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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 6, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY Showers on Fate Two JUNE 1942 PRICE 3 Big Offensive Pointed at Ger man Bases In Belgium and France AIR FIELDS HAMMERED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 6 A strong force of British bombers attacked objectives in industrial districts of the Ruhr last night in operations which cost a total of 13 and RAF fliers sped to attack Nazi coastal bases again after the British announced The Air Ministry reported the night targets were within the Ruhr without identifying the cities at The city of hit by raiders Monday night and a moderate force 24 hours is a major center in that riv er A fivepoint daylight sweep by RAF fighters against Nazi bases in Belgium and France late yester which the Air Ministry term ed one of their biggest simultan eous set a fast pace for the fresh assault The sound of heavy explosions echoed from the Boulogne area of the Nazioccupied coast Bad weather had forced a break Thursday night in the chain of assaults set off by the raids on Cologne and German air fields and other tar gets menacingly close to the Eng lish Le Lannion and Morlaix were hammered late yesterday by huge aerial battle The scope was indicated by the fact that more than 100 Spitfires struck the Abbeville hi the Somme River and this ac tion was dismissed by a communi que as a simple diversionary Dogfight Develops Some 50 German planes roared up to meet the Spitfires and dog fights developed directly above the Abbeville One Nazi was shot down almost on his own run Another fell in flames on the towns Americanmade Douglas bombers lent their weight to the attacks upon the other four After the first Lannion new Brit ish Whirlwinds skimmed in each with its four cannons before the Germans at that con voy raiding base in Brittany had recovered from the Planes pulled from burning han gars at westernmost of the were reported strafedin as At Ostend and Le Havre hits were seen on power the Air Ministry In all these operations and morn ing raids upon familiar targets at Dunkirk and six German fighters were destroyed and six British fighters were it was The Air Ministry statistical re view for May reported de spite bad weather the RAF carried out 100 attacks against 38 targets in Europe and the Middle climaxed by the first fourfigure raid of the war the attack upon Cologne last Sat urday Fortytwo Axis vessels were de clared sunk or damaged off the North European coast and five in the Jn all operations in the two the Ministry the RAF destroyed 283 enemy aircraft and lost WHERE JAPANESE MAY STRIKE NEXT Naval experts that the Japanese attacks on Dutch Harbor and Midway solid arrows may fore shadow 1 an attempt to conquer Alaskan or dotted arrows 3 and 4 attacks on the western Panama or or dotted arrow 5 an attempt to attack United Nations bases south o Hawaii and the Japanese Marshall Thes bases protect the to Australia supply route Other experts think that the Japanese will now turn west and attack Russia Dives Into River Raisin Near Blissfield and Disappears Lee 49 year old natural as pipeline employee of San drowned in the River Raisin at Blissfield yester day afternoon about Efforts to recover the which continued until dark last night by Michigan State sheriffs of icers and private citizens proved Dragging with grap pling hooks and pike poles was re sumed this Womack went to the river south of Ellis Playground where Irequently Several United National Labor Council Urged by CIO June 6 The CIO proposes that its executive board meet with that of its AFL rival to form a united national la bor Under the drawn up at the close of the CIO executive boards three day session yester the council would have the au thority to formulate a program covering all issues which may in any way aid in the cause of labor and the war In the effort to extend coop eration and collaboration with the said the boards we recommended that the com bined labor victory committee is sue a call for a national confer ence to win the with repre sentation for every national and in ternational union affiliated with the CIO and This conference shall take up such basic and im mediate issues in connection with the war as increased political support to those candi diates in support of the President of the United States and the war and increased labor partici pation in the executive and admin istrative branches of the govern mont to assure labors contribution the war At the same time the board ex pressed a desire for unity with the AFL hi the effort to fur ther labors contribution toward achieving a speedy victory over the The board suggested that after confieVence had been developed un der the proposed discus sions could be encouraged between JLFL and CIO looking toward or ganic Such said the will be predicated upon the basic principle that the interests of all members and of all unions shall be protected and any steps taken must receive the democratic ap proval of the membership in boys boys were swimming there at the time and Womack stripped and said that would show them how to 3e plunged into the water and re appeared in The boys said that he made no sound at any jme and that they last saw him as his head went out of sight a little more than halfway across the The river was approximately 5 eet wide at the point and varie from six to ten feet in Larg fence wire and other pbstructions on thebed of riv caused considerable difficulty n dragging Spring rains and drainage have irought the level of the river abov ts normal height and the