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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 5, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TEL Cooler oa Two JUNE 1942 PRICE 3 JAP TASK FORCE STRIKES AT MIDWAY 33 Academy Students Also Are Honored at Program Wednesday BISHOP MAGNER SPEAKS Fortynine young women re ceived their degrees and diplomas at the commencement exercises of Siena Heights College in impres sive services yesterday afternoon In Walsh Hall at the Be cause of the size of classes grad uating from Joseph Academy and the the commencement programs for the two institutions were held separately this for the first time in the acad emy program being held Wednes day afternoon and the college pro gram The time honored custom of en try of the graduates and much of the form of past years was advanta geously changed this year and it was indicative of the constantly changing The program opened yesterday with the orchestra playing A Life for the Czar after which the Ce cilian Choristers sang Beethovens Hallelujah Chorus from Mount of The Verse Choir of about 20 young women recited in Rosa Soldiers Prayer and Student Body Enters The entire student body of Siena Heights then heading the processional of graduates as the orchestra played Grand Proces sional March They were seated in the auditorium while the including the Sisters who received their marched to the The address of welcome was giv en by Miss Gertrude Aurdia Bene detto after which the Right Rev erend Monsignor James Calahan conferred the honors as the can didates were presented by the Very Reverend The La More also announced at the close of the presentation that Miss Ben nedetto and Miss Maria Teresa Rul were admitted to the Delta Epsilon Sigma honor society and Miss Rhea Irene Dziestaski and Miss Clara Marie Semidei to the Kappa Gamma Pi honorary so Turn to Page 2 The Lenawee County Pomona Grange at its meeting held yes terday in the Tecumseh Grange hall adopted a motion endorsing the proposed county health unit The regulations providing that trucks must haul full loads both ways on every trip was The it was brought will work a hardship on men who haul livestock from farm to market as it would be virtually impossible for them to obtain return loads and this in turn would deprive fanners of a means of shipping their live stock to a market After the morning business ses sion a memorial service was pre sented under the direction of Herbert the The John pastor of the Adrian Methodist de livered an Hood led the devotions and Wilbur Thompson and Lynn Barrow accompanied by Phyllis Bar while flowers were placed on the altar by DeWitt Miss Ruby Yeuter and John in memory of the who died during the last The deceased members were Irene William Gerald Sea Millard Ulen John Peter Emma New ton Ida Maurer and Archie The afternoon program was pre sentenced by members of the Juve nile Granges of the county under the direction of Sylvester the Juvenile It in cluded piano solos by Phyllis Bar row of Shirley Carnahan and Laurence Pickford of a vocal solo by Patricia Jones of Mo a vocal duet by Stanley and Betty Sanborn of Morenci and a paper written by John Gor don of Hillsdale county and read by Fred Crawford in the ab sence of Gordon who was un able to attend the The attendance cups were award ed to Gorman and Madison Air Raid Warden Schools Tonight Second lesson for second and third precincts at New McKin ley school Second lesson for llth and 12th precincts at Gar field school All schools begin at Air raid their wives and volunteers for substi tute duty have been urged to attend by chief Threaten to Deny British Prisoners Food and Water BERLIN From German Broad casts June 5 German high command declared today that British prisoners captured in the Libyan battle would be denied food and drink until the British can celled an order which the Ger mans said resulted in mistreatment of German IThere has been confirmation of the German contention that their soldiers were refused food or water when captured by the The high commands statement said During fighting in North Africa an of the fourth British armored brigade was It said that prisoners must not be given any friendly treatment or any conven iences until they have been ques tioned by competent The supreme command of the German forces consequently issued orders that starting June 6 at noon no food nor drink will be given to British officers and men captured in the present battle in Africa anc in German hands until this shame ful order defying and insulting humanity is cancelled and this is made known to the supreme com mand of the German forces through an official British CA wellinformed British source said today that the German alle gation of improper treatment by the British of prisoners in Libya was without He saic it had not been determined im mediately whether the British government would take official notice of the Program Is Discussed at City Hall Meeting A proposal to organize a city planning commission for Adrian was endorsed at a meeting of a Citizens committee with members of the city commission in the ma yors office last gen eral purpose of such a commission would be to prepare a key plan to be followed in the citys making certain that Adrian undertakes is carried out in an orderly manner instead of in a haphazard Such a commission would be em for to require that real estate developments or housing