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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - September 26, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM SEPTEMBER 1942 Rmfi Weather Details on face PRICE 3 CENTS NATIONWIDE GAS RATIONING ORDERED BOMBERS ATTACK TRANSPORTS AT GUADALCANAL Only 126 Report to Salvag Chairman That They Have Metal for Collection STILL TIME TO HELP A total of 126 Lenawee coun residents outside of Adrian hav pledged a little more than 31 tons of scrap metal in the nationwid that begins October accord Ing to a tabulation of coupons re cetved up to yesterday afternoo by Richard county chairman The total does not include about 4C coupons received from Adrian resi The Adrian coupons hav been turned over to George Littl Adrian and will be han died when city school children be gin their work in the On the basis of results obtaine In the highly successful drive in which tons were turned Lenawee countj salvage officials hoped that ap proximately tons would b Believes Estimates Low Indications are that the presen campaign will end far short of thi but Goff said that h believed that the estimates of th amount of scrap available hav been very low and a larger amoun actually will be The 12 which are expected to b swelled by returns in the mail to day and next will enable th Lenawee county road commissio trucks to lay out their pick u As the actual collection be gins October it is hoped tha neighbors of farmers who hav sent in responses also will hav scrap metal available for th The drivers will make in quiries at each stop concerning oth er collections in the neighborhood Goff said yesterday that h planned to make a survey concern ing the amount of scrap metal which has been collected in thi county by the the Lenawei County War Board of the an thejJrive last summer by the Jn letnational Harvester Company The names of contributors in these and the quantities of meta they turned in are h and a study of the figures will give an idea of just how many farms have turned in their scrap There are over farms in the All From One Farm Illustrative of the large amounts of scrap metal likely to be turned up on the average farm is the re port coming to The Telegram from Merle Cummings of Tecum Route Cummings say that last December her husbanc took more than a ton of old metal to Adrian and last month when Tecumseh had its second scrap metal drive he took in three loads Two weighed more than pounds each and the third weighec more than 900 The loads included all kinds o milk wash a worn out gasoline engine flat plow farm ma stove worn out files an old oil tire meta off an old a handpow ered washing and parts of an old buggy and Coupons continued to come in to day at the salvage Lester Isley of Palmyra township report ed that he has 500 pounds of scrap metal ready for F Anderson of Sand Creek also re ported 500 In the Bazley Market said that a steam boiler in the basement of the store may be had for the scrap metal drive and the committee is making arangements to have it cut up anc The coupons which have been ap pearing in The Telegram every day may still be sent to Goff and the names of the senders will be added to the routes which will be prepared next week by the county road Todays Map For a bombardiers map of Ger turn to page seven of todays Four Jap three of them so low they al smoke puffs are bursting antiaircraft most scrape the sweep in for a lowlevel action took place early in the Marines cam attack on warships and some of which may be seen at left and in Press from Japs Forced To Withdraw In Owen Stanley Mountains By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERAL MacARTHURS 26 Allied fighting in driving rain and aided for the first time by have forced the Japanese to withdraw from some of their advance posi tions in the Owen Stanley Moun tains north of Port Gen eral MacArthurs headquarters an nounced It was the first officially re ported retirement on the part of Japanese in this theater since they landed at Gona Mission on he southeast coast of New July 21and launched and overland push which has been stalled for the ast 10 days near 32 miles from Eprt Elaborating on the situationrat an allied spokesman said the fact that artillery had at ast been brought into play against the Japanese probably was at least partly responsible for their enforced The allied he were making good use of 25pounders shoved and hauled across rugged The Japanese eariler had een reported using light moun tain guns which they had dragged across the range piece by An allied spokesman against undue declaring the Japanese still were in force in that area and that their The goahead signal for the con truction of ten defenseworker louses in the Adrian area was giv en this week after the Federal Housing Administration granted iriorities necessary for the materi als according to Harold secretarytreasurer of he Adrian Federal Savings and xan Permission for the construction warworker houses was first iranted last