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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 25, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY T Not So CoU SEPTEMBER Details OD Fan IS ONEHID OFF Tew Predicts Some Sort oi Fair Will Be Held Next Season SATURDAY FINAL DAY With fair crowds kept to their slimmest proportions in the last several years by blustery Lenawee County Fair of ficials were hoping today that thi weather man would turn into a miracle man and come up with a little heat one of the fairs trad itionally big found attendance slashed about onethird from last years high An estimated hardy souls defied a biting wind to parade up and down the midway and attend the races and free acts in front of the it just didnt seem right to see fair crowds bundled up in their heaviest clothing as if they were stepping out for a Christmas shopping It didnt seem righ to see vacant spaces in the grand stands and empty seats on the Ferris wheel and the moon rocket Admissions Sold According to the records of Trea surer George admission tickets to the grounds sold yester day totaled as compared with on Thursday last Yes terdays total includes regular admission tickets and nigh Last year per sons bought regular tickets and 295 attended the night A total of automobile admis sions were sold yesterday as com pared with last Grand stand attendance showed the greatest evidently be cause some of the fairgoers were willing to walk through the grounds to see exhibits but were not willing to face the chilly winds sitting in the Total grandstand admissions y e s t e r day were less than half of those sold last A crowd of persons paid to enter the stands yesterday afternoon as compared with last Last nights crowd was as compared with hi 194L Predicts Fair Next Year Despite the letdownfor fair of ficials that always season plagued with inclement Ralph president of the fair is confident that the Lenawee County Fair will be an entertainment fixture for years to come despite hardships that may be brought on by I feel confident that well have some kind of a fair next Tew stated It may not bejust the kind were used to having but it will be some The merchants may not be able to take part next but I believe that well have concessions and livestock exhibits and probab ly the horse races and free Tew said that boys and girls club projects are likely to form the background for future fata during the war He explained that a fair was a necessary part of the county club projects to give parti cipants an opportunity to put their achievements on Anc theres no reason why the agricul tural interests in the county cant go hi with the clubs in putting on some kind of a he I believe that Secretary Wickard will encourage fairs and agricult ural projects when another year comes around just as he has this The fair will end with tomorrows Another series of harness races will be held tomorrow after noon along with Jack Raums automobile thrill The thrill program will be presented again Saturday night Nutrition Contest With emphasis steadily increas ing on the importance of a well balanced yesterday was nu trition day at the Womans Con gress in Pioneer Memorial Hall at the fair Nine of the Federated Womens Clubs of the county had colorful meals displayed in the Con gress The Jasper Wo mans Club was awarded the first prize of for having prepared best balanced The second prize of was received by the Clayton Womens Club and The Adrian Wo mans Club was awarded the third prize of for displaying the most attractive raeaL The nutrition contest was judged by Ger aldine Hassenzahl of Clayton and C Kingon of The afternoons program opened with three march selections by the Qnsted high school Alice Lee then led the group in the singing of America The Beauti accompanied by Arthur Other musical entertain ment included a cornet solo by Miss Mary Reynolds of a rhythm dance by the Misses Jane Tibbs and Bessie Martinson and a soto tap Military and Baton by Miss Jane Fritz Nofztoger gave several Miss Hope professor of foreign languages at Adrian Col gave an interesting talk en the Old and the Miss Lowry wore the na tive dress of the women living in one section of She dis played some of her treasured Mexi can pottery and handiwork which she collected on a trip She iTurn to Page BLUE RIBBON WINNER IN JERSEY HEIFER CLASS Miss Patricia Goodman of Morenci smiles with the satisfaction of victory just after Ginger her nine monthold Jersey won the open championship of her class at the Lenawee county Miss Good man is active in 4H club and has won other prizes in events arranged by the Ginger took the blue ribbon from a field of approximately ten Supply of Shells Is Reported Low in Adrian The duck hunting season opens Saturday morning at Eastern War and the usual number of hunters will try their luck on Lenawee county lakes and in the marshes near The season will continue through De cember With the duck hunting season opening tomorrow and the pheas ant and rabbit season opening Oc tober 15 there were indications to day that hunting might be cur tailed to some extent a lack of The rhanufacture of shells for civilian use was halt ed last spring and most Adrian dealers report that their supply of shells is below One deal er reported that he thought he had a two