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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 20, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADEIAN DAILY TEL Showers OTtmtitr Details on JUNE 1942 PRICE 3 AntiSocial Elements to Be Sent to Concentration Camps or Forced Labor Croups EMBRACES WHOLE REICH By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June purge ot antisocial euphem ism for all who disagree with the begun in Vienna and the lower Danube province of the German news reported intimating that the campaign would embrace the en tire German Those arrested will be sent either to welfare to forced 6r to Gestapo education the broadcast It indicated that the purge in cluded persons deemed of unsound mind or immoral but that it also was taking in all persons deemed by the Nazis to be incapable ot living in the community for any The text of the Broadcast The fight against antisocial elements always has been a fore most problem of population In soine provinces of the an attempt has now been made to take active steps to fight those in capable of living in the community The leadership of the Nationa Socialist Nazi German Workers party for racial policy has wel comed and approved these Since antisocial persons repre sent an element of unrest of the first this work is very im particularly in Certain unified directives ought to be and all provinces must agree on a system of grad Throughout the entire Reich there must be a uniform conception of who is capable of living in the To insure this uniform clarification of the term recently arrived at in the Gau Niederdonau lower Danube province has been made It conforms with directives issued by the Reichs ministry of interior con cerning definition of hereditary According lo this leaflet in dividuals incapable of living in a community are all those ow ing to their mental are incapable of satisfying the mini mum requirements of the national community regarding their person social and national AntiSocials Defined The is anyone owing to antistate or querulous inclina tions continually enters into con flict with the penal the police or other the loath to do any kind of and the insurance or whoever tries to burden the community with his upkeep and that of his chil dren whoever is particularly un economical and lacks a sense of responsibility and is neither able to run an orderly household nor raise children to become useful Also the drunkard who spends a considerable part of his wages on alcohol and endangers his And persons who stand outside the national community by their immoral or earn their living by it Persons incapable of living in the community are considered dan gerous for our They disintegrate the national and by their numerous inferior offspring threaten the health of coming The central office for racial policy has at the same time called attention to the exemplary practical fight started against these in dividuals in Vienna and Nieder With the help of local group leaders and labor the per sons affected are being rounded up in Committees have been appoint ed ia districts and regions to deal with these antisocial Their expert opinion will bind administrative The latter will decide whether an in dividual will be sent to an institute of to forced or to a labor educational camp of the state First Aid Schools for Wardens Air raid wardens and volunteers who expect to take the first aid training courses beginning next week are requested to clip the following schedule for future All schools will begin at Monday Precincts seven and eight at Garfield grade Norman in Tuesday Precincts five and six at Norman Wednesday Precincts two and three at New Glen P r e cincts seven and eight at Norman Thursday Precincts 11 and five and six at Norman Mc Friday Precincts two and three at New Glen Wardens unable to attend a school on their precinct night may make up the same lesson at ROMMEL STARTS NEW SIEGE OF TOBRUK AIN ELGAZALA Mediterranean 6IR HACHEIM GOBI SO STATUTE MILES LIBYA EGYPT Field Marshal Erwin Rommels Axis armies com pleted encirclement of Tobruk Berlin and started a second siege of that strategic Libyan port It was believed that Rommel would seek the capture of Tobruk to remove the threat to his left flank before pushing the main Axis column 2 further Cairo sources British desert fighters 3 were harrassing Marshal Rom mels right flank in an effort to reduce pressure on in Purses Offered for Two Days of Racing Adrian is to have its usual Fourth of July celebration at the fair grounds this year with the cus tomary harness concessions and vaudeville This years celebration is being staged under the direction of well known Detroit I As in the horse racing willj be Ihe main feature of the program butthose in charge are planning amusements designed to suit every The celebration will start July 3 and end Saturday July a full twoday pro Purses totaling are to be the prizes for the seven races dur ing the two day Three stake races are to be held each of the two days with purses for the winners of each There will be four races Saturday when a free for all pace will beadded to the three stake Horses from 12 states are ex pected to be on hand