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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 13, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Cooler Weather on Page JUNE 1942 PRICE 3 JAPANESE LAND ON ALEUTIAN ISLAN Include Additional Armored Units and Tank Destroyer Forces CROSSING IS UNEVENTFUL WITH the United States Army in Northern June 13 Thousands more United States including tank destroyer forces as well as additional armor ed have arrived in northern it was announced The transports crossed the Atlan tic without Most of the troops were from New Mary West Vir California and In Twentyeightton tanks swung from the ships holds to the swelling the total brought over by earlier The band accompanying the new arrivals gave a festive air to the Ulster port as it blared out I Dont Want to Walk Without The Jersey Elmers and Deep in the Heart of Texas while the troops marched down the Even while the men were wait ing their turn to leave the the usual scramble began among British soldiers and dockworkerF for American This time the soldiers also tossed dimes and quarters ashore in exchange for big British It probably will be a few days be fore they learn they got the worst of the Cheers from the transports drowned out the band music every time members of the ATS or women auxiliary The fun when the mens turn came to go ashore Led by First Sergt Wallace Jen nings of Louis and Lieut Rob ert Gibson of the steel helmeted with full barely had time to ex change greetings before they were whisked away in trucks to Army headquarters issued a statement saying Another contingent of United States Army troops has arrived at a northern Ireland Included among the reinforcements was a small detachment of Negro soldiers for services of supply and addition al mechanized equipment The American Negro soldiers are the first to arrive in Europe since the World B MEDICAL SERVICE Some response has been received to the recent call for volunteers for the Emergency Medical Ser vice of the Civilian Defense Coun according to but more are needed if the first aid training classes are to be gin next The Emergency Medical Service is seeking 25 men in reasonably good physical condition to become members of the four teams of and nurses aides which will take care of the wound ed in case of enemy They will take a 24hour course in first aid to be given by the Red The first appeal for volunteers was made earlier this At that time Stafford said that 12 men had become members of the emergency medical but 25 more were needed to complete the Volunteers who wish to make their applications are requested to get in touch with Esli Mor assistant chief of the Emer gency Medical at their earliest Says Raiders Of Japanese Cities Landed in China NEW June 13 least part of the United States air fleet which scorched a 40milewide lane of bombs through some of Japans largest cities in the daring daylight raid last May landed in according to Leslie MBS correspondent in Egypt In a broadcast last night Nich ols said that 11 pilots who were in the raid with James Doolittle had passed through Cairo en route home from China for a rest Eighty American fliers in all participated in the Where their planes came from is a secret the Japanese still are try ing to Lenawee Men In The Service Another full page of pictures of Lenawee men in the service ap pears on page 3 of The Telegram Other picture pages of ser vice men will appear from time to CARRIER EXPLODES IN CORAL SEA BATTLE TD COLLECT Mhe Navy aircraft blasted by Jap anese planes in the battle of the Coral is here a flaming somewhere in the South The big explosion was believed Says Death Blow Was Delivered SAN June 13 XP commander of an American dive bomber squadron told today how his sank a Japanese cruiser in the Coral Sea the day before the aircraft was struck Lieut Commander Weldon chief of the Lexingtons divebomber said in an interview that aircraft from the Lexington were searching for enemy task force on the area around Tagula Island on May 7 when they stumbled upon a Japa nese force of one carrier and several cruisers that had been un It was a divebombers dream he Our torpedo planes attacked the Drive to Determine Whether Nation Is to Have Gas Rationing June 13 fl President Roosevelt has called up on all Americans to turn in ev ery bit of rubber you can possibly spare in a twoweeks scrap col lection to termine whether riatioriwide gas oline rationing is necessary to conserve Addressing the nation by radio last night the President asked householders to search cel lars and garages for old rubber and to deliver it to gasoline filling stations which would pay one cent a pound and would be later reim bursed by the government The drive will begin at June 15 and end at June Once the rubber is we will know what our supplies of used rubber are and we will make our plans the President One thing you can be sure are going to see to it that there is enough rubber to build the planes to bomb Tokyo and rubber to build the tanks to crush the enemy wherever we may find enough rubber to win this Turn to Page 6 The state board of agriculture has approved the appointment of Stanley Ball as 4H Club leader in Lenawee county to succeed Robert Laser who has been appointed assistant state club it was announced At the present time Ball is the director of 4H Club activities in Jackson and Monroe which is the same district that Laser served in addition to Lenawe county up to a few