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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 24, 1942, Adrian, Michigan Colder Freezing Temperature Tonight Weather OB Face Xwo SEPTEMBER 1942 BIG DAY Officials Hope for Big Crowd to Put 1942 Fair Over the Top LIVESTOCK IS contending Still JUDGED chill but with threatenec showers safely the 65th an nual Lenawee county fair openec today for one of its anticipate biggest Adrian merchan closed their stores this afternoo to enable employees and thei families to visit the Dean Stree grounds and a larger attendanc from the outlying parts of th county was A livestock parade for the 4H boys and girls who have entere the junior livestock show will b held in front of thegrandstan this afternoon at 4 Th harness races began as usual at along with the Jack Raum circus acts and The rode will be presented in front of th main grandstand tonight at Big Holstein Herd The judging of an outstandin exhibit of livestock got under wa Included in the ex hibit was a big herd of Holsteir dairy cattle which hi peace tim years would have been shown a the Michigan State B Smith of one of th bestknown cattle judges in th United made the The grand champion Pabs Sir Paul is owned by F Tullis of president o the Michigan Holstein Breeders As The reserve grand cham pionship of the class was won b Van Hoosen KBOP of the Var Hoosen Farms of Th grand champion female is Mon vie Bonheur Pibtje owned by IV Buth and Sons of The championships were award ed not only for the Lenawee coun ty fair but also for the Michigar State Mag Is Presented A patriotic ceremony led by th Sand Clayton and Clinto high school bands took place yes terday afternoon hi front of th The Lenawee Coun ty Chapter of the Red th American Legion and the 40 participated in the and th 40 presented the fair associa tion with an American The new flagpole was donated b the great grandchildren of Georg Ford and was taken from the lam ily farm in Riga China Ford a daughter o George led in the singing o patriotic Charles Bates 92 years of assiste in the ceremony by raising the first Dag on the new Both father and husband fough in the civil Men from th American Legion post who too part in the dedication ceremon were Commander Carl Fetkenhier Vice Commander Lester Harkness Chaplain Frank Past Com mander Wayne Sowers and Trum peter Edward Members o the color guard were Lyle Colbath John Ott and Last night a crowd of approxi mately persons was in th stands for the performance of th Raum circus and Overcas skies and light flurries of rain dis couraged a large ac cording to fair Ticke sales at the main however ran slightly ahead of the sam night a year Thursday and Friday are lookec forward to by fair officials as th best days of the The firs three days have been only slightly behind the records for last yea and the attendance today and to morrow will go far to detennin the financial success of this year Sept 24 discipline relative to civilians In war plants made itself felt today in an order barring two men from work in any Buick Motor Company unit engaged in war Because of their alleged respon a recent slowdown and strike at the Buick Aluminum Foundry at Edmund Geiger and Marlon Butler were placet under permanent suspension by the central procurement district ol the army air Lieutenant Colonel George E air plant protection officer for the issued the order which is subject to War Depart ment in the first such action in He said it was the result of the armys investiga tion of the 29 strike at the Flint plant Geiger and Butler were shop committeemen for the United Auto mobile Workers CIO local at the Colonel Strong and as union committeemen and leaders were largely responsible for the A production slow down had lasted for more than a month in advance of the Strong The two Colonel Strong also were active hi picket lines during the strike and gave leadership to the The strike lasted one Colonel Strong said most of the pickets were new employees less than 21 yean of PRICE 3 CENTS Scrap Drive Plea Is Sent By Nelson In an appeal tlirough the Adrian Telegram Don aid chairman of the War Production Boarc called upon every citizen of the United States to cooperat in the current scrap campaign and to make ita success Every pound of scrap is he to avert a seriou decline in steel Nelsons telegram follows 2 Adrian Daily The prompt and enthusiastic action newspape in accepting leadership in the vital national salvage pro gram is the kind of answer expected in my challenge to th American If we are to maintain and increase production of th tanks and ships needed by our fighting men am fighting we must get in every pound of scrap in thi the from the farms and from indus A successful fall campaignconducted by the American in cooperation with state and local salvag will avert a serious decline in steel production and will add to our stores of other scarce As chairman of the War Production I call upon ry citizen of the United States to make this campaign a every by gathering and turning in all the scrap metals rubber and rags that can possibly be Let towering victory stockpiles in every community in the nation stanc as symbols of Americas defiance to the Donald Nelson Only 90 Cooperate in Lenawee Salvage Office Reports In the face of a direct appea from Donald chairmar of the War Production Boarc asking the cooperation of all citi zens in the current scrap collec tion only 90 Lenawe county residents had sent notice to the county headquart ers today signifying that they ha metal available for the collection A few more notices have bee turned over to Lenawee supervisor but the number is insignificant The