water is extremely which makes i mpossible to see below the surface The water is about six inches over the top of the dam and the police itretched a net across the dam ast night on the possibility tha the body might be carried that far by the The dam is abou one mile Womack was understood to have a wife and children in and acquaintances were attempting to inform them of the accident by wire last RETRIBUTION FOR KILLING OF HEYDRICH June 6 re tribution had exacted 103 Czech lives up to today for the life of Reinhard the Gestapo hangman who died of wounds from a bomb thrown by Czech As the body of the 38yearold aide to Heinrich chief of the the Nazi boss of con quered Czechoslovakia lay in state in a castle at the latest sentences in the 10dayold counter terror campaign were handed down against 26 more Czechs by court martial set up by Heydrich him self War A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Midway Island Nimitz declares threedayold bat tle is continuing and states while it is too early to claim a major Japanese the enemy appears to be Unit ed States control remains Nimitz calls enemy damage very indeed with crippling blows to several ships including aircraft cruiser and transport Airmen carry arunt of and though called relatively Indian Ocean Tokyo naval spokesman says our having placed eastern half of Indian Ocean under its is now operating along eastern coast of Africa in pursuit of British claim armored superiority as their infantry strikes rom three sides to pound Germans back toward gap in British desert defense line report Nazis have already lost 340 or half their armored force in 12day Sritish push offensive southwest of with showdown seen ap European air night raiders fire and re new citysmashing assault on war bundries in German Ruhr with 300 London summarizes week of pounding bomb ers used with total loss of or ess than four per Russian quiet over battlefield as Reds and Nazis ma Occupied Europe Number of Czechs killed by Nazis in reprisal for Heydrich assassination reach frontline dis atches asserted that Japanese troops had captured an important air base near the ancient walled city of Chuhsien and were heavily attacking Chinese defenders on the outskirts of the city plane believed o have sunk a Japanese submarine within a few minutes after it had orpedoed and sunk an Australian nerchant ship off the coast of New South The Lawrence Cava naugh to Speak Wednes day Night Commencement services for 10 graduateselect of Marys high school will be held a 8 in Marys Th Lawrence Cavanaugh of be tfoit will givethe address arid James pastor of thi will present the diplomas The members of the class are Marcella Patricia Goodwin Rosemary Walter Cavan Joseph Walter Jacobs Patrick EdVvard Knall Robert Mudgett and Jacob Scham Other activities in connection with the dosing of the school year are occupying the attention of the students this Thursday night the senior class presented th play Jimmy Be in St Marys The threeact comedy is a presentday play with a smal city in the Southwest as the scene The cast of characters includet Jacob Joseph Har Patricia Walter Ja Mardelle Marcella Drake Rosemary Walter Patrick Kane and Robert Monday night at 6 oclock the annual JuniorSenior banquet wil be held at Archangelus Siena Heights The Clar ence Dorsey of Josephs Aca demy will be the toastmaster Miss Mardelle Germond is chairman o the arrangement Tuesday the senior class will hold its annual picnic at a place yet to be the allhigh school picnic will be held at Wamplers IS LOST IN NEW June 6 or the first tune in two months of operations over during which they have done incalculable damage to any Japanese offensive the United States air forces Burma have announced the loss of a heavy bomber in A communique re porting another smashing Amer can air blow on the shipping and docks at Rangoon which feed and supply the invaders in con cluded laconically Twelve fighters Two certainly and one probably were Heavy ackack was en One of our own air craft failed to Frequent air raids on vital Jap anese positions have been made by Indiabased heavy United States mmbers since Lewis Breeeton led the first assault in early On that against he Andaman the fliers set fire to one Japanese cruis and a troopship and probably damaged two other The only loss previously reported y Brereton was one plane which altered on the the Americans count Japanese planes knocked out of the war by the In one raid last United States bombers destroyed 40 apanese planes in In eight moonlight forays during 5 Japanese planes were listed as damaged or j Fraternities an Alumni Meet Today The annual meeting of the boan of trustees this morning initiate the final two days of Adrian Co leges 83rd annual commencemen Fraternities and sororities wer to hold alumni luncheons thi Delta Delta Delta was 1 hold its luncheon at the Lenawe Hotel while Kappa Kappa Gamm was to entertain at the The Sigma Alpha Epsilo fraternity will hold its meeting an dinner at the Palmer Commencement events continu this evening at with the alum ni dinner in Metcalf I charge of members o the class which graduates tomor row will be guests and Willar president of the Parke RustProof Company of Detroi will be the The baccalaureate service i scheduled tomorrow morning at 1 oclock in the Methodist Church Samuel Harrison will be th speaker and his subject is Ye AT Light Alpija Tau Omega hold J ts dinner tomorrbV afternoor at 1 oclock in its rooms on Nort Main Street The eightythird annual com mencement will climax the pro gram tomorrow afternoon at oclock in the college chappel Thirtyone seniors will receive di plomas