Tuesday, June 16, 1942

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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 16, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TEL JUNE 1942 Showers Weather on tttt TwoX PRICE 3 CENTS JAP CRUISER SUNK OFF ALEUTIANS CITY BUDGET IS TAX RATE IS LOIR YEAR Increased Valuations Reduce Tax Rate to From Last Years PAY BOOSTS ARE PLANNED The City Budget 194142 194243 Contingent Fire Department Police Dept Poor Fund City Hall Curb and Gutter Public Buildings 800 Public Lighting Public Bixby Hospital Milk Fund Commty Booms Park Developmt Sewage Disposal Bridge Garbage Civic AuOitornl Interest Estimated Total to be raised by taxation Tax Bate Members of the city commission estimate that it will cost more t operate the municipal governmen in Adrian during the fiscal yea starting July than it di during the preceding year but high er valuations of property make i possible to have a lower tax rate At its regular weekly meeting the commission adopte a budget which requires the rais ing of an increase o over last years budge The tax rate will be per of valuation as com pared with last Taxes will be collected from July 1 ti August The budget total is higher than i has been since the 19291930 era but the rate is slightly lower than the average the last the 1929 ijudget totaled and the tax rate was but in 19363r the total was only and the tax rate was The increase in the budget total for the coming year is more if more proof is of the high er cost of Included among the items in the budget are nev chlorinators for the sewage dis posal salary increases in sev eral including tin police and fire departments ani employees of the public works de and new sewers in sonn factory No Band Appropriation Notable because of their absence were the park development fum and the city band City of ficials said that it was decided no to provide park improvement funds because the park board has indi cated that it has no improvements in mind for the coming year tha cannot be paid for out of the bal ance left from last years appro Turn to Page 6 CHEESE STOCKS ARE PILING UP June 16 stocks piling up in governmeni as revealed by Departmenl of Agriculture indicated to trade circles today the cows war effort was being sabotaged from a wholly unexpected quarter the German The cow is doing her part with record milk and large amounts of milk are being turnei into a compact produc with high nutritive which is comparatively easy to pack and ship Torpedoes ripping through oceanic are striking a her efforts almost as effectively as if they were speeding over a Wis consin Fewer ships mean less space for Selectivity concerning whatis to be ejfported in the available ship ping dairy sources is a major factor in recordbreaking cold storage cheese Dairy men point to cold storage holdings owned by the Agriculture Marketing govern ment LenflLease buying in support of their While these stocks are only a minor pan of all they have shown a steady advance in recent Air Raid Warden Schools Tonight Seventh and eighth precincts at Garfield tenth precincts at New McKin ley Wednesday Second and third precincts at New McKinley Eleventh and 12th precincts at Garfield Fourth and ninth pre cincts at junior Fifth and sixth precincts at Lincoln All schools begin at Men and Boy Scouts Plan AilOut Effort to Collect Rubber Action designed to insure the success of Adrian and Lenawee countys part in the nationwide drive to corral old rubber was planned at a meeting yesterday afternoon at the mayors office Representatives of several oil com panies and the Boy Scouts hearc Robert Bartlett of field representative of the describe the urgent need for rubber and ef fective collection work during the next two The shortage of rubber in the United States is so acute that it is absolutely imperative that every house and place of business be scoured for old rubber no matter how Items that seem insignificant by themselves will be come all important when multiplied by the hundreds of thousands flow ing in from all sections of the The drive in Lenawee county is to be conducted through the gaso line stations whose operators are serving as collection Per sons who have old rubber may take it themselves to the gasoline sta tions where they can collect one cent per pound for the rubber or they may donate the proceeds to the the Red Cross and the Army and Navy relief Just to make sure that the drive is the Boy Scouts of the county are to call at every house in the cities and villages to ascer tain if there is any old rubber that has not been taken to the gasoline Persons who do not wish to take their old rubber to the gaso SI 11 1 1312 WEARS Sentenced by Rathbun on Three Charges Today Three separate sentences amount ing to a minimum of 13 and one half years and a maximum of 21 years were given John 31 yearold automobile thief and jail breaker in Lenawee coun ty circuit court this morning by Judge Arthur Harsh pleaded guilty to the Charge of breaking out of the Len awee county jail April at his ar raignment this At the time of his escape he was ing sentence for forgery and auto mobile theft The sentences includ ed a term of from ten to 14 years for two and onehalf to five years for automobile and from one to two years for breaking jail In passing sen Judge Rathbun stipulated that the terms were to be served He advised Harsh to learn a trade during his imprison Harsh will be taken to