Adrian Daily Telegram, May 19, 1942

Adrian Daily Telegram

May 19, 1942

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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 19, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Cool Weather Details on Two MAY 1942 PRICE 3 HUGE CONVOY SAFE IN IRELAND OFFENSIVE IS SEEN Spokesman Says China Is In Urgent Need of Planes From Allies CALLS THREAT VERY GRAVE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 19 Chinese government spokesman de dared today there were signs of an impending major Japanese offen sive against China and that thi country faced with a very grave threat on the Burma border urgently needed planes from he The Japanese have intensifiec operations in the coast al province below the spokesman told a press conference and are moving more troops into The BurmaYunnan border wil witness large scale he The spokesman said the Chinese government had come into posses sion of an offically approved Japa nese published in Tokyo showing the projected scope o Japans so called coprosperity sphere and that this included al of Siberia and He declared the map deserves as much attention as the notorious Tonaka supposec memo on Japanese plans for do mination of the attributed to the late Baron Giichi Tanaka but said by the Japanese to be An army spokesman said Japa nese reinforcements were pouring into Burma and that not all ye have crossed into Chinas Yunnan A concentration of 500 enemy planes in he is on a scale out of proportion with their land He said bitter fighting was in progress in Chekiang and that the Japanese were continuing to mass troops in northern Honan Province above the Yellow He esti mated Japanese air strength at Hankow at about 100 Dream of a Lunatic The spokesman said the map ol Japans projected sphere to us seems to be dream of a luna but the Japanese it re presents their settled national policy with even divine He said its western boundary ran up the Persian then to the Caspian Sea and on to the Ural It goes without saying that the Malay Iran and the whole of Siberia are within the he Turn to Page 9 Gun Crews Prayed For Enemy Attack That Never Came By JOHN MOROSO A NORTHERN IRELAND May 19 have just crossed the Atlantic with a huge American con voy that outwitted enemy sub marines all the We had to push the periscopes almost all the way of our voyage of daring and The destroyers and planes de livered thunderous depth charge ID convoy work the job is to get the troopships You dont have time to investigate attacks or run the enemy You blast him when you think he is near and keep The vicious explosions left no doubt in our minds that some more strangers would have breakfast in I was five miles away but our ship shivered sharply from We were near enough to the tar get to believe the submarine could not have No torpedo was fired at Nei ther were we bombed by planes al though our eager gunners prayed for an attack as they crouched by their guns night and Gunners Confident This eagerness was one of the cheering things during the Our boys have the utmost confi dence in their ability to knock down So thousands and thousands of cheering Yankee nized men of Americas new world girdling arrived here after their dangerous and fog ridden With these jaunty lads came the millions of dollars worth of battle for instant The value of our convoy and its effect on the war are like the operational details of our military But I am allowed to say that it was the largest yet to arrive The soldiers of this war are bet ter equipped and prepared than the lads who rushed overseas in the last They have a new type of helmet that affords more Their rifles shoot harder and Their food is more plentiful and scien tifically They are and as cheerful as kids at a Some grew homesick at Others got but all carried NEW THOUSANDS OF TROOPS LANDING IN NORTHERN IRELAND Major General Russell Hartle right takes a look some the American troops arriving in a large convoy at a North Ireland Shipload after shipload of American troops equipped for offensive of them with tanks and arrived in Northern Ireland to reinforce the already big United States force This picture was radioed from London to New Served Road Commission and As Fair Director Henry 73 years widely known retired farmer and business died in his home in Dover township yesterday after noon at 2 oclock after a long ill Middleton was born No vember in Dover township where he spent his entire He received his education in the dis trict school and at the Raisin Valley Formerly a director of the Com mercial Savings Middle Middleton on also was a member of the Len awee county road commission for ight years and a member of the Lenawee county executive ommittee for 15 He was a member of the Methodist church and a former member of the Clay on Middleton was one of the irst resorters to locate in the Devils and Round lake area and for many years the Middleton family ccupied cottage Lenawee t Pleasant between the each The Len wee was one of the first two or three cottages to be built in the He was married in 1894 to Miss Nettie Wirt of Medina who sur He also leave two daughters Wfflard Cole of and Clarence Emerson f one brother Philip Mid leton of Sand one sister Shepherd of Onsted and wo The funeral will be held Thurs ay afternoon at 2 oclock in the ome and the burial will be in the Dover Center Middleton for several years ras a member of the Lenawee ounty Brotherhood quartet which ang at many religious The other members were Floyd Lloyd Willett and Har Id Willett The George Johnston of the Church of the Nazarene will AUCTIONS May Public 10 miles west I Adrian on AL auc See on Market Russian Cavalry Pursues Germans