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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 17, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                TELEGRAM JUNE 1942 Showers Tomorrow Weather Detail on Two PRICE 3 Germans Launch Masses of Planes Against Sevastopol in Vain REDS HOLD BALAKLAVA By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS June attacks on the were reported today to have forced the Germans to abandon several lines in one sector where they tried to dig in to new While the Nazis were rolled Russian dispatches told of other Red army counter attacks in several other Kharkov In the battle for Sevastopol the fierce fighting swirled around an important highway against whicl the Germans launched masses ol tanks and planes in six vain Red dispatches said the Germans also attacked the southern defen ses of Sevastopol five times only to be repulsed in every The Red the dispatches was still holding Balaklava the fishing town seven and a hal miles south of Sevastopol made famous by Tennysons poem The Charge Of The Light Brigade which occurred during the Crimean Balaklava was a favorite peace time resort of Russian It was in the towns on the south side of a hilly spot of land which juts into the Black thai the legendary British gold ship Black Prince is supposed to have gone down during the other sieg of Battles Stabilized The battles for Kharkov and Sevastopol now appeared to be The assaults by the Germans on the Kharkov fron were reported to be on a smaller scale The Red sai one Nazi attack cost the enemy i five field guns and a num ber of men killed and At another the paper 2 Russian battalion squeezed a Ger man advance unit on two side and forced a More than 400 Germans wer two tanks were capturei and an enemy defense position was occupied in a Bryansk th information bureau reporting a gain in that region southwest o Moscow for the second successive A German column was declared wiped out at a Village on the Khar kov while the invaders gene rally still held the The information bureau said ling automatic riflemen struck to ward Soviet lines jn forma tion a maneuver described as a psychological wer dispersed by Red army artillerj leaving behind a large number o Turn to Page 9 LAST THREE The last three days for register ing for canning sugar began toda at the court house with voluntee women workers from the civilia defense council carrying out th The threeday period was announced yesterday by the count rationing board when it becam apparent that a large number o housewives remained to be regis The hours will be from to Guy clerk of the ra tioning said that a plication forms had been distri uted to the 15 registration point in the He said that th peak of the rush had bu that the office remained busy to Piles of old rubber at Adriar gasoline stations steadBy were ge ting bigger today as the nationwic rubber salvage drive entered i third Most gasoline stations have con structed rubber bins out of picke fence or wire fence and old tire and tubes and other items are toss eel into the enclosure as rapidly a they are One gasoline sta tion operator reported today tha he had received one load of 59 pounds of waste rubber yesterday It was turned in by Homer Hollo way of Hoch Avenue who collecte it from his friends and neighbor QtJier contributions ranging from 15 pounds to 50 pounds were nu A used for exampl almost 15 On th oil men were well please with the1 response of the publi dming the first days nf the driv Air Raid Warden Schools Tonight Second and third precincts at New McKinley school Eleventh and 12th precincts at Garfield Fourth and ninth pre cincts at junior Fifth and sixth precincts at Lincoln Thursday Seventh and eighth precincts at First and tenth precincts at New All schools begin at GREATEST AEF CONVOY REACHES IRELAND BRITISH BEAT OFF TWO AXIS ATTACKS Rommel Seeks to Storm To bruk Before New Supplies Can Be Hurled Into American Bombers Score 35 Direct Hits On Italys Warships In Mediterranean Unconcerned as their convoy arrives in Northern American of an armored on top of a pile of life where a game of Chinese checkers is in Their con the greatest ever to carry American soldiers disembarked June Storm Water Sewer to Serve StubnitzGreene Employees of the department of public improvements under the lirection of Commissioned Adel bert Vedder started work yester day on the installation of a ten nch storm water sewer to serve the StubnitzGreene Spring Com pany plant The sewer will be connected in to the Beecher Street storm sewer which empties directly into the liver The new sewer will extend one block north from Beecher Street on Center Street to Lawrence Avenue and then half block west to the a distance of approximately BOO The estimated cost is The sewer is one of several that jrobably will be constructed dur ng the next year in an effort to relieve the congestion in the citys sewage disposal plant by conduct ing all harmless waste through storm sewers directly into the At the present many of the citys socalled storm sewers carry some sanitary sewage and low through the disposal The separation of the harmless sewage which could be diverted directly into the river would take some of the load off the disposal The Adrian plant recently drew criticism from the