the Southern Michigan Prison at Jack son as soon as the records of the case are Sheriff Roscoe Scott He said that they would be completed today and that Harsh would be taken to Harsh was recaptured after two and onehalf months of by Michigan State Police and sheriffs officers A tip inform ed sheriffs officers of his arrival hi and after a twohour he was captured when he wrecked his car three miles south west of 2 Boys Collect Over 200 Pounds Of Waste Rubber Two 11 year old boys living on Tabor Eddie Beach and Lavern didnt do a thing yesterday except contribute to Uncle Sams rubber at tend the picture Early yesterday morning the two boys reported at the Derby gasoline filling station at Center and Beech er Streets with 105 pounds of old rubber heapedon a small express cart They received for A little back with another load and this time collect Twice more they re ported back at the station with rubber collected from residents iving the Oil station attendants finally lost track of theamount of old rubber they turned in but estimated that it must well over 200 They tried to get Eddie and Lavern tomake a fifth trip but They ex plained that they had a date to at iend the Reports in the rubber collection drive werent all how One station operator report ed that one young man was ap prehended lastnight attempting to steal rubber from one of the sta tion Formal charges were not filed against BEACH BASES SAFELY June 16 for the Army bombers which camedown in with antiaircraft shell damage and two with engine the lanes on the reported bombing mission over Rumanias oil fields are reported reliably to have reach ed their secret bases A German radio broadcast said ast night thatsthere were ten ilanes in the It asserted hat two were shot down by Nazi fighters in addition to thefour forced i line stations themselves are asked to have it collected and ready for the Boy Campaign officials have directed that the rubber picked up by the scouts must be a The scouts will use the one cent per pound which they re ceive for the rubber at the gasoline stations for scouting If any person insists on receiving the one cent per pound he is asked to sell the rubber In the rural districts of the coun the collection is to be carried out through the various war boards that have been established and through the operators of oil trucks that drive regular routes and cover nearly every Farmers will be paid the regular one cent per pound by the operator of the oil trucks if they desire or the pro ceeds may be turned over to char Turn to Page 7 Report Campaign Is Off to Good Start June 16 Americas scrap rubber pile mount ed steadily today as deflated beach discarded tires and punc tured football bladders dropped on to it by uncounted thousands of Specific reports indicating the total that might be collected in the full two weeks of the Presidents drive were but the general comment across the country in the second day of the campaign was that it was off to a good start Undersecretary of War Patterson gave it an official push with a statement that the Army itself was cutting its use of rubber in clothing and equipment by 25 per Army tires will have 12 per cent less rubber tanks will be made with onethird the rubber formerly Army vehicles will carry only one spare and soldiers will wear oiltreated instead of rubber Patterson warned that rubber for civilian use would not be available until 1944 at One thingl that collec tion in many points was the lack of scales in filling stations to weigh the rubber citizens How filling station operators re ported that hi many cases adults refused to accept the stipulated penny a Some communities already had been scoured almost A com mittee in organized soon after Pearl had collected pounds there and the Presidents rubber drive found little left In nearly 100 tons were collected in the first few The Louisville committee reported collections starting well all over In the south eastern states most stations had col lected 100 to 150 pounds in a few had pounds gathered before collections The Oregon committee said service stations in that state were deluged with Collec tion started slowly in San Francisco but a citywide canvass by Boy Scouts Friday and Saturday was expected to boost the At Private Gene a rancher home on fur gathered up nearly a ton of old A Fresno cobbler con tributed worn rubber heels from pairs of shoes he had repair ed since January 1 under an Army ATTACK DARWIN AGAIN ALLIED Aus June 16 Japanese in their third attack in as many days on Darwin lost nearly 15 per cent of their raiding Gen earl MacArthurs head quarters announced The raid was carried out yester day by 27 heavy bombers escorted by Zero an allied com munique and allied intercep tors shot down six of the Two of the defense craft were lost iT 3Day Assault on Important River Crossing in Kharkov Sector Fails BIG BERTHAS ARE USED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June threeday German assault in an attempt to cross an important river in the Kharkof sector has been balked by Russian hilltop defenses and the Germans now have been forced back to the frontline dispatches declared The Germans claimed today they had expanded a bridgehead which they won across the Donets River in the Kharkov area Around the other ma jor scene of current fighting on the eastern the Germans have massed seven artillery regiments on their main line of assault in an ef fort to batter down the