year supply but that short ages already were developing in some Still another said that the supply of rifle shells was so low that shells were being sold only when new guns were The pheasant season will open this year at 8 October Eastern War The sunrise and sunset hours for duck shooting in Lenawee county Eastern War follow Date Sept 26 Oct 3 Oct 10 Oct 17 Oct 24 Oct 31 7 14 21 28 603 4 Civil War Vet OKs Scrapping Of Park Cannon Its ail right with Martin 99yearold Adrian Civil War vet for city officials to donate the four Civil War cannon in Mon ument Park to the nationwide scrap metal I suppose they might just as well take em downand melt em up and make more he said this Its a cinch they arent doing much good up About all theyre good for is for the kids to straddle em on Decora tion might as well melt them Maybe after the war we can get some other guns for the park if the folks want led Decora tion Day parade last will ob serve his 100th birthday anniver sary in War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS radio official ly announces fall of Stalingrad may be delayed for some time Russian counterattack and recover lost breaking Ger man seige lines in some sectors German losses placed by Reds at about a PACIFIC Imperial Tokyo sources say Japanese fleet has joined war in but state ment said only one submarine had joined in the Atlantic war Ger many claims more in southwest MacArthurs fliers continue at tacks on Japanese French flag to fly over Madagascar despite Brit ish Merchants To Clean House To Arouse Scrap Interest Adrian merchants on the north up by the road commission side of the business district will make a last minute effort Monday to arouse public interest in the na tionwide scrap metal They plan to clean house and place salvage metal on the curb hi front of their stores to emphasize the im portance of the effort As the result of a hasty canvass of business concerns on the north side of Maumee Street and on North Main Street itwas promised Jiat the sidewalks will blossom Torth with a treasure trove of scrap netal and junk of all descriptions Monday From basements and attics of every store hi the dis old store and miscellaneous Iron articles of every description which have ac cumulated for years wil be stacked on the and word will be eft with county salvage officials to come and pick it Stores Are Canvassed Acting on inspiration and spurred by the acute public lethargy with which the drive has been lobert Seaton laymond Westgate and Richard Beck canvassed the north side busi ness establishments this morning and received 100 per cent coopera ion from the It is expected that county salvage offi cials wil allow the accumulated uhk to lie on the sidewalks until arly afternoon as an object lesson o the general public that Its coop eration is needed to alleviate the critical shortage of a vital war ma eriaL Elsewhere in the the scrap drive continued slowly as 35 more persons sent word to Richard chairman of the county that they had metal to be In the mail this morning Goff noticed that several individuals had quantities of metal ranging as August Breckel of Route said that he had a ton of scrap and a quantity of zinc and The Smith Ridge Farm of Ridgeway reported 500 Charles Engel of Palmyra reported 400 Wilson Butler of Palmyra said that he has an old stove and other Martin of Tecumseh sent word that she has two old stoves and some rubber for the salvage collection and Earl Graham of near Birdsall reported an automobile without the Blanche Lounsbury of Route reported pounds of Others Responding Others who responded to the cou pon drive yesterday were Byron Livesay of Sand Alvin Buch er of Route Luegge of Ridgeway Albert Adrian of Horak of Younglove of Route and Mary Richardson of George chairman of the Lenawee county road commission said that his department is ready to go ahead with the collection of the scrap October The commission has as many as 30 trucks available for the and it is expected that the five district garages of the located at Vic Tecumseh and Adrian will be used as unloading stations for Turn to Page 11 AUCTIONS Auction sale north of Llnehan See on Market No Change in Situation Near Port Moresby GENERAL MACARTHURS 25 Allied fighter planes continued their devastating attacks on Jap anese communication lines In New Guinea yesterday while bombing formations blasted enemy shipping and shore installations in New Timor and the Solomon General MacArthurs head quarters announced Huts containing stores and equipment were left a communique by a strong force of Allied fighters which strafed the airdrome at advance base for the Japanese column attempting to push across southeastern New Guinea toward Port Another formation bombed a bridge near over which the Japanese have been attempt ing to move supplies for their troops across the deep gorge of the Kumasi The sus pended over the chasm by previously had been damaged by Allied and the enemy has been working feverishly to repair Fighting between Allied and Japanese patrols was in the vicinity of lori 32 miles from Port Mores where the invaders have been stalled for more than 10 but the Allied communique said there was no change in the general situa The attack on New Britain east of New was carried out in moonlight by a force of Flying