time limit for mailing no tices to salvage headquarters ha been extended until Monday to giv county residents a final chance t Richard count salvage was encourage yesterday when 45 coupons wer turned in at his It was a indication that the campaign was catching on 20 notices were received coverin a total of two orthree tons e Up to the present tim only 20 25 tons of metal has been marked ready for the collec tion in the entire Even counting the tons collected in a WPA project in recent weeks th amount is far below the 100poun average per person that was col lected during a Nebraska campaign All indications are that the Len awee campaign will be a disma Charles Leute of in hi notice sent to salvage official said he had a considerabl amount of scrap and could tel of a lot Mesle of 1258 Williams Street reporte pounds being Mrs Gempel of 512 South Mail Street reported she was read to donate an old iron kettle tha has been used as a landmark her residence at South Main anc Merrick Street for the last 45 The kettle was used by he the late tu make Root of Rollin reported that he had a hay rake drag and disc available for thi collection and Latham Coffin o Hudson township reported 40 Tells of Quarrel Over Finan cial Difficulties Sept 24 hours of Robert 27yearold St Louis elec today said Po lice Capt Leonard to the hatchet killing of his father and during a quarrel over his financial of the St Louis police letective said the husky londehaired youth related tails of the brutal crime to de po Federal Bureau of Investiga tion agents and Illinois authori Charles 61yearold in ternal revenue and his 49 earold were found lacked and Tuesday night in the family automobile on a highway eight miles north of His composure unruffled by constant barrage of the younger Nash finally revealed he lew his then his mother during a violent argument over 5640 in personal debts and his hab t of continued late Murohv tf if know the penalty for my crime and Im willing to pay it Nash told reporters at a con erence held after the police an ounced he had admitted the slay Are you sorry he was Of Im Nash re Nashs version of the as old by related how after he had grabbed a hand axe and killed his his mother rantic and cried Now look what youve CTurn to Page 8 Need For Scrap Termed Critical NEW Sept 24 need for metal scrap today was de scribed as truly critical by stee men who said this country ha stopped living on its metal fat and now must dip back 40 year for steel and iron statement came as this na lions than 600 have pledged their sumed leadership in thedrive t collect the scrap lying aroun American factorie and Many millions of tons of iron and steel scrap must be collected if thetremendous tonnage of stee neededinthe nationswar efforts are to be said Eugen president of Bethlehem Steel Steel men estimated they wouk need to pile up at least 17 million tons of scrap between now anc January when war production i expected to reach its Month ly consumption of scrap now i running at about 4 million th greatest hi history but still no The recovery of scrap is so vi said Ralph vie president of the United State Steel that every far mer and every householder has a heavy responsibility for the coun trys production of tanks ships and Because scrap collection was lag ging badly the government askec the newspapers for the next thre weeks to stimulate their commu nities into an all out effort to up metal no longe Steel men and leaders of thi newspaper worried that sigh of large piles of scrap in junl yards or elsewhere might give tli impression that scrap was plenti pointed out Turn to Page 8 JAPS Bombers Press Home Attacks on Enemy Bases GENERAL MacARTHURS Head Sept 24 Clashes between allied and Jap anese patrols hi the jungles around 32 miles north of Port were renewed yesterday as allied fighters and bombers ressed incessant attacks on enemy bases at and it was Casualties suffered on both ides during the patrol fighting on he southern slopes of New Guineas ughpeaked Owen Stanley moun a spokesman at General Mac Lrthurs headquarters but any here was no indication of urther Japanese It was believed here that tinuous strafing of the enemy com munication lines between Buna and loribaiwa was greatly hinder ing the Japanese in the already difficult task of keeping their for ward troops supplied with food and A communique announced that allied fighters had made three sweeps overthe Buna area yester raking seven can ion and machinegun fire on irst foray and blasting supply umps and buildings in subsequent For the first time In more than week Japanese fighter planes hallenged the allied six eros taking the air in an effort to reak up the The attempt fas one allied plane failed to return to its GOLWSAY Arm Bands and Car tificates Are Issued to Qefense Workers A CRITICAL COMMUNITY Steel arm bands an certificates have been Issued 1 members of Adrian defense because Adrian is a possible ai raid Owen Clears of chief Michigan ai raid told city air raid war auxiliary firemen and polic at the armory last Not al Michigan cities are being give such he The equipment was issued to all air raid auxiliary fire men and auxiliary police who hav been engaged in active work with their respective units and wh have completed a course of train ing outlined by federal officials Those unable to be present las night may get their equipment a the civilian defense office at th city This equipment has been issue Cleary becaus Adrian is a critical Its importance is much greater than majority of Michigan communitie and so it is with a feeling of pride and also humility for the men o the firing that I help tak part in this Were At War I dont need