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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 23, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY SEPTEMBER 1942 Showers OTestber Drtalll on Fan 45 More Farmers Report Tha They Have Scrap Metal Available DEADLINE IS MONDA The drive for scrap metal Lenawee now a week old gradually gained headway today Richard county salvage chair received 45 new notices from farmers stating that they had con tributions to make to the nation wide It was the best re port since the drive Up to the present time 70 sue notices have been received at th Adrian office in addition to a fev scattered reports made to count It is estimated tha the 70 sources reporting will fur nish 18 or 20 tons of Abou 140 tons has been collected in re cent weeks through a WPA pro ject On the basis of Nebraska scrap Lenawee shoul collect about Goff Is Encouraged Although the Lenawee campaign still is Goff was en couraged by the spurt in interes Literally hundreds of farm sources in the county must b if any sizeabl amount of metal is to Be obtainec in Three thousand Adrian school children will begin thei hunt for scrap metal October 1 an salvage officials feel that they wil make an impressive The War Production Board ha emphasized that scrap must be col lected from farms and city if the nations steel mill are to be kept operating at capac Ity this Those contributing scrap will be paid at the rate of a ton for the metal when it is col lected at their places of residence If pay isnt wanted the money will be turned over to a war pos sibly the Lenawee County Patriotic Adrian city officials gave the scrap metal drive a boost today by announcing that four of the Civi War cannons that have guardec the approaches to Monument Park these many years would avail able for the Salvage of ficials expect to dismount them as soon as Members of the Tecumseh American Legion post re cently donated their threeinch World War field piece for the scrap LaKrone of 304 South Main Street today reported that her husbands Knights Temp was available for the col lectionl Two Tons Beady The coupon mailed to the county salvage office by Hubert L Gander of Madison township reported at least two tons of metal available on his The coupons have been appearing regularly in The Tele gram for the convenience of those Todays coupon ap pears on page Coupons also will be available at The Telegram booth at the fair The Keeney Orchards of Frank lin township and Troy Gunter of Madison township each reported a ton of scrap Alice Van Nieuwenhze of Palmyra said she had 200 pounds of metal hi addition to a Model T and an old grain Her collection is expected to be almost two Charles Derby and Guy Hunt of Adrian Charles William Wade and Roomette of Elizabeth Freer of Ridgeway and the Hidden Lake Gardens at Tipton were others re porting large Salvage officials how that they also want the small contributions of 40 or 50 pounds or less to swell the county PRICE 3 CENTS STALINGRAD STILL HOLDS RUSSIA m mm ORLOVKA ORODISTCHA STALING RA CM m V KRASNAYA SLOBODA ROADS CANAL While Stalingrad continued to throw back the Nazi Berlin described the German strategy as a series of separate stabs arrows for the Volga to isoiaie nooiicns oi Uie Uermans also told o aerial attempts planes to hold off supplies line o tanks reaching the city from the MacArthur Gives Japanese Taste Of Their Own Medicine By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL S e p Douglas MacArthu sent fighter planes swarming dow BunaKokoda trail in Ne Guinea pouring mor han rounds of ammunitio nto the Japanese and their wa installations in a growing iffensive in the southwest Pacif which gave the Japanese a last f the punishment their planes in licted on MacArthur and his me m MacArthurs fighters and bomb in a series of attacks over Ne New Britain m tip of the carrie ut the most extensive sweeps sine the start of the warfare on todays communique ind Roaring up and down the trac ietween Buna and Kokoda ove vhich the Japanese supply the orces in the Owen Stanley Moun the fighters set fire to fue and ammunition a ware louse and huts used by the Jap GERMANS SHOOT SLOVENES Sept 23 than Slovenes have been sho and 58 villages razed in recen weeks as reprisals for increasin abotage of Slovene Yu roslav sources reported These whose names wer said dynamitings had dis rupted lines vital for transporta on of war materials and food tuffs from central and southwest rn In addition to the Slovenes hey had been deport d to Germany and at least Escapes From 2 German Enrolls as Freshman at College After escaping from two German prison camps and making his way to the United Joseph a native of Czechoslo has enrolled as a freshman at Adrian College as soon as he learn to speak expects to join the Milokost is a small town of about in Joe can speak little English and this interview was carried on in French through an interpreter Miss Hope professor o modern languages at the The unusual new college student began his military training in school at the age of 15 and