The bomb ers credited officially with scoring a direct hit amidships on an ton cargo ship in the har bor of When last seen the vessel was blazing fiercely and probably sank the com munique An Allied spokesman said there was a considerable concentration of both warships and merchant vessels at Rabaul the Allied raiders reported they were met with heavy antiaircraft All returned For the first time in more than two weeks light activity was re ported in the area northwest of Australia as a Hudson reconnais sance plane bombed a Japanese merchantman in a daylight attack on the harbor of An Allied medium bomber also attacked the enemy airdrome at Buka m the northern Solomons scoring a direct hit on aircraft dispersal bays and causing fires the comtnuuniquS WILLKIETVLSITS BATTLE FRONT IN RUSSIA Sept 25 returned to Moscow to day from a 14hour jeep car trip o the GermanRussian front which took him well within earshot of duelling With Lieut Lilyushenko of the Red army and a party of Amer Willkie rode for miles across seas of He said he had a really firsthand opportunity to study the Russian troops at work and was very much The soldiers as had Moscow when the United States and Britain would establish a second he Follett chief of a supply mission Lieut Joseph mili tary attache and Gardner Cowles md Joseph Barnes of the Office of ffar Information the inspec tion with who is acting as President Roosevelts personal re SAYJUPNAf FORCESNOWIN THE ATLANTIC TOKYO From Septl head quarters announced today that Japanese naval forces now were operating In the Atlantic hi close cooperation with the Axis One Japanese submarine operat ing in the the bulletin recently called at a certain German naval base and again set sail for strategic This is the first report from any source concerning the presence of Japanese naval units hi the The announcement said the operations of the Japanese navy hi the Atlantic were parallel to a German naval operation in the Indian which was not elab orated and highly signifi cant as they represent joint JapaneseAxis naval operations against the antiAxis German Broad 25 German high command said today that in the course of common conduct of naval warfare by the three Axis Japanese warships have made contact with Axis forces op erating in the 25 naval observers declared today they could not confirm reports from Tokyo that a Japanese sub marine had made its way into the Atlantic but said that such a feat would not be If a trip like that were carried one source it undoubtedly was done just for its propaganda Its like sending a delegate to an international Japanese just didnt want to be left out of an important battle The admiralty declined to com ment on the Tokyo The Japanese communique stated specifically only that one subma rine had gone into the Atlantic and London observers said any suggestion that surface raiders or heavy naval units might follow was These sources said the Japanese navy had its hands full in the Pacific and the north and south Atlantic were too well guarded by Allied navies for a surface flotilla to make any A trip by a Japanese submarine to the Atlantic they would by a Jongrange from the Singapore India would be skirted fairly widely to avoid British and Amer ican aerial a sub marine presumably could swing around the African cape and head in comparative safety through the South Tecumseh Man Held on Drunk Driving Charge A Tecumseh man was jailed on a drunk driving charge after his automobile collided with the North Main Street bridge last night in one of the two traffic mishaps re ported to city police James 30 years of Tecumseh and an Yysiianti bomber plant was booked at the county jail last night after his car struck the south end of the North Main Street bridge at The car struck the bridge twice be fore turning over on its side at the north Clymer was not injured hut the car was damaged exten He was riding alone at the The other accident occurred at oclock yesterday afternoon when an automobile driven by Kent Forrester of Route col lided with the rear end of another car driven by Robert Stevens of 415 West Beecher Street at the in tersection of Church and South Main headed west on Church had stopped to make a left hand when his car was struck by the Forrester car which also was headed For rester told police that he failed to see the Stevens car in time to The front end of the Forrester car and the rear of the Stevens auto mobile were BULLETINS Sept 25 Brit ish lost the and the mine Leda in a con voy homeward bound from Russia after getting the great majority of the laden merchantmen through to Soviet northern the ad miralty disclosed today in a cfrm plete account of the sea struggle in the Arctic Sept 25 road management and labor sources which declined to be quoted reported today that 15 brotherhoods of nonoperating em ployees had notified the carriers of demands for a 20cent an hour wage with a minimum of 70 cents an and a closed The sources said railroad opera tors employing members oi tne brotherhoods were being served with notices of the demands at their executive offices throughout the nation The nonoperating unions of personnel such as telegraphers and repre sent more than Nazi Infiltration Tactics Fail Thrown On Defensive In Northwest Stalingrad Henderson To Be Called