to remind you tha were at he Th part our organizations will play 1 not a minor one and within a few months it may be We can be satisfied to stay as we W cant be satisfied with goo If such a feeling become widespread it will be disastrous t the There is but clear cut is sue in the fight were engaged in We are fighting for we well lose everything tha makes life worth No man personal way of his habit or desires compares with the im portance of the one great issue a If the big issue is all is who also is presiden of Cleary Business College in Ypsi went on to say that it wa up to the men on the home fron to give sailors and marine the guns tanks and fighting equipment that will them su perior to the Our Allies supplied us in the last he sale but we must equip them in spite of transportation problem that now are many times Delay Means Bigger But we must not be discourag ed with the problems that face he Because there is n doubt that we will I only wonder how long it will take and how many lives will be lost Every hour we remain inactive on the home front the price of victory be comes more Michigan is only a little over 000 miles from points in Norway and the You may re member that press dispatches cently told of Allied bombers mak in a nonstop mile trip to bomb Michigan is a key one of the most vital in ai of our 48 in the war I aombers come they will attemp to hit production they wli try to disrupt transportation and they will try to break down civil Ian You are the men and who must see that thei dont Cleary was introduced by Mayor Ku county air raid spoki wiefly and gave wardens a few iate instructions concerning new training courses that will be in troduced The awards to air raid wardens were presented by Karl civilian defense The presentations to auxiliary police and auxiliary fire men were made by Louis Ger commissioner of public safe and Jack fire chief re New Draft Group Leaves for Caster Septembers second group of Lenawee county men left Adrian this morning for Battle Creek here they will begin active mili ary service at Fort The men who left were those from the September 9 induction group who were accepted for the Army after final physical examinations in De roit departure this morn ng climaxed a 14day furlough dur ng which time the men were mem ers of the Army Enlisted OUT OP HAND NEW Sept 24 The New Orleans million ollar breakfast scheduled for riday a war dnd as a meal gotten leasantly out of the local war bond ommittee now total AXIS VESSEL HIT Sept tor edocarrying aircraft were credit d officially today with scoring a irect hit on ah Axis vessel off the oast of Greece in continuing at acks on Marshal Erwin Rommels verseas supply A communique announcing this uccess also reported a slight in crease in enemy air activity over he Egyptian battlefront ut said the RAF came through the ay without any losses Administration Forces Striv Desperately for Compro mise on Parity Issue MICHENER VOTES FOR BILL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ministration Jeaders strove desper ately today to split the congres siorial farm bloc with a compro mise on its demands for a highe agricultural parity price level ir legislation to give President Robse velt broad controls over the cos of Beaten back already in the Hous by passage of the bill late yesterday with an amendment moving parit upward by the inclusion of farm HOW THEY VOTED 24 Michigans representatives cast an 11 to 4 vote in favor of the anti inflation bill which the House pass ed last night Voting for thebill were Republi cans Engel Michener Wolcott and Woodruff ani Democrats OBrien and Tenero Opposed were Hook Lesinski and all Demo Michigans delegation split 8 tc 7 in favor of the earlier amend ment providing higher parity price for farm In that instance OBrien and Tenerowicz joined with the op position along with Hook Lesinski and Voting the affirmative were Dond Jonkman Shafer and In neither vote were Blackne and labor costs as a leader scheduled a hurried conference to day with farm bloc members in an attempt to head off similar action in the As they met the situation shap ed up like this An unofficial poll showed 4C of the 96 Senators committed to the principle of an up ward parity with 22 19 eight declin ing to comment and seven no Wont Accept Compromise Senator Thomas DOkla coauthoriof the claredthathe Siitf others of similar views could a compro mise proposed by Senators Reed RKan and Tydings An authoritative de clining to be quoted by said he administration was supporting his which would noi disturb the present basis for com but would direct President Roosevelt to take into account farm labor costs in modify ng price ceilings to correct gross This same source said thai f the parity revision were includec n any bill sent to the White House President Roosevelt would veto i and could be expected then to take he initiative in fixing farm prices as he threatened to do if Congress did not act before There was a possibility that administration forces might aban don the legislation let ting the President use his present wartime powers as he said he woulc n his recent youdoitorIwil Hailing the House action and pre dicting victory for the parity amendment in the the lead ers of four national farm organiza tions declared in a statement that should the President veto the resent legislation he must accept responsibility for the future food and fibre supply of the Turn to Page 2 24 Curtailment of war production in all the Aluminum Company of Americas five Newburgh Heights ilants was threatenedtoday by a continuing strike of 225 CIO melting plant company pokesman After one shift of 75 furnace enders