projects conform to pre scribe that new streets are wide that building lots are not less than a minimum size and that public utility installations such as water and gas mains are provided before construction work is Such a commission would work for the adoption of a city building code because such an ordinance would be necessary to assuring city The commission likewise would recommend public improvement listing a backlog of them that might be undertaken after the war to afford work for men who might be laid off by factories con verting from wartime production to peacetime Present at the meeting were Herbert Starick of consutant for the National Resour ces Planning Board George director of the Michigan State Planning and Walter plan technician for the Ross of fered the services of the state agen cy in assisting the proposed com Starick urged the adoption of a plan of public im provements because of the prob ability that federal funds will be made available after the war to help cities meet unemployment prob He pointed out that munici palities that have work projects planned will be the first to obtain such federal AIRPORT RAIDED BY ALLIES ALLIED Aus June 5 out over a broad area to the north of Allied airmen bombed Japanese bases on Timor and New Britain and scouted as far east as the Solomon General Mac Arthurs headquarters announced The planes which winged their way to some 500 miles northwest of concentrated on the airport at capital of the Dutch half of the where they started fires and des troyed antiaircraft a communique The Allied raiders were report ed to have flown through heavy antiaircraft fire to reach their tar get The attack on New proximately 800 miles northeast of Cape directed against where wharves and ad joining including a military were reported The mission was carred out without the loss of a single Allied Allied air scouts on reconnais sance over Tulagi in the Solomon more than 300 miles east of were reported to have machmegunnea a Japanese sea plane caught on the May Retread Million Tires a Month Starting Late This He Says PROCESS A SIMPLE ONE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June Willard relating the discovery and development of a rubber substi tute that may see many American motorists through the war said here today that I think we will never return to natural rub however abundant it may be A noted Dow is president of the Dow Chemical Company here Outiining the comparatively brief history of the synthetic rub now being devel oped by the Dow company in con junction with the Thiokol Corpor ation of Dow said a Kansas City chemist came upon it by chance 13 years From Dow may come the substance with which automobile tires may be be retreaded each late this much of Americas transportation Chemists and tire manufactur Dow have been seek ing substitutes for but never among the Once these are he weshall go Turn to Page 9 Claim British Battleship and Cruiser Hit TOKYO From Japanese Broad casts June 5 head quarters reported today that special submarine units of the Japanese navy had made a surprise attack on Diego Madagas at dawn May torpedoing and seriously damaging a British Queen Elizabeth class and a light cruiser of the Arethusa tThere has been no confirmation from any other source of a Jap anese attack on Diego which the British occupied May The British reported that two Japanese naval officers had been spotted by na tives Monday in the vicinity of Diego Sueraz and had been shot by a British Turn to Page 9 OFRUSTRAUA 3rd Probably Sent to Bottom By Allied Planes ALLIED June 5 protecting the vital ship ping lanes over which United States war supplies are flowing into Aus have sunk two Japanese submarines and probably a tiiird off the east coast of this con General MacArthurs head quarters announced This success brought to and posibly the number of Jap anese undersea raiders destroyed by the defenders of Australia in the last five four enemy midget submarines having been re ported sunk Sunday night in an abortive raid on Sydney The Allied aircraft credited with the latest submarine sinkings ap parently were searching for sub mersibles which only yesterday were reported to have attacked three vessels in the Sydney sending one to the bottom but failing to damage the other Turn to Page 9 Piston Ring Dispute Settled June 5 duction of pistons and piston rings for war machine engines resumed today at the Sealed Power Cor poration after settlement of a dis pute over employment of a cost and production Noel state labor media announced the dayold differ ences had been settled by com promises from management and employee He did not make known the Approximately men ceased work yesterday when a woman checker took up a station on the aluminum piston The plant is making pistons and piston rings for a number of concerns building engines for the army and navy air The United Automobile Workers refused to accept the presence of the and Roy local said the manage ment refused to permit them to work until they It was no he Neil vice president and general said the woman checker was employed to check production costs and was not being used for speedup Soon after production had Secretary of the Navy Knox appealed to employees to see that shipments of the war mater ials were and the em ployees bargaining committee gave him a guaranty for A second labor dispute bearing on war industry here was reported