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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 11, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Showers Weather Detail on Face Tiro JUNE 1942 PRICE 3 ESCAPED PRISONER IS CAUGHT AFTER CHASE John Harsh Captured by Stat Police After a Two Hour Chase John 31yearold escapee prisoner from the Lenawee cbuntj was captured after a twohour chase by Michigan State Police an sheriffs officers at midnight las night The capture was made b Troopers Henry Sendek and EC ward Boetcher of the Blissfiel post after Harsh drove a stolen car into the ditch as he attempted t turn at the town line road thre miles southwest of Sheriff Roscoe Scott received tip at oclock last night from Lenawee Junction that Harsh ha left in the direction of Adrian minutes Deputies Le Harrington and Frank ac quainted with Harshs drov to Tabor Street to look for his car which carried a Georgia Ir a few minutes Harsh drove by an the officers gave Harsh le them to Beecher turned lei and went out the Treat H John Harsh eluded the who turned lef at Cranes Corners and drove t Harsh turned right a the corner and was back in Adrian within a few She officers stopped at a gaso line station in Palmyra and calle state and then returned t Adrian by way of the AdrianDeer field At the intersection o Beecher and Treat Roads they wer told by an Adrian motorist who hac been at the Palmyra gasoline sta tion that they had seen Harsh trav eling east on US223 a few minute before at a high rate of He was intercepted by the state police as he entered Blissfield and the final phase of the chase began Harsh was taken to the state po lice post and then to the countj He suffered a chipped shoul der bone in the crash which endec his flight and he was treated by an Adrian His injuries wer not Officers said he tol them that if he hadnt been drink ing and hadnt they would still be chasing Harsh escaped from the countj jail April where he was await ing sentence for forgery and au tomobile theft With him at the time of the escape was Ezra Ber who was captured near Clin ton a few hours Bertram received a sentence of from five to 15 years for breaking and entering They made their escape durinj the prying open the stee door of the inner cell block to the jail and burrowing through the brick and stone It was the fifth escape from the 66yearold jail since October 1941 Al who escaped now have been recap 2 COUNTY BY Two Lenawee county houses were struck by lightning last night during a rain and electrical storm that swept over southern The damage was slight A Jess than a third of an inch of rain fell in Adrian last night The maximum temperature yesterday was 93 A bolt of lightning which struck the Walter Muench residence at 566 Budlong Street last night at 9 oclock caused only a small amount of damage and injured none of the members of the A hole approximately a foot square was ripped in the roof of the Although no fire the rural truck of the Adrian fire de partment was called to make an in The firemen covered the hole with canvas to prevent damage to the interior by The new house being constructed a mile north of Tecumseh by Wy man Service also was struck by The lightning apparently entered the house by wiring and ripped off a section of plaster on the wall near the There was no hole on the outside of the and Service ex pect to move into their new home Air Raid Warden Schools Tonight Seventh and eighth precincts meet at Garfield First and tenth precincts at New Mc Kinley Friday Second and third precincts at New McKinley Eleventh and 12th precincts at Garfield All schools begin at BULLETINS June 11 said today it had recorded a Vich broadcast reporting that the Gei mans had crossed the Strait Kerch and landed on Caucasus occupying the town This report not been con firmed by any other 1 such has been mentioned b either the Berlin or the Moscow The Vichy broadcast quoted Ankara CLASS DAY PROGRAM Y SENIOR 185 Adrian Graduates Will Ce Diplomas Tonight The senior class of Adrian hig school had its final fling as a grou of undergraduates at the Class Night program in the gymnasium last combining their oppor tunity to frolic as students witt the more serious obligation con cerning responsibilities in th world they are about to The graduating class this yea was the first to enter high schoo after the outbreak of World Wa and their interests and studie have been affected by the progress of the conflict Headlines in Re presented by George Gibso Green and Edythe was summary of the leading new events which have occurred sine the class entered high I began with Germanys attack o Poland September and se the stage for the succeeding gram features which contained Challenge to by Rober Youths Preparation fo the by Madelyn Green a discussion of Our Amer ican by Cleo Penning ton and Marjorie an Duties of a Citizen in View o by Robert Thes discussions all showed the respon sibilities of the American in com munity service and national prog ress in time of war and the victor ious peace that is to But the program was not entire ly For their own enjoy ment and for the enlighten ing the achievements of her asso TimeMarches look ed Into the future arid toldwha the graduates will be doing in com ing Those who took part in Time Marches were Jane Frances Elea nor Lois and Margaret Several musical selections wen played by the Adrian high schoo sand under the direction of Pau and the girls ensembl sang by Fibich am Day Is by Katscher They were directed by Russel Nel a member of thi played a cornet Ah Sweet Mystery of by Victor Herbert In the senior gave was presented to Van pres ident