and helpers refused to re urn to work last night the com sany reported production of air raft parts in its own and other Cleveland plants would be affect d unless the strike ended TJhe smelting plant members of the CIO Mill and Smelter Workers walked ut at midnight An spokesman said they pre ented no and figured was the tenth major work stop iage at the S plant this Alex regional director for fie declared the walkout was unauthorized and said he was making every effort to get the men to go back to FRENCH SURRENDER rench garrison of Tananarive sur endered unconditionally yesterday nd British troops occupied the tadagascar capital just a fortnight after their landtags on the west oast of the the British an ouhced officially A communique said the troops were received with cheering by he population when they marched city after breaking through uddenly stiffened French resist Germans Unable To Make New Breaks In Red Lines Reds KiU Of Them On Verge of Drafting Legislation f I n A To Farm Labor Shortage V ULbM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS parently convinced that govern ment officials intend to do nothin about a farm labor mem the House agriculture com mittee today were reported on th verge of drafting legislation to deal with the Before taking any such action Chairman Fulmer DSC said the committee would seek th opinion tomorrow of Gen Lewis selective servici and possibly later that o Paul War Manpower Commission It may be that General Hershey ivill have some Fulmer any we want to hear his views and try to et an idea of the manpower needs for the armed After hearing Secretary of Agri culture Wickard warn that failur to relieve the farm labor shortage would make it necessary in the not too distant future to deal with a shortage of Fulmer tol reporters The secretary offered us no real solution to the problem which he admitted was It is begin ning to look like government offi cials will not do anything about i until an actual food shortage stare them right in the It might be too late Rather than wait until then Fulmer committee members believe they should take an ag ressive attitude and seek to solvi the problem What form any proposed legis lation would take was highly un Fulmer himself has ad vocated payment of higher price to farmers for their products to en able them to compete in the labor market wtih war Somi form of government subsidy migh be necessary to bring this h TON SHIP N TEN DAYS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept 24 Ten days from keellaying to the Liberty freighter Joseph Teal hit the water today to rip an amazing 14 days from the previous speed rec ord for Yet even greater speed was jromised by Builder Henry who watched the vessel slide gracefully into the outfitting lasin of his Oregon Shipbuilding Do you think you ever will juild a ship in less than 10 days an interviewer asked he nothing is Once in the outfitting vorkers poured aboard the Teal o begin another race for a The yard intendsto ready her for the sea by The Teal was 87 per cent com plete at launching compared to a wartime average of 79 per The previous record was set by Kaisers Richmond yards with the freighter John The Titch was launched hi 24 days and delivered in In an Kaiser recalled Our original contract called for the delivery of ships in about 150 The average in the first World War had been more than Many experts shook their heads and said he could not do Yet here beside us is this great 10 days from keel aying to launching and in a few days she will be on the learing cargo to our allies and to iur It is a no less a miracle of God and the genius f free American Kaisers Edgar manager f the said the great speed in uilding the Teal had not penalized ther ships being HES SICK AND OF STRIKE BUSINESS Sept 24 laring I am sick and tired of this trike Alabamas selec service chief asserted today hat every board in Alabama will e told to reclassify all men who out on defense Ben state elective service director and also ead of Alabamas state said No man is deferred in the draft ecause of personal The de erment is granted because a work r is engaged hi vital war When that worker he as lost his preferred status if he tays out as long as 24 I m working my office force 20 ours a day in an effort to get men the and yet we are con tinually hearing about In Jiis first order under the new Smith directed Mobile ounty draft boards to reclassify ome 70 men who walked off a road onstruction project at an air base ere because of union charges that Other members have indicated they favored drafting workers and assigning them to fields where they were urgently with selec tive service officials making the de Still others believe farm labor should be deferred from mili tary service and required to remain on the DESTROYER T REPO IT ITEB LOST Sept 24 The navy announced today that the United States had disappeared in the southwest Paci and that the auxiliary trans had been sunk hi the The possible loss of life on the two ships was estimated at 250 The loss included the command ing Lieutenant Commander William Walter Phoe of the and Lieu tenant Commander Gus Lofberg Santa of the Navy number 131 said South The USS Jarvis which was damaged as a result o enemy air attacks off Guadalcanal must be presumed lost at sea en route from Tulagi to a southern re pair The Jaryis has been ov erdue for several weeks and inten sive search by ships and aircrafi has failed to locate her pr revea any trace of her It is assumed that she was sunk by en emy submarines or aircraft The USS Little small aux iliary transport has been sunk by the enemy recent operations hi the Solomon Islands Approxi