and several outstanding speedsters give prom ise of an unusually fine race Arch Wilson of Adrian is in charge of the races and reports that 70 horses already are stabled on the grounds and that more than 125 probablywill here for the two day meet Included among the topnotchers are Ridleys Daz zle Perry stables Dan Grat ton and Baxters Hi Pat Ridley said that he has made arrangements with the Luder Shows to furnish eight vaudeville acts on the stage in front of the grand stand Saturday night The Story Of Lexingtons Last Hour Herman Luck Was Despon dent Over III Health Special to The Telegram June 20 53 years hanged him self in the barn on his farm in Franklin township last night Luck had been ill the last year and had been despondent for some Luck and chil dren went to Tipton between 8 and 9 oclock last night and when they returned home about Luck was not in the A search was begun and one of the daughters found the body hanging in the Coroner Paul Mott of Adrian was called and decided there will be no inquest He is survived by the widow Anna ten daughters Mary Willnow and Helen An derson of Martha Ar cher of Elfreida Baldwin of Detroit Lena Sands of Ruth Sharp of Barbara and Lucille at two sons Paul of near Adrian and Ami of his one brother and two sisters in Germany and an uncle Chris Henke of The funeral will be held Tues day afternoon at 2 oclock in the Mott Funeral Home in The burial will be in the Tipton ceme 10 CLOSE SIET General repairs to the East Mau mee Street crossing of the Wabash Railroad will necessitate the clos ing of the street near the city limits all day Monday and pos sibly Wabash workmen are to raise the side tracks at the crossing to the level of the main tracks and fill in the space between the tracks with asphalt materiaL Tempor ary repairs were made at the cros sing a few weeks ago to make the crossing passable until the perman ent repairs could be East Maumee Street is to be blocked off near the Wabash Avenue intersection so it will be necessary for workmen in the factory district east of the cros sing to use a round about route during the timethe repairs are being Editors Note In this sixth of a series of Johnston tells of the crews heroic but futile battle to save the Lexington from Aboard the John ston was the only reporter to wit ness the Coral Sea BjSTANLEY JOHNSTON FretPresHChlcato Tribune Wire This is the story of the Lexing tons last It is the story of a smashed and blitzed from the air by an overwhelming enemy that rose to a second desperate fight when attacked from within by nat ural enemies that fed upon the fuels and stores within the great valiant aircraft The fight to save the Lexington began as soon as the attack upon her ceased that morning of last May The attack was the Jap anese counterpart of a blow that the Lexingtons own force of dive torpedo and fighters had launched over the 180 miles that separated our forces from the Five torpedoes had torn huge to 30 feet in diameter in the side along the waterline and below it One heavy probably a Japa nese had hit the ships rail on the forward flight deck and on the port forward five inch gun Another lighter bomb had ripped holes in her smokestacks and killed with its splinters several men of an anti aircraft machine gun crew sta tioned She had in the swift air a sixdegree list to the port side as water poured through the torpedo The torpedoes and bombs had damaged three fire rooms of the Lexingtons engine This was not suffi cient to stop her speed never dropped below 25 knots until hours after the She stayed with the other name is withheld for reasons of national with the cruisers and We were all bound for the the intention of Ad miral Fitch and Rear Admiral Frank Fletcher being to close in and finish them Turn to Page 3 NEXT WEEK Ten Hours of Instruction Is Planned for Wardens First aid schools for Adrian air raid wardens will begin Monday night and will continue for differ ent city precincts from Monday through Friday each week until the wardens have received ten hours of first aid The civilian defense regulations provide for ten hours offirst aid instruction as well as 18 hours of instruction in fire gas der fense and general instructions all air raid Adrian war dens recently have completed their 18 hour Some of them al ready have taken Red Cross first aid courses and now are qualified as Those who re ceived such instruction been urged by city war to enroll in the courses ar ranged for next The first school opens Monday night at the Garfield grade school with wardens from the seventh and eighth precincts scheduled to Mc Kenzie will be the Pre cincts five and six will at tend Tuesday nights school at Gar two and three will meet at New McKinley Wednesday night with Glen Mc Caughey as The Mon day night class will meet again Each class will meet two nights a week until the ten hour course has been All classes begin at For the con venience of wardens a complete class schedule for the week has been arranged and appears on this Wardens unable to attend their own precinct school may make up the work1 at Pressure on BattleScarred Sevastopol Increased By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June Nazi