By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS cient military with May Army charging wildly across a pontoon bridge they themselves built under Nazi artillery have recaptured a large inhabited local ity on the Kharkov front in a spectacular phase of the continuing Russian the army Red reported Combining one of the most an IN POPPY DAT SALE Legion Auxiliary Announces Winners of Prizes The William Stark Auxiliary of the American Legion netted in the sale of the memorial poppy last the largest sum ever collected from the city n the annual Poppy Day The p6ppies were sold by 8 oclock in the evening and Budd chairman of the said another thousand could have been sold The auxiliary is appreciative of the unusual generosity of Adrian The money raised will not ie used alone for the welfare of the egionnaires and their families but or local welfare of the soldiers in he present war if the emergency Saturday morning the auxiliar ary members were on the streets and in the stores of the city and at noon the 20 Junior Auxiliary members and friends sold the crim son flowers on the Again n the evening the members of the auxiliary were the Junior members who were awarded rizes for selling the greatest num er were Gloria first Joan second and Marilyn Ran In the poppy poster contest con ducted in the llth and 12th rrades Robert Morse of 541 South Street won first prize Wil iam Farnham of 427 Finch second Meribah Westcott of Route In the contest of the eighth and ninth grades James Snyder of 613 Chestnut Street won irst Betty Bournes of 506 Ormsby second Peggy Kirchner of 738 St Joseph The posters will be entered in the state Robert Morse winner of the second prize last year won second prize in the state con est PRACTICE MANEUVER May 19 LOO members of a military police detachment from Fort Custer ar rived in Pontiac Monday a few lours after unionized plant protec Jon employees of a war plant were reported to have abandoned ten tative plans for a The pre sence of the troops went unexplain ed in official quarters Lieut in com mand of the described their trip here as a practice An official of the Yellow Truck and Coach Manufacturing Com pany was quoted as saying he had not requested their the most the Russians cov ered their daring riders with an umbrella of warplanes and followec them up withsTumbling streamol The Germans sent planes speed ing to the but lost 17 in this single heavy Red Star The cavalrymen now are pur suing the who abandonee large quantities of equipment as they fell the dispatch stated The recaptured town was not Other dispatches from the Kharkov key to the en tire southwestern said that an immediate Red army objective was a highway linking two large and that a violent battle was raging just east of this The Germans are defending it since they must keep it free for movement of their reserves and said Red Every slightest vantage point east of the road is a knot of Ger man but the determined Russians are pushing ahead and al ready have cracked defenses in one of the most important The Germans are throwing into the Kharkov defense every tank said a frontline Red Star because their in fantry wavers and falls back under our Turn to Page 9 Lenawee countys May quota of men for the Army will leave Ad rian tomorrow night for induction at Detroit Thursday The one of the largest ever to leave will report at the armory at for final re and will leave by bus at 8 They will arrive in Detroit shortly after 10 oclock and will spend the night at a Army Bombers Halt Eruption Af Mauna Loa May 19 oombers were called into action to enforce the Hawaiian they bombed famed Mauna Loa vol cano to halt a two weeks eruption which made it possible at times to read a newspaper on the wardark ened streets of 35 miles The Army censorship permitted disclosure last night that the vol cano lava 60 feet high and lalf a mile wide finally came to a halt May i The lava passed within a few miles of the Hilo water supply and 3ien shifted southward when about 11 miles from the heart of the Bombing was resorted to on May a procedure first employed dur ing the 1935 eruption when 20 600 pound bombs were dropped at points designated by Thomas government volcanologist The plan of the bombing is to cause the collapse of rock tubes through which the lava advances from the vent In the Officers Searching for Three Men Given Ride By Alfred Cameron Michigan law enforcement offi cers today are hunting for three young men about 17 years old vho left an Adrian man in a dazed con dition on the ground at East Mau mee and Broad Streets yesterday afternoon after stealing his auto wrist watch and pocket Members of the city police force found Alfred 28 old credit manager of Fireside In in a semiconscious con dition at Broad and Maumee Streets about oclock yesterday He was taken to county At 11 oclock last night his mind cleared sufficiently to recall that he had picked up three young hitchhikers about noon yesterday as he was leaving He told the officers that he was tired and allowed the riders to drive his When they reached Adrian they went to a beer parlor on the east side of the Cameron says that he doesnt remember anything between the time that he entered the beer parlor in the company of the three hitchhikers and the tune that he was found by the Commissioner Louis Germond said today that he believes that the three men who were strangers to Cameron drugged their bene factor in some way while they were in the beer A description of the stolen car was broadcast over the state police radio system last Camerons pocketbook con tained about SALVAGE OF PAPER IS HUGE Transportation Is Saved As Simplex Gets Supply 4O Miles From Home May 19 fP Householders have responded so jenerously to the waste paper