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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 9, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Showers Weathtr Detmlli on Pmjo Two MAY 1942 PRICE 3 REPORTS JAPANESE FLEET IN AT Concentrate On Devastate Citys Important of GERMANS BOMB BRITAto By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May British Air Forces smashed agai last night at Germanys vital Ros tock this time concentratin on that devastated citys por an important Ger man military the Britisl announced On the Baltic coast at the mouth of the River which lead to the port is not only seaplane submarine trainhx station and site of the importan Heinkel aircraft but also th terminus of a train ferry to Den mark which the Nazis use to sen troops and supplies to The attack was a resumption o the RAFs offensive against th Reich after a onenight Nazi night meanwhile were active over East scat tering bombs which a communiqu said did some damage and causec a small amount of One of the German raiders was reported shot down over Britain and another was reported destroy ed by an RAF fighter as it was re turning to its base in Authorities said two Messer schmitt 109s were destroyed by a British fighter after dawn today off the southwest coast A lone Nazi bomber damage homes and shops in a south coas but no casualties were re At least one more Messerschmit 109 was announced by the admiral ty as destroyed by the Trawler which fought off an attack by six of the German planes witl no loss of life and only superficial One hit squarely by a crashed into the a communique1 and another was last seen on fire and losing height Employment Service Ar ranges for Registration The registration of older school students who may be needed as la borers on in stores and in many other positions in the na tions economic system will be helc in Adrian next week according to Howard L manager of the Adrian branch of the United States Employment Registration forms will be given to students over 16 years of age the county to seek the registration is to be entirely Mackey The forms to be filled out are designed to give of ficials of the employment service a record of the abilities of each registrant Mackey said today that he has been to other high schools in the county to seek the registration of older students in those schools but has been told that other regis trations and employment agencies have exhausted the supply of em ployable students in those schools the registration will be carried out only in the Adrian high he The loss of regular farm work ers to war industries and to the Army and Navy has resulted in acute shortages of Young both boys and may be needed badly to work in the fields during crop emergencies to prevent a possible waste of the tions Mackey This does not that boys and girls should flock to the farms in search of he The recruiting and em ployment of young people must be planned carefully to protect their health and he Fur ther than the Employ ment Service is responsible for see Ing to it that boys and girls are Bent to farm jobs only when there are not enough regular farm work ers The registration Is being con ducted in order to determine how many students will be available for peak season work in this area if it becomes necessary to ask their as Every effort will be maae to make sure that housing and working conditions are satis factpry before boys and girls are referred to farm jobs and in ar ranging transportation to and from places of Paper Pickups For Next Week The collection of waste paper in Adrian to aid in the nations war effort will be made next week zttcording to the following schedule In case of the collections will be postponed one JAP INVASION MOVE SEEN AS BATTLE CAUSE LA PORT OOKTOWN Great Barrier Reef WIA A AUSTRALIA BRISBANE London naval observers believe the great Coral Sea battle between Japanese naval forces and squadrons of the United Nations fleet grew out of Japanese invasion convoys drive from Rabul or the Solomon Islands toward black arrows the New Hebrides or New British said the aim would be to encircle Australia on the east and cut or threaten supply lines broken NOW MS Sale of Stamps In May Is New Coal Adrian Telegram carrier who since the first of the have been selling United States war sav ings bonds and stamps to custo mers on their sold the equi valent of ten cent stamps and bonds during the month of This means that the sum of was handed to the Jnited States government to help finance the The grand total of stamp and lond r o m through April amounts to ten cent stamps money value of The goal for the month of May s stamps and in or der to bring the grand total to Fortyeight Telegram carrier boys volunteered to carry on this program at a party during the Christmas season last At the time they collect from their newspaper customers they take irders for 1 BE HELD AI SIMPLEX Two hundred production and maintenance employees of the Adrian and Palmyra plants of the Simplex Paper will vote to determine if they wish o be represented by the Lenawee aper Workers by the Uni ed Automobile Workers or y neither it was announced oday by the National Labor Rela ions The decision to hold the election was made Monday at a conference etween company officers f both and a representa tive of the The action was egun by the general officers of the UAWCIO of The orkers have been represented by ie Lenawee Paper Workers Union hich has been organized here for ie last few attorney for he said that the instruc ons as to the time and place of ie election have not yet been re eived from the but it is assumed that the election will be eld at the A Night in Jail Convinces Him He Was Speeder Walter 24 year old Chelsea foundry had a change of mind yesterday after oon after he had spent a night in the county jail and decided