM Horse Pull ing Free Act At Horse Pulling Free Act WEDNESDAY in All Depart of Red Cross v Uniforms at Womens and Machin The gates of the 65th annual Lenawee County Fair opened this morning in the shadow of the Sec ond World War with fair officials anxiously awaiting the effect of tire conservation and the threat of nationwide gasoline rationing on the weeks Contracts for free act entertain advertising hand bills and printing for the 1942 fair were signed before the nation realized the seriousness of the rubber shortage and before the likelihood of tire and gasoline rationing was Fair plans were under way before officials realized that hundreds of Lenawee residents would be working overtime in fac tories and on Red Cross and civil ian defense With contracts and with the approval of federal there was only one course of ac The fan must go it Financial success or failure depends on the publics reaction within the next four On the fair officials predict that attendance wont suffer They believe neighborswill share the rides to the fair and that most folks their customary visit to the The lightweight horse pulling contest this afternoon and the heavyweight pulling contest to night at oclock were the opening day features along with the usual free The harness racing program gets under way tomorrow afternoon along with the work of judging the count less The fair will reach its peak Thursday and Friday when features of the program will be the Victory Auctions arranged by Lenawee county Fair visitors will bid on merchan dise with pledges to buy war sav ings About worth of merchandise has been donated by merchants for the Turn to Page 9 War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS epic battle goes into 29th day as em battled in heart of shell Ger mans with guns on far side of Nazis reported making up terrific losses by depleting contin ental occupation Germans claim further gains in Caucasus and repulse of foe on Moscow EUROPEAN spends night laying mines on German north sea Berlin reporting SchleswigHolstein region reveal allied tank columns knife deep into then retire under aerial Egyptian front MADAGASCAR report stiff French resistance 18 miles from island Secretary Knox predicts major Jap attempt to re conquer Aerial duels mark otherwise static New Guinea front AUCTIONS Dairy 12 miles west of Andy See on Market Auction southeast of Victor SK on Market Germans Are Held At Bay For Fifth Consecutive Day In Streets Of Stalingrad Farm Bloc Battles To Raise Agricultural Parity Prices By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 22 resurgent farm bloc fought a nip and tuck battle with administra tion forces today in its effort to inject a new and higher basis for agricultural parity prices into the antiinflation Although Democratic Leader Barkley and others remained confident they could de feat a proposed upward revision of per the Senate was re ported so evenly divided on the parity question that a handful of votes might decide the It looks all Barkley told reporters before the Senate began its second day of debate on the The a day arranged for general dis cussion of the bill today with amendments coming up for a vote Parity is a price standard when is calculated to equalize the return the farmer re ceives for what he sells with the prices of the things he In the it has been used as the basis for making government loans and as a goal for a fair return to the Convinced Germany Can Be Destroyed By Air Bombings 22 con viction that it is possible to destroy Germany from the air is expressed by Ira chief of the AEF bomber and he holds that the necessary forces will be rapidly A lull in the aerial warfare over western Europe last night the Germans another brief respite from the hammering of allied In home Britain had nothing to General who was nomin ated for promotion to a major gen eralcy by PresidentRoosevelt yes in an published by London Daily Mail that the enemy would fall be fore a sufficientlypowerful series of vertical By destroying his munitions plants and communications you can bring his armies to a he By destroying his shipyards you can make it impossible for him to build The general said there is hardly a corner of Germany which United States bombers would not reach within the next few It should not be assumed that we are committed to high level he The United States army air forces will bomb anywhere and in any way that the weather indicates is most He declared there were enough airdromes in the British isles now built and building to accommodate all allied air forces needed for the destruction of Stores Will Close At Noon Thursday For Lenawee Fair The managers of approximately 70 Adrian stores have signified their intention of closing at noon Thursday because of the Lenawee County according to secretary of the city Chamber of He added that any merchants whohave not obtained window cards notifying the public of this arrangement may call for them at the Chamber of fices on North Mam GERMAN PLANE DOWNED 22 fighter planes shot down a Ger man fighter over the El Alamein desert front yesterday during a day of very light action on the ground and in the a British communique The land op erations were confined to occasion al artillery BULLETI 22 The Navy announced today that two United States merchant ves sels were lost in the Mediterranean Sea early in August out of a Mal tabound convoy at about the same time that the British aircraft car was One of the American vessels was torpedoed and sunk by a motor torpedo boat at night after Axis ahand sea craft had attacked the big convoy almost constantly for three Sept 22 planes crashed on the ground and burned at Miamis 36th Street air port early today with the loss of several Both planes were under juris diction of the and the first bomber command launched an im mediate withholding most details of the accident mean The crash occurred on a field used jointly by the Eastern Air Pan American Airways and National Air j It has assumed paramount im portance now under terms of the pending it would be come the lowest point at which price ceilings could be placed on farm products by President Roose velt in carrying out prospec tive congressional directive to sta bilize wages and Despite the Presidents assertion that he was unalterably opposed to any change in the basis of com puting Senators Hatch D and Thomas sub mitted amendments which would include farm labor costs for the first time in computing Boosts Base Per Cent This would boost the parity base per cent on the rais ing the lowest point of farm price celings under the