February by the Na ional Housing Agency in Washing on after Adrian had been declared defense One hundred hous s were called for at that time but onstruction was not begun because f the freezing of construction ma a letter describ ig the situation was sent from the Chamber of Commerce to he War Production A copy f this letter was forwarded to the egional office of the National Housing Agency in As general in pector from the Cleveland office ras in Adrian this week and inves igation brought about the grant of onstruction material priorities from the Construction work on the houses is expected to begin within the ext ten according to Tons of Scrap Metal Is Salvaged by Lenawee Industry During ThreeMonth Campaign Lenawee manufacturers have topped those of all other counties in the state during the recent three month drive for salvage ma according to an announce ment made recently by the Detroit regional office of the War Pro duction They have con tributed tons of drive began in June among The the 50 manufacturing organizations in the During the first 42 of the manufacturers responded with salvage In 26 out of 50 organizations participated and in 47 In view of the urgent need of scrap the fact that plants throughout the county salvaged tons of scrap steel alone in the three months of the drive indicates that the indus trial situation is acehigh in this according to Roy chairman of the In addition to iron and these materials are also collected as salvage in the Lenawee plants nonferrous solvents and miscellaneous Because of the re sults of the drive among the Len awee the WPB of fice in Detroit has asked the coun ty organization to continue the drive for the next several movement could not be considered a general Another local allied success was reported in the Salamaua area some 140 miles north of this battle In a sharp a communi qu6 Allied patrols drove the Japanese from a postion near 12 miles south of Announcement of these gains was complemented by a communi que from the Navy Department in Washington reporting thai United States army bombers had damaged docks and buildings anc scored three hits on Japanese transports in attacks on enemy bases and shipping in the Solomon Transports Bombed The bombing ofthe transports off Shortland Island in the wes tern was carried out despite the opposition of 20 enemy one of which was shot the bulletin The Japanese bases attacked were situated at Gizo in the New Georgia group of the and Rekata on the northern coast of Santa Isabel Flying Fortresses carried out these The Navy communique also dis closed that the Japanese still are holding several villages on Guadal canal 21 miles southeast of Republicans Sidetrack Bosses Complete Slate to Be Pre sented to Voters 3 Sept 26 Re publican state convention that side tracked the influence of its tradi tional bosses yesterday completed the slate with which the party will go before the voters November With the insistence of Harry gubernatorial that the nominees be the free choices of the tha fol lowing candidates were named for the lesser state offices For Secretary of Senator Herman of For State Sen ator Hale of For Auditor of For Attorney of Escan Turn to Page 6 Seven Men Rescued From Blazing Tanker 26 fed y crude oil and gasoline swept three boats in the Hocking Valley railroad docks here today resulting m injuries to 12 men and damage estimated at Two coast guard boats crept close to the blazing Tran to rescue seven of 18 crew men trapped aboard the which was loaded with thousands of barrels of gasoline The boat vas ablaze from prow to Turn to Page 6 AUCTIONS Auction southeast of Al Llnehan See on Uirket Gizo and site of an important newlywon American Unitec States supported by Navy and Marine have been active in attacking these scat tered centers of the bul letin The action on the New Guinea land front also was strongly sup ported by Allied aircraft of Gen eral MacArthurs which have been subjecting to almost continuous bombardment the bases supplying the Japanese spearhead at Buna was again blasted by heavy bombers which were credit ed with destroying a ground enemy bomber and silencing antiaircraft At the same time American P40 attacked Japanese communication lines tween Buna and de molishing one end of the Wairppi bridge which the enemy has been using to transport supplies across the Kumasi In other widespread aerial opera Jons Flying Fortresses braved an intense antiaircraft barrage to bomb Japanese shipping at New while medium bomb ers attacked A direct hit was reported scored on a cargo vessel at At Dilli two of four enemy fighters were shot All the Allied planes engaged in these missions returned safely to their Bulletin The afternoon harness races at the Lenawee County Fair were called off at noon today because of a wet The automobile thrill show will be presented this afternoon and tonight as The Lenawee county fair opened for its last day of the 1942 season after a heavy rain cut attendance to a minimum last High school students from