state stream control commission when it was found that quantities of un treated sewage were being passed directly into the river because the plants facilities were Commissioner Vedder said that the sewage from the Stubnitz Greene plant which will pass through the storm sewer is north ing but clean A sanitary Says Brazil Has No Future As Rubber Center SALT LAKE June 17 ff Brazil has no future as a rubber producing present war needs and future development not in the opinion of director of the biological institute of Sao Bitancourt is attending the Pacific division meeting of the American Association for the Ad vancement of He is sched uled to speak on citrus fruit dis The rubber in the United he said in an will outstrip anything Brazil could hope to do in the way of natural rubber pro In he pointed be cause of the small population in the rubber producing areas of Bra there is no cheap labor supply as in the densely populated Malay states and Netherlands East Rubber production in Brazil now is only tons a year and prob ably can be increased three or four would be only et compared to the tonsa year this country ewer will remoae other waste WAR WORK HALTED June 17 production was halted today at the Dunn Road plant of the Aluminum Company of America as the result of a strike by CIO employees that began at 8 A spokesman for the Aluminum Workers of America CIO local said the union was protesting against refusal of the company to negotiate a new A company official said there were no pickets at the but that no attempt was being made to The strike is unauthor he Union officers have scheduled mass meeting for The plani employs an estimated per development of synthetic E Although the price for waste paper at Adrian junk yards has dropped to 20 cents a hundred pounds and may go even lower because of a temporary surplus on the national the Sim plex Paper Corporation will con tinue its regular Adrian pickups and still wants ta buy all waste pa per available in the Adrian Junk yards formerly paid a ceil ing price of 50 a hundred pounds for The Simplex company paid the city at same rate after deducting the cost of tions in making paper collec the various city pre president ol the paper said today that the price paid by the company now was off about ten cents a hundred depending on the grade of We dont care what the nation al situation Wood said to we want all the waste paper we can get from the Adrian area and that means Hudson and Tecumseh and other nearby Were still buying it and expect to keep buying it and keep picking it up about the If we collect more than we can use well just add it to our stock pile We want and let it be under Turn to Page 9 Describes the Annihilation of Japanese in Tulagi Harbor This is the third of nine stories to The Associated Press by the Chi cago Tribune whose Stanley was the only American reporter aboard the air craft carrier in the Coral Sea Johnston in his first story said American navalair forces sank two Japanese put another out of action and that at least 15 other Japanese ships were lost The he beat off Japanese only to explode and burn hours In his second story he events from the time he boarded the Lex ington at Pearl including some of the training until the eve of the Coral Sea fight Bj STAKLEY JOHNSTON J Foreign Correspondent ol the ChlMun Tribune Copyrlgit 1942 ty the Chicago Tribuie June had long believed the aircraft carrier was superior to any other craft afloat as a naval but not until I had seen the two carriers in our task force in action in the develop ing stages of the epic battle of the Coral did I understand how deadly a modern aircraft carrier rpn rrcch Achieve Nothing to Repay Their Costs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED Aus June bombers tried again for the fourth succes sive day to score an air blow against the far northern Austral ian port of Darwin and again achieved nothing to their General MacArthurs head quarters announced Although the Japanese sent over waves of 27 bombers on three of the four the allied headquar ters communique each time has described the damage as slight or On the other last the bombers never reached their objective because United Nations fighters met the advance escort of fighters down four out of a squadron of 18 to 25 with a loss of but one allied In the Japanese have lost 13 bombers and fighters to six fight in the forays which marked by signs in the Japanese attackand strength in the allied Yesterdays in which the allies bagged a bomber and a fighter but lost two was the 19th on the important Australian outpost and was aimed at the town ship and harbor The com munique said damage was negli Allied air counterattackj ing against the enemys potential invasion struck back in three actions yesterday in which the to tal score for the day was raised to 10 Japanese planes bagged for sev en allies planes By tackling superior enemy num bers in combat over Portj New the commu nique allied fighters prevented an attack on our ground installa tions and shot down four out of a Japanese force of 18 Four United Nations planes also were At in the Japanese occupied Dutch part of the island of allied bombers struck successfully at an At Lae and enemy stronghold on New the communique our air force executed a heavy day and night