of the junior by Gloria Turn to Page 6 STUX GOING STRONG LONG June 11 an age when most men 3iink of life in terms of carpet slip jert and an easy staff Sgt John is stil going strong as the oldest enlisted man in the United States Described by officers as a sol dier from his snow white hair to the soles of his feet that have ramped thousands of miles during 43 years in Sgt Wes tervelt plans eventually to retire marryRecently he announced engagement to Leota Har of PEARL June 1 half of a Japanese nvasion armada ofmore than 3D varships were casualties in the running sea battle with victorious forces off Midway last Admiral Chester ommander of the United States acific fleet Final results of the which nded in a route of the still havent been but Nim z said yesterday thousands of apanese must hav6 drown by their shipmates on the run before the The battle ended Saturday when ie pursuing Americans lost con tact with the enemy in the dark Nimitz listed American losses in ie threeday battle as one de one aircraft carrier dain and the loss of an undisclosed umber of Against he reported Jap anese losses as two and perhaps iree aircraft carriers sunk with all their planes one destroyer sunk and three battleships and eight to other ships The Japanese admit the loss of a claim to have sunk two American aircraft one transport and to have shot down 135 American FLEETJF Cruiser and De stroyers Inspected by King George HE PRAISES THEIR CREW Ay THE June stron United States Navy task force has joined the British home fleet for share in the job of keeping Hitler high seas fleet from smashing a allied shipping The first announcement of th presence of the United States war ships came today with the disclos ure that King George VI had in spected a United States battleship cruiser and The presence of the big ship was taken as an indication tha the task commanded by Rea Admiral Robert was pow erful enough to offset or deal sin gle handedly if necessary with Ger manys mighty Tirpii and Admiral Hipper if the attempted to sally out of their has at It was obvious that the Amer can force had been in Britis waters for some The an nouncement said it was greete far out at sea by the British cruis er Edinburgh and escorted int That historic duty was one of th Edinburghs last She was sun May 2 during an attack by Ger man destroyers an Dombers on a convoy in the Arcti Sea lane to An officer who was on the Edin Durgh was quoted as saying th first indication the British had tha the American fdrce actually near came when a United State Navy plane flew over the British The weather then was so bac that we were very surprised tha any naval aircraft should be fly he To the Edinburgh the American fleet force signaled We are more than glad to servi with the home fleet and are bend ing every effort to take our prope place in the battle line of that ex jerienced and gallant fightinj Nazi Warships Watched While the American force is en jaged in all naval activities of the lome the main task of tin Jritish and American heavy ship las been to keep the the battleships Scharnhorst and Gnei the pocket jbattleship Ad miral Scheer and cruis ers Admiral Hipper and Prinz Eu gen bottled Turn to Page 13 DIPLOMAS mm TO MARTS CLASS The Lawrence Cav anaugh Is Speaker The ten members of the gradual ng class of Marys high schoo were awarded their diplomas in mpressive ceremonies last evening n Marys the Fr ames pastor of thi hurch On the entrano if the class the church choir sang or a processional We Come WitI Voices The address to the class was given by the Rev Lawrence Cavanaugh of De a brother of one of the mem ers of the Walter Cava laugh Cotter presented the diplo mas to the following seniors Mar ella Patricia Goodwin Rosemary Walter Cavanaugh Joseph Walter Jacobs Edward Rob ert Mudgett and Jacob Scham Honor certificates were also warded for superior scholastic vork by Cotter to Joseph Hor Jacob Walter Mary Ger aldine Mardell Germond tfary Mary Mar orie Theresa Cava Suzanne Marjorie Mark William ilarvin and Louis Cotter also awarded Latin wards for maintaining a scholastic verage of 90 or better during the chool year to Marion Mar ia Marjorie Jarbara Theresa Cava Suzanne Marjorie Mary Mary Mark William ilarvin and Louis The benediction of the Blessed acrament with Cavanaugh as ie celebrant concluded the cere The class retired as the re essional Mother ung by the Today the high arys is having a picnic at Warn ers lake and the grade school lildren are enjoying a picnic at The IR RAID WARDENS SEE DEMONSTRATION About 100 Adrian air raid war ens who had not previously seen he Adrian fire departments dem nstation of different methods of xtinguishing magnesium saw he demonstration last night at the engine Most of those attend g came from the and 6th precincts ter they attended air raid war en schools earlier in the Vitnessing the demonstration is ne of the requirements arden Showdown Near On WA June 11 ff The House approached a show down today oh the question of war time continuance of battled WPA at its peak in 1939 had of the nations jobless on its rolls at a cost of Taber ranking mi nority member of the House Ap propriations served notice thttt he would to knock outla allotment designed to provide WPA ment for an average of per sons monthly during the fiscal year beginning July In the opening skirmish on the floor WPA critics de nounced the organization as ineffi unnecessary and with Taber declaring that the re quest for funds came at a time when any man or woman willing to work can find He contended that approval of the appropriation would serve but one that the misfits who have made amess of