the entire county visited the fair yes They formed one of the largest midway crowds of the week and concessions were The weather remained clear and not too chilly until about 6 when rain set Only 601 persons massed through the gates last night Last year the number of gate ad missions for Friday night was George treasurer of the said that grand stand attend ance yesterday was for both afternoon and Last year the attendance was Regular ate admissions yesterday compar ed favorably with last years fig A total of persons paid admissions yesterday and in 1941 the number was The number of automobiles which entered the grounds yesterday was In 1941 the number was Ralph president of the air said receipts from gate admissions and grandstand eats this year might be less han they were in The increased importance of tem perance during wartime was the theme of the address given by the Milton pastor of the Adrian City Friends to members of the Lenawee County Womens Temperance Union at their meeting in the Wo mens Congress building at the fair grounds He stated that alcohol has played an important part in every defeat suffered in the war this far and cited France as an Another feature of the afternoon meeting was a chalk talk by the Davis of Rea who stress ed the importance of not losing our inner strength and cited hope and strength as the requisites for living BUTTERED Russians Recapture Strategic Positions Within Be sieged Stalingrad GERMANS LOSE MEN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rus sians announced the recapture o strategic positions both within be sieged Stalingrad and upon thi German left flank today and th roll of invasion dead was reportec increased by about Repeated German counterat tacks against the Red army strik ing northwest of Stalingrad for re lief of the battleworn garrison were declared repulsed with heavj One Soviet infantry unit killed about 300 Germans and capture rounds of th noon communique In an other sector Soviet troops repuls ed an enemy ad vanced and occupied more ad vantageous In this engagement 600 Ger mans were killed and 10 12 guns and several mortars ant machineguns were The recapture of a valuable posi tion by Stalingrads Soviet stree fighters had been reported at mid In one fierce street engage it was a guards uni destroyed 10 enemy tanks and kill ed 285 In another sector our troops repulsed an attack wiping out a company of enemy in fantry and capturing six machine six 130 rifles and a quantity of Prisoners of troph ies always denied to an army in to the rear under Soviet Rangefinders planted atop two hills recaptured by Marshal Timo shenkos shock divisions northwest of Stalingrad rery batteries to plant their shells within greygreen invasion columns moving up from the Don Turn to Page 6 Madison Township Farmer Is Pinned Under Cornbinder Horace a Madison township farmer living about four miles south and west of Adrian was killed yesterday afternoon when the team hitched to a corn binder which he was driving ran away and he was pinned under the He was found about 6 oclock by Pickford who went to the field with a coat for Pickforc when she noticed it was raining Pickford saw the horses loose in the field arid then found her She called neighbors who removed Pickford and he was brought to the Bixby hospital in an Stafford pronounced him dead on arrival at the Coroner Paul Mott was notif ied and he has not decided whether an inquest will be Pickford is survived by his widow Hazel a Larry Bennett at home three Maude Tuckerman of Charles Gafner of 3ritton and L Burnett of Adrian and two Grover of Clayton and Edwin of The funeral services will be held at 2 oclock Monday afternoon at he Everiss Funeral Home with the Horton The urial will be in Oakwood ceme The body will remain at the fickford farm home until no War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS report Germans stopped cold fourth straight day at with defenders gaining anew northwest of city and recap uring strategic postis within lermans merely claim capture of Communist party headquarters on Volgas EUROPEAN daylight raid on breaks up Puppet Vikdun Quislings Nazi British bombers weather bound night as Germans make cattered raids on PACIFIC Australian artillery orces Jap retreat on Port Mores iy front in New Guinea as allied lombers blast Jap transports and lases in northern force Japanese jack at key points in eastern pro vinces as fliers strafe invad ers and blast Jap airdrome at Henderson To Rule On Per Week Ration Wont Start Before 1 Farm Bloc Chiefs Demand Parity Showdown Next Week THF A Qcrvn By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS innings wnere insy did not reflect returns to the pro bloc leaders insisted today on foreducers which took into account in ing a showdown next week on a creased labor and other costs on the proposal to jack up the levels trolling agricultural prices despite administration claims that promise would be Senator Thomas DOkla that despite any halfway peace moves the