spurred by hopes of a token victory for the first anniversary of the German Russian war to day to be increasing pressure upon smoking and explosivescarred Se Russian dispatches said fresh sol diers had joined Erich von Mannsteins assault divisions to replace the thousands who had fallen in the allout offensive he launched against the Crimean na val base 16 days Multiple attacks again tested the Some Red army gun crews were buried alive under earth thrown up by German Smoke screens covered infantry a Berlin declara tion that defenses of the besieged Crimean stronghold had been cracked was not confirmed Our sailors and repelling attacks oi the are delivering ever new blows against the informa tion bureau said in a Dispatches to Red Russian four German infantry supj ported by numerous tanks and 60 plane aerial drove to a defense strong but were thrown back after a 15hour Four attempts to break through under cover of smoke screens in another sector also were declared to have been Russiar artillerymen disposing of the Nazi tanks while mortar batteries blast ed the In the course of one day the heroic defenders of Sevastopol annihilated over a regiment ol enemy infantry and destroyed 20 German a communique planes were brought down by antiaircraft A 48hour fight on the Kalinin northwest of was said to have led to death of about Germans and damaging of eight Russian warships in the Barents Sea sank a Axis trans port and Russian in addition to other destroyed an enemy torpedo boat the communique re Official Silence Cloaks Talks Between Churchill and the President EXPECT DRIVE ON SUEZ By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June dent Roosevelt Prime Minis ter Churchill were believed today to be mapping counter blows to a desperate Axis summer offensive in Asia and The White House continued the strict official silence imposed when the strategy conferences were an nounced Thursday but the official encouragement to specu late on invasion of the European the grave turn of the war in Africa and the rising fury of conflict on the eastern front in dicated to many in the capital that decisions were being made in the knowledge that Berlin and Tokyo already were sending new forces toward a battle whose zero hour was drawing The allied high it was would certainly have re ceived advance intelligence of any tremendous German move in Eu Obervers pointed out that diplo matic sources in London had known of German troop movements for the Russian war several months before it started and that the Brit ish had tried to stem the German drive through the Balkans with troop convoys which had to be planned weeks in Any large scale change in Ger man dispositions it was could hardly have been concealed from air reconnaissance or the eyes of the tens of millions of defeated peoples in countries through which troop trains might have to Most of the exiled governments in London have been able to keep in touch with sources in their home land and would get such informa London reports that Prime Minis ter Churchill was seeking quick United States help in stabilizing the Mediterranean front were taken to indicate that the British believed a tremendous German drive against Suez was if not already under As for the word from China that the Japanese were pre paring a blow against Siberia was being taken with increasing ser Reconnaissance Sallies RELEASE OLD The release of hundreds of pounds of salvage rubber in the form of useless truck tires has been approved by the Lenawee county rationing although official action can not be taken on it until the board meets Tuesday ac cording to Harry chair man of the Under the regulations of the Of fice of Price opera tors of trucks to turn in their old and tubes when they are granted permission Tuy new ones by the rationing For this reason they have been reticent for ibbut donating old tires for the salvage rubber and aTich ofrubber has been cut Bradley that several truckers have turned in their scrap tires and received receipts for the swhich T they will present to the rationing board making application for In prac the will have the same value as the tire iri the eyes of the rationing Bradley The which has ham the full operation of the rub ber salvage drive in all parts of the may cleared through the receipts the county ra tioning DEES OF INJURIES June 20 diedin Redford Re ceiving hospital three hours after been struck Police held the 16 yearold driver John for Todays Map For a map of one of the worlds cold corners which has been turned into a hot spot turn seven of today might well have been made primar lly tbi establish reconnaissance These bases to send word of any largescale American convoys bearingaid for the Red armies in assessing the world military situation saw American production power slowly tipping the scales in any long range view of the They believed the would try for a quick The immediate task of the Pres ident and the Prime Minister was pictured as that of distributing available strength to meet Axis thrusts and developing allied coun The Axis strategy was thought to follow1 these lines In Africa the Germans would try to exploit the breakthrough in the western desert with a