the WPA over the years may Continue on the public Cannon committee that the greater part of the money would be devoted to projects in connection with the war He said there were many sec ions of the country where the roblem of unemployment had not been eliminated by war From Rich came he contention that the allotment contained funds for and vocational Goodness he let them get out and earn an hon est IFEAT OF tell Story of Unbeatable Com bination of Men and Machines Russia Sign 20Year Pact Roosevelt And Molotov Agree On 2nd War Front In 42 ONE OF COOL COURAGE By CLARK LEE GENERAL EMMONS HEAD Territory of June of the epic story of the battle of Midway wastold today by American Army pilots who with Navy and Marine fliers smashed Admiral Yamamotos fleet and saved the Hawaiian Islands from It is a story of cool courage and firm determination of the un beatable combination of American men and Its moral is that American planes may not win the the boys flying American planes they and their companions on land and sea and those Americans who are working and sacrificing to pro duce the tools of the war American boys fought until they were dizzy for lack of and kept Planes did things they never were built to do and stood the Too the total S JED CHIEFS ATTAIN UNITY ON MICE PAY BILL House Votes 3630 Not to Ac cept Senate Pass age Due June U Only perfunctory Senate approval vas needed today to send to the Vhite House legislation providing or monthly or members of Uncle Sams fight ing Ending a month of controversy which twice saw the bill sent to the House voted 363 to yesterday to adhere to its pre lously expressed determination ot to accept theoriginal Senate roposal of 42 a Since theSenate finally instruct d its members of a joint confer nce committee to accept the the formal approval of that ody was considered third effort to send the bill ack to conference failed in the louse before yesterdays over whelming record vote was Faddis DPa objected to Senate provision boosting the re irement pay of approximately 120 World War officers removed from the he for unfltness nd also opposed making the leg slation permanent While finding o fault with the pay provisions Faddis unsuccessfully ried to have the legislation re urned to conference to remove he features to which he The legislation boosts the base ay of sergeants and second lieutenants in the army apprentice second lass first class etty officers and ensigns in the and corresponding ranks in ther service such as the marine the coast the ublic health service and the coast and geodetic HALTS Wore Cards Ordered for Final Registration Days Next Week A shortage of application forms nterrupted the work of registra on for canning suger in 15 regis ration places in the county Tues ay and according to uy clerk of the rationing and an urgent call to state eadquarters has been made to in ure the delivery of cards for the nal days of registration next londay and Nemire said that shortage of rationing which is general hroughout the became no ceable here and that a esh supply of cards was ob Beloved was tained tiese also were soon exhausted and school of St umors began to fly that a shortage sugar was making it necessary cut down and the anning sugar There is no basis for this rumor the current shortage of applica on Nemire When ore blanks are the pub c will be entitled to he Nemires letter to state ladquarters asked that the forms e delivered here by in der that a supply will be on hand r Monday It was estimated that approxi ately persons would reg er for canning sugar in this Generally emire said that the statewide es mate was far resulting in e present shortage of application number was not But in dying they took ene mies down in flames with This part of the story is that of the Armys landbased aircraft and for them the battle started the afternoon of June 3 when they got in the first Two huge Japanese fleets were approaching one consist ing principally of transports from the west and the other of the bat tle fleet from another Americans Strike First General Willis of Colo rado commander of the Hawaiian bombardment told how Americans got in the first decisive Army bombers made their first contact with the enemy far to the west of Midway the afternoon of June dropped in a medium altitude hit and damaged one cruiser or battleship which was left in as were also one transport and one de The next Army planes took off anticipating that Japanese planes from the second enemyHeet was much closer than the force bombed the previous after hit the Ma rine fliers also hopped off and were In the air when the Japanese ar Twentyminutes Marine dive bombers swarmed down on Japanese adding further de struction Navy divebombers and Lorpedo planes also attacked about the same time but the details have not been At Army heavy bomb the Japanese battle fleet from a high hitting one carrier the Army bombers also damaged other enemy in asmuch as at the time of writing all the reports still were not re Meanwhile Japanese planes from carriers were attacking Turn to Page 10 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June dent Roosevelt and Russian For eign th White House announced today have reached a full understand ing in conversations in Washing ton with regard to the urgen tasks of creating a second front in Europe in The White in a formal statement disclosing that Moloto had visited this additional details on a second front Nor did the statement say whether the agreement was to open such a or not to do The American President and th White unity of views on two other vital ques tions pertaining to their war ef forts Measures for