mately half of the personnel of the Little were The nexTof Mnotttioselost have been STALIN GETS LETTER Willkie Finds Reds Disap pointed 2nd Front Has Not Been Opened By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept Vilikie said today he would take back to Washington from Russia a tory of growing disappointment and dissatisfaction over the failure of the United States and Britain to establish a second front I feel it and you said He presented Joseph Stalin thick and square envelope containing a personal message from resident Roosevelt at a conference with the Soviet premier in the Kremlin last To foreigners who have been working here since the Washing onLondonMoscow agreements on he war were announced June 11 t has been no secret that individ uals are gradually getting cooler treatment from the both fficials and private Stalin and President Roosevelts personal representative in a tour of strategic world centers rom Cairo to met for wo With them was Vyacheslav Mol Soviet foreign vho himself visited allied war lead rs in London and Washington last pring and returned with an an lounced complete understanding on the urgent tasks of creating econd front in Europe in BULLETINS 24 Thirteen members of the Senate gricultore committee voted unan mously today to repect an admln strationsponsored compromise to he antiinflation bill which would irect President Roosevelt to lift arm price ceilings where they did ot reflect increased labor and ther Senator Thomas DOkla said all members present at a meeting with leaders of farm organizations ad agreed to stand by an amend lent sponsored by him and Sen tor Hatch which would ncrease the level of parity prices y about 12 per cent by including all farm labor costs as a 21 SPj passenger trains and a reight of the Baltimore and Ohio crashed in a ending wreck near here today and eports from the scene indicated at east four and possibly 23 persons The number of injured could not e determined immediately bat witnesses said wreckage was strewn ver a wide that fire broke ut in gome of the cars immediate Germans Bring Up New Troops By Plane to Fill Caps in Riddled Ranks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS army men of Stalingrad have torn a group of fortified positions from the German recaptured a set tlement northwest of the city killed more than invaders in a dramatic resurgence of both de fensive and offensive the Russians said Communiques of the day implied that there was not a single new breach in Russianlines within the streets of the embattled Volga River The Germans were reported again hurriedly bringing up reinforcements by plane to fill their The Red Navys Volga River helped Red Army artil machinegunners and riflemen to mow down the in vaders by the Official reports of midnight and midday listed 115 additional tanks and more than 48 field guns as wrecked or captured in new actions of the monthold German attacks were declared to have led only to reverses four other sectors of the farflung hi the Sinyavino area on the Volkhov River at Voronezh southwest of Novorossisk and in the Mozdok region of the central Soviet troops repulsed several attacks overnight hi the Stalin grad area and boosted to more than the roll of invaders killed in the last four the Russians One Soviet tank unit has dis lodged the Germans from fortified destroying six tanks and several1 trucks and killing 600 Ger Men of one Soviet elite unit destroyed an artillery battery and three mortar batteries and killed 160 Northwest of Stalingrad Soviet troops have inflicted a counter blow on the One by a vigorous dislodged the Germans from a populated The Germans left over 250 dead on the We captured three two mortars and four ma In another sector several enemy attacks were repulsed and about 700 Germans were Other details were supplied by the midnight The Red army striking anew against the assault and supply col umns moving upon Stalingrad from the northwest made some head way and wiped out more than German officers and the Soviet information bureau WPB GETS MORE STREAMLINING Sept 24 further streamlinhig of the War Production Board was disclosed to day when it became known that war plant sites will be selected hereafter by a small com mittee instead of the present two The quickaction committea will be composed of one officer each from the army air navy and maritime un der an order signed but not yet an The action was confirmed by CoL Gordon a regular atmy officer loaned to WPB by the corps of who has been tihosen executive director of the new facility clearance This it was will replace two exisitlng committees through which plant expansion proposals formerly had to be These wil be al hough some of their employees are expected to be transferred to the new The result according to aides of WPB Chairman Donald should be to reduce to instead of the time frequently re quired to pass on plant In it will give the army air forces coequal authority with the army the navy and the maritime commission hi deciding plant location William Harrison of the army Services of ormerly WPB production las been mentioned as the armys probable nomination to the and Myers of the material command has been sug ested by the air Neither he navy nor maritime commission las nominated its and it was reported still undecided whether a WPB official would be named ance 15 miles north the he contractor employed nonunion ly afterward and there wag much CLAIM 9 SHIPS SUNK BERLIN from German broad Sept 24 special Ger man communique reported today hat Nazi submarines had sunk liree an auxiliary cruis er and five transports in an attack on an allied convoy between Spits lersen and ;