Russian fortifications of that besieged Cri mean the Russians The German cannon include Big Berthas like those with which the Kaisers troops shelled Paris during the first World the dispatches but despite this weight of ar tillery the Red army forces are holding firmly to their rockbound official Red news said the Germans were using at least seven infantry divisions and more than 150 tanks against Sevas topol in addition to the massed ar In repulsing the repeated heavy German the agency the Sevastopol garrison in a single day destroyed 40 tanks and killed three regiments of while Russian planes burned ten knocked out 12 more and smashed 13 trucks loaded with The approaches to our advance line were Uttered with the bodies of Fascist officers and Tass with 950 counted in one small Tass that the situation remains Having lost heavily in audacious tank the Germansnow are sending tanks cautiously for ward to take up statlbnarypositions and use their guns to cover infant ry Tass Turn to Page 2 TI2D TO REGISTER IE 30 Expected to Report at Adrian Armory Lenawee county men between the ages of 18 and 20 will be regis tered for possible military service at the Adrian armory June from 7 to 9 the Lenawee county draft board officially announced Rather than installing local reg istration places in the cities and townships of the the men who are expected to register will be required to travel to Adrian A corps of 65 volunteers from the Civilian Defense Council will assist in the work ing in three Men who were born on or after January and on or before June will be required to register at this This will complete the survey of the na tions resources of manpower be tween the ages of 18 and Harry clerk of the Len awee county draft said that a threeday registration period be fore June 30 will be provided for men who find it difficult or in convenient to register June On Sunday and June 28 and men in the 1820 group may register at the draft board On Sunday the hours will be from 10 until 2 On the individ uals may register during the regu lar office from until Johnston Boards Ship That Takes Him Into Battle of Coral Sea This is the second of a series of thrilling stories of the Coral Sea battle by By STANLEY JOHNSTON Foreign Correspondent of Chicago Tribune Copyright 1942 by the Chicago Tribune I had no idea that balmy Hawai ian in the darkness of Honolulus the next 30 days take me into and through the battle of the Coral Sea where American and Japanese aircraft carriers made It was April I was sittingin a poker game at theMoana hotel out on Waikiki A porter called me to the Without realizing that one of the most thrilling and dangerous assign ments of my It was Lieut Jim Bassett Up until Pearl Harbor had been the aviation editor of the Los Angeles Speaking for press rela tions office of Chester commander in chief of all Pacific Bassett asked if I He told to get my baggage and met him at oclock the next morningat the land entrance to the Pearl Har There was no explanation of what ships were where they were or for At I met a lieutenant in the hotel We took a taxi cab to Pearl The entrance of the naval base is heavily sand bagged and guarded by alert ma their caliber automatics sagging on their Within a few minutes Bassett appearedin his Then we drove to the Go ask me what ship are you going on Bassett exclaimed What do I so long as Im going I Bassett merely grinned and slow ed downhis All aroundus were thousands of men carrying duffle the big white navy stores and They hurrying they were going to seaAnd I was going Succeed in Escaping Threat ened Trap When Germans Drive Tanks at Acroma Aircraft Carrier Damaged As Americans Deal Another Smashing Blow To Enemy GERMANS POWER WANING How Bombers Found By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 16 The fierce Libyan in which arm ored forces of both sides have taken a terrific moved east ward toward Tobruk today as the British withdrew from coastal anchor around Ain El Gazala while heroic antitank gunners and tank drivers fought to hold the road at Acroma This meant the British had given up the old Ain El GazalaBir Hach eim line of strong boxes and mine fields which the Germans first went then and finally erased one end at a But it also meant the British had succeeded in escaping a threatened trap when the Germans drove their tanks at 10 miles west of to cut off the Ain El Ga zala 30 miles farther Rommel thus had managed after three weeks of terrific battling to accomplish what he had aimed at in the first few the elimina tion of the defense line for a direct attack on Tobruk and its screening positions at Acroma and El just to the south of The British believed that the ef fort had cost him heavily andthat his offensive power had been Turn to Page 7 Labor Board Takes Such Action First Time Since Entered War FALL June 16 W the first time since the United States entered the the federal government today obtain ed new employees to take the jobs onstrike in a privately owned Hiring of replacements was called for yesterday by the Na tional War Labor Board when 125 employees of the Arkwright Cor poration Textile Mill declined to end a strike that started eight days ago over demands for wage in creases aggregating a William manager of the Fall River office of the Employment which was asked by the WLB to supply the said early today that so far he had obtained six loom fixers and two On strike are 27 seek ing a a week