at that Eight other who will be participating tomor row afternoon will not receive di plomas until the end of summe classes next Harrj general secretar of the board of education ofth Methodist will speak o the That Tantalizin The cane ceremony will be hel after the commencement aroum the Mound on the front campus President Emeritus Harlin Feeman will be the A reception on the campus i front of South Hall will wind u Two fraternity parties will b held Monday A large number of alumni hav returned to the college this morn ing and the administration expect an unusually large attendance a tomorrows C I The general publichas been urged to come adequately preparec to register for canning ac cording to Guy Nemire of the county rationing Registrants must have their war ration books for each member o the family with he In they should bring a writ ten record of the number of quarts of fruit canned in the number of quarts of fruit which are stil on hand from last and the number of quarts the registrani plans to can before July 15 this The registration continues today until oclock and next week through Wednesday in 15 resis ration places in The registration was comparatively ight in but Tecumseh re ported a heavy Ne mire said that total figures would not be compiled by his office unti after next A final twoday period of regis tration will be held June 15 and 16 GOES ALL OUT SAN June 6 Chinese Merchant Joe Shoong gave war bond buyers something to shoot He purchased in war the maximum the govern ment allows any one to buy of the series F and G in a Todays Map For amap world war developments in the six months after the bombing of Pearl Har turn to page seven of todays I Munitions Rolling Off Elwood Plants Production Lines In Volume Again ARMY PLANS INQUIRY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 6 tions for Americas fighters rolled off Elwood ordnance plan lines in volume today while army officials attempted to identify al the 51 persons dead or missing in an The thunderous blast destroyed a shipping building in the shell loading plant but halted production in only one of the 12 units in the vast The other loading lines calmly continued a 24 houraday Army officials said the demolish ed structure could be replaced with less trouble than other ordnance buildings and that the group of which it was a part would be back in production very While the plant staff awaited the arrival today of an army board of inquiry from Captain David press relations of said there was no evidence of The cause of the disaster was he said and probably could not be deter mined before debris is cleared The which shook north eastern Illinois with earthquake force felt 100 miles occur red early yesterday while 68 men were in the shipping I was the first serious accident a the While production continued else where over the acre army officials toiled at the grim busiries of identifying victims manyof them literally blown to The count so 22 per sons were known to be dead and o these 19 been The other three were listed on a roster of 32 decribed as Forty one injury cases were The demolished building was about 275 by feet and was usec for packing and placing completed shells on freight Shells are loaded in other sections of the Because the plants buildings are scattered over miles flat prairie the explosion was to this single structure although the force was so that windows were shattered miles away Thelargest blastin the nation since the start of the war took 52 lives on atthe plant of Pow der Senate and House Conferees Agree On June 6 JP Army buckprivates and Navy ap jrentice seamen had assurance to lay that their June pay would be increased at least to 546 and there were strong indications that the amount might be boosted to 550 before adisputed military salary adjustment bill becomes Senator LaFollette ProgWis said he would ask the Senate Mon day to reject a compromise reach ed yesterday by Senate and House conferees on the 546 and return the measure to conference with in structions to the Senate group to accept the 550 figure twice ap proved by overwhelming House Rankin DMiss author of the 550 pre dicted that the House would re use to agree to the lower We are not going to agree to any conference report reducing the base pay under 550 a Rankin told The Sen ate conferees might as well stop rying to chisel it In pasingthe bill the Senate voted to increase to 542 the present pay of Army which runs 521 for first four months and then is advanced to The bill equalized pay for Marine and Coast Guard eliminating some pecial Navy classifications and abolishing the automatic annual ncrease inan Army privates Senate and House conferees igreed yesterday to compromise heir differences by placing the minimum pay at and making any increase retroactive as of une They agreed also that irst class privates and correspond ng naval ratings should receive 52 a compared with the 48 previpusly fixed by the Senate and 552 voted by the DENIES CHARGE June 6 Brit sh war office today denied that ts Middle East command had is ued an as asserted by a German that German risoners in not be supplied vith food or water they had een Interrogated by competent IThe German highcommand esterday declared such an order ad been and su reme command of Gerinan orces consequently that tartihg June 6 at food or rink will be given to British of ficers and men captured In the resent battle In Africaand in ierman hands until this shameful is made mown to the supreme command of iie Gerniani forces through an bf ficiaJ British i Believes Nation Cant Escape The Rationing Of Gasoline June 6 flVDeclar ing reports of new