By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS bloc defections spurred the Senate leadership today to call for help from Price Administrator Leon Henderson in an effort to placate agricultures demands for higher food Fighting an uphill admin istration leaders decided to ask Henderson to outline the actions he would take if Congress should adopt a compromise amendment to the antiinflation The amendment would direct President Roosevelt to lift farm price ceilings where they did not reflect increased labor and other costs to It was offered by Democratic Leader Barkley of Kentucky as a substitute for a pro posal by Senators Thomas D Okla and Hatch DNM to move the parity standard upward by making farm costs an inte gral part of its Parity is a standard calculated to equalize the returns a farmer re ceives from his crops with the prices of the manufactured and processed goods he Under the bill passed by the House and now pending before the which directs President Roosevelt to stabilize wages and salar ies at 15 so far as no ceiling could be plac ed on farm products below Since it would be Henderson who actually would administer the price controls under the Senator Nye RND said he and others from farm states would feel more disposed to consider a compromise if they knew what Henderson would if it were Nye said he was assured by leaders such a statement would be obtain The Barkley peace proposal won the of Senator Norris who had favored the ThomasHatch amenmednt de spite President Roosevelts un alterable opposition to it Wins Norriss In Republican Leader McNary Oregon was reported to beseekingto other farm bloc members they ought to sup port Berkleys plan because it would include both labor and other cost increases hi fixing farm price Norris said he was getting be In Farm Parity Dispute hind the Barkley proposal because he believed it was the only practi cal way of obtaining final enact ment of legislation which would control both industrial wages anc farm If we pass this bill with the amendment changing the parity it is going to be vetoed and we will not have any legislation under which industrial wages can be Norris told report The leadership faced a difficult parliamentary in that the Senate appeared head ed for a vote first on the Thomas Hatch Conceding that this amendment was likely to be written into the they express ed confidence the Barkley amend ment then would be adopted In its This would nullify the first Turn to Page 2 TWO MORE SHIPS REPORTED SUNK By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The announced sinkings of two more an American mer chantman and a Panamanian cargo carrier with the loss of five sea raised to 475 today the Asso ciated Press tally of announced sinkings in the western Atlantic since Americas entry into the A total of 98 crewmen of the two ships was rescued and landed safely at United Nations One seaman was killed in the U boat attack on the Panamanian vessel in the North Atlantic last July while four men were lost when the United States ship was torpedoed in midAtlantic last The American Swedish news ex change announced that destruction of the Swedish motor by enemy sub marine action raised to at least 154 ships that neutral nations mer chant marine losses in a three year At least 982 persons were killed in the the exchange SAILING VESSEL SUNK BERLIN from German broad 25 sailing ves sel utilized as an allied transport has been sunk by a German sub marine in the eastern Mediterran the high command said Says He Wants to Show No Partiality Among Con tenders 5 by oratorical outbursts against Democrats and their to days Republican state convention has fights on its hands as it turns to the task of nominating the bal ance of its ticket for the general election Harry chosen as the Re publican nominee for Governor in the primary election Sept was offered freely the usual preroga tive of a standard of naming the he stead fastly refused to accept Floor fights threatened for three of the five nominationsat as sighs said he harbored no fear that dam aging animosities would and insisted that for him to show par tiality among the contenders would cause more harm than because he had KO objection to any of Delegation after delegation vis ited his suite through the night at convention headquarters to ask him to choose from among three contenders for the nomination for secretary of the office he now The powerful Wayne county dele gation avoided outright commit ment in hope he still would but each time Kelly declined ts take Delegates said the con vention itself probably would have to make the choice among the as State Senator Herman Dignan of Arthur Sum Flint automobile and William a former Civil Service Commission without benefit of an or ganization The post of secretary of with its oportunities for attaining political is the choicest plum the convention Dark Horse Rumor Heard With rumors rife that a dark horse would step in and leave them to hold the three aspirants fought it out for nomination for state Hale Brake of State Earl Burhans of Paw and Philip Bennett of a former deputy There were hints that if a stalemate the name of John of Kala manager for bondholders of a hotel in that would be of Turn to Page 2 Says Scrap Shortage May Force Blast Furnaces To Lie Idle By JAMES