wage in 98 loom who have made no wage All are affiliated with an indepen dent In the face of the WLB George chairman of a committee representing the said today that they are 100 per cent American and do not want to stop war but they must protect their rights and freedom as American Bradburys statement came in reply to a returntowork appeal Governor Leverett Saltonstall had issued prior to the WLBs action to replace the The move by the WLB recalled World War Turn to Page 7 June 16 A second administration request for limitation of individual incomes to after payment of taxes was studied by the House Ways and Means Committee today as word spread that President Roose velt would like action expedited on excise Roosevelt was reported to have suggested that the pending ax bill be divided into two with all efforts being directed first o final congressional action on excise levies that would produce at least Should that plan Congress would be junder less pres sure to act hurriedly on the more difficult questions of individual and corporate Secretary Morgenthau presented a tax program to Congress ast March 3 but the first action in he House will not come Before the middle of next Ranolph tax adviser to Se cretary for mally requested flat imitation on individual incomes af ter federal were President Roosevelt broach ed the idea in message to gress April r Paul proposed atflat100 per cent supertax on individual incomes above after payments of and on married couples in comes above He that about single persons andvmarried couples would be affected bythe proposed Japanese Fleet Off Midway PEARL June 16 the Navys longrange patrol bombers dis covered the Japanese fleet off Mid a night torpedo attack against the and thrilling rescues of navy fliers from rub ber life boats were disclosed today in new accounts of Captain Logan Ramsey of Phil operations officer for the navy and corps land based planes at Midway in unfolding further details of the battle said the night torpedo at tack was the first time in history the planes had been so The crew of one patrol forced down by fuel were eight days at sea fighting off sharks which ripped at the rub ber of their small life Ramsey said of the large the achievements patrol bombers PBYs in discovering and attack ing the enemy formed one of the greatest chapters in the newest form of naval action which he termed aeroamphibious He estimated that the Japanese threw several hundred aircraft in to the Other reports have stated most of the enemy planes were Surrounded by heroes of the en Captain Ramsey out lined the general action and each in turn filled in the In he the mis sion of the flying boats is to ob tain information about the enemy to go great distances from bases to penetrate areas in all kinds of evaluate information and get it back to The fortunes of the entire fleet depend frequently on the information of these young Finds the Enemy He said of made the first discovery of the Japanese fleet June 3 while on routine patrol hundreds of mjjes from his Here is Reids story We had a job to do and tried to do our MS BUCKED OUT Performance Praised by Army Observers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fire sirens and factory whistles shrilled the Saginaw valleys first blackout alert last plunging four major cities into comparative and official observers for the Army were firm in praise after the Affecting four counties of ap proximately half a million popula tion and square the val leys initial practice blackout of the war darkened defensevital areas for 15 to 25 Save for war plants operating on the aroundthtclock virtu ally all buildings turned out the lights at the signals sounded at 10 Few violations were Even a circus appearing in Flint took part in the The counties of Midland and lying in an approximate northsouth line be neath Saginaw Bay of Lake made the blackout a joint Observers afterwards used such terms as remarkable and nearly 100 per cent in describing Turn to Page 7 GREATJEA BAM Say Two Large British Con voys Are Attacked ROME From Italian Broad June 16 Italian high command announced today the loss of a heavy Italian destruction of an Allied cruiser and two the sinking or setting afire of five other Allied and damage to 12 or more hi a series of heavy naval and air battles in the central Mediterran ean on There was no confirmation of the Italianreport from anyother The Italian communique indicatedthat atleastsome of the list of Alliedlosses were in addi tionto the announcement yester day that seven Allies ships were although it was not clear on this point tin officials announced that a German submarine sank a British cruiser with three torpedo hits and damaged a merchantman in an attack upon a convoy in the Before dawn on June 3 we left Midway on a routine Hun dreds of miles out in midmorn ing we sighted several objects dead ahead on the horizon but they were not distinguishable at our high We closedhi and made out the objects to be enemy The weather was clear with very little haze and we knew we stood out well for AA AntiAircraft We rever sed course in order to ascertain the track and speed of the enemy and to get more information to our We got abeam the main body of the enemy and proceeded in close enough for another Then we sent in an amplified re port Turn to Page 7 Navy Ponders Fate of Missing for Months By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Six newly announced sink ings in