then entered the Czech army when he was He was fighting witii the Czech army hi France in 194C when he fell on the field of He was captured by the Germans and placed in a concentration Didnt Stay Long But Joe didnt remain in the prison camp very He and a friend escaped from the camp and rode to Marseille on stolen At the two refugees boarded a French military ship and stowed away in the Some of the ships crew locked in the ships brig to protect them and aided them in their The boat landed at Algiers in northern directly across the Mediterranean from Joe and his friend were then taken to French where liberty until the all aliens they were at Nazis ordered They were caught by the French police and placed in a second Ger man prison The camp was on the edge of the Sahara with Arabs in charge of the prison Many of the prisoners were forced to work in the desert under armed When questioned about his sec ond Joe explained that he just Neither the French nor the Arabs especiallj wanted to hold prisoners so his second break for freedom much less troublesome than the first Uncle Aids Him Joe wrote to his who lives on a farm near and his uncle arranged for his He sailed to the United States on a Portugese arriving in this country the first of August Joe explained that on the voyage to a submarine was sight He was very he when he learned that it was a sub marine of the United States Joe intends to enter the United States Army eventually and he wants to study engineering after he Right now he is pretty msy learning to speak He is taking ten hours of English a week at the and Miss his expects him be speaking fluent English by the end of tne first His father still Is in Czechoslo vakia and Joe hasnt heard from dm for more than three years but he still has high hopes that he is as he has stu the same the cant see much lents are much vorld He difference in the American boys and his friends in When asked what he would do if he got a crack at Joe re I would do the worst Shooting would be too good for that the communique The Wairope bridge over the Kumusi bombed the day was again hit At the Buna end of the trail on the northeast coast of New three motor launches and a barge were left in an antiaircraft position was riddled with bullets and silenced and Japanese ground troops suffered it was Was County Road Mainten ance Superintendent 20 Years Perry 64 years superintendent of main tenance for the Lenawee county road Tianged himself in the garage at his home on M52 south of Billingtons Corners at 4 oclock yesterday VanValkenburg had been in failing health the last three years and his condition became worse two week He had been despondent fo some He had been in charge of main taining the county highways sine Before that time he had bee a farmer and for some time wa highway commissioner of Tecum seh and Van lived in Adrian until a few years ago when they bull a new house on their farm an moved While living in Ad rian he was a member of the Pres byterian church but later had been attending the Tecumseh Baptis The body was found by Mrs Coroner M Braun of Adrian was called anc ecided there will be no inquest Besides the widow Edith VanValkenburg he is survived by two sons Percy and Cuyler botJ f one daughter Mary Hewes of threi isters Harry Abbott and Mrs Bertha Hoag of Tecumseh and Mrs Lena Wells of three broth rs Leon and Faye VanValk nburg all of Tecumseh and five The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at oclock in the ielding Funeral Home and the urial will be in Brookside ceme ery in The V obinson will Friends Medium bombers fol lowed up the attack last nigh with an attack on airdrome installa At Kokoda the allied fighters poured cannon and machinegun fire into the Japanese positions starting fires and silencing an anti aircraft the communiqui Ranging out over the Coral Sea bombers attacked the Japanese air drome at on the northern tip of the Solomon starting large fires and Return ing from their mission the airmen said they could see the fires from a of Jap Jap anese stfongholdof Rabaul on New flying through a curtain of antiaircraft fire to attack ship ring in the harbor which services oth the Japanese New Guinea forces and the enemy operations n the The heavy bombers scored two lits on a large vessel the communique Turn to Page 2 may call at the riday residence until War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS report loss of dditlonal streets in Stalingrad de pite stubborn resistance of Red which says Red Army con esting city room by room some fictions of city held against inces ant attack of German air and ground encircle Axis armies in desert to strike severe ows far behind lines in eturning safely to bases British roops advance to very gates of capital of Madagascar i French resistance Arthurs bombers rike new blows hi terrific aerial ffensive against blow g up ammunition dumps and sup y routes of Japanese in New and machinegunning ad ancing columns Japanese report nking cruiser of Northampton SS of Aleutian eJsewherei Claim American Cruiser Damaged TOKYO From