sources of syri thetic rubber hold little promise that the nation can escape gaso line the State Safety Commission proceeded today with plans for a transportation conserv ation school for local officials from 18 Michigan The school is to open here Mon day and continue through Thurs to instruct local war trans portation officials concerning com plexities of the conservation pro including engineering stud ies which must precede any effort stagger hours of indus ry and the schools to relieve con gestion of street car and bus fa Maxwell executive sec retary of the Safety Commission and dominant figure in arranging for the said he feared the announcement of Willard H president of the Dow Chem cal that his company las a new source of synthetic rub ber might be Asserting he applauded Dpws Halsey after iong distance telephone conversa ions with war transport sources in Washington yesterday after that the needs of the armec forces would more than gobble up SALES TAX Claims Tax Goal Cannot Be Reached Without It June 6 The House Ways and Means Com mittee was reported today to have put the administration on notice formally that its tax goal of could not be acliieved without a sales Informed sources said that chair man Doughton and other highranking committeemen lad told Secretary Morgenthau that they could not write that big a bill without overriding Morgen thaus opposition to some form of consumption Faced with that attitude by the Morgenthau promised o make a written statement on the situation The committee thus far has pro losed to raise only about but has not started con sideration recommen dations that another e raised by increased excise taxes last big item in Morgenthaus March 3 Although the been working more three many members predicted that it tfould be still another month before a bill is presented to the When passed it will face erhaps six weeks of study in the it might go to President loosevelt for signature by ut some members said there might e a repetition of the 1918 situa ion when Congress waited until he turn of a new year before com pleting its In any much higher taxes lor both individuals and corpora tions seemed primarily be cause of the governments need for The Ways and Means Jommittee has boosted corporation axes by primarily y raising surtaxes slightly and loosting the excess profits rate Irom a graduated scale with a per cent top to a flat 94 per cent for Normal Tax Raised The individual normal tax has jeen raised from 4 to 6 per cent and personal exemptions have been owered from to for married persons and from 5750 to 5500 for single All of the committee decisions have been tentative and Doughton aid that when we get all through and get the whole picture of the new bill several changes might be The prospects were that the committee would come to grips next week with the alternatives of ales taxes or excise Robertson a sales ax said in a statement hat the committee probably could ict achieve the Treasurys excise ax goal because of curtailed use if and the He concluded a review of the ommittees dilema with this state ment My definite there is that in the midst of the most terrible war of all history our ax program must be on the basis f equality of of will include some proper orm of general consumer And if it takes our committee extra weeks to work out lat we can at least say vhen we present the bill to the it is not too little even hough it may be too late to head ff the threatened price He was referring to Morgen thaus expressed hope in a radio night that the ommittees bill would not be too or too Paper Pickups For Next Week Cartons containing paper to aid the national war effort are to be placed at the curb next week for collection according to the following schedule In case of rain the collection will be delayed one the quantities of synthetic rubber Dow Dow was quoted as reporting his company could produce enough material to retread tires a said he has charts based on federal reports showing the na tions rubber and synthetic rub ber resources will fall tons short of the armed forces and thatthe tons of syn thetic rubber described by Dow obviously cant be used to pro vide transportation to bridge par ties by the civilian Halsey is an avowed exponent of gasoline rationing as a means of reducing wear and tear on cars and and said he has learned nothing from Washington indi cate there is any change hi its de termination to limit the consump tion of motor fuel for nonessen tial Too Much At Stake Were going right ahead with the he and expect a big There is too much at stake for us to assume that the need no longer The awakening would be too rude and Manuals are bejng printed now for the They wil deal with the task of rearranging working hours of business houses factories and to spread oul the rush of bus and street car rid ers avoid paralyzing conges tions encouraging ride plans through share the cooperative effort of labor unions and planl management selective enforce ment of traffic laws on routes traveled by war and plan ning use of these ctreets to speed traffic safely on its Involved in the latter phase are bans on left hand intersections to provide limited ac designating oneway Halsey said he expected Grand Ann Bay Muskegon Battle Grand Ypsi Benton Grosse Center Line and Ecorse would be represented at the cess and Claim Battle Has Cost Rom mel Tanks 6 ish were sparring for position today preliminary to a resumption of the 11dayold desert battle which front line dispatches had cosl Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 34C It was believed the Axis com mander still had an equal number of tanks fit for