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Publication: Adrian Daily Telegram May 20, 1942

Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 20, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TEL MAY 1942 Germans Strike Southeast of City in Attempt to Seize Initiative COUNTERATTACKS FAIL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May di visions have struck at Russian lines SO miles southeast of Kharkov in an attempt to seize the initiative on the Donets Basin but the Red Armys offensive against the Naziheld steel center gained fresh ground over bitter opposition again the Russians said to Despite a Berlin assertion that Axis forces had crushed Russian resistance on the Kerch at the doorstep of the the Russian information bureau de clared battles continued in the vicinity of the city of a peninsula The German high command re ported last night the invaders had reached the coast of the Kerch Strait along its entire length and that only remnants of three armies escaped to the Caucasian It claimed Nazi airmen were said to have contributed to this tremendous success by destroying 16 Russian ships totaling a mine sweeper and 21 smaller coastal vessels and 323 The Germans Donets diversion drive developed in the sector of a midway station on the LozovayaSlavyansk and the Donets River town of 20 miles to the northeast A midnight communique an nounced PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES DOOLITTLE Our troops have joined battle on the IzyumBarvenkova front with German troops who have be gun an A succesful German push in tha sector would imperil the left flanl of Marshal Timoshenkos lines be fore jutting sicklelik from Belgorod south and south westward into the Lon don dispatches have reported Rus sian spearheads at Krasnograd less than 70 miles from the Dniepe Details Few The communique gave no de tails of the IzyumBarvenkova but it implied that Rei army shock troops assigned to the neutralization of fortifications be fore reported field head quarters of Fedor von Bock were not diverted Ixom that bloody They waged offensive battles beat off enemy counterattacks ant the information bureau Sixtytwo Nazi tanks were re ported destroyed in yesterdays paced by the slashing at tacks of Cossack cavalrymen anc to the 52ton The Russians said 43 German aircraft were sho down or demolished aground Mon against a Red Army loss of 17 After pinning the Congressional Medal of Honor on President Roosevelt firmly shock the hand of James Doolittle in and congratulated him on leading the successful bombing raid on Standing behind them lef to right are Lt air forces com Doolittle and General George Mar Army chief of tanks ranging up Voroshilov German dispatches to neutra Switzerland said the result of the Kharkov engagement would not be known for some but re ported surprise at the unexpectei Russian pressure and the quantity of the Red armys new heavy equipment were ac Nazi reporters said Russians as well as Germans were using all tactical and strategic experiences of the winter campaign and every account reflecting military opinion dwelt on the surmise despite the Red army command was still able to put into the fielc considerable masses of The Geneva Tribunes correspon dent suggested that the retreat of the reinforced German army might be designed to draw the main body of the assault force into a WILL CLOSE Adrian at an unusual ly large meeting at the Chamber of Commerce building this morn voted to continue the annual custom of closing their stores Thursday afternoons during July and August Representatives of 21 business establishments at The group also discussed the question of closing on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July and it was decided to remain closed in observance of both Since the holidays fall on Saturday this it was decided to remain open throughout the evening on the Fri day night BOMBERS NIGHTLY OVER GERMANY GOAL OF ALLIED AIR CHIEFS May 20 air commands are aiming at expansion enabling them to send bomb ers a night against German an authoritative source indicated A thousand planes is not a fan tastic this source At present we have the faculties for sending 800 planes on and these can be The capacity of Britain as an air base has not yet been fully devel he The objective is expansion so great that on any night with good weather conditions we will be In send aircraft to bomb Ger he 35 Students Are Expected to Get Diplomas Approximately 35 Adrian College seniors will receive diplomas at the 82nd annual commencement ser vice of the Sunday after June Although it is impossible to know until later exactly how many students will the figure of 35 has been set by the college in announcing commencemem week When the class entered the college in September there were 62 students on Commencement week festivities officially getunder way May with the investiture ser vice at which the graduates re ceive caps and gowns and wear them for the first That program is to be held during regular college chapel in the James Schrby er is in general charge of ar The same evening Kappa Kappa Gamma and Delta Delta college will qpen the spring formal parties series at Lar ry Millers on Clarks Lake and the Cascades Club House in The senior reception will be Wednesday South Seniors June will 3 in finish their examinations June and will be free to attend events after that Walther director of the Michigan WPA Symphony Orches will be in charge of a program Friday evening