Japanese Broad 23 imperial headquarters communique report ed today that United States cruiser of the Northampton type had been seriously damaged 31 by a Japanese submarine off the Aleutian It further claimed that Jap anese destroyers sank two United States submarines in the same waters during the middle of Sep There was no confirmation of these claims in Washington an Six cruisers make up the Navys Northampton each of a standard displacement of tons and a normal complement of 691 to 795 the was sunk off The others are the Chicago and all 12 or 13 years Their major armament is nine guns of eight 55 Tuesday Crowds Are Reported Slightly Less Than One Year Ago PULLING EVENTS HELD TODAYS PROGRAM and Machin ery Fair Thursday Racing Presentation of County Flag and Girls Livestock Parade Fair Braving chilly autumn weather and cloudy fair goers visited the Dean Street grounds in in creasing numbers today for the irst harness racing program of the The racing programs will afternoon through Russians Forced To Yield Before Terrific Onslaught Of Tanks And Bombers Heavy Support Is Given Plan To Boost Farm Parity Ceilings ie held each The large area directly behind lie old formerly used or the exhibition of farm mach inery and has been converted into an automobile park ng lot this year and itwas well illed with cars at noon Late arrivals were expected to swell the The Jack Raum circus acts were to be repeated both this afternoon and Tuesday crowds at the fair were slightly less than a year ago al hough the Tuesday turnout always s one of the poorest of the The night show will the slight decrease n Tuesday Fowler Team On Top A team owned by owler Brothers of Reading pulled load of pounds 19 feet 5 nches to the heavyweight horse pulling the Lena vee county fair last Five teams among the 11 entries ad vanced to the pound class Clear but sharp enough o make topcoats a a good sized crowd to the The pulling events began at last night and the nain grandstand filled lodeo and circus acts were pre ented after the pulling contest Ralph McCormick of with a pound laced second with a haul of 18 eet Burley Moyor of was third with 17 Div Wllllamn Cro with pound earn was fourth with 17 one The team driven by John Prough of fifth with a haul of three By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ly confident of congres sional farm bloc forces today pressed their drive to write higher farm parity ceilings into the anti inflation move toward which President Roosevelt has expressed unalterable Administration leaders in the aparently taken aback by yesterday surge of support for the parity made a hasty over night canvass for Farm state lawmakers want the increased cost of hired farm labor taken into account in computing parity This is not done under present law and is important in the pending bill because that measure provides that farm price ceilings may not be set lower than full or price be tween 1 and 15 this whichever is CParity level is a level calculate to give farmers the same ratio be tween the prices of the things the sell and those they buy which pre vailed in a favorable past ir most cases Were going to pass this amend ment 2 to predicted Chairmar Smith DSC of the Senate Agri culture He added h thought the vote would come to ight His team weighed The Ted Maurer team of Phillips was Chester ovell of Temperance placed seven h and Ernest Hagen of Ubly was Moxley In Charge Harry extension special st in animal husbandry at Michi an State had charge of he The pound load the equivalent of a rolling load f 116 The Fowler team last ear set a near world mark by auling pounds a distance of 9 five All teams were t a disadvantage on the dirt track n front of the grand On a od footing the teams would have een able to make a better show Moxley Turn to Page 9 VON BOCK REPORTED OUSTED According to a Reuters dispatch quoting the Stockholm Svenska Field Marshal Fedor von German comman der of the forces that have been stalled in the streets of Stalingrad for the past five was recently seen in Some informed sources were in clined to believe that this might indicate that he had been recalled by The Svenska Dagbladet story said Von Bocks dismissal came af ter a sharp difference ofopinion with over strategy in The it was wanted to concentrate on jtlie i A similar amendment was prepared on the House side b Chairman Fulmer DSC of th House Agriculture The prospect of the passage o this very fair amendment looks ex tremely Fulmer Those who represent labor ani consumers of the industrial dis tricts are beginning to realize tha short production will come mor nearly to destroying wage earners and consumers than increased pro duction at fair Presidents Aides Glum Glum but not tin Presidents leaders in the Senat were ready to present their side o the argument To persuad wavering they were ready to cite Roosevelts letter of las Thursday to the chairmen of the Senate and House banking commit in which he wrote I should like to make clear my unalterable opposition to any re computation of parity at this time In my message of