attack on enemy starting fires and scoring direct hits on the target CONVICTED OF URGING INSUBORDINATION BAY June 17 ian 64yearold retired POSITIONS UNCHANGED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June guns and tanks were reportedtoday to have beaten off two Axis attacks at Sidi Rezegh and Acroma as Field Marshal Envin Rommel sought to storm Tobruk before the vital sup newly landed at the pprt under cover of British and Amer ican could be put into the fight A military commentator said the position is substantially un changed with the British holding a semicircular defense position south and southeast of the and the Germans smashing steadily at the line with tanks anc The commentator said the Ger for the were in the favorable position of having su periority in numbers of tanks ant Three weeks fight ing were said to have depleted thi strength of United Statesbuil General Grant tanks which thi British had at the thu forcing the British to fall back or oldertype reserve tanks describee as no match for the Mark Four which Rommels forces have thrown into Some sources expressed the be lief that the supplies landed a Tobruk might include the sary weapons to enable the Brit ish to counterattack and perhap regain but repairable tanks which they left behind in withdrawing bridge area from and the Knights their Ain E GazalaBir Hacheim Break Attack British forces have broken up ai Axis armored attack on Sidi southeast of Brit ish general headquarters an Daylong assaults the British positions at 20 miles south west of also were repulsed the communique indicatin that the eighth army still was cllnj ing to that strong An Axis force also was masse at El another strongout post 18 miles due south of Tobruk it but failed to the Axis forces which hav smashed Britains former Ain E ar6und T bruk but still on the outside of th arc of strong The British line apparently i anchored on the west at Acroma dips through El Adem and veers northeastward from ther to Sidi 25milessoutheas of Tobruk and 50 miles west of th Egyptian border Having escaped an Axis trap nea Ain El Gazala in a successful with drawal of two divisions to complet the reshaping of Britains th eighth army apparently was stanc ng firm again as the fighting fo Libya stretched into the fourtt week of its fiercest batti with the strain of sandstorm and conflict telling on the men an machines of both By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A brazen daylight attack upon merchantmen with i sight of thousands of vacation rs at a Virginia Beach resort and another thrust into the Gulf of ilexico have brought the an ounced total of Atlantic submarine ictims to Latest forays by undersea raid rs were announced yesterday by which said that one of he two ships torpedoed off the irginia shore was but that le other was towed into The double attack occurred Mon ay under the eyes of beach crowds vho watched bombing blimp and half a dozen sur ace craft drop bombs and depth harges in an effort to sink the the fate of which was lot announced by the All but one of the crew of the unken ship were saved and the crew of 62 hi the damaged essel reached port on their own Striking in the an Axis sub marine sent to the bottom another mediumsized and while 0 survivors port safely eamen were including four membersof a naval gun crew who perished at their Sinkings announced this week land today at two more than the announced total in the eastern acific since Pearl urging the tailor convicted insubordination any other type of vessel it has be The demonstration was a convincing For within of 11 our gunners and carrier crews on the day of May more transports and auxiliary Vessels than ever be fore have been wrecked air planes in a single sustained bom But that is getting bit ahead of We had been out of Pearl Harbor for two cruising fast and on a secret course that always kept us out of sight of islands where un friendly eyes might mark our pass when we arrived in Sea It was about April 30 that we had first evidence that we were in a battle At of we did not understand that the Japanese had sept one strong carrier task force to hold the Jomard Pass and a second striking prong far east ward around the Solomon Island group to seize control of the Coral Sea We only knew that they were beginning to take an in terest in Australia and we had heard that any invasion fleet was heading toward Port on New American was sentenced to six years in prison yesterday by Federal Judge Arthur a German national who has admitted being denied United States citizenship because of liguor was found guilty by a jury recently of hav ing told Negro soldiers en route to Fort Brady that they were foolish to fight for this The elderly defendant said the charges were the out growth of prejudice on the part of certain persons in A petition for a new trial was denied by Judge The court said that trial testimony had shown that Loeffler had deep rooted ties of regard for his home more so than the country in which he was Loeffler was ordered committed to the prison at Terre Haute to 3 IPLAN BLACKOUT June 17 JP An practice blackouf in week was is sued by Sheriff Andrew Baird todayand citizens officials said similar orders were expected Oakland and Macomb Melvhr commander of citizens defense corps district