administration mighi he would demand a Senate vote on an amendment to the o la a aiailucuu UOmpUieu lO administration claims that a com give farmers a return equal in pur chasing power to a past favorable said Under terms of the pend yeace ing price ceilings could not be moves the administration might applied on farm commodities below Tip n m tiie we nave tne VOIBS to inflation bill raising the basis of adopt this Barkley parity prices by about 12 per cenl iimivj uy auuui per cent aome 01 me people who are to the cost of farm supporting the Thomas amendment I cant withdraw that amend ment at this late the Okla homan told I couldnt look anybody in the face if I did I dont know what will but I am going down the line for the Thomas held a temporary parlia mentary advantage requiring a vote first on the amendment he and Senator Hatch DNM offered be fore a compromise proposal sub mitted by Democratic Leader Bark ley Ky could be brought up for a roll Barkley indicated a vote might come Monday when the senate reconvenes after a weekend it began yesterday after recess Conceding that the Thomas pro posal might Barkley said he was confident it would be supplant ed immediately by his The latter would leave the parity standard undisturbed but would di rect President Roosevelt to lift in have said that my amendment is workable and that they will vote for it even if they vote for the Thomas amendment Brown Not Optimistic Senator Brown D Mich one of the authors of the bill to direct President Roosevelt to stabilize wages and salar said he was not as optimistic about the I hope we have them he but I am not so I believe we will be in better shape for votes when the coun try has been heard from on this than we are Barkley said some suggestions had been made to alter his compro mise amendment to require the 26 Signs of a nation enthusing over the victory scrap drive grew plentiful today as thousands of tons of historic weighty public and just plain junk helped tower the antiAxis metal As the newspaperdirected scrap campaign they Hteral ly tore down the fences in at least two cities to supply metal urgent ly needed for production of war In Fort the iron rail around the historic old federal building in which infamous out laws of frontier days were ad went to the scrap heap for use against outlaws In the park commis sion decided to let grassand flow ers take their chances and order ed fences enclosing parks and playgrounds to the scrap The threeweek campaign which wont even open in most states until has brought donations of such keepsakes as four ancient Civil War muskets from a patriotic wo and some old metal glassflow ing pipes which were surrendered by Master Glass Blower William Davis of Fort Fire Chief Edward Dahill of New has offered three old horse drawn fire engines weighing pounds of historical value because it was used in fighting the great Boston turned in an old hook and ladder outfit used to combat the fire in the Chinese quarter back in the And in Stevens a union army veteran entered the war when an old three and a half on iron cannon was turned in for submitted ilton German field a capital by the Allies in Turn to Page 6 dividual price ceilings where they Parity is a standard computed to I think we have the votes to Some of the people who are uary Tr wimjii wejll uet He said he favored giving the whole rubber mini 3 frnn r r r price administrator a free hand bu Senator George DGa contendet that if some such date were not in actions to lift ceilings woult Live ayyearea to seine tne ques depend entirely on whether there tion whether the OPA or theOff ice were rather than inOf Defense Transportation would creases hi farm labor The proposaltcrinsert this date also was designed to placate farm block members who have contend ed that they would have no check on the administration of the Bark ley once it was adopt unless there was a definite for mula for figuring increased labor Though they were reported gam ing ground in the adminis tration forces still faced an uphill battle before they could hope to obtain final congressional approval of any compromise on the farm parity The House already has passed the Dill with an amendment identical o that offered by Thomas and Satch but Barkley said he believed a compromise could be reached be tween the Senate and House ver sions if they control the Jeffers said Office of Price Adminis tration is hereby directed and authorized to institute nationwide gasoline rationing on the same basis as the gasoline rationing pro gram now existing in the eastern will be understood that after the installation of a nation wide gasoline the Office of Defense Transportation will re view the program from the stand point of its effects upon the trans portation service of the existing arrangements be tween the ODT and the OPA rela tive to rations for commercial vehicles in accordance with general order ODT 21 will be continu ed and extended throughout the 26 huge world series lottery was jammed Jeyond repair a