September I in computing we should continue to use the compu tation of the Bureau of Agricul tural Economics made under the law as it stands This wil continue to be my The said the parity principle had proven a good stan dard for peace time and was a goot one for Turn to Page 2 BITTERNESS AGAINST GERMANS INCREASING IN THE NETHERLANDS Switzerland Sept againstthe German i Stalingrad would cost too much In casualties The Nazis have been attacking Stalingrad 30 days and have not taken it despite the huge forces The Swedish who claims to know Von Bock from per sonal contacts stretching over the last 18 states emphatically that he recognized him in a Berlin residential district dressed in an or dinary lounge suit and soft hat As he approached the Field Marshal the latter refused to talk to him but acknowledged his the correspondent Turn to VON Page 9 PLEADS GUEUTY Sept 23 choir director at the outhern Michigan pleaded uilty in circuit court Tuesday to charge of smuggling letters put the He will be sentenced OSTMASTER KEAPPOINTED Special to The Telegram 23 The re jpointment of Cleo Aldrich as ostmaster at Clayton has onfirmed by the been VVhats Going On At The Fair Victory Auction One of the featured displays in the Merchants Building is the mer chandise donated for the Victory a bondselling medium ar ranged and promoted by the county retail bond sales Form ing a part of the Walper Furniture Company the auction dis ilay will consist of approximately worth of all to ie auctioned off for the priceof tvar The auctions will take place Thursday and Friday after noons and The afternoon uctions will be held in the main grandstand between the Art Between and exhibits ave been registered in ie Art Building according to tfcCarty of Adrian who is in charge f the These exhibits in clude handmade needle oint work and nigs as well as dis such articles as antiques and centuryold ack Goes Jack Rauhi rates the addition f aHammond organ to replace he skeleton band has furn ihed music at other free act per The musician who operates Raums new organ is Raums The organ IB located in a special trailer beside the free acts Times Do After watching the capers of the cowboys in the Raums Rodeo you would think that such horsemanship would be a welcome addition to the Army cav But Raum says that this has not proved to be the A number of young cowboys have left the troupe to join Uncle Sams armed forces but only one has found his way into the And he wrote back recently and The cavalry isnt what its cracked up to I just finished washing out 187 German Wounded Doing Slave Secret Radio Says NEW Sept 23 reported hearing a secret German which addresses itself to German broadcast last night that more than wounded veterans rebuilt of artificial and reeducated in Nazi labor are now working ten hours a day in German industries at pay which is less than unskilled Negroes get in The the radio do not regard the war wounded as war victims whom the state has to take care Men with one blind men whose legs have been am are only objects to be exploited for the worth anything only as long as they slave for the broad cast The German in another broadcast heard by announced that all Danish specialized workers are to register on special rolls which rebroadcast the said it was made on the Berlin radios French language news Believes Italian Fliers Improving by in the Dutch committing almost daily acts of a correspondent of the EasierNa tional Zeitung wrote The invasion he compelled the Germans to strength en their coast and to transfer many of their troops in the eastern Netherlands provinces to coast He wrote that at the same time almost daily acts of sabotage oc road signs are de tires on German cars are trains of war supplies and food for Germany have been de railed and telephone lines have been Bombing attacks have been carried out against German officers and soldiers who venture singly into the blacked out streets at night He said that sabotage in factories working for Germany always was considerable but now it had been stepped up in an effort to force the Germans to withdraw contracts and leave many Dutch factories In it was many Dutch workers had been taken to Germany to work under strict su pervision and in cities there is scarcely a young worker to be In the Nazis in their re prisals have arrested a thousand including scient ists and who have been sent to FOE PAYS BIG Overturned Automobiles as Firing Points in Sta lingrads Streets By THE ASSOCIATED PHES3 Sept Under a coordinated attack of massed tanks and waves of dive the Russians yielded sev eral more streets in one section of Stalingrad but beat off the Germans in handtohand elsewhere in the city where the in vaders were said have paid a toll of almost men in three days for gains measured Battlefront dispatches said Red army forces which crossed the surging Volga under cover of darkness fell upon one flank of the German penetration of the devas tated city and drove them from their An important road was reported recaptured in house fighting in another sec while southwest of