increasing and speeding up the supplies of planes tanks and other kinds of war ma terials from the United States to and the fundamental problems of cooperation of the Soviet Union and the United States in safeguarding peace and security to the freedomloving peoples after the Both sides state with satisfac the statement the unity of their views on all these Russian the House also attained a June 11 Minister Mackenzie King asked Parliament yesterday for power to move military conscripts to various points outside Canada within the Western including the United but he declared the government does not belive that it is necessary to draft men at the present time for service he it may never become Th Prime Minister was starting debate in the House of Commons on the governments conscription which he moved for second reading and which would repeal section 3 of the national resources mobilization act to leave the gov ernment free to conscript men by proclamation for service in any theater of The bill was introduced after a plebiscite held April 27 in which a great majority of Canadians voted to release the government from promises not to introduce unlimit ed Only the Quebec province voters opposed the govern ment The prime minister was followed ay Conservative leader of the who declared the Kings address left me cold and will send a chill of disillusion ment down the spine of all Cana Recalling his plebiscite campaign statement that an affirmative vote was not a vote for King said that the result of the plebiscite did not commit the gov ernment for conscription He that it equally leaves no doubt as to the freedom of the government and Parliament to decide for or against conscription for service overseas either conditionally or uncondition Now Safely Back Home Molotov arrived in Washington on May 29 and left on June He now is safely back the White House The statement released today was approved by both Molotov and Roosevelt The discussions en tered into while the foreign com missar was a secret guest at the White House ranged over the whole field of military and economic problems of mutual concern to the iattheir conclu asked Molotov inform Stalin that the Chief feels conversations have been most useful in establishing a basis for fruitful and closer re lationship between the two gov ernments in the pursuit of the common objectives of the United The members of the official So viet mission to this country were not the White House statement referring only to the Molotov Turn to 13 LAND UTNK INTACT June 11 land transport link between allied forces in India and China is Intact despite the Japanese penetration of a Chinese spokesman said The route remains he There has been no con tact between Japanese and China troops north of Myitkyina Bur mese railhead 185 miles south of the The spokesman declined to dis close the location of the long augmented by aerial but reported the Japanese say we are using an old silk route through NAVY REDUCES ITS PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS June 11 physical requirements as to vis ion and teeth for enlistment in th Naval Reserve were announ ed today by Lieut Byron Flech officer In charge of Navy n cruiting for this from the reduc tion in standards are those in na val and those leading 1 officers training for college men For other the Naval Ri serve now will accept men be tween 17 and 50 years old who hav at least vision in the weake eye and binocular vision 1 a minimum binocular vision in both a minimum of was set for a single Lieut Flechtner said the recruL ing inspector of the Navys centra division had stated that natural teeth or suitable phosthenic re placements for biting and eating1 would meet new Attack at Three Major Point Along Entire Front June li manys armies and air in creasing their pressure along th entire were attacking to lay at three major points open ng a new push from Kharkov in the hurling whole divis ions against besieged Sevastopo and battering at Murmansk from the Dispatches from the battlefronts suggested that the Germans at last were getting their summer cam paign under rolling into larg erscale action after being held an thrust back for almost six months Tass from Sevastopo that the Germans had attacked re jeatedly during the last 24 hours lurling powerful forces into th fight but that that despite the hi ensity and ofthe at enemy failed Ito break th resistance Sevastopol de fenders the troops firmly hole their Aerial bothsideswer described as Tass said Ret airforce fliers defending the city shot down 29 German planes ani damaged 16 others in the past few while antiaircraft gun downed 20 more German aircraft The information bureau announc ed that General Von Bocks army lad taken the initiative in the shell orn region of Nazlhelt teel center in the Donets basin 400 miles south of Turn to Page 13 Knights Templar End Conclave June 11 trand Commandery of the Mich jan Knights Templar concluded 1942 conclave yesterday by lecting Albert Lowrie of De roit Grand Commander and choos ng Detroit for the 1943 Charles ODonnell of Manistse irand Sword and Rohn Kirsch of Grand Ward were elected to Only ne new officer is elected custom but two were required this ear in view of the death of John Grand Senior Germans Eradicate Czech Town Males Are All Executed MADE A BARON June 11 George Ws birthday honors announced last made a baron of John Maynard interna tional economist and wartime advo cate of forced Original financial policies of President Roosevelts administra tion are regarded in some circles as based upon his theories of defi cit spehdings by governments to