Oakland and Macomb explained that the the black out by of an IN FALUT FACTOR Allen Fell 1 Feet from Scaffolding Special to Tlte Telegram June Mi 39 years was killet instantly at oclock yesterda afternoon while working on th new building of the Parker RUE Proof McLaughl fell about 15 feet from a scaffold ing to the roof of the factory an a wheel barrow loaded with con crete fell on breaking his nee and fracturing his He wa born in Gas Gil and had lived in Moren for 15 He is survived by the widow Mr Martha his parent and Charles McLaughli and two brothers Ray and Roy and two niece Two children Rosabelle and Alle Wayne preceded him in The funeral will be held Frida afternoon at 2 oclock in the horn and the burial will be in Oal Grove June measure boosting the minimur base pay of the nations fightin forces to S50 a month was signe into law today by President Roos For most of the it means least more each month fo necessities and entertainment or to send back home The bill carried clause making the increase retr active to June The measure covers ranks up and including that of second lie tenant in tie army and the com parable grade of ensign in the nav whosebase pay will be increase from to a The bill also will boost rent allowances for Under e isting enlisted men abroad c on sea duty receive an extra per cent and officerslOper cent monthly ne Sunk and Another Towed to Port Is OMMONS VOTES VEW WAR CREDIT June 17 ouse of Commons promptly voted new pounds credit for war purposes oday at the request of Sir Kings ey chancellor of the ex who said it brought Brit ains total authorizations during the costliest war in to pounds Britains rate of government ex enditure recently has risen to pounds a Sir Kingsley Sir Kingsley announced that iritains total spending in the war already has reached the astrono mical figure of ounds He said that votes of credit al eady not counting the new exceeded the total of those granted from 1914 to1919 by pounds This is by far the costliest war n history but this does not dismay declared the chancellor of the There will be no fal ering in the financial or any other E By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 17 A iblite but emphatic no came rom House Ways and Means Com mittee members today in reply to resident Roosevelts suggestion Congress divide the pending ax bill and speed action on excise evies which would Inview of a prospectthat the overall tax bill migh not become law for several Roosevelt told a press confer ence yesterday that it might be vise to go ahead at once with the excises on the basis of com niittee would produce ulti mately about a year experts explained that several months would be required to ge the machinery in full Roosevelt remarked that thi tax part of his antiinflation pro gramwas behind Everj day that passed without action on a new revenue measure cost th Treasury considerable he adding that he hoped a bil would reach him sometime this Chairman Doughton and other committeemen said they were to have the President recommendation but remarked tha since they were so nearly finishec with consideration of the whol it did not appear practi cal to defer action on billions o dollars in corporation and individ ual income tax Too Late to Start It might have been wise to d It in the beginning but its pretty late now to start on Doughtor I dont think it would b feasible to enact two bills Duncan observe that Roosevelt was no mor anxious to see a bill passed thai the rest of us but added that a bil written in haste can be repente just as President Roosevelts suggestio came shortly after the committe shelved his recommendation tha an individuals income be limited t and that of married couple to That pre sented by the Treasury Departmen only two days involved many members said that adequate study could not b given before the new bill is read the Doughton said he hoped that th measure would be ready for floo debate by July House leader have arranged for at least a wee of discussion and senators have pre dicted they would study it for a least five members reporte waning sentiment for a sales ta which has been opposed by th the committee studying a series of lastminute ex cise none of which has found a favorable On would impose a tax on radio a Another would levy 10 per cent tax on transactions ir barber shops and beauty parlors A third would tax electrical energy BETAKE HOSUEH June 17 Chinese troops recaptured th Yangtze river port of in a counterattack yesterday 24 hour after its occupation the Japa nese and drove the invaders int full the central new agency said Hosneh lies oh the middl reaches of the Yangtze in Hupe Province and was sought by th IN DECLARES June 18 he army and navy were silent oday on the progress of fighting n the Aleutian where Amer can planes are reported to have unk a Japanese cruiser and dam aged a carrier and six other ves els of the enemy invasion fleet It was pointed out that foggy weather and poor flying conditions requently have interrupted the American attacks on Japanese anding parties at most re mote of the Aleutian The latest navy communique is ued Monday said air attacks on enemy landing parties and their supporting naval contingents were One of II Duces Battleships Is Hit 20 Another 15 Times By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AN