new bill a like Farm state senators indicated with a provision approved by the Banking Committee which would permit the President to take into account increased labor costs in adjusting the maximum price ceilings on ag ricultural Senator Brown floor manager of the said this was as far as the administra tion was prepared to go in conces sions to the farm demands and other senators agreed privately that there was little chance of obtaining an acceptable compro mise between the two The Senate heard opposition ex pressed Johnson yesterday by and Senators ODaniel DTexas to the proposed broad grant of powers to the President but proceeded to adopt banking committee amend ments on virtually unanimous voice One amendment thus tentative ly approved would authorize and direct the President to act on or before 1 to stabilize wages and salaries so far as prac ticable on the basis of levels which existed on Senator Vandenberg succeeded in another section to make itpIahV thatif subsequent adjustmehtsiwere made by the they must be made not only to correct inequities but because they were necessary to aid hi the effective prosecution of the li order to eleminate a possibil ity that high salaries might be frozen at the 15 the Senate adopted an amendment by Senator Overton permit ting employers to reduce salaries of a year or if they without first obtaining the Presidents consent AUXILIARY FIREMEN TO GET CERTIFICATES AT DEFENSE MEETING AH auxiliary firemen who com pleted the training course given by the Adrian fire department have been asked by Chief Jack Hawley to attend the graduation exercises of the air raid wardens at 8 oclock tomorrow night at the Identification cards and certificates showing that the firemen have completed their training are to be distributed at the same time that the wardens receive their creden Nearly 100 Adrian men have taken training in fire fighting as their part in the civilian defense Much of City Levelled to Bat tlefields Every Yard Contested By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS at bayonetpoint in the narrow streets and rubblestrewn the de fenders of Stalingrad held the Ger mans at bay today for the fifth consecutive reeling before steadily reinforced onslaughts but surging back again and again and sometimes gaining Bombs and shells had levelled much of the factory city on the Volga to a with every yard Red Star report ed street fighting of ever greater intensity and declared that hi some cases Germans held one story of a building while the Russians fought back from It was a battle with bayonets and gun butts amid heaps ot And even as the battlegrimed defenders held on into the day of siege and the 16th month of Russias the army newspa per reported that the Germans were using relays of transport planes in their rush to replace losses and reinforce their Red Star printed a picture of a woman volunteer at a machine gun under the caption Protect ing crossing of the That might indicate that tha Russians had been forced back to the river banks hi sectors near Sta or even that they wera manning defenses on the east bank of the The Germans have claimed to have reached the Volga banks north and south of the Kill 400 Germans Red army artillery and mortar carrying the nore treat defense of Stalingrad into its 29th killed 400 de stroyed 15 48 supply two armored cars and two artillerv batteries and silenced other guns and the Soviet informa tion It indicated that these ed but afew of the scores of en gagements for possession of the battered Volga river industrial city over which the Red flag still The Communist party pictured incessant Attacks dont it Handtohand clashes are going on in the on street crossings and in The reference to the square was not but it would in dicate the Germans were challeng ing the Russians close to if not at the heart of Five German tanks were set afire or disabled by the defenders of Sovietfortified positions in the Turn to Page 9 BOY HELD AT JAIL FOR CHOKING MOTHER A 16yearold Adrian boy was being held in the county jail today pending an investigation by city police into reports that he choked his mother severely about 9 oclock last The incident was reported to police by neighbors who pulled the angry youth off his mother as they scuffled on the The neigh bors told police that on other oc casions the youth had mistreated his mother German Executions In Europe Nearing Quarter Million Mark Sept 22 The known number of executions car ried out by the Germans in conquered Europe is nearing the quarter million the Inter Allied Information Committee re ported Included in the growing list was the shooting of 116 Frenchmen last The latest French put to death on orders of General Otto von German com mander in brought the total to the committee The set up by exiled United Nations governments in said this figure was based on information obtained by these It covers formal executions after trials or courts martial and shootings of hostages and other persons announced by the The Polish government in exile said persons had been ex ecuted in Poland since the Ger mans invaded the country three years of them shot after a German shot as hostages and killed in concentration Since Reinhard the protector of old was assassinated last Czechs have been the committee and of this num 525 were accused of being in some way responsible for his In thousands of Czechs have died in concentration camps or as a result of Gestapo third degree it was The committee declared that have been killed hi Crete alone since Fifteen hundred fell before Ger man firing squads or were sen tenced to death in France and North Africa in the first six months of this In the Germans have shot 250 host ages since they overran the committee Reports from other occupied countries were Belgium One hundred thirty known to have been executed for sabotage or as Greece In addition to the in 40 persons were shot in Athens this summer and 40 more on the island of The Bulgarians executed several thou sand in Macedonia aftera revolt against the Bulgarian army of oc Netherlands hi London has The government the names of 200 persons shot for publishing secret signalling to the stealing rations or trying to escape to Norway Thousands have died in concentration camps as the re sult of ill the commit tee adding that since the Ger man 106 have been Yugoslavia The exact number executed is not but over were shot as hostages by the Germans alone in September and Luxembourg No news received since the mass deportations of Luxembourgers began but up to last June four had been executed for underground ;