that he vas the man city police arrested or speeding April 24 after When he was taken into custody Thursday in Chelsea by Commis ioner Louis Germond he denied that he had ever been in Adrian and therefore could not be the motorist who was given a justice ourt summons for speeding 45 miles an hour on South1 Main on April Even the num er of his operators license and utomobile license which were tak en at the time of his arrest failed o convince Fletcher of his identi But a night in jail aid convince He pleaded guilty when arraign ed again before Justice Franklin Russell and was sentenced to ay a 5 fine and costs of r to spend 15 days more in He Japanese Losses By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS With the Japanese naval spear head in the Coral Sea battered back yesterday with the officially announced loss of two major war ships and nine lesser Ja pans losses in the Pacific since Pearl Harbor totalled 253 A known total of tons of enemy shipping officially was re ported although most an nouncements by the United Na tions gave neither the names of the ships nor their CLASS TON NAGES 1 Aircraft Carrier 2 Cruiser Light Cruiser 2 Destroyer Destroyer Leader 1 Submarine Sub Chaser 1 Anne Gunboat 6 Patrol Boat 4 Oiler 4 Supply Ship 7 Auxiliary 2 SeaGoing Tug l 3 i Barge 2 x 200 200 48 Merchant Vessel Schooner i x Lighter 3 x Unclassified l x No tonnages were announced on 16 24 9 mine 71 1 auxiliary and 27 FOR BIG CELEBRATION Several committees are working oh the details of the 50th anni versary celebration of the founding of the Adrian which will be held here May 16 to The celebration will start with church services a week from to morrow when officials of the state organization and other well known Y men will speak during the morning services of several Adrian The 50th anniversary banquet is planned for May at the On this oc casion many of the Old Tuners in the Adrian organization will be A display of pictures and memos of the Adrian Y is being collected now and will be placed in the lobby during the cele The following committee chair men have been appointed and are at work chairman of the general celebrationcom mittee Wendell publicity the John Greenwood and Sunday speakers and arrangements Harry Hunger banquet arrangements speakers and program display Howard tickets Frank Palmer will be assisted by Camp Fire Todays Map For B series of charts showing the effect total war and the price ceiling are having on turn to page seven of Volunteers to Sleep at Engine House and Answer Alarms The duties of Adrians 100 auxi liary firemen are to be expanded to include night work so that they may acquaint themselves with the work of the fire department more It was decided yester day at a meeting of the Adrian civilian defense council to have each auxiliary fireman spent night at the engine house at regular Chief Jack Hawley said lhat the by probably will not be started for another week or When it does get it is planned to have about four of the volunteers sleep in the firemens quarters onthe second floor every night They will answer all alarms with the regular firemen and in that way become more familiar with their The volunteers will occupy the beds of firemen who are off It is planned to have the men act as understudies to regular fire The volunteer will follow his man closely during fires and watch his every Next week the auxiliaries will resume their outdoor practice ses Each class has been order ed to report at the regular class time at the engine house in old clothes and ready for TRAIN BALLOON BARRAGE TROOPS AT CAMP TYSON CAMP May 9 OP A bewildered trainee took one look and said its a floating cigar with He probably wasnt the first sol dier to be awed at the giant bal loons used for training men to de fend the coastal areas of the Unit ed States from enemy air From Camp barrage bal loon training the only one of its kind in the soldiers are sent forth periodically to man strategic defense points with their rubber inflated The west Tennessee center came into being slightly more than a year ago and already two classes of graduates have received their Hundreds of soldiers con tinue to stream into the camp from every section of the Major James Mankin said the trainees dash through their as signments as though they were taking an iced They cant wait until theyget a chance to go it on their he Ive never before seen so much energy and willingness tolearn as these boys Theyre ready to start training the day they with their basic soldiering already behind Physical training but the stress is in the classroom and on the field with the Their time is equally divided between the two fields of In class they learn what it is all about and on the field they put that knowledge to actual It takes six weeks or longer to graduate a the fundamen tals of the balloon Sol diers learn to inflate the bags and get them in the air Thats about all I can tell Major Mankin went but I want you to know the boys are coming in and taking their places even faster in the of the United AUCTIONS May Public northeast of George See on Market But Commentators Declare Possible Australian Invasion Has Been Forestalled NEWSPAPERS JUBILANT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 9 The British press greeted with enthusiasm to day the newsof allied successes in the great Coral Sea naval but official quarters cautiously withheld comment pending a full report on the While the most optimistic com mentators asserted that the sea fight had definitely forestalled a possible invasion of more reserved sources said the full sig nificance of the engagement could not be assessed until allied losses were Naval noting the part which allied planes ob viously had said the United States Navy undoubtedly had learned well the lessons taught by the Java sea battle last the sinking