ALLIED Airdrome in the Lib yan June United States armys big Liberator Con solidated bombers were credited today with scoring 35 direct bomb hits on two Italian battleships operations with the in the central and their commander said it was like ing fish in a The UnitedStates fliers deliver ed their first blow in the Mediter ranean war Alfred who led the They concentrated first on the two Italian capital ships and turned their bombsights onto accompany ing cruisers and destroyers only af er hitting one battleship 20 times and the other In addition they set one cruiser afire and damaged a a former civil Airline ilot from said very one of the American bomb rs got away safely from the at An RAF statement from Cairo announcing the Ameri can participation in the fight for tie first said that the Amer cans and RAF torpedo planes ac ounted in all for one heavy Ital an cruiser and two destroyers and two two ruisers and two dam An RAF announcement in Cai o today said that in a second air attack Monday night an additional liit was scored on one of the two tattleships which the Americans and British had left in PetainAdmits June 17 tent is Chief of State etain admitted today in a brief roadcast to the French people on he second anniversary of his suing for peace with The 86yearold chief how that he hoped to realize his countrys salvation even after my he on June at the tragic hour of the armistic I summon ed you to silence your anguish so as to hearten only your faith in the destiny of your country A year on June I declared to you that the trail would be long and Today I cannot speak to you in different He went on to I do not at all hide from myself the feebleness of the echoes my appeals have met June 17 Ital an naval squadron hi the central Hediterranean battered and hurt byvUnited States army airmen and the made contact Tobrdcbound convoy it had set out to a British source stated It was declared officially that convoys early this week had deliv ered necessary supplies to both lialta and Tobruk at considerable with the workman and enforced passivity cannot taken for resignation the pea sant grows Petain admitted also the all tooreal deficiencies of the but said individuals likewise were o blame if sometimes discontent is if anger is He insisted thai the the the reproaches have not disheartened Refraining from mention of the international situation or French the Marshal castigatec profiteers and the vile powers of He concluded with Chase doubt out of your dear friends and if you can banish bitter criti cism from stop to think of the chief who loyes you and who for your sakes still stands up under the He should like to do still more for Let him at least on this second anniversary of one of the cruelest dates in our history make you share the great hope which still animates him for the salva tion of our which he asks God that he may be able to realizi even after his Long live France WORKERS STRIKE June 17 A strike took place yesterday in al departments of the Centra Specialties Company save om which is at work on war produc Olin company personne said the United Auto mobile Workers CIO called the strike in a dispute over vacation The Eckley has agreed to give a weeks paid vaca tion to employees with a year o more seniority but the union alsc demanded a halfweek paid vaca tion for employees of six ATTACKS NAZI PLANTS June 17 bombers smashed again at Nazi war plants in the Ruhr and Rine land regions of Germany las night although bad weather whic had forced a weeklong lull stil Japanese as a shipping center fnlly Cost of Attack Unrevealed What this cost was in ships and men was not but the con voy operatios were described offi cially as a limited Turn to Page 9 War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS report Kharkov front counterattacks force Ger mans Battle for Sevastopol swirls on with Germans claiming1 key fort taken and Russians daim ng the repulse of Nazi mass at tacks of troops with huge reinforced by convoyborne strive to bol ster breaking up Axis at tacks on both Admit Axis thrust carries 50 miles to ap proaches of Sidi 25 miles southeast of Axis con ceded superiority in armored pow er as British outlook say airbattered Italian fleet never con tacted Tobruk convoy it sought to intercept 50 ships forced to turn Rome British claim RAF and Army airmen blast ed Italian fleet but admit consid erable cost to convoys bringing supplies to both Malta and To Air resumes night blasting of Ruhr after weatheren forced AUSTRALIA Prime Minister Curtin warns Australia war news is not good and that Australia can be lost as he reviews world wide MacArthurs airmen again repel Japanese raids on Dar win with little report recap ture of Yangtze river and sending Japanese into full re BULLETINS June 17 important station on the ChekiangKiangsi has been abandoned to the Japanese but only after an all day battle in which casualties were inflict ed on the the Chinese high command announced SO miles within Ki angsi fell Monday to the Japanese column which has driven westward along the railway from Chekiang province seeking a junc tion with a second force driving eastward from western terminus of the AUCTIONS June Furniture auction at Fred Seo   

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