smash into Egypt and toward the Suez An attempt would be made to rush to this new battle front the strong forces long immobilized in Italy and This would involve the use of all available units of the Italian fleet under an umbrella of combat planes based on Crete and African coastal points wrested from the In southeastern Europe there would be an allout drive toward the Caucasus oil It might be coupled with a push toward Suez from the Either by way oi Crete and Syria or through neutral Any successful drive through Turkey also would flank Russian armies holding the Baku Batum From Western Europe the Ger mans would unleash an intensified airsea campaign against British and United States This might involve raids on a sea foray against Iceland by the battleship Tirpitz and the new air craft Graf Zepplin and and possibly diversion air raids on Washington and New Turn to Page 2 Members of the Lenawee county board of supervisors will meet Monday morning at the court house at 10 oclock for the opening of their June Two important matters of bus iness are listed for the The report of the equalization commit tee will be considered and acted upon during the other matterconcerns the report of a special committee headed by Lundahl of Adrian which wasnamed to in vestigate the advisability of or ganizinga Lenawee county health unit If the health unit would concern itself with preventive medicine and contagious SAD FATHERS DAT June 20 the eye of Fathers Dussault 14 died Jodax oi automobile GERMANS CLAIM GAIN CRIMEA RUSSIA JyARNOUTKA Germans driving at Sevastopol from two directions black ar rows declared that an attack from the north had reached Sewer naja opposite the Russian seaport Russians said Nazi shock troops had lost heavily in futile attacks on the Crimean AILED UN HIT Campaign Nears End of Its First Week By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Yankee liking for stunts and drives today spurred Michigans rubber salvage collection campaign as it neared the end of its first the state defense council re The council estimated at least pounds of old rubber had been collected and that figure did not include piles in the hands of gasoline stations or rubber en route to bulk stations of the oil com Over the week the council said it hoped to obtain a more complete it reported these un usual phases of the collection drive In telephone operators were calling subscribers and read ing them a message urging coop era tion with tjje 4 oil company Ttruckswfll can vass all Jackson staged an all horse parade to call attention to the rubber Dowa giac was planning a parade At Hillsdale the rubber ball will mark a new social Admission will be by scrap Clare county officials are dredg ing rubber from the bottom of lakes and reporting one and a half tons taken from Budd Other counties can do the Clare officials The council said boat docks and wells along the great lakes and on inland waters were being shorn of rubber Tires used as swings for children were it EMDEN BOMBED June 20 RAF bombed the docks of Ger man naval and the rail junc tion of Osnabruck last night in the heaviest air smash at Germany in two the British disclosed An air ministry communique re ported that a strong ally indicating an air armada of 250 to 300 used in the the first after a two night lull forced by bad which the air ministry said Wednesday had suffered ma jor has been hammered in 75 RAF POPE ILL June 20 taxed by warengendered work and was reported from Vatican City today to be ill for the second time this A dispatch to the Lugano news Corriere del said the Pope was suffering from a light at tack of The Rome pub lication LOsservatore Romano re ported it was a simple bronchial from which he was quick ly BULLETINS NEW June Z W The British Broadcasting Corporation quoted its Moscow Paul today as saying the Germans have reached a high road leading to Sevastopol and the danger is very CBS heard the Throwing in reinforcements re gardless of they the Ger mans are now hammering the fortress from both south and and from across the milewide es tuary to the the broadcast quoted him as They ad mit continued Russian resistance on the northern side of the har and there is no confirmation of a claim that shock troops have reached the Jane 20 submarines have sunk three large Japanese ships in the Straits of announced l Other Ships at Rabaul Be lieved Damaged ALLIED Aus June 20 strong force of allied bombers scored three di rect hits yesterday on a Japanese transport and probably damaged other ships in the harbor at New Doug las MacArthurs headquarters an nounced In the allied flyers at tacked the Rabaul de troying several Japanese bombers on the ground and damaging build said the The raid was made in heavy the bulletin Seven Japanese Zero fighters and two seaplanes went aloft in an at tempt to intercept the allied raid but one of these planes was shot down and another was prob ably destroyed withoutdamage to the allied all of which re their HOUSE GROUP STUDIES PAYCHECK TAX PLAN June 20 An ingenious but complicated scheme to compel individuals to shift gradually to payment of their federal income taxes out of each pay check gained strong sup port today