approaching settlement This was the stroke of 40 bus drivers for the Peoples Transportation which supplies the only public mass transportation for the Muskegon area of John federal media said prospects for a settlement for the first time look definitely The bus mem bers of the Teamsters Union walked out Monday de manding a closed shop and a pay Matt company pres had called the pay demand He said the union asked 15 cents an hour more than truck in the same were The drivers get 75 British Drive Off New Attack On Desert Anchor of East ern Battle Line By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June Imperial columns and air squad rons drove off a tanksupported Axis force attacking Sir desert anchor of the Eastern Libyan defense for the second time in two days a communi qu6 announced British and Indian troops struck from the rear to relieve the Free French and Indian garrison at that southern outpost of a 50mile line from the Mediterranean at Ain El a line broken by a wedge of Nazi Field Marshal Erwin Rom mels army at the Our air forces were also very active in this British head quarters destroying divebombers and bombing and shooting up enemy There was nothing to report from other sectors of the it appeared to be massing his forces for determin ed assaults upon both Bir Hacheim and Ain El Gazala to relieve pres sure on the Axisheld corridor be tween Strong Axis in cluding a considerable number of were reported moving east ward in parallel one along the Libyan coast and the other ap proximately 50 miles Turn to Page 9 Expect More Violent Jap Action On American Side of Pacific June 5 ff The attack on Midway by a Japan ese battle fleet after feeler raids on Dutch Harbor was regarded by naval experts today as foreshadow ing more violent enemy action on the American side of the It was the first time that Jap anese battleships have been report ed east of home There was no immediate indica tion here whether a major portion of the enemy fleet was but observers agreed that the pres ence of so large a force more than miles from Yokohama indi cated the Japanese were bent on reducing Americas growing offen sive power in the Pacific and pos sibly bringing the war within threatening distance of the West Japanese grand strategy was still to be and Washing ion authorities could at best cite the possibilities based on what has been announcedto The Midway and Dutch Harbor were viewed as evidence on a carefully conceived plan which may have any one of these ultimate actions in view An preliminary to an attack on to destroy or con quer Alaskan bases and thereby cut a route over which aerial re inforcements might be moved to Russian armies in Clear the way for a new and powerful attack on Pearl or even the western coast and by trying to knock out aerial reconnaissance and intercep tion forces which may be based on Midway and A new attempt to cut supply lines into the southwest Pa cific by forceful attacks on the guardian islands south of the Japanese would having diverted American forces into the north A knockout try against the bases from which Japan may be or may have been including past and future air raids on the Japanese homeland and submarine operations against Japanese ship Turn to Pace 2 KILLS AT LEAST 24 MEN Blast at Elwood Plant In III nois Heard for Radius of 50 Miles 28 ESCAPE UNHARMED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 5 An ex plosion shook the mammoth El wood one of the largest in the early leaving at least 16 known Capt David army press relations Twentyfour men were and 28 others working in the ship ping building escaped Three of the dead were identi but Tunstall did not announce the names of any of the 49 casual The heard for a radius oi 50 miles at Central War destroyed the shipping building of group two of the El wood ordnance shell loading which had been described by its director as the largest in the Captain Tunstall said there was no hint of but that its possibility would be investigated by a board of Don com manding probably wlil con vene the board of but Tun stall said the time and place had not been medical direc was in charge of rescue opera Tunstall emphasized that opera tions in the one group would be interrupted only a short The plant was designed with the view of preventing and minimizing ex plosions and was scattered over a large area of southern Will county south of The bombs that James Dco little dropped on Tokyo possibly came from the Elwood loading plant and its companion the Kankakee ordnance TNT a government spokesman recently Turn to Page 9 AT German Fires On German In Confusion June 5 fired upon Germans during the British Commando raid early yes terday against BoulogneLe Tou quet one Nazi patrol boat was sunk and another was ground ed in flames and smoke columns marked areas of wit nesses said Jerry has got the com mented a 23yearold officer of the British special service Dropped from naval craft into the surf of the channel coast of occupied France where an allied expeditionary force may land one the raiders were heavily armed and lightly Many wore only stockings and soft woolen The leader was Major nephew of a retired British who lives in The Commandos were estab lished on the beach and splashing through barbed wire entangle ments before discovery touched off a pattern of fire and crossfire from confused Nazi gun the British The raiders anti tank and Bren guns silenced one