of the British Prince of Wales and the battle cruiser Repulse off Malaya and the destruction of the British cruis ers Dorsetshire and Cornwall hi the Bay of The communique1 from Genera Douglas MacArthurs headquarters in Australia announcing the re pulse of the Japanese armada ar rived here too late for publication in morning but they print ed under heavy black headlines the reports of earlier allied suc The press generally referred to the engagement as the greatest sea and air battle in The Daily Mail termed the ac tion brilliantly successful I and said that it had answered the ques tion which the world has been ask ing for Where is the American fleet The Daily Telegraph asserted while the final issue appeared still in Japan has been taught that a move in the Pacific now will not give her another bat tle of Java but an encounter on the high seas with a fully Declaring that the engagement may prove to be one of the de cisive battles of the war and the the News Chronicle said If the battle of the Coral Sea proves a victory for the Japanese for the first tune since their victories in Pearl Har bor and find their ever lengthening and vulnerable lines of communication in SHIP REPORTED SUNK IS SAFE May 9 little coastal which the German radio announced was missing and presumably sunk by a has turned up a British The story of the daring and cool planning of a group of young Nor wegian patriots who stole the 623 ton complete with passen gers and crew and sailed her to was related by the Nor wegian government in exile last Learning that the ship carried adequate fuel for a sea journey on its regular run between Oslo and they boarded her as pas sengers at various at the moment for the one armed group took over the another the salon and a third the engin They turned out into the North Sea despite the danger of German pat rols and were escorted next day through British mine fields in to a British COUNTY BOND SALE TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK Plans for the canvass of homes the rural sections of the county Monday and Tuesday in the drive for voluntary purchases of war savings bonds have been completed by the Department of Agriculture War Board of which Ellis Roosa is the The drive in each township is headed by the supervisor and di rectors of school district will make the house to house canvass in each district Various organizations will take charge of the canvass in the cities and In the campaign has been placed under the direction of George Little according to El mir county Baldwin said today that all plans for a house to house canvass have been abandoned here and the drive will be carried on through the citys service organizations if This procedure was decided on at a meeting last night in the Masonic Temple of the war savings stamps and bonds is Realized From Metal Pickup The campaign for scrap metal and rubber conducted in Adrian this week netted a little more than six tons it was reported today by Jul ian Frankof Louis Frank Son who collected the This total earned about for the Adrian civilian defense Mac Arthur Says Japanese Claims Of A Hied Losses Are False And Fantastic Believe Japs Face Naval Exhaustion By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May was regarded in Washington to day as headed toward eventual naval through such wearing losses as those in the Coral But observers cautioned that the tide of ocean battle was still un turned and looked for sudden new Japanese a con tinuance of the southward thrust toward In the absence of an official final summary of the there was a tendency to believe that the Japanese had suffered far heavier losses than the Many saw an indication of this in the navys statement last night that details of losses and damage to our forces are not fully known at but no credence should be given to claims that have or may be put by If the Japanese had sunk even ship for observers the engagement would still be Allied victory from the long term The reason is that the Japanese are able to build believed to be un fast enough to re place the major part of their los American building is thus far well ahead of what the Axis has been able to Turn to Page 4 Precinct Organization Must Be Hoch Says Adrians lagging air raid warden system and remedies required to transform it into an efficient organization were the subject dis cussed by the citys civilian de fense council at its weekly meeting yesterday at the city Members of the council heard Frank who recently re turned from a trip to describe the warden system organiz ed in warscared Los Out there they know theres a war going Kessler And believe they have a sys tem Wardens meet every week to discuss problems and they take the work 7 Adrian defense co said that he believes that the inefficiency of the Adrian sys tem is due to the failure of the men at the top of the system to see to it that the work assigned is car ried out by the men under their Unless you can get pre cinct wardens who will get to know every man under him and make it a point to find out if hes doing his this system will never He must satisfy him self that his men are doing their If theyre then they must be weeded out and replaced by men who will Turn to AIR Page 6 Warships and Bombers Are Hot on the Heels of ShellMarked Japanese Sea Force SAYS ATTACKS TO CONTINUE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ADVANCED ALLIED May States victory in the great sea battle off northeast Australia ended temporarily dt least the Japanese invasion threats to the island Americangarrisoned New Caledonia and Port military authorities said These same authorities warned against too great opti and emphasized that the situation still is The Japanese intent either upon severing Austra lias lifeline from the United States or an actual invasion of the populous east coast of the