By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June number of Czech lives exacted by the Ger mans in bloody revenge for the killing of Reinhard Hydrich rose to day to a known total of ex clusive of uncounted scores killed in an unprecedented purge which wiped the little town of Lidice off the The announcement of the execu tion of 31 more Czechs in Prague and Bruenn was made by the Ber lin radio a few hours after it re ported last night that all men in Lidice had been shot on the charge that the population sheltered the assassins of Nazi ruler of Bohemia and The German radio gave the pop ulation of village of coal miners and woodcutters situated a few miles from but Czech quarters in London said it was nearer All women residents were sent to concentration the chil dren were placed in appropriate educational Institutions and the town itself was levelled to the the Germans In addition to sheltering Heyd richs they inhabi tants of Lidice were found to have been active service of the en emy Evidence hostile actions committed against the and subversive printed mat as well as arms and ammuni tion an Illegal radio trans mitting station and huge war sup plies of rationed commodities were the Berlin announce ment Executed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June exiled governments of continental Europe estimate that the Germans have shot or hanged nearly 000 persons in their effort to beat down the resentful millions on occupied A new wave of punitive measures is believed on the way throughout all these countries as the result of the assassination of Reinhard Heyd Amster all Poland and Yugoslavia probably will be the first to feel the chill of this new terror cam it was indicated in German advices reaching Of the halfmillion Europeans already believed dead by the hand of the approxi mately five cent were wiped out in mass reprisal killings of The includ ing many were executed on various such as sabo plotting and aiding the ATurnlto By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 31 Pledging themselves to rebuild Europe on the terms of the RooseveltChurchill Atlantic Britain and Rus sia have signed a 20year mutual assistance treaty against Hitlerite Foreign Minister An thony Eden announced The pact was signed on May 26 by Eden and Russians foreign com Vyacheslav at the British foreign after the Russian statesman had come from Molotov now has re turned to The United States was kept fully informed of the London negotia it was Japan is not mentioned in the BritishRussian The announcement was the first official disclosure that Molotov had been in the United States or Lon Paralleling the London treaty talks was a series of military dis cussions in which the urgent need of a second European front was agreed it was Eden said that a full under standing had been reached with to the urgent task of creat ng a second front in Europe in but whether the actual open ing of such a front was definitely decided on was not Wants Frontiers Protected In negotiating an Russias first wish was for a treaty guaran eeing her western includ ng the Baltic states and Estonia but un lerstood that this was abandoned in favor of the broader Russia absorbed the Baltic states in 1940 but all now are in German The 20year which Molo ov signed at the foreign office here or provides for common action to preserve peace and resist aggression In the postwar to 3itiers government or any government that fails Britain and Russia agreed to ren der one another all possible eco nomic assistance after the war and to avoid participation in any alliance directed againstthe other contracting In the reconstruction of e two nations agreed to be guided the principles of not seeking erritorial aggrandizement for hemselves and not interfering in the internal affairs of other Eden The two countries have Men that they would work or the organization of security and economic prosperity in aking into account the if the United Britain arid Russia are willing to unite with other likeminded states in adopting proposals for ommon action to preserve peace and resist Eden orecasting a postwar organiza ion similar to the League of Na Turn to Page 13 OKAYS CONSTRUCTION OF WORLDS LARGEST PETROLEUM CONDUIT June 11 ff The War Production Board has pproved immediate construction f the worlds largest petroleum 24inch pipe from to Sal increase the flow il to the The pipe line is to be completed bout December 1 and will deliver barrels of oil a day to the alem area for transshipment ast by tank barges and 3reat Lakes onald chairman of the said it probably would be sed primarily for fuel There ras no indication that it would ring any relaxation of eastern asoline Some officials expressed a hope that theline eventually would be xtended from Salem to the New orkPhiladelphia refining A exasNew York line was request d by Petroleum Coordinator Ickes but WPB refused to grant riorities on The LongviewSalem conduit he WPB could be built of eamless steel tubing without in erferring with the delivery of eel for weapons or It is expected to cost about The Reconstruction Fi ance Corporation is to negotiate ie financing and decide whether ie line will be government or pri ately Eleven major oil ompanies proposed the pipe line rigihally and offered to dotheir wn TABANTO HIT AGAIN ROME From Italian Broad June 11 the third uccessive day the Italian high ommand announced today that ritish warplanes had bombed Tar site ofa big naval base in outheastern Taranto the target of a eavy air attack in hich the British said had seriously rippled three Italian battleships and damaged a   

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