action the fight ing mostly concentrated in the devils cauldron area east ol the gap which his armored columns cut through the British mine fields between Ain El Gazala and Bir Bombcarrying British fighter planes were reported constantly harrying the stalled in an effort to reduce Rommels striking power still fur The British land forces now are ranged in a huge semicircle many miles deep around the pocket oc cupied by the On the south of the Free French and British Indian forces holding Bir Hacheim were being reinforced after repeatedly beating off Axis To the north and scores of British many American built Grants reported moving up to sup port the forces covering the Axis Military observers expressed the belief that the situation was de veloping in such a way as to force Rommels hand and perhaps bring about a showdown in the conflict which has been swirling indecisive ly over the Because of the difficulty of sup plying his forces pocketed east of the Ain El GazalaBir Hacheim these quarters Rommel probably will find it necessary to itrike out in an attempt to win the initiative or to withdraw to the Series of Actions Develops West of Moscow June 6 Of Ger manys central front army has lost several hundred dlled or and eight tanks n a furious assault upon Red army orces operating in their the oviet information bureau said The action was one of a series developing recently in the area west of Russian airmen were credited ith knocking down two German a Heinkel 111 and a Junk ers 88 reconnaissance by The latter yielded val uable a communiquS Thursdays aerial operations vere said to have resulted in the lestruction or damaging of 20 lerman 75 motor trucks 60 18 field and antiair raft guns and five mortars and 40 A munitions dump vas JAP FLEET IS CRUSHED AT MIDWAY Presses Home Attacks On Foe Which Appears to Be Limping Away BATTLE IS CONTINUING By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 6 crushing defeat of a big Japanese fleet which attempted to seize Mid way Island in a desperate bid for control of the midPacific grew in proportions today as the United States pressed home new attacks on an enemy which appeared to be limping Possibly presaging a victory ev en greater than that of the Coral Admiral Chester Nimitz said Japanese aircraft cruisers and trans ports were dealt damaging blows by the alert and fully prepared Midway While it is too early to claim major Japanese it may be conservatively stated that United States control remains firm in the Midway the Pacific fleets commanderinchief announced last enemy appears to be with but we are continuing the No actual sinkings were listed in the cryptic accounts of the battle which the Japanese opened with carrierbased planes Thursday aft er delivering a possible feinting at tack on Dutch with bombers on But Admiral Nimitz said a Japanese aircraft carrier hit Midways aerial defenders in the first stages of the fighting later was struck by three torpedoes fired by a subma Enemy Damage Heavy Asmore reports come he it appears that the enemy damage is very in volving several ships in each of the cruiser and transport It was the first mention made of lending support to the belief that the huge Japanese risking much in an assault so far removed from its home bas had as its the actual con quest of miles northwest of the Japanese were report ed by Admiral Nimitz to have ma chinegunned United States fliers forced to bail out in parachutes during Americans adrift in rubber boats were believed to have suffered similar treatment size and nature of the Unit ed States forces were wrapped largely in military secrecy beyond the Admirals statement that the brunt of the defense to date has fallen upon aviation in which the and Marine Corps all were But if Japan hoped to surprise the Midway defenders who have beaten off five weaker dating back to the sur prise worked in Swiftly the preparations for just such a major carrying with it a threat to Hawaii and even the United States have gone forward in the few months since the war But they have been so exhaustive that Admiral on returning a month ago from a visit to Mid was able to voice praise for the effective coordination he had witnessed He said the Midway fliers in the present battle have added an other shining page to their record of achievements and on every oc casion when we have met the en Our officersr and men hava been superlative in their offensive i Turn to Page SAY COLOGNE LOST FOREVER June 6 newspapers reaching Bern yester day said the old Rhineland as its people had known was lost forever and described a scene of desolation with some sections still burning and whole quarters of the town Among the big factories smashed by high explosives and burned out by the spreading the air ministry source were the vast Vulcan the Rheinfelz plant and producers of arms and steel for the German war He said an area of square yards in the Ehrenfields district northwest of the where thou sands of industrial workers are had been scourged and flat A close examination of recon naissance pictures of the district showed nothing but row on row of ruined he The east end of the great Hinden burg r bridge which crossed the Rhine at the heart of the town was said to have been hit squarely with a heavy Colognes famed 14th century cathedral overlooking the Rhine the bridge was said to have shown no signs of direct hits in the reconnaissance but three areas west of it apparently were These areas were said to total approximately square The Cologne exhibition all in the old town and many other areas of the city were iieavily
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