sal vage drive that country now has an unusual the War Production Board reported Therefore WPBs Bureau of In dustrial Conservation said today t was considered inadvisable at ihis time to urge further collec tion at points distant from paper mills when the railroads are straining to the utmost to carry the war Despite the unusual success of he Lessing chief of the said the country as a whole could not afford to stop paper because a new ihortage may develop next winter in view of the large quantities re quired for the manufacture of pa jerboard The bureau advised each com munity to check its local markets o determine how much paper lo cal waste dealers can In many Rosenwald dealers storage facilities have be come Turn Page 9 j Americans Interned By Nazis Suffered From Insufficent Diet By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At liberty finally to give the truth about Axis Associ ated Press correspondents in neu tral waiting to for home in exchange for enemy aliens from this continue to ex pose what lies behind the facade of Axis Germany has been shown as a land of wanted bearing a great burder of ready for a shoot the works summer offensive against Russia and em battled with the United States in 1942 after having been promised victory in German these corres pondents have are being pressed for more and greater sacri fices and their morale is Revealing light is cast on the vicious circle of shortage in todays Louis chief of the former Associated Press Ber lin that even a far DOOLITTLE LED RAID ON JAPAN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 19 Brigadier General James Doo little was revealed today as the leader of the American air raid on the Japanese a few weeks This was disclosed when the noted also for his peacetime speed received from President Roosevelt in person today a Con gressional Medal of In a statement released at the White Doolittle described the historic He said that little trouble was ex perienced in reaching objectives or from Japanese One planes Doolittle as was the navy yard south of Tokyo where one salvo made a direct hit oh a hew cruiser or battleship under construction and left it in Turn to Page 9 INCREASES IN ytar New Battle Looms Over Main taining Parity Prices By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 19 Suc cessful in obtaining Senate increas es in farm security funds votedby the farm bloc members squared off on two fronts today for a new battle over maintaining parity prices for agricultural com The price issue was before the Senate in the form of an amend ment to the agricul ture appropriation bill designed to prevent sales of governmentheld crop surpluses below parity Another phase of the controversy cameup in the Senate Banking which met to reconsid er legislation granting broad au thority to the Reconstruction Fi nance Corporation to buy and sell commodities upon request of the Price Farm bloc members said they feared any such authority would enable the government to sell farm commodities below Chair man Wagner DNY expressed confidence that the committee would be able to satisfy the farm The united front which enabled the latter yesterday to win a boost of In FSA cash and in borrowing au thority to make rural rehabilita tion grants and loans was threat by a controversy over the price amendment to the agriculture appropriation Turn to Page 9 Late Bulletins NEW May 19 JP Major General Follett Bradley commanding the headquarters air force of the eastern defense com announced today that a blue alarm sounded for the New York area at EWT and the allclear signal followed at NBC announced its station WEAF was off the air for 23 better diet than the Germans is woefully deficient and Ernest Fischer reports on the slaughter of cattle and hogs to save milk and potatoes for Richard chief of the former Associated Press bureau in has described Italy as hun broke and cool to ward her Axis tired of Fas cism and Mussolini but resigned to resentful of the black mar ket by which only the richand party racketeers can eat fed up with the war and particularly toward fighting the United From one of the Axis occupied an American Philip adds today a picture of exploita the Germans grab for Frances wealth and and of the hundreds of thousands of German soldiers there signifi cantly busy preparing and rehears ing invsion By LOUIS LOCHNER May 19 interned for five months at Bad Nauheim ate considerable better than the average German but still we lost weight and felt the physi cal effects of insufficient German officials said our rations were half again as large as Ger man these were supplemented from our own sour This showed us how tightly the Germans had pulled in their Had we remained longer there might have been grave health Our American doctors the group of 132 prisoners found losses of as much as 35 pounds in extreme cases and average losses of 10 pounds for men and pounds for German physicians for various infections ascribed these to diet We had only two hospital cases and relatively few ailments need ing medical But it is doubtful whether that would have been the situation without the hardening regime insisted upon by the military attache Throughout the coldest winter in rain or two officers put the men and women through calisthenics and in the spring or ganized Softball Turn to CONDITIONS Page May 19 An experimental pilot training program for high school boys pat terened after the college program will be begun soon by the Civil Aeronautics The training will be limited to 210 students and will be given at 21 high schools scattered over the CAA officials announced Battle is one of the select ed training Since the program is officially described as it is be lieved that it