the city the Russians were said to have re taken a Pravda said the sky over the city was a cloudflecked battlefield with the Nazis making more thaa bombing flights in a singla day against reinforced Soviet fight er plane Tanks brought up to bolster Hit lers desperate bid for a Septem ber victory on the Volga were de clared hurled at the defenders of the city of Stalin in massed In a single sector attacking in fantrymen were reported led by more than 100 perhaps the greatest armored shock force ever used in stret Germans Mowed Down Recounting the price the Nazis paid for their limited the Russian midday communique said more than Germans were killed in fierce fighting northwest of the city 400 more in the north ern part of Stalingrad and two companies of perhaps 300 men wiped out elsewhere in the city area by Russian sad Germans had been tailedot wounded in the preceding two days northwest of the city with 300 slain another g and a battalion of n o about 600 men wiped out south of the Turn to Page 9 BULLETINS Sept British troops have occupied the inland capital of according to a broad cast from the city heard here to Sept 23 ortant United Nations tm convov carrying large quantities of war material for the Red army has ar rived at North Russian the admiralty announced 23 ecretary of Agriculture Wickard aid today that unless we find ome way to deal with the farm labor problem and other problems f farm production ye must find some way in the not o distant future to deal with a hortage of Testifying before the House agri ulture committee about a grow farm labor shortage which he aid cannot be overlooked or Ig Wickard suggested that a national labor service act should e given British Strike 500 Miles Behind Axiss Egyptian Battle Lines 23 British raids 500 miles behind the Axiss Egyptian line on three vital enemy big supply port of the nearby harbor of Barce and the outpost garrison at the Gialo Oasis deep in the desert disclosed by the British command Announcements of the most Sept 23 only cow Worth of the twoheaded shpwn by Elvin Thomson of Na tional never gave a drop of milk in her but Thom son saysihe refused a offer for his very juicy meal ticket a few weeks ago at Crown who breathes through all four aostrils and blinks all four eyes at thesarae has been shown at the New York the Turntbi Page 6 ADCTIONS Sept Dairy miles west if Andy ket P See Market Auctiontale north of American ace with the RAF in the western Flight Lieut Lance Wade of credited with 14 victories in air believes Italian aviators are get ting In a chat with correspondents today Wade said that the Italians had a new fighter the Mac chi and that its performance apparently had given the fliers more I believe most fighter pilots in the desert would rather meet a Messerschmitt 109 than a he The Germans are inclined to break off combats after a few but Italians in the Mac chisimay carry on dogfights for as much as 20 he I have more use Italian than the as ah aU whowon the Distinguished Flying Crossand bar in a squad ron which has won 202 hopes to get a leave to visit the Wnited States spectacular largescale land raiding in the whole war on the Mediter ranean hi which the British said heavy blows were dealt enemy supplies and carte only after the Italians yesterday had acknowledged a sixday battle at the Gialo a remote outpost about 235 miles due south of Bengasi and 500 miles southwest of the El AlameinQattara battle line in was attacked on the night of Bengasi and Barce were attack ed two nights same night as the big Commando raid on some 220 miles to the east of The communique said the Brit ish desert patrols which carried out the raid now have arrived back at their It listed these ac complishments At casual ties inflicted on the enemy garri son and dumps of ammunition and supplies destroyed by artillery At Bengasi and 30 aircraft damaged de stroyed on the ground and sev eral others shot down while at tacking our troops heavy casual ties inflicted on enemy personnel and motor transport The communique did not tell how the British were able to get men and artillery so far behind the enemys lines over hundreds of miles of desert but informed sources in London said that tha heavy damage mentioned in tha communique indicated the Axis was caught completely off The British called the attackers desert but the fact thatthe BengasiBarce assault coincided with the big Commando raid on Tobruk suggested that thedesert patrols might have been ferried by sea to landings in the vicinity of the enemy ports and begun their forays from swinging in a great arc southward to the Gialo Oasis and eastward by desert to their starting This also was suggested by the 48hour interval between the night attack Sept 13 on Bengasi and Barce and the assault on Gialo the night of Sept The Italian communique yes terday said that the Gialo garrisoa had repulsed an attack by superior mechanized enemy forces at dawn of Sept 16 and that the British had withdrawn toward the south only on six days where an Axis motorized column apparently to relieve the ;