months ago when Lenawee county was made a separate district Ball was born in Livingston county and was graduated Jrom Michigan State College in He taught vocational agriculture in the Vicks burg high school for six years and served as farm security adviser in rand Traverse county for over two He is married but has no Ball is expected to take over lis duties here about July 1 when Laser is scheduled to leave for lis new post Lenawee county housewives will have their final opportunity to register for canning sugar Monday md according to Guy clerk of the Lenawee county rationing Fresh supplies of application forms were received from Lansing today and will be distributed to the 15 registration places in time for Lhe opening of the registration of fices Nemire advised all persans interested in register ing to do so Monday or as the workers at thecounty regis tration office will not be able to take care of late registrants with out great delay and to be from gasoline Capt Sherman and other officers were still on board when this official Navy picture was Asso ciated Press photo from See other pictures on page to Lexington by Own Torpedoes carrier and the scouting squadron came in from the side and pounded the flight deck with light We were hidden in the and dived fast I let the first heavy bomb It plunked squarely amidship on the flight I zoomed up and turned to watch the squadron come I was It was al most I couldnt be lieve one bomb cause much The entire after half of the deck had burst into The other bombers were plopping dam aging nearmisses into the water at the I screamed into my radio Use the use the wind to get them back on Turn to Page 4 Ceraldine 7 Years Drowned Near Clinton Special to Tlic Telegram June State Police and a group of volun teers were dragging the River Rais in between Clinton and Tecumseh today for the body of Miss Gerald ine seven year old daughter of and Ralph Dibble of who drowned Friday after Geraldine was swimming in the river with two and 13 and apparently step ped into a hole that was over her The river at the point ordi narily is shallow but recent rains have increased the depth in some places to 12 Helen and Flor ence told their parents of the ac cident and they in turn called the state State police reported that drag ging operations were difficult be cause of numerous stumps and logs in the river bed and also because of high RETURNS FROM BATAAN SAYS HE IS SHOCKED AT ATTITUDE OF AMERICANS June 13 CoL George Sheppard the last land combat officer to escape from said today he was shocked on his return to the United States by the attitude of the peo He looked over San Francisco and said solemnly To me the most shocking thing about it all is the attitude I find in San running full bright people crowd ing the bars and night There are men still there on Bataan that Im afraid Amer ica forgot and Im still afraid well forget Colonel Clarke is bringing Jonathan Wainwrights last message to President Roose velt What it was he couldnt 3Ut his own message to he said was The American people must un derstand that our defeat in the Philippines was the worst defeat since was cap tured by the British in the War of He was at Fort William McKin 6 miles from in com mand of a regiment of Philippine Observance Of Flag Day Under Way By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Flag Day observances extending through the comradship of war to all the 27 nations united against the massings of standards such as the world never has under way in the United States The stars and stripes waved from millions of Parades moved along the The warbur dened nation held stirring observ ances to show its might Military broadcasts and religious services honored the United States flag and the allied emblems in cities and field encampments on six contin from Chungking to Cape from Manchester to Mel A keynote was sounded from London by the fighting premier of free Wladyslaw Sik in an order of the day to Polish He declared victory is coming to us much faster than was thought possible by our ene The British radio announced that a message by Prime Minister Churchill would be read Actually Flag Day is tomorrow but many of Americas major cities scheduled their celebration New York and Chicago billed the largest parades with thousands ef marchers in each Turn to Page 2 DEMPSEY JOINS COAST GUARD NEW June 13 former heavyweight box ing was sworn in today as a senior in the coast who will be placed in charge of the coast guards physical training program at its Manhattan Beach station on Long was sworn in by R district coast guard officer of the third naval district The exchampion said he was giving all his civilian in cluding management of his Broad way restaurant and radio and would report for duty next week after appearing in a Mac Arthur parade at Baltimore this afternoon and a sfiow at when the Japanese Utah House Croup Nears End of Consideration of Excise Taxes June 13 An increase of at least 50 per cent in tax on telephone and tele graph charges of all kinds has been approved by Waysan Means Committee Hearing the end of consideration of excise taxes estimated to produce The members decided tentatively to raise from the present 10 per cent the flat tax on to change the 6 per cent tax on loca telephone service to per cen and to substitute a 20 per cent tax on telephone toll service for the scale which now begins at 5 cents on a charge between 25 and 50 These statisticians esti would