June 5 in the Civic The orchestra will play James Spencers Song of Solomon as a special The trustees meeting and lunch ion will be Saturday June and the afternoon of the same day will be given over to alumni and student athletic events in charge of Coach Harve Oli phanL The annual alumni dinner is set for Saturday The baccalaureate service will be held Sunday June n the college Commence ment will be 4 oclock in the afternoon also in Downs Hall Harry executive secretary of the board of education of the Methodist will be the Immediately after the com mencement Gene president of the senior will resent the college cane with the colors of all previous graduation classes to Harold junior in the colleges colorful cane The presentation will take place on the frontcam us A reception for alumni and riends will conclude commence ment week Sunday The three fraternities will hold their pring formal parties Monday eve June Alpha Tau Omega will hold its dance at Sand Lake he Commons Club at the Cascades n Jackson and Sigma Alpha Epsi on at Larry Polly To Get Sugar After All Polly a 40yearolc parrot owned by and Mrs Adam Johnston who live five mile northwest of is going to get his sugar after alL When Johnston registered under the sugar rationing program early this month she includee Polly Johnston with her family and in spite of the unusual de scription of green yellow hair 40 years one foot tall ant weight four the ration card was Rationing when the cart was shown to them by John said it wouldnt Mrs Johnston tha although only 40 years old had acquired definite and fixec habits that he wouldnt He wont eat candy or sweets and he wont drink Polly Insists on three cups of coffee each one witli each meal and he wont drink the coffee without one teaspoon of sugar in each cup The Johnstons tried to cut him down on sugar but fte wouldnt cut The commotion just In view of the circumstances the Lenavvee rationing under a special regulation that permits sugar to be issued for today gave Johnston a sugar care for Polly providing for the purchase of one pound of sugar each month or the Johnston said at the rate of three teaspoons a it would do very nicely anc that Pollys disposition would be greatly BAF RAIDS AKYAB NEW May 20 IAF twice raided the Japanese air drome at destroying probably two and dam aging three navy Zero planes on he a statement said Runways were hit by Declaring that offensive action y the RAF against Japanese forces n Burma continues to increase in cale and the statement reported enemy trucks were ma chinegunned a few days ago in northern Burma and the Myitkyina airdrome in that area was ground strafed PLEADS GUILTY May 20 supervisor of Rose ownship for nine pleaded niilty before Circuit Judge Frank Doty today to a charge of alter ng and mutilating absent voters allots case to the April 6 township Judge Doty assessed him 1250 in costs and placed him on two years FIGHTERS FACE SUPREME CURTIN ASSERTS May 20 Minister John Curtin warned Australians today that the tempo of the struggle is increasing and our fighting men hourly face iie supreme Curtin was speaking in support of Australias second liberty which closes Nobody can foresee exactly the demands that the war will he You have been told that he next few weeks are fraught vith grave I repeat that warning in the sternest United States and Australian fli ers maintained their scouting sweeps over the northern island ringe where the Japanese have been reported making new disposi tions of perhaps in prepara tion for another thrust toward Aus produced no air action and allied operations were confined to the daily communique from Gen eral Douglas MacArthurs head quarters 0 ll Exercises Planned Friday a Baptist Church Two hundred and eighty rura school pupils in Lenawee county will receive their eighth grade di plomas at countywide commence ment exercises Friday afternoon in the First Baptist Church of Adrian The exercises are to begin at county school said that th graduating class was the smalles on record since the commencemen exercises were superintendent o the Clayton public is tc give the commencement address using as his Things Worth principal o the Adrian junior high i to give the welcoming Armstrong will present Special numbers also including a soloxby Joanne Church o the Franklin 2 a vocal solo by Louis White of Cam bridge 1 an accordioi solo by Herbert Goetz of Riga 3 school and a vocal duet by Ruth Howell and Doris Dixon of Macon 1 The graduates are to gather on the front court house lawn at 1 a halfhour before the ex ercises to form a line o march to the In case o the graduates are to go direct ly to the IS TO PLAY AT DRAFTE SENDOFF Five bus loads Lenawee coun ty men who will leave tonight at 8 clock for induction into the Army at will be speeded on their way by the Adrian high school The band will march from school to the bus station if weather according to Paul supervisor of and will arrive at the station at If the weather is un members of the band ivill meet at the The Lenawee county draft board aid this morning that due to the unusually large contingent which s scheduled for a crowd f approximately is expected o bid the men The men vill report at the armory at rclock to register their names and or final They will hen go to the bus station for de The buses will arrive in Detroit shortly after 10 After spending the night at a ho el the men will report at the De roit induction station early Thurs day Reminiscences Highlight Program As Y Observes Golden Anniversary The men and women who have stood behind the Adrian during the trying times since it was founded 50 years ago held the spotlight last night when 225 per sons crowded into the gayly dec orated Y gymnasium for the as sociations golden anniversary cele Seated around long tables decor ated inpatriotic colors and sur by the audience en joyed a program ranging from the introduction of five charter mem bers who met in a second story room in the business district to inaugurate the ment here in the early 90s to an inspiring address by William Cameron the Ford Motor Com Many in the audience were past or present members of the Y so that reminiscences of incidents and personalities which have become a part of association lore formed the theme of the The char ter members who were present in cluded Roscoe To Robert James Snede ker and Elwyn Men who have served on the associations board of directors and others who have promoted the organization in other capacities were The widows of five men who were members of the board of directors were presentedwith flowers in hon or of their husbands They were Milo wife of the first president of the Judge Cutler and Ernest The introductions were made by George former sec retary of the Adrian and president of the board of Stuart Perry serv ed as toastmaster during the eve ning and was introduced by Bruce master of cere Turn to Page 9 AUCTIONS May Public 20 miles west of Adrian on auc See on Market j TAX LEW 4 TO 6 PCT Ways and Means Croup Lead er Declines to Disclose Surtax Rates PROBABLY TO BE BOOSTED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May House Ways and Means Committee put the finishing touches today on new individual income tax rates in creasing the normal levy from 4 o 6 per cent and graduating sur taxes steeply Chairman Doughton DNC an nounced that the committee had agreed both to increase the nor mal tax rate and to strive for an additional in revenue Dut he declined to disclose wha the surtax rates might Members indicated that the pres ent 6 per cent surtax on the firs of net income probably would be jumped to 11 or 12 and that the maximum woulc be 80 or 85 per On the 12 per cent a mar mied couple with two children an a net income who now pay would have to pay nex A single man with the same who now has a tax bill o would he faced with a of about next dependini on the second surtax bracket level Present law calls for a 4 pe cent normal tax and surtaxes start ing at 6 per cent on the first of net The treasury had recommended breaking that into four equal parts and impos ing rates of 18 and 20 pe The committee has follower recommendations of its own staf of experts more closely than those of the Treasury in corporation ta rates and in raising the normal in dividual Members said they probably would do the same in sur tax Colin head of the join committee on internal revenue tax had recommended not only Lhe 4 to 6 per cent increase in the normal rate but surtaxes starting at 11 per cent on the first of net Doughton said how he had asked for new tables based on higher It was learned that the commit tee probably would decide also to day the question of giving Secre Morgenthau discretionary au thority to collect up to 10 per ceni of a persons taxable income in ad vance through salary Morgenthau told the committee such ascheme prob ably inflation and members too that it would help those persons whose taxes might be doubled or They said that it would amount to monthly or weekly in stallment payments of the big tax ill that otherwise would have to be met in quarterly installments be inning next March Special to The Telegram May 20 Fire relieved to have started in a defec tive chimney destroyed the resi dence of and Gustave Kroencke of North Lane Street this morning about despite the ifforts of the two pumper trucks of the Blissfield fire department to save it The fire had worked itself ihrough the entire roof structure jefore it was and be ore the department could be called t had burst into a mass of Neighbors succeeded hi removing some of the furnishings from the Irst floor of the but the ma jor portion of the contents was The firemen were working as late as 1 oclock in controlling the The walls were still but the house was a complete It vas owned by Lawrence Hall and as partly covered by PROMOTED May 20 Captain James son of the who once held ieutenant colonels commission in he has been selected for emporary promotion to the Marine Corps disclosed today in announcing the names of 310 cap ains chosen for advancement The list also includes the names if 11 officers who are now believ d to be prisoners of Among hem are Captains Frank Cunning lam Tharin of Herbert Frueler of Both Tharin and Freuler were lilots of the gallant Marine avia tion squadron at Wake harin shared credit with Captain Henry Elrod for sinking a Jap anese light French Plane Attacks British Flying Boat May 20 Brit sh Catalina flying boat was at tacked by a French fighter plane Monday and forced down upon the lediterranean some 20 miles orth of a British author y said The flying boats two of fhom were were report i to have been picked up by a ritish Showers ITatber DeUU OB Tm PRICE 3 Government Is Considering NationWide Curtailment Of Automobile Driving Threatened Gasoline Rationing Menaces State Resort Business May 20 igans tourist and resort which grew to an economic giant with the is bracing it self for the shock threatened gasoline Resort men from many sections of the state are to gather at Mus kegon Thursday in a conference called by the West Michigan Tour ist and Resort to dis cuss with business men and state and national officials the probable effects of any early imposition of rationing Hugh veteran manager of the West Michigan said rationing would hurt our industry and hurt us but you can just say right now it will not kill Federal he have been invited to bring to Thursdays meeting evidence that rationing is Were not sold on the need for at least as early as the July 1 date that Washington dis patches have Gray but obviously we dont want to do a thing to interfere with the war Wed just like to know that rationing actually is necessary before it is state conserva tion director and state supervisor of said Michigan would not necessarily be included among the states which President Roosevelt lad in mind when he said last night there should no restriction on gasoline use in parts of the country where the fuel can be taken direct ly by pipe Hoffmaster said he foresaw dif liculty in supplying this state and Is neighbors with sufficient fuel jy pipe line to meet their motor ing requirements on a normal although it is my view that ra tioning should not be put on until it is absolutely I am an exponent of outdoors and if it is at all possible to forego rationing until after Labor I hope that will be whose department is close to the crude oil said he had heard no protests from oil producers to indicate that the national government has been un and that the oil men are lending their fullest coopera tion in solving at his home in Grand Rap said that should rationing be imposed as early as July we still will have had some oppor tunity to get set for We would try to get as many people as possible to take their vacations before and the re sorts have not been Men and women of the tourist industry are calling on all of their ingenuity to provide the recreation their guests will want and regardless of Numerous resorts have bought busses to help them out Others plan to use boat Everywhere they are planning on how to reduce the consumption of cars and tires and gasoline for rec and how to provide their guests with the most fun and rest We had hoped we could head off but if we cant with out handicapping the war effort well be ready to do our best with We will have much to say about it at the meeting Thurs July 1 Mentioned as Logical Date to Put Program in Motion By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May possibility of further gasoline ra tioning spread over the map today as the government considered cur tailment of automobile driving throughout the country to conserve The War Production Board di rected the Office of Defense Trans portation to draw up a nationwide in consultation with Petrol eum Coofdinator Harold Ickes and Price Administrator Leon Hen Gray suggested that resort own ers would welcome a definite de so people will have a little tune to prepare their plans for If they have to ride the trains and at least theyll know and can plan OF JAPAN ALL ESCAPED SAFELY Doolittle Says Jap Claims That 9 of Them Were Shot Down Are False May 20 Those nine American bombers thi Tapanese claimed to have shoi down during last months sen sational raid over Tokyo turned out today to be as mythical as the ShangriLa from which President Roosevelt said they James Doolittle revealed yesterday as the leader of the squadron that blasted a 40 mile path of fire and destruction through Japan on April declared hat all the bombers reached their destinations after President Roosevelt had presented him with a Con gressional Medal of Honor for the that the Japanese claimed to lave one of the American planes on he The Japanese do not have one if our planes on he They may have painted up one of heir own to look like or they may have gotten an American plane rom somewhere but not from He declined to discuss a Russian announcement that an American dane had landed in Russia shortly after the raid and been Turn to Page 9 Mother Formerly Was Hattie Pickles of Weston Special to The Telegram May ere received word last night that four and Barbara children of and Glenn Sternberg of lad been sufficated in an unused ce Sternberg before ier marriage was Miss Hattie anette Pickles of Weston and pent her girlhood days with her grandparents and Vegus x The children had been given a andwich by their mother about 30 yesterday afternoon and at 30 Sternberg missed them and began a When Iternberg came home from work ie called his father Harry Stern ierg and the two men began an ntensive search hi the neighbor Finally the grandfather noticed he large ice box in the garage and opened it to find the bodies f the children The door ad slammed shut and locked when le children entered it to There are two other children in the No particulars were earned here as to the funeral ar Sternbergs sister John Jell and Bell of her rother Thomas Pickles of near Armitage Pickles of Veston and Cora Abbott of drian expect to attend the fu Split Among Farm State Sen ators Heartens Administra tion Forces By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 20 Ad ministration forces in the confident of victory by reason of a split among farm state pressed for a vote today on legis lation that would permit the gov ernment to dispose of some surplus grain stocks at subparity I can see no prospect of a com Senator Russell DGa in charge of the annual agriculture appropriation told The matter will have to go to a vote as it The Senate Appropriations Com for which Russell is spokes has recommended that a House provision intended to pre vent sales of governmentheld farm commodities at prices below parity be modified to allow sale of grain for livestock feed or for the manufacture of industrial A amendment by Russell would require that any such sales be made at prices not less than 85 per cent of the parity price on or approximately 83 cents a bush Wheatsales would be limited to Although several members de nied that their differences consti tuted a fight within the socalled farm bloc or even that there was such a thing asa farm debate among usually united farmstate Senators raged heatedly for five hours Members from corn producing July 1 was mentioned as the logi cal date to start the if it finally was That is the date consumer rationing by coupon books will become effective in the east and Pacific northwest sup planting the present temporary card rationing system which be gan last Friday Overall gasoline consumption in 17 eastern states and the District of Columbia now is curtailed by 50 per cent Oregon and now with a onethird will go on a onehalf basis June Ration ing in these areas was brought about by the sinking and war di version of tanker ships which nor mally supply the coastal The WPB was understood to have decided to prepare for nationwide rationing after hearing a report that American motorists were wearing away tires and tubes at the rate of tons a or pounds of rubber a May Extend Rationing President Roosevelt disclosed at his press conference yesterday that extension of rationing was being He remarked that he would not consider it necessary to impose curtailments on localities where oil was although he indicated some rationing might be needed in these areas to con serve The having in mind the saving of indicated it was moving toward universal applica tion of the gasoline consumption An omnious note in the critical eastern supply situation was sound ed yesterday when Robert petroleum office told a House committee that the most strenuous efforts would be re quired for the homes heated by oil in the seaboard to keep warm next Ickess petroleum organization now is concentrating on delivery of bunker oil essential to eastern war He announced steps were under way to relocate existing pipelines in such a way as to in crease the eastward flow of pe troleum by barrels a Under any expansion of the ra tioning program it was considered certain that motor fuel would con tinue to be provided for essential uses of The biggest ration ing problem in the east has been the determination of the amounts of gasoline to which the individual motorists are states contended that the proposed amendment would penalize their constituents to benefit other crops and would undermine the cam paign that agriculturalminded Senators have persistently waged for parity the level which prevailed prior to the last Turn to Page 9 Late Bulletins May 20 Simeon power drive toward Kharkov was reported by Russian sources today to have pene trated into the heart of the citys while in the battletorn Kerch isthmus of the Crimea the Nazis were believed massing parachutists for a mighty airborne invasion of the Indications that Hitler was pre paring to hurl powerful air forces into such an attempt to hop the Kerch which halted his troops last were seen strongly in the announcement in the Berlin communique that the air command General Baron Ton Richthofcn was on Kerch It was Von Richtofen who di rected the bombing of Belgrade and who later paved the way for Ger manys aerial invasion of Crete by the use of hundreds of high level and dive bombers to smash ground resistance on the May 20 de achment of fourmotored Stirling bombers carried fire bombs o Mannheim and attacked that Southwestern German city last Air Ministry sources TO RAIDS ON By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May bomb ing squadrons returned to their prime job of blasting German war production with a heavy attack by a powerful force last night on in western the British announced The submarine base at Na in occupied also was lit hard by British raiders in their first night blows after a weather enforced lull of 11 it was an Mannheim is the second largest in land port to Europe and the site of a number of important Among them are the Badische Anl in chemical the Lanz arma ment works and the DaimlerBenz engineering Reliable sources said it was as sumed the British struck on a con siderable The German news said nuisance raids were made on southwest Germany and that he assault forces lost six The last heavy British raid on Germany was made the night of Hay when a powerful force jombed the Baltic Sea port of near the previously hardhit city of Unfavorable weather is the only ihing that keeps us said a Jritish noting that the German air force was deterred by similar The last appreciable German raid on Britain was also May when East Anglia was A Vichy dispatch said wave upon wave of plants had skirted north f that capital of unoccupied France last flying southeast in the direction of northern and a single aircraft which cir cled over the city later drew a burst of five shells from antiair craft The lone plane droned on despite the fire and then turned back to the it was ;

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Publication: Adrian Daily Telegram

Location: Adrian, Michigan

Issue Date: May 20, 1942

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