MA11LOW NEW 25 the nations newspapers today sparked enthusiasm for the next three weeks intensive scrap metal salvage steel men gave this gloomy warning Unless millions of tons of junked ron and steel are soon some of their which otherwise could be producing allout for may have to lie vice president of the Republic Steel said Last winter and spring the scrap situation was so acute that Repub lic had one or more open hearth furnaces standing idle continuously from November through sufficient scrap been these furnaces could have produced additional tons of Since May Republic has been able to obtain adequate supplies of scrap for operations but las been unableto build up stocks or the when scrap collections will again be New blast furnaces financed by lie government will ease this situa ion to some but Republics ngot has also been in creased since last winter and we are very afraid that we will loseat leastas tion between now and the spring of 1943 as we did last Newspaper executives and steel men agreed that collection of the vital scrap might be speeded if city dwellers and farmers knew the why and wherefore of scrap from the time it is found in a home till it is sent on its way as a plate for a ship or Situation Explained Following is an explanation In steel mills can re claim a great part of the needed scrap from their own operations and it is thrown back intothe fur naces to make more But now the recovery is much smaller because so much of the production is for war such as ingots for export to this countrys allies and plates for ships and tanks that may be lost at sea or in a desert If any reading that the mills this year will need more than 45 million tons of gets the idea his little 20 or 25 pounds of scrap is a poor he is Those poor mul tiplied on a nationwide be come millons of Page LOST D E A 0 LAST P SSI MS Red Paper Says No Other City In War Has BeenSuch a Battlefield By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on the defensive on Stalingrads north western rim by the development of the Red Armys flanking counter the Germans were reported today to have failed in fresh infil tration attempts directly against the city while battling desperately against the menace from the The epic battle centered like a consuming cyclone on the north western sector where the Russians had recaptured two dominating heights and nearby populated sec according to todays Stalin grad The German high command de clared that its troops had further fortified points in fierce street fighting conceding the defensive nature of the fight on the said Soviet relief attacks against the northern barrier erect ed by German and allied troops were repulsed in hard The Russian army Red Star declared that no other city in this war had been such a battlefield as A mili tary commentator quoted by official Russian news said the Germans had lost more than dead in the course of the last Red Star said German tanks were cruising the streets and alleys of seeking to fall unex pectedly upon the Russian positions and demoralize the men holding Russians Hold Ground Despite this it was the Russians were countering antitank guns genetaQjr ioMtag their One running from the western edge of the city to the high cliffs along the Volga was attacked scores of times by German tank forces and tommy gun shock Heavy fighting rages day and night in the streets of said a Tass commentary which elaborated on the nature of tank and antitank warfare on such strange The courageous defenders of tho city bar the enemys dealing him heavy The Germans ex ert every effort to capture mora streets but encounter stubborn re sistance Turn to Page 3 20 BELIEVED KILLED IH RAJLJCCIDENT Seek to Identify 12 Bodies Removed from Wreck Sept 25 Railroad officials and state police today sought to identify 12 bodies removed from the charred and twisted wreckage of three trains whose collision was believed to have cost the lives of at least 20 Wreck crews worked through out the night to pull apart the last pieces of the Pullman car in which most of the victims died when fire started after the crash of two pas senger trains and a fast freight Railroad officials said they still had not accounted for eight per A man who had been identified previously by Baltimore Ohio railroad officials as the engineer of one of the passenger trams meanwhile was charged with man Magistrate William Clark of Montgomery county asserted that Maryland state police John Cassidy had sworn out a war rant charging that Raymond Ru fus of did feloniously kill first victim to be Clark said he would hold a hear ing on the charge on Oct and that meantime McClelland had been held under The tracks in the narrow gully where the wreckage was lodged were still jammed early to day by the Diesel engine which pulled one of the trains and by steel pipe which had toppled to the tracks from five gondola freight The bodies removed from the wreckage were so badly burned that immediate identifcation was not The wreck occurred yesterday morning near this village 35 miles northwest of The Cleveland night express stopped to repair engine trouble and sent out a Just as it was start ing the from De troit piled into it from the The impact tossed the Pullman at the rear of the Cleveland train in to a freight on the adjoining trade ;