produce in additional The committee also revised the life insurance tax exemption pro visions to produce and raised the tax on photographic equipment from 10 per cent to 25 per cent to raise still another Details of the life insurance pro gram were not disclosed but it ap peared from a Treasury statement that such companies would pay re gular corporation taxes on perhaps 7 per cent of their income aftei deductions had been taken for in vestment expenses and taxextempt The formula provides for elimination of the presen double deduction for taxexemp June 13 14yearold boy accused of fatallj shooting his because she nagged him awaited sentence to day on a charge of voluntary man Vincent James describee by his counsel as outstanding in church and boy sobbed as a jury brought in its verdict last night with a recom mendation of extreme The asking a ver dict in accordance with the evi had charged that the boy shot Marie Rocco she slept in their home last March 15 while their parents attended a Defense Attorney Louis Little sought acquittal on the assertion that Vincent suffered psychic epi a nervous disease which Lit tle said rendered him entirely ir Little contended the was subject to sleepwalking and be fore the killing was upset by a spooky movie and a detective program featuring three Judge Frank Graff told the jury it could return one of five of first degree second degree murder or voluntary not guil or not guilty by reason of in Graff will pass sentence Tues Todays Map map showing the problem facing the Japanese in the turn to page seven of todays Russians Counter Attack Ger mans Suffer Heavy Man Materiel Losses MAKING DESPERATE STAND By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June troops counterattacked in the Kharkov sector of the Ukraine yes terday after 48 hours on the de and inflicted heavy losses on German manpower and mater iel in the battle of the Russians said Fifty Nazi tanks were reported destroyed and 12 damaged before besieged Crimean na val base now in the ninth day of a desperate stand against a German Ten artillery and mortar bat teries were put out of the Soviet information bureau and three regiments of infantry and a squadron of cavalry repre senting from to men were the army Red reported yes terday the Sevastopol defenders had even gained ground in some information bureau did not reiterate that the Germans were The theme of its reports through Thursday night had been set by the announcement last Sunday On the Sevastopol sector of the front stubborn fighting continued for the third day and enemy at tacks have been repelled with heavy losses for Nor was the upper hand claimed in Marshal Timoshenkos parrying of the tankled thrust by Field Marshal Fedor Von Bock in the Kharkov a potential springboard for another German drive toward the The information bureau said sim ply that the Russians battled in tensely against advancing German troops and tanks and deliverec The Sevastopol front lies 400 miles south of but the German drives are linked in Ber lin military opinion as essenfia preliminaries to the coming grand So long as Sevastopol there will be a threat to the rear of any Axis invasion of the Caucasus from the The current Kharkov push is set down as a linestraightening Pounded By Planes Of Army And Navy Japanese Ships Reported In Harbor Of Kiska In Rat Island Group 60 Houses Destroyed In Southwest Oklahoma OKLAHOMA June 13 XP least 25 persons were killed and 100 were injured tonight by two tornadoes which ripped through the southwest part of Oklahoma destroying more than 60 Scores of persons were Both tornadoes struck in the same cutting a swath through a 16block residential The first twister struck about and the second about 10 minutes Only one of the dead was Identi She was Ina was in a grocery store which was Other dead were in hospitals and City hospitals were crowded with Soldiers from nearby Will Rogers air base aided in rescue work and many in jured were taken to the base hos 1942 MARKETING CARDS FOR THE SALE OF WHEAT EFFECT AFTER TODAY Ellis chairman of the Lenawee county AAA announced today that all market ing cards for the 1941 crop ol wheat are void after today and growers who have complied with their allotment requirements may obtain new cards which are gooc for both the 1941 and 1942 Farmers who are eligible may ob tain their new cards at the AAA offices on East Beecher Street or may receive them by mail by fill ing out a form which is being mail ed to Roosa and George secretary of the are personally notifying all grain deal ers in the county that no wheat may be purchased after today without the new 1942 marketing CAPTURE YDSHAN TOKYO From Japanese Broad June pressing deeper into Kiang si have captured the town of Yushan on the Hangchow Nanchang railway 10 miles west of the Chekiang Domei re ported The Japanese announced yester day their forces had crossed the Kiangsi frontier after capturing the western Chekiang cities of Chang shan and El OF TORPEDO PLANES ATTACK By CLARK LEE PEARL June 13 the story of the first American army torpedo planes at tack in history as told to me by Capt James squadron and Lieut James whose plane had 500 bullet holes in it when he reached his Captain comes from Lieut from Miles Mont Captain Collins told his version first Before dawn June all airmen on Midway Island were put on the alert Our crews checked our planes and some of us sipped a little At a messenger in a speeding jeep brought me a note