million dol ar lottery business was smashed and 53 of its operators were in custody of the Justice Department n 32 Special agents of the Federal 3ureau of Investigation swept Edgar director of the TBI announced as the syndicate was preparing to pour out hundreds of thousands of tickets for a world series Named as ring leaders were Christ and Ernest Arthur faun and William all of Hoover said they headed in organization with more than 300 distributors and with collec ions exceeding Headquarters of the ring was rounds ornament since its capture described as a printing plant in Blue called the South Suburban Democrats Unable To Decide On Secretary of State Candidate GRAND 26 After nightlong negotiations with rival interests within the he Democratic state leadership agreed on a slate of four candidates br the November general election but still was unable to de cide who the favored candidate for ecretary of state would be when he Democratic state convention pens Early this Governor Van Wagoner announced to news men that the state administration and Wayne county party leaders lad agreed to support John assistant district at orney in Detroit for attorney gen and Leo state bud get for auditor Previous to there had been general acceptance of the candi acies of State Treasurer Theodore Fry and Associate Justice Ray mond Starr of the state supreme court for Van Wagoner said a decision convention opens as to the ap proved administration candidate for secretary of a post which is considered by party officials as leading to dominance of a strong political organization which hereto fore has been in Republican The governor said the secretary of state candidacy still rested be tween Chester form er state legislator from Detroit Joseph chairman of the first congressional district Democratic and Maurice of state banking Has 500 Votes Pledged Eveland will go into the conven it was with more than probably made before the secretary of Turn to W JEFFERS IN FAVOR OF OPA Indicates Fuel Oil Con sumption to Be About Two Thirds of By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ber Czar William Jeffers went the limit today and ordered nation wide gasoline rationing to save In his first public order since the issuance of the special rubber com mittee the Pacific Railroad charged with conserving the nations stockpile of directed the Office of Price Administration to extend to the en tire country the same restrictions now enforced in the This is a he in which we can all or all The date upon which the order will become probably not before was left undeter mined and Price Administrator Leon Henderson will decide wheth er the basic 4gallon weekly ration will prevail throughout the United as it does in 17 eastern Sea joard At the same time Jeffers ap pealed to drivers to keep their feet off the accelerators and slow down it accelerators ana Slow aown lifting of ceilings where they did to the 35mile an hour limit re not reflect the increase in farm commended last week by the corn wages and other costs since Janmittee headed by Bernard which went deeply into the Jeffers was granted wide powers to save the nations supply of the vital war and his direc tive appeared to settle the ques Restrictions Proposed The order referred to imposes mileage and minimum load restric tions on commercial under certificates of war In a statement accompanying the Jeffers said that by hold ing speeds down to 35 miles an gasoline consumption would be decreased and tires It will make it possible for you to keep your automobile rolling when you actually need said and thats important when you remember that until we get enough rubber for military needs and for essential needs ihere wont be any for new tires The price administrations cou pon plan hi the east provides a basic ration of miles a year at 15 miles to the Supple mental rations permitting up to 470 miles a month for occupational purposes are issued As the nationwide gas rationing lan was made OPA also indicated that the household fuel oil ration will be about twothirds of the normal in a 30state ration area instead of the previously estimated OPA said the 25 per cent reduc tion would not give an adequate margin of Householders again were admonished to convert to coal if At the same time it was report id that Henderson would put be ore Jeffers a plan under which motorists could sell to the govern ment any tires in excess of five for each There would be no com under such a ORDINANCE PROHIBITS HOARDING OF GASOLINE Just in case impending nation wide gasoline rationing might cause Adrian motorists to purchase quantities of gasoline for storage n their basements or Commissioner Louis Germond issued a warning The storage of more than five gallons of gasoline or other in it was with more than OL gasoline or omer in 500 delegates pledged to vote for his flamaDle liquids on city premises is but the Wayne county PrwbiteJ by ordiance unless especially the first ls stored m a proper manner un aerty from fire insurance protec ;