the submarinedotted west ern Atlantic put the war total of destroyed Allied and neutral ves sels in that area at 271 today while the navy pondered the fate of an American freighter missing for four Navy and other reports of the recent victims said that the ever active Uboats had picked off two American merchantmen in Cuban a large Panamanian cargo the of a NofwegiaKTanker off South Amer an unidentified ship the At lantic and a British schooner off the West Naval and shipping cricles were discussing the disappearance with out a trace of the New Orleans of the Stand ard Fruit and Steamship last sighted Like the Navy which vanished in 1918 during the World War en route home from Brazil and was never heard of the Miraflores pro vided another wartime Neither the ship nor its crew has been reported since seen off the Haitian the navy re vealed The a vessel of gross tons and 270 feet sailed from New Orleans 6 with a ctevr of 34 on a routine voyage to and departed from Haiti for New York The mystery of its disappearance was deepened by the fact that at that time the Axis submarine campaign had not been extended into the waters hi which the Mira flores was Survivors of one of the reecnt Caribbean sinkings one of the two American merchantmen an nounced yesterday as told on being landed at an east coast port of how they had waved wouldbe rescuers out of the danger Both rescue attempts were made by Brazilian the survivors and they each lay hove to for half an hour until the seamen in lifeboats finally persuaded them to sail on lest the submarine get BODY FOUND June 16 F body of Bernard a lake freighter coalpasser who was believed a resident of Traverse was found in the Manitowoc River here missing since had worked on the of the Reiss Steamship Com BULLETINS BERLIN From German Broad June 16 German high command in a special com munique today declared German aircraft and naval vessels coopera ting with the Italian airland na val units had sunk tons of including four in attacks on a British Mediterran ean June 16 ship construction unprecedented pro gram designed ultimately to double the size of the United States fleet was approved today by the House Naval Jane 16 Chairman Doughton DNC said today the House Ways and Means Committee had decided it should not take the responsibility now of considering the Administrations request for a limitation on individual incomes afterpayment of ARE NO REPORTS OF Three a Gunboat and Transport Hit by Bombs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June Japanese Navy appeared today to be the third smashing attack it has suffered at the hands of the American air forces in as many operational areas of the Pa Following up the Coral Sea and Midway Island hi the southwestern and Middle Pacific arenas the Navy De partment reported late yesterday that American fliers were pound ing a Japanese invasion force in the off the Aluetian While reports on the progress of the battle were anese losses listed thus far included the sinking of one cruiser and the damaging of one aircraft at least three one destroy one gunboat and one Damage to some of the vessels was described as There were no reports of Amer ican In a breaking its threeday silence on what appears to have been a desperate attempt by the Japanese to gain a toehold on the rocky island chain stretching away from the Navy said attack operations were continuing by both Army and Navy Except for these continuing air attacks upon the enemy landing parties and then supporting naval the the general situation In the Aleu Islands appears Turn to Page 7 Help RAF Sink Italian Cruiser Set Fire to 2 Hit Other Vessels By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 16 The United States Army Air Force and the operating together for the first time in the have set fire to two Italian battle sunk a Italian cruiser of the Trento and scored hits on a smaller cruiser and a destroyer in four days of heavy the RAF announced late today in a special The communique was the first official announcement that United States air forces had entered the war in the Mediterranean theater and the first official British refer ence to widespread sea and air op erations which have been in pro gress between Africa and Italian communiques thelast two days have described major op erations both east and The RAF confirm ing bigscale operations in that and disclosing for the first time the Army Air Force par gave this On the evening of June 14 an Italian naval force including two battleships and four destroyers was sighted south of It was shadowed during the next was attacked by torpedo planes from Malta and Africa and by a force of Liberator aircraft the majority of which were American manned by the United States Army Air The attacks were simultaneous and a number of hits were made on the Fires were June 16 Greek governmentinexile declared today that hundreds of Greeks recently have been executed by Bulgarian and Italian occupation forces in an attempt to curb per sistent sabotage and attacks on for eign It reported an Athens newspaper announcement of a large shot on the day aftertheGerman June 4 communique said 300 hos tages had been Fiveper it were shot late in May for attacks on Italian soldiers and four others for attempts to flee Greek authorities in Turkey were said to have received reports that troops had kflfc efcisa Greeks in jhejKJDnsdistrict

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