House Ways and Means Randolph tax advisor to Secretary Morgenthau laid before the committee a which mem bers said they probably would ap prove in some involving de ductions from pay envelopes and salary beginning next Jan of 10 per cent of an indi viduals tax liability his salary minus that pay Half of these automatic deduc tions would be applied aganist this years tax liability due in The other half would accumulate in 1943 against the income tax pay able in Under the individuals would be paying nothing but cur rent taxes out of their current pay checks within two The committee has decided to lower the personal exemption of a single person from 5750 to anc for married persons from 51500 to In it raised the normal tax rate from 4 to 6 per cent and the lowest surtax rate from 6 to 12 per cent Experts have estimated that these changes would produce of the pre sent total of in new revenue the committee has decided to Sentenced Madeline Webb 28year old pausec in a New York court corridor jusi before she was sentenced to lif imprisonment for her part in the murder of Susan Flora BELIEVE PLANS BIG ossibility That He May Choose to ByPass Libyan Port Not Ruled Out ADVANCE IS NOT PRESSED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June mobile forces of Lieut Neil Ritch es eighth army screened hurried dispositions for the defense of Egypt today and two major Axis columns were reported to veered back westeward after they were engaged about 25 miles from Field Marshal Erwin Rommels main forces were reported re equipped and reorganized for what most informed sources believed would be a gigantic assault on To siegethreatened Libyan port 70 miles west of A possibility that Rommel would choose to bypass Tobruk was not ruled but military observers said reduction of its which the British have held since ousting its Italian garrison in the 194041 winter en able the African corps leader to plan its uses as a main base in an autumn drive toward the Tobruks garrison already is cut off from overland While Rommel is instituting siege consisting largely of irtiUery and aerial his armored forces may be able to tie up the British desert divisions at Salum and other points along the The two columns new ly reported engaged may have been simply on reconnaissanceinforce feeling out the new British The enemy did not press his ad a communique both enemy columns turning back to the westward after having approached to within about 25 miles of The black day for the eighth army was a week ago when a strong force of British tanks fell into ambush before 88 milli meter Germans This changed the course of the Libyan it was disclosed May Have Been Decoy The British tank force was at tacking the German 90th light ar mored which in turn was the British 50th North Umbrian mfantry A ra dioed message told British head quarters of the tetters This may have been a genuine ap peal for aid or a decoy sent by the Germans to lure the British into a The 15th German armored divis made up of heavy clos ed in on the British tanks at short range and the 90th Because of inferior the British tank crews sped from the battlefield to avoid the German pursuing the Nazi light Far along the Capuzzo Rommel had constructed an am bush of cleverly British already sandwiched between the guns of light and heavy German divisions were caught at close Their losses are believed here to have been unusually Brittoni said Rommel did not have fresh tank forces for his later thrusts which were to drive garrisons from series of desert strongpoints he had no need for Germans Boastful By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 20 German broadcasts boasted today that Hit lers desert army was ready to sweep into Egypt as bitter British disillusionment turned into de mands that the House of Commons air what went wrong in Whether German reports that Gen Rommel was ready for a se cond phase of his offensive were true or mere reverses in Libya have made the threat to Egypt and the Suez an ominous Assured all along that success was within their the were totally unprepared for the sudden reversal in the wild fighting and for the explanation of military observers that again there was too little against over whelming enemy The Daily joining a chorus of newspaper demanded an inquiry in Parliament The enemy knows why and how he won the it We have a right to know how we lost In broad the unconsoling analysis of British military critics was that the British eighth army lacked what it needed to stem Rommels thrust foresight to gauge the enemys strength cor adequate armored equip ment and the skill to use what it had to the best Need More Tanks they said the les sons of the Libyan campaign were that the British needed more of the United States 28ton tanks arid that even superior air strength cannot be made a dominant Quite simply and the Evening News summed up Bri tains repeated frustrations ia the reason is that from the beginning we have underesti mated the re sources and recuperative power of the We did not believe he could have better tanks than but he We did not Imagine he have a deadlier antitank ATurn to gage   

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