will be extended to more schools if it proves success Charles acting CAA said the minimum age requirement would be The high school Stanton must pass physical requirements of the regular CAA If an applicant is over he must enlist in the reserve of the armed air If under he must sign an agreement that upon reaching 18 he will apply for enlistment in the IT IS PILED ON Tanks Rumble Off to Bases As Tens of Thousands of Troops Are Landed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS North ern May of thousands of fresh United States newly landed with their own tanks and artillery from a convoy almost as large as the greatest of powerfully rein forced earlier contingents in ad vanced training at Ulster bases to Equipped with millions of dollars worth of battle they arrived amid public enthusiasm in Britain for opening an Allied front against Germany in Western This is the finest Ive ever commented a veteran British offi cer who witnessed the Many among the sturdy youths are from the middle western and north central Some already have served in the Fit and they make up the most for midable of the American forces landed here since the first arrived in The convoy outfoxed Axis sub marines on the its escort delivering thunderous depth charge attacks and its gun crews alert for aerial onslaughts that never Observers ex pressed belief that at least one submarine could not have escaped the depth Facing its most important At lantic convoy job in more than five months of the Navy kept intact its record of never hav ing lost a British war craft Debarkation is Swift From the them converted liners and cruise ships debarkation was smooth and A lieutenant colonel who served in the infantry in the World War commented The last time I came over on an old cattle This time it was a The war is getting Food awaited the men at a wharf vege pork and slices of luncheon apricots and Private Marvin who said he was an Irishman from South town of was the first enlisted man of the con tingent to step With ONeal was his commanding offi Capt Junior Miller of Rapid Russell commander of the AEF per sonally greeted private Van Jerni gan of New in pas sing one of the screened by antiair craft guns against possible dis covery by air con tinued by day and by The business of emptying transports and turning around for the re turn trip and new of men and materiel was pushed to a peak of Huge field guns were hoisted out of holds and rolled Ammu nition cases were shifted to trucks and trains almost as quickly as the troops Tanks vere started and moved off under their own power toward interior They were in the hands of ex pert noncommissioned officers and armored force specialists and hardly an order was Turn to Page 9 Balance of Military Power in Western Europe Shifts to Allies May 19 JPhThe Canadian Empress of a converted was sent to the bottom by Japanese dive bombers while en route Singapore last but most of the Imperial troops she carried were The story of the sinking was dis closed today along with the official announcement of the liners Her chief re ported that she went down off Sultan shoal near Sumatra in the Dutch East May 19 bal ance of military power in western Europe has shifted to the Allies favor for the first time since the war a responsible military observer declared today as thous ands more of battleready Ameri can soldiers swelled the striking might developing in these The realization both here and in the United States that only offens ice action can beat Germany decis ively is this informant not only by the great convoy which has deposited a combat equipped United States force in northern Ireland but also by the intensive training of Canadian and British armies for attack and the accumulation of air he with the German army deteriorating and in difficul ties in the new American arrivals with prospect of still furth er reinforcements make it possible for the Allies to plan for an offens ive with at least 20 000 For the first time since the out break of the war the German gen eral staff finds its bered on and he This was accompanied by unde niable proof that the Uboat fleets which have failed to starve Britain also have failed to prevent the transportation of large numbers of American troops across the Atlan Combined American and British seapower blunted this this source and the battle of the Coral Sea has indicated that the Allies disadvantage in the Pa cific is being Every important maritime com munication has been kept he As a in the wars third spring the Germans are faced with American and British arm ies thrice the size of the allied forces opposite them in He mentioned as another im portant factor the gradual deteri oration of those Nazi the highlytrained divebomber fleets and mechanized and motor ized divisions which helped decis ively in overrunningeight countries in the first two years of the The German army still is a first class fighting he but deterioration is evident The machines are there but the trained personnel is He declared that the regular in fantryman of the German concededly a good is no more capable of learning the in tricate tasks of a divebomber pilot or tank driver in three months than any other soldier and he pre that Germanys air and armored arms would be less effective in this years On the other he cited the inclusion of gleaming new tanks in the United States force in Ireland as proof that the United States is utilizing the greatest advantage she has over the enemy or even her great mass of skilled driv ers and the cream of a mechanicallyminded These troops are fully equip he Oftenthat is a military catch But this its absolutely Theyre miles ahead of the Ameri can divisions which landed in France in World War ;