giving the position of our1 tar get and its It didnt oc cur to me at the time that other members of the squadron had not received similar After wards I learned they thought we were just going aloft and that they did not know we were going to fight They taxied off after took to the circled once and headed for the target At we sighted the enemy fleet about 20 away and started looking for a Just as we sighted the ships we saw a group of our torpedo planes way up ahead and close to the They had taken off base a short time before we We swarms of Zeros circled down on them like Six of the Zeros apparently re ceived radio instructions and cut away and came at They were with us throughout the and many Simultaneously anti aircraft started to come our We picked up our a carrier somewhat behind and in the center of a large ring of cruis ers and CoPilot Second Lieutenant Colon Villines watched for fight ers and we both watched for anti aircraft fire and started maneuver ing to escape it Turn to Page 9 June 13 armored forces of Nazi Field Mar shal Erwin Rommel were reported by British headquarters today to have thrust toward aiout 10 miles west of in the battle of The communique that all our positions are intact1 An Axis attack on El about 15 miles due south of To it has There was severe fighting all day yesterday in the area southof El the communique Axis warplanes were said to have played a supporting role in the unsuccessful attack upon the Bri tish position at the desert town Enemy armored the communique then maneuver ed around El Adem and were directed on They were heavily engaged by our armored forces and attacked throughout the day by the Considerable damage was inflicted on the but details are not yet By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June nese forces have landed at the tip of Alaskas Aleutian Islands in their first Western Hemisphere in vasion attempt but have been re pelled from populated areas in a series of minor engagements re ported today to be still going The navy announcement of the issued last said Information just received by the Navy Department is to the effect that the Japanese have made land ings on a small scale on Attu Is at the extreme tip of the Aleutian and Japanese ships have been reported in the harbor of in the Rat Is land Japanese operations in the Aleu tian area are still ac cording to the information re although continuing army and navy aircraft attacks have forced them to retire from the populated regions of the Attacks of the army and navy forces in the area against these operations are Weather conditions in these outlying is lands precluded air search opera tions until well within the last 24 Thrust Expected Naval authorities had expected a Japanese attempt to get a foot hold on the stepping stones to the Alaskan mainland since the inef fectual Japanese air raids on the naval base at Dutch Harbor June There was a tendency to regard the attacks as an enemy attempt to regain prestige lost in the fail ure of drives toward Hawaii and was acceptedthat the Japanese might hope to set up aircraft reconnaissance bases in the Attu has a small radio station and a native village with a church and a trading but is considered of little military It is some 700 miles east of the nearest Japanese the north ern tip of the Kurile and about 800 miles west of Dutch Har A mountainous Attu is about 20 by 35 with many bays and long Reefs make offshore navigation and the islanders are normally isolated except for yearly visits from the Coast Kiska is a block of land some 80 miles to the south west Both are frequently blanket ed in Those who regarded the Aleu tian adventure as a facesaving at tempt pointed out that Japanese naval morale had had to meet severe shocks in the Midway and Coral Sea the first serious setbacks in Japanese naval An American Navy Department spokesman suggested that Admiral Yamamoto might have to redeem his honor by hairkiri since he had been praised by imperial rescript for a great Coral Sea victory which failed to and had thus brought into question the infallibi lity of the FLEA TO MANUFACTURERS June 13 Donald Nelson has appealed to manufacturers to give back to the Treasury any excessive profits on war In a broadcast address last night the War Production Board chair man coupled the plea with a warn ing that the government would catch up eventually with those who took more profits than were rea He also told workmen and consumers that jdl must get in step with the administrations antiinflation and des cribed the bootlegging of gasoline and tires or the hoarding of gro ceries as close to Sea War Score Card June 13 official score card of the Coral Sea and Midway battles list 51 Japanese ships as or probable casualties to four ships sunk and one damaged for the United As listed in exclusive of unofficial reports such as the disclosure of Midway pilots that Japan may have lost four carriers the score card is Japanese losses Sunk Battleships Cruisers 4 Carriers 3 Destroyers 3 Transports Miscellaneous 8 Total Probably Probably Damaged Sunk Damaged 3 312 211 3 1 3 13 27 3 3 losses Carriers l i Destroyers 2 Tankers l Total 41 Several transports and small vessels are included in the miscel laneous Japanese ships The two cruisers listed as probably damaged may duplicate two of the three listed as Where a listed two or three carriers the table them as two sunk and one probably   

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