wheeled in despera tion behind the terrific hammering of allied planes and surface In their desperation to escape the savage attacks which put 11 of their ships at the bottom of the Coral Sea and left six badly the remnants of the enemy fleet left curly wakes that resembled the thrashing of a wounded Believes Germans Cannot Achieve Victory in Russia This Summer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May publica Free an Allied re view of international said might drive this summer today the Germans farther into Russia but could not possibly inflict a de cisive military This opinion was expressed as Istanbul dispatches broadcast from said heavy fighting initiated Thursday by the Red army still raged near 350 miles south of on the ArctictoBlackSea front Free Europe estimates the Rus sians have 350 divisions available while the Germans and their Axis satellites can muster no more than 285 It said the Germans might superior hi armored and aerial units but vast expanses of territory aided Hitlers spearheads knifed 500 miles into Russian territory last but they would have to go 400 miles further to reach the Vol ga and another 500 miles to the where the remaining war industries have Should the Germans succeed in gaining further ground this spring the Russians may withdraw beyond the Volga without engaging their the review In that case the years campaign wouldresult in a military By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED May nouncing categorically the basic outline of a clearcut naval victory in the greatest sea fight Douglas MacArthur declared today that American losses in repulsing the proud invasion armada Japan sent into the Coral Sea had been relatively and branded Tokyos claims of damage flatly as false and In successive communiques MacArthur declared great naval and air battle off the northeast coast of Australia has temporarily naval forces fought with admirable cour age and tenacity and the enemy has been attacks will enemy version of battling is entirely fictional and has no semblance to a true communique of of damage inflicted on our naval forces are losses compared with his own are relatively The only reason they have not been published at the presenttime is because they would reveal to him informa tion of With United States war ships and bombers hot on the heels of the shellmarked Japanese sea this was the score al ready announced officially Japanese ships sunk An aircraft a heavy a light two destroy four gunboats and two cargo or transport ships Japanese ships damaged An aircraft a heavy a light a ton seaplane tender and two transport or supply The second aircraft carrier mav also have been on the basis of unofficial The only announced American losses have been three Turn to SEA Page 2 CHITTAGONG AREA OF INDIA BOMBED NEW May 9 The Chittagong area of India was bombed and machinegunned by the Japanese the British an nounced Chittagong is a Karnaphuli riv er port near Bay of Bengal coast 165 miles northwest of Japa neseoccupied giv ing its name to a large district of shorelands and The city is the terminus of the AssamBengal a steamship port of call and a logical goal in any Japanese attempt to invade India by A high level bombing attack followed by a machinegun attack was carried out by Japanese air craft in the Chittagong area dur ing Friday May said a communique issued by British Slight damage was caused and there were some cas This was followed by a further raid in the same area this Details are not yet Special to The Telegram house on the Beecher Lighthall farm a half mile south of the Onsted school house was destroyed by a fire which was discovered at midnight last night fay two Lighthall lives in Detroit and the farm is occupied by his son and wife and Marvin Light hall who were in Dearborn last night The men stopped and after fall ing to arouse any one they drove to the home of Allan Seager who called the Onsted fire department The fire apparently started in the kitchen from an and it was out the firemen The house which was of frame construction burned to the ground and all the contents were destroy The fire did not spread to the other farm The which has not been es is partly covered by msur unknown of control cause when For the this would amount to a military defeat for if they do not succeed in de stroying the Russian estab lishing themselves in the Caucasus and gaining control of Turkey they have lost the a withdrawal of the Red army beyond the Volga would open the Caucasus to the Germans unless a defense force was established as well along the lower Don and any such penetration would put Turkey under the threat of a Nazi pincer and boost pros pects of a GermanJapanese junc The Vichyrelayed Istanbul ac counts of the southern front action said a Red army wing had reached a village about 30 miles southwest of Belgorod on the KurskKharkov stretch of the Mos cowRostov ttrunk Another after cutting the has penetrated to Tomar 15 miles northwest of the dispatches Axis forces in the Donets Basin to the south were reported vigorously cleaning up guerrillas harassing their This is made particularly neces a dispatch by the fact that there are behind the front lines many munitions depots and against which acts of sabotage have been Late Bulletins May 9 Paris radio reported today that two cen ters of resistance are being main tained in Madagascar hills south of Britishoccupied Diego Suarez and that 12 British planes have been shot down thus far in the interior The radio that news from the island was scarce but that the resistance was being kept up by some Drench forces which retreated fromDiego Suarez upon its NEW May con tinned withdrawal of British forces hi Central Burma has been carried out successfully without contact with the said a communique   

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