outpost that was not a machinegun nest at the edge of the German pillboxes exchanged it was greyclad patrols swapped rifle fire sporadically and gunshots still sounded from the region after the work complet ed within an stood out to Naval escort vessels headed by N Cartwright en countered two German patrol boats while the Commandos were ashore and dispatched them it was sinking one and firing the other from bow to The turning boat was grounded and blazed beaconlike for RAF fighter command in addition to protecting the with were credited with shoot ing out machine gunning outposts and bombing various targets to divert German All this helped to hold down Commando which were described officially as FRANCE BOMBED BY THE BRITISH June 5 Brit ish Royal switched at tacks upon Germany last night for the first time this month and jombed the channel port of and airdromes of Nazi occupied authorities said None of our aircraft is the air ministry The raid upon Dieppe was the second within two Sounds of f explosions and anti aircraft fire along the French coast thundered across the English Chan nel intermittently for Finish Fight May Be On For Possession Of Isle President Accuses Japs Of Using Poison Gas In China June 5 XP President Roosevelt declared today that the government had received reports that Japan was using pois onous and noxious gases hi her war against He promised that the United BRITISH RUSH AID TO INDIA Largest Convoy Ever to Be Sent to Menaced Country Is Unloaded By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW June f The British announced today that the largest convoy of reinforce ments ever to come to the defense of India had been unloaded at east ern India The reinforcements included light and heavy antiaircraft British and American light and heavy tanks and a large number of both fighting and technical per The convoy put into Indian ports early in May and was so big it could not be handled at any one port It came through without Among the troops were some In dian soldiers trained in Britain and other troops with battle experience in France and Crews for Hurricane fighters and Americanbuilt Kittyhawks now operating in India arrived oa the The number of troops and ma teriel was described as possibly the largest ever to leave the United Japanese troops have reached 200 miles northwest of the IndianBurman and are continuing to to the hindwin River in a Brit ish spokesman said Turn to Page 9 Turnout Is Light In Four Adrian Registration Places A light turnout was noted this morning in the first day of regis ration for sugar for canning pur with the four registration offices in Adrian reporting 86 reg strants up to Registration places are located at the New Mc the Jefferson the Garfield school and the Lin coln school and the hours are from 9 until those in charge of the registration believed that more Adrian housewives would report during the A sevenday period has been provided for reg stering for canning The registration offices will be open to norrow and Tuesday and Two more June 15 and have also been allotted lor the Turn to Page 9 Late Bulletins June 5 Chinese high command announced tonight that about Japanese were killed or wounded yesterday m fighting around rail center in western Cheklang Pro June 5 President Roosevelt and 11 govern nent officials who are searching or a solution to the rubber and gasoline problems conferred at the White House today but apparently reached no definite One of the participants said flat y no decisions were made and he did not know when any might be June 5 fl is developing a knockout blow against China designed to end the Chinese war at cost and simultaneously guarantee her over land communications with occupied French Bur and high Chinese quarters declared The Japanese concern over the and communications with occupied territories in Asia was said to be leightened by possibility that the allies might reach the stage where they could seriously threat en Japans sea States would retaliate if Japan per sisted in this form of inhuman The text of his statement Authoritative reports are reach ing this government of the use by Japanese armed forces in various localities of China of poisonous or noxious I desire to make it unmistakably clear if Japan persists in this inhuman form ol warfare against China or against any other of the United such action will be regarded by this government as though taken against the United and re taliation hi kind and in full meas ure will be meted We shall be prepared to enforce complete re Upon Japan will rest the Just where or in what manner this retribution might be carried out of a matter of continuing But the Ameri can bombing attack on key Japan ese cities and military objectives in April came readily to the minds of Roosevelts United States ap parently would stand ready to use gas on the basis of Roosevelts against Jap anese fighting forces anywhere in the To questions whether he had any reports on the use of poison gases in the European war the Chief Executive responded that he had had reports but that they were not yet authoritative If they were would we take the same position a reporter Turn to Page 9 Amount to Date Is Only Half of City Goal With approximately 80 per cent of Adrians wage earners signed up to purchase war savings stamps and bonds during the coming a to tal of has been pledged during the drive here which is scheduled to end this week accord ing to George director of the This which includes all pledges turned in to is only a little more than half of the citys goal which has been set at 000 for the next This figure represents approximately ten per cent of the citys total annual pay roll and indicates that Adrian wage earners are not pledging ten per cent of their earnings as has been Little said that attempts are being made to get all pledges in this But it is doubtful if the pledges yet to be turned in will boost the total to the Little said that solici tors in charge of the campaign in two factories and of the commer cial and professional workers in a few sections of the city have yet to Instead of the house to house canvass that is being used in many the Adrian campaign for funds to back the war effort is being conducted through the em ployers of the city wherever pos Industrial and commercial firms have been asked toget pledges from Among the professional workers and retired persons the campaign has been placed on a personal selection Members of the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs and the Junior Chamber of Commerce are acting as The signed pledges are not legal contracts but merely constitute a moral obligation between wage earners and the government The pledge campaign is designed to raise the urgently needed funds to build planes and guns by the voluntary subscription German Efforts To Penetrate Red Lines Frustrated June 5 army artillery was reported today to have frustrated a German effort to drive a wedge into Russian lines on the Bryansk heavy shell fire forcing the invaders back to their original positions xvith the loss of 280 The sector pivots on the German held city of a railway center 210 miles southwest of Mos The Germans suffered 400 cas killed and in Kalinin front thrusts which Soviet troops the government information bureau In another it Red Army men killed 170 Gerr destroyed a number of guns and put three German tanks out of Russian airmen destroyed more han 20 aircraft and damaged many others in a raid on a large enemy the bureau JAPANESE Our Attacks On the Enemy Are Continuing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June spurred by initial suc battle today with a strong Japanese seaair task force inwhat may be a finish fight for possession of Midway Already the island garrison had scored hits on an enemy battle and aircraft carrier and pos sibly other Raiding planes were brought down in great said Admiral Chester commanderinchief of the Pacific our attacks on the enemy are This latest assault on the tiny island last line of defense before Hawaii began short ly after dawn It found the American forces keyed to fighting pitch by long preparation and patently strength ened in the months since they first repulsed such an attack Decem ber It found them alert and fore warned by the preceding days raid upon Dutch miles to the It seemed the ene my may have stepped unwittingly into a spot too hot to But it also appeared strongly possible the Japanese did not in tend this as a hitandrun like their five preceding forays against May Be Major Attack The presence of capital ships the attacking force and the heavy damage the defenders were able to exact in the first few hours of the operation suggested the enemy was at hand with the sole purpose of over complete ly and And with the tradition of Wake Island as its was obviously in no mind to let ths is sue go by Admiral Nimitzs communiquS indicated the Americans first suc cess was achieved at little cost to He reported that dam age to materiel and installations on the miles northwest of was Turn to Page 9 Edwards Put Jn Charge of Armys Training June 5 Air Power received new recogni tion in the top councils of tha War Department yesterday as a 47yearold veteran pilot was named assistant chief of staff in charge of organization and train ing for the entire The appointment of Brigadier General Idwal Edwards to the position was announced by Secre of Stimson who noted that the Deputy Chief of Major General Joseph McNar likewise was an Already air force officers com prise fully half the general staff of approximately 100 members as a result of the War Departments recent and military circles look for an airman to be assigned soon to another of the four posts of assistant Another general staff shift brought the recall from field ser vice of Major General George Strong to head the military intelli gence branch as an assistant chief of He is a former chief of the war plans In another military air develop Stimson announced the ap pointment of for mer traffic manager of the United Air to be chief of the air division of the army transportation The War Department said this was part of an increasing ef fort to utilize aircraft to speed ihe flow of manpower and mater ials into all phases of the war ef fort Ireland will administer priorities for both cargo and passengers on domestic and overseas commercial air and also the army ferry ing Captain Leigh Par who has been vice president of the Delta Air was named ills assistant General as new chief of the general staffs G3 succeeds Major General Harold who was transferred to head the replacement and school com mand of the army ground forces at General Strong succeeds Briga dier General Raymond whose assignment was undis AUCTIONS June Auction 9 miles northeast Sea oa MarJtet
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