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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 22, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM JUNE 1942 Light Showers Weather Details on PRICE 3 British Lose Another Aleutian Isle Oregon Coast Town Is Shelled LITTLE filJ CASUALTIES ARE SUFFERED 6 to 9 Shells Fired at From Unidentified Craft Offshore By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gunfire upon the Oregon coast from an unidentified craft lurking offshore today brought war to the doorstep of an alert and expectant Pacific northwest Official reports indicated that no casualties and lit Be damage were At 1130 oclock last resi dents from at the north west Up of were awaken ed by the sound of gunfire and the whine of speeding Six to nine shells landed in the area north of the army said in a communique from west ern defense headquarters at San apparently from an unidentified craft firing lasted 15 No damage or casualties Eyewitness Oregonians agreec with the army that the firing had been of no but many fel certain they had heard more than nine One was Robert associat editor of the Astoria Budget Awakened by the he said I hurried upstairs to have a lool toward the and heard from to 16 The shells seemed to be landing somewhere with a grea but I couldnt tell what th objective See Gun Flashes Lucas and others also told o seeing flashes from a gun or guns which the editor described as bright orange and fanshaped and much like lightning playing on the No shells landed in Sea side or any so far as could residents in the 30mile The armys announcement that they fell north of Seaside sug gested they might have plowec uselessly into some part of the 16 miles of sandy wastelands between the ocean city and the Columbia This theory was held by at least one resident of the coast The Japs picked a swell place for harm less target he remarked Royal Canadian and American naval units were reported to have launched an immediate hunt for the presumably Japa which attacked Estevan Point primarily a resort city is about 25 miles south of the mouth of the Columbia 11 is several hundred miles distan from Vancouver A number of beach resorts and other small settlements lie be tween Seaside and at the entrance to the but none is of a character to be described as an important military objective Seaside itself has a permanen population of on the basis of the 1940 Astoria is a city of Germans Retaliate for Two RAF Attacks June 22 air apparently replying to two successive RAF night assaults on Emden and other targets in northwest unloaded high explosives on Southampton last night in a sharp attack which caused some damage and casual Two of the German planes were reported shot down by heavy anti aircraft fire and two more were destroyed by RAF fighters over their continental Bad weather over the prevented the RAF from following up its Friday and Satur day night attacks on Emden with another assault on German terri Observers on the British south coast reported the sound of gunfire and the throb of motors of light surface craft in the English Chan nel last apparently indicat ing some sort of clash between British and German naval Similar activity also was report ed during the early hours of Sun day and some quarters speculated that British Commandos might have carried out another raid on the French coast Attention 122nd State Troops Drill tonight at the armory at 8 NAVY TAKES VENGEANCE ON JAP CRUISER Her superstructure twisted and flaming white her big guns pointing belter one of her own torpedoes hanging impotent from her a Japanese heavy feels the vengeance of car rierbased Naval aircraft six months after Pearl Harbor in the off Listing settled to one row Associated Press Vancouver Island Shelled By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS enemy submarine which wasted ammunition in a halfhour shelling of a dominion government radio station on the western coast of Vancouver Island brought the first attack of the war against Canadian soil Saturday night No damage was caused by the shells pumped at the station by the raiders deck The shells landed on the or on the rocks well beyond the said Kenneth Stuart commander in chief of Canadian west coast A few windows in the radio office were broken by the The attack against the remote settlement on Estevan Point began at Pacific War Royal Canadian and American naval units were reported to have launched an immediate hunt for the which presumably was The submarine was not from Only 33 most of them employees of the radio station or a nearby live at lonely Estevan a rocky promontory which juts six miles out into the Pacific Their reaction to the wars booming arrival into their front yard could not be Turn to Page 9 seen STAMP VALUE IS One Stamp Now Is Good for Months Supply Sugar consumers who are classi fied either as industrial or in stitutional may apply for sugar from the Lenawee county rationing board for the twomonth period of July and August from today until July the county rationing board announced The application period covering the requirements tor two months was announced by state headquarters after the change of the allotment period from one month to two months was an nounced by The present permit for indus tries and institutions expires June according to Guy clerk of the and is effective until July At the same the county board announced that the value of the individual sugarration stamps 5 and 6 has been increased to two pounds but that each stamp will cover the period of a month rather than two The ration of onehalf pound per person per week is thus Stamp which is valid for the purchase of a pound of will expire at June the county board Stamp 5 will be for the period be tween June 28 andJuly 25 Stamp 6 will be valid from July 26 to Au gust Sometime before August the OPA will announce the period of time to be covered by other stamps in the jrarjatioa Sevastopols Outer Defenses Are Pierced By Germans By THE ASSOCIATED battle for Sevastopol entered a crucial stage for the stubborn Rus sian defenders today as the Ger man already lodged in side the strongholds outer defen fought bitterly and at great cost in lives and material to in crease their The fate of the historic Crimean fortress appeared to be in the balance as the second year of the costly German campaign in Rus sia but Russias peasant Michael found cause to assure his people that the end of Hitlerism is President in his anniver sary said that help from the United States and Great Britain Production Division Head to Be Transferred to War Department June 22 Complete reorganization of the War Production including a reshuffling of some top probably will be announced this with indications that WPBs future operations will be tied even more tightly to demands of mili tary Heading up the personnel it was learned will be the transfer of William Har chief of WPBs production di vision to the War where he presumably will take over an important post in the procure ment setup of the service of Turn to Page 9 and Soviet and agriculture provide full reason to ie sureTlie enemy will be spring offensive advertised by Hitler and his press in the win ter failed to he As to further development of military one can assert that the German army does not have the strength to launch an of fensive all along the There were scattered local en gagements all along the front from the Ukraine to the far north on the anniversary of Hit lers fateful plunge into this but Russian attention was centered on the roaring battle in the Cri now in its ISth The Germans first laid siege to Sevasto pol but the current offensive there started June It was officially admitted that the enemy had succeeded in driv ing a wedge into the Rusian de fenses at The location of this German salient was not but the Germans were pres sing strongly from both north and south of the Black Sea 7 Divisions Wiped Out Front dispatches said that seven Axis about already had been wiped out in the wild handtohand the sustained artillery barrages and the ceaseless attacks and counter These accounts said the superior weight of the enemy had forced the Red army back to its central defense lines in the south ern zone of In some places Russians were fighting with their forts surround even continuing battle from lower tiers when the Germans had occupied the upper stories of their The Germans announced offi cially that all the northern defen ses of save one coastal had but said the Rus sianshad launched attacks from 15 Court House Employees Ask For Salary Increases Supervisors Open June Ses sion Vote to Meet Only During Mornings Court house employees petitioned the board of supervisors for salary increases this morning at the open ing session of the June meeting of the The signed by 15 did not stipulate any set but requested ad vances that would meet the higher costs of living and enable them to contribute to war war and other financial demands which are an outgrowth of the On motion of Louis Germond of the board voted to turn the petition over to the finance committee and action will be taken Wednesday Jacob Moore of Deerfield town ship acted as chairman of the board for the first Moore suc ceeded to the chairmanship after the death of Albert of township last A new supervisor for Teeumseh1 township was also seated by the He is Leroy ap pointed to the vacancy caused by Howards Half Day Sessions The effect of the war also was noted in a proposal which was ad vanced by Matt Benner of Dover township that all of the board be transacted at the morn ing Benner called for the passage of the proposal on the grounds that increased demands on civilians had caused a labor short and the supervisors would be able to carry on their own if they could be free in the A roll call vote was the result being 17 in favor and 12 opposed The supervisors later adopted a resolution offered byGlenn Wil Teeumseh that a quitclaim deed ten acres of property in Section TTof Blissfield township now owned by Lawrence Ifflarid and be prepared and executed the county the The Gefniair air force was reports raiding supply dumps and enemy vessels in the There was renewed fighting in the Ukraine and it was reported that of 13S German tanks sent against one the Russians destroyed Five hundred Ger man troops were reported The Germans reported that their bombers started large fires in the key city at the northeastern tip of the Sea of Azov for any invasion of The Russians recaptured Rostov from the Germans at the beginning of their winter The Russians claimed that from June 14 to June 20 they destroyed 264 Axis planes against the loss of 103 Russian Predict Abandonment of Plans for Nation Wide Rationing June 22 Abandonment of plans for wide gasoline rationing was pre dicted in some congressional quar ters today as Administration lieu tenants reportedly gave the go ahead signal for a senatorial in vestigation of the entire Leaders were said to have agreed to support a proposal by Senator Maloney DConn for a fivemem ber special committee with a 000 appropriation for an immediate inquiry into shortages of gasoline Turn to Page 9 Churchill Sends Confