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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 1, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                DAILY TELE Showers Cooler Weather on Two JUNE 1942 PRICE 3 RAF BOMBS COLOGNE INTO INS IN GREATEST AIR ATTACK IN HISTORY British Press Attack From All Sides and Air to Wipe Enemy Out NAZI GENERAL CAPTURED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June bulk of Field Marshall Erwin Rommels two German tank the backbone of his African was reported trapped and attempting vo escape the British today with the forces of Neil Ritchie waging a fierce battle from all sides and from the air in an effort to wipe them The Germans only a Brit ish communique was to win a battle of the gaps by hold ing open two narrow passageways through British mine fields to the westward which the Germans had cleared and where they had con centrated antitank artillery to pro tect their route of The British declared Lud wig in direct command of the Africa corps under had been The 55yearold former commander of an armored division in Yugoslavia was said to have been taken prisoner when his reconnaisance plane was shot down in the dessert British informants said that the faced with the choice of using the mine field gaps to bring up supplies or to withdraw the apparently had chosen the latter course and that the Rommel begun five days had turned into a furious battle by his forces to escape encirclement Headquarters declared that the Axis withdrawal effort had already partially but said that a large portion of the enemys tanks and motor transport still was trapped east of the mine fields guarding the British defense line stretching south from Ain El Ga zala to Bir 50 miles in These part of a column swept around Bir Hacheim last week and cut in behind the British are being attacked re lentlessly by British armored units and the communique The portion of the Axis forces that already have withdrawn to the west succeeded in working their way through gaps in the mine fields and have concentrated a con siderable force of antitank artil lery in an attempt to prevent Brit ish mechanized units from closing the the bulletin Turn to Page 2 Occupy Number of Points In Anking Defense Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June regulars and guerrillas in Anhwei Province are striking at the Japa nese in a vast series of attacks ex tending from 20 miles from Nan seat of the Japanesespon sored Chinese on up the Yangtze more than 175 miles airline In their first quick a Chi nese communique the attack ers were particularly successful in occupying a number of points in the outer defense area of in southwestern while forces moving against in the center of the province 70 miles from the had reached the The broad series of actions was begun May the war bulletin re and the attacks are con Objectives include Chu about 20 miles northwest of Anking and the latter near the southwest border of AnhweL Turn to Page 7 Air Raid Warden Schools Fourth and ninth precincts at junior high school Church Street Fifth and sixth precincts at Lincoln igrade schooloh Scott Street Tuesday Seventh and eighth precincts at Garfiefd school on Cross First and tenth precincts at New McKinley grade school at Bristol and All schools begin at Airraid their wives and volunteers for substi duty have been urged to attend by chief COLOGNE OTHER TARGETS HIT INGLAND GERMANY The British hurled pounds of high explos ives and incendiaries from more than planes upon Cologne 1 in the greatest bombing raid in the worlds The ad mitted great RAF bombers raided a key group of factories at just north of Paris and attacked docks at Cherbourg and Dieppe The Germans said they bombed harbors at Grimsby and Great Yarmouth in northeast while the British reported RAF planes caught an Axis convoy off the Frisian Islands with eight German boats listed as hit The Ger mans said two British bombers were brought down over Helgoland Lenawee Record Compares With 2 17 Hurt a Year Ago In commendable contrast with a year ago when two persons were killed and 17 injured on Lenawee county highways over the Decora tion Day week only one traffic njury was reported county this Ah Adrian woman suf fered minor injuries in a collision Saturday Only five automobile accidents were reported to officers in Adrian and the entire Michigan State Police of the Blissfield post said that the movement of traffic was only a fraction of what it was last Only one traffic mishap was re ported in the city and that resulted only in minor damage to two auto Cars driven by Byron Vealey of 934 Howell Avenue and Santos Eli Zardo of Blissfield col lided at oclock Saturday aft noon at the intersection of Beecher and Center Zardo told city police that he had stopped on Cen ter Street for the Beecher Street intersection and then started ahead just as the Vealey car approached from the east on Beecher Street and the collision Zardo was given a summons for having no operators Frank of 706 North Street was taken to the Bix by hospital with cuts on her head after an accident at oclock Saturday night on M52 three miles northeast of Her was driving when their car was struck by one driven by Lucius of The two cars were going the same direction and sheriffs officers said that the acci dent was the result of the strong wind and sand in the air which made visibility The Tom car rammed into the rear of the Barn hart car and both went into the Turn to Page 7 Loss On Joseph Kastel Farm Estimated at io TJie Telegram June seven room one story frame house on the Joseph Kastel farm two and a half wiles south of Riga together with all the Clothing and a sum of money was destroyed by fire Saturday Kastel has ived alone inthe house since the of his wife several years Thepaper back of an oil stove kitchen caught fire at jioon when Kastel was preparing his He put out tbut at while he rwas working he saw smoke coming The fire evidently had eaten through the partition and spread all tover the be foreit was The smoke was so dense Kastel was unableto enter the house and it was necessary to go to a neighbors louse to notify the Riga fire de The firemen prevented the fire from spreadingto other farm build The loss is estimated at about and is partly covered by in MIDGET JAP STRIKE AT SYDNEY 3 Sunk By Gunfire arid Depth Charges Old Steamer Sunk By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June Japanese midget ap parently launched from a mother ship off the Australian sneaked into famous Sydney Har bor last night to be greeted by a thunder of gunfire and depth charges which probably sank three of the tiny craft and thus avert ed damage to vital The only achievement of the suicide believed similar to the midget undersea craft which figured in the attack on Pearl Har bor last December was the sink ing of an old steamer used as a The carried the war to southern Australia for the first time and gave the residents of largest city in this broad exciting night punctuated by the sounds of heavy The which presum ably slipped through a narrow shipping lane in the milewide har bor were spotted first at about 11 and two sudden gunshots from Allied defense bat teries touched off a veritable in Searchlights sprang into action on all sides and their beamsswept the harbor as more guns fired their One searchlight picked up the periscope and upper portion of the conning tower of one sub which was believed sent to the bottom by Turn to Page 7 E Lenawee Bond Sales Aver aged a Month Up to January DRIVE CONTINUES HERE Lenawee countys quota of war bond sales in June has been fixed at Treasury it was announced in Washington At the same time the Treasury announced a na tional war bond quota of 000 for June and said the goal for July will be raised to June quotas for most counties have been increased roughly one third from May They range from for Armstrong South which had a popula tion of 42 in the 1940 to for New York Michigans quota for June is compared with average monthly sales of from last July until Turn to Page 7 CHILD IS INJURED WHEN MOTORBOAT AND ROWBOAT COLLIDE ON ROUND LAKE Beverly Ann fiveyear old daughter of and Ray Segan of 624 Climate To suffered lacerations of her legs about 1 oclock yesterday af ternoon in a boating accident at Round An outboard motorboat operatec by Ballmer of 1323 De troit collidec with the Segan boat about 70 feet off throwing the occupants into the The little girls legs were struck by the propeller of the inflicting State police from the Blissfield who investigated the accident said that Ballmers boat was in reverse at the time of the Although every one was thrown into the they were quickly assisted by persons on The little girl was treated by Col bath of Decoration Day Taken in Vet Will Attend Meeting Martin Loop gave Adrian an outstanding Decoration Day Sat 99 years old and a vet eran of the Civil marched at the head of the parade until it reached the court Not con tent with merely being the figure head of the wearing his neat well pressed took an active part in the ceremonies which honored the dead of the Civil War at Monument There he recited the burial ritual and prayer of the Grand and then recited Lincolns classic Gettysburg Loop spoke through a public address sys tem at Monument which made it possible for the cheering audience to appreciate the deep reverence which the old Union vet eran feels in reciting the literature associated with the days of Ameri cas first great fight to preserve its national From Monument Loop led the parade to the court house where as he describ ed the World War veterans put on their Then he and his two Boy Scout escorts returned to his room at the Hotel Back at the hotel after the ser vices were Loop was un but those who returned to the armory to watch the last units of the parade spoke proud ly of the way in which he deliver ed his words at Monument and of the cheers which rang oul when he I could go out and do it all over again right he And judgingfrom his there was little doubt but that he It seems that the individual re sponsibilities of members increase as the ranks inevitably wear Tomorrow morning Loop will leave by train for Grand Rapids where he will at tend a state meeting of the which will transact business for the 45 remaining veterans of the Loop said that a sug gestion has been made unite all remaining state posts of the into a statewide ACCIDENTAL DEATH TAKES LIVES DF 26 Lightning and High Winds Sweep Parts of Michigan PROPERTY DAMAGE HEAVY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Violent death figured prominent ly in Michigans wartime Memorial Day but with severe storms virtually as much to blame as human Twentysix persons lost their Ten deaths were directly attributable to wind and electrical storms which whipped Southern Michigan spasmodically over a space ot three The death list including storms In addition to the cost in the reckoning in property damage from the storms was Cloud bursts took place on three succes sive starting with Lightning and high winds damaged numerous HILLSDALE Four children drowned in a rearing pond at the State Fish Hatchery here Saturday when their raft tipped over as they were The victims were Violet and her and Holland and his Nor Turn to Page 2 Says Sooner American Planes Join June 1 Henry head of the United States Air announ ced today he had practically com pleted conferences with British leaders aimed at developing the maximum impact of our combined air strength on who arrived in Britain last declared It is obvious no offensive against Nazioccupied Europe can succeed without air superiority and we mean to have He spoke at his first press con ference since his He praised Saturday nights mammoth raidby the RAF on Cologne as a wonderful show and said the sooner American planes could take their place side by side the RAF on similar raids the bet ter it will The General avoided questions regarding when the United States fliers would be flying from the Bri tish saying I hope tle first you hear about it will be when they He said the American Air Force in Europe would be a balanced unit of bombers and all other types of Turn to Page 7 UBoat Officers Laugh as Victims Struggle in Water KEY June 1 Four officers of a submarine be lieved Italian laughed from the coning tower of their vessel re cently as they watched members of the crew of a torpedoed Brazil ian merchantman struggle in the water near their blazing Two torpedoes thundered In rapid succession against the ship May 24th near Six men two of them killed by the ex plosion and four in the roughsea attempting to reach life Fortyfive survivors reached land after 29 hours in life and were brought to Key The attacking submarine had the head of a longhorned goat paint ed on its conning the goats mouth was a red I believe that submarine was said Chief Engineer Har oldo Brazil has some submarines that were made by the and their lines are remarkably The laughing officers shouted In quiries as to the identity and ton age of the attacked ABraziliangun crew had no op portunity to fire on the enemy ves The freighter caught fire and fourteen men wereforced to leap into 10 were picked up by life The submarine surfaced 15 minutes after the ship was AUCTIONS June estate and furniture at auction at Fred Green See on Market June Cow 10 miles southwest of See on Market Pounds Of Bombs Fall From Planes In 90 Minute Death Procession Both Sides Prepare for More Violent Warfare June 1 JP The threeweek battles in the Crimea and the Ukraine which opened the spring campaign on the eastern front have ended in a calm which finds new lines stabilized and both sides preparing for new and per haps more violent As the result of the early May offensives the holding lines Germans now are advanced to the Kerch Strait which separates them from the and the Rus sians are occupying deep wedges about Kharkov in the The unexpected lull was signal ized today by a Soviet communique which said there was nothing at all to report from the Such action as there was to re port over the week end occurred on the Kalinin sector northwest of not in the Kharkov where the Red army was reported taking the initiative in local oper perhaps with the idea of beating the Germans to the punch for the second time this Russians Claim Triumph The great battle of Kharkov which now has simmered down into relative was the first in stance and the Russians claimed it as a Without denting their own re despite acknowledged losses of they declared they had forestalled a Nazi push on drained German re serves and diverted 36 Nazi divi sions which had been massed op posite that gateway city to the A Russian communique has put Nazi losses on the Kharkov front at or more men cap tured and 540 tanks and 200 planes Turn to Page 7 Greenwood to Deliver Memorial Talk The pas tor the Methodist church in will deliver an address on Memorial Day with Lincoln at the annual memorial services of the L e n a w e e County Pomona Grange at the Tecumseh Grange hall The memorial program will be held during the forenoon immedi ately after the business session and is under the direction of Her bert the Lynn Barrow and Wilbur Thompson will sing a duet and flowers will be placed on the altar as the names of members who have died during the year are In the afternoon the program ar ranged by Sylvester the county Juvenile will in clude talks by John Gordon and William Gordon of Hills dale county and numbers of Juven ile JULY DRAFT CALL mm County Draft Board Gets Notice From State The Lenawee county draft board was informed this morning by the tate selective service headquarters that 273 men for military service will be called from the county in The date for the induction of this group be given This Is a heavy state said in his It is hoped that you will cooperate so that it wont be necessary to give more than one call in and to avoid a second call to meet the heavy demands for The letter went on to say that the is subject to any be upward rather thandownward The draft said that a large percentage of the will be furnished by men the third Airmen Take Part in Coordinated Attack ThreeFourths of City Afire FLIERS PRAISED BY CHURCHILL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June can be knocked out of the war by crushed by huge fleets of American and British air experts predicted today as the German city of Cologne lay in flaming ruin under the most devastating air raid in When the RAF sent more than bombers with the greatest weight of steel and explosive ever borne on wings into the Rhineland Saturday these sources its fliers heralded not only an eventual invasion of Europe but also the systematic destruction of his war city by by Of such magnitude was the Cologne raid that only a masterwork of with the bombers swarming over their targets at sixsecond made it Its paralyzing might was told in astronomical figures Of threefourths of Cologne afire and under a three milehigh pall of Of more than bombers roaring over their German targets in and elsewhere in the Rhineland and the Ruhr valley in a 90minute procession of death and destruc tion Of perhaps planes in including the bombers protective fighter in the greatest aerial armada ever put into the skies at one time Of pounds of bombs dropped Of twice the number of planes and four tunes the weight of explosive and incendiary bombs that ever were dumped on Britain in a single even at the height of the German air Of airmen in a singleintricately cqordinated air k Of men in ground crews at home sending the planes off from scores of Even the Germans admitted great damage to their fifth largest al though the Berlin radio scoff ed at theBritish announce ment of the scope of the at quoting Nazi military sources as saying only about 70 planes took British Lose 44 Planes The British said their losses were attack EIDI 11 WAVE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June Lake Erie shore counted seven dead to day from the sudden sweep of a water described at one point as 15 to 20 feet which plunged against night fishing parties in a 60mile stretch of the At least seven others were in jured and A sudden shift in wind direction was the major cause of the huge the Cleveland weather bu reau One witness said a smaller crest followed Those drowned when the wall of water struck about Sun as allnight fishermen were bent on their holiday weekend were Merle Edward 45 Orla and Lenneys all of who were fishing from a small boat at near Merrill of fishing from another small boat at the same Esther and George both of caught by the wave on a pier at Bay west of Robert of Cleve swept off a jetty at Perkins John of Rileys brotherinlaw and com said there was a slight swell followed by a strong under The next thing I knew a wall of water about 15 or 20 feet crashed down on overturning our bbat I never saw Riley alive Turn to WATER Page 6 IS The board of in its an nual session last placed the 1942 valuation of Adrian property at which represents ah ncrease of over the 1941 valuation set by the The largest increase was noted in the personal property valuation which increased from last year to this Real estate valuations were raised a total of from last draft registration on February years figure of to This class includes men between the ages oi 20 and The draft board is now preparing for theinduction of its June which will consist ofap proximately 130 The June quota will leave Adrian Monday June The board reduced the assessed valuation as computed by City As sessor Howard Swift by Members of the board are Malcolm Worthy Mayor Lundahl and City Attorney Germanoccupied 44 picked off by 500 anti aircraft guns and many night fight er On the basis of British reports that the RAF used planes in this was a loss of less than four per with the 10 per cent generally mentioned as the maximum losses which still would mark a raid as a Only Hamburg and Munich surpass Cologne in size within greater Beside being an important manufacturing center of population in the heart of a great German industrial Cologne also is a great Rhine River port and the hub of rail lines connecting Germany and Turn to Page 7 Berlin Radio Admits Damage Done to Cologne BERLIN from German broad June Berlin ra dio said last night that 111 civilians were killed in the British raid on Cologne and it was stated that great damage was done in the central part of the but the ra dio quoted German military quar ters as saying that only about 70 planes took The radio repeated the high commands earlier assertion that damage was but then it add ed that fires resulting from the bombardment were confined to at tic fires which soon were under it is It was indignantly charged both that the raid was directed against civilians and that the bombing was Dealing at great length with the subject of how many planes were in the the radio said It is pointed out that with avail able installations the number of at tacking planes may be registered fairly x x x The figures given by British and American re ports concerningthe number of planes which allegedly took part in the raid are described as fantas tic by military quarters The radio said about onethird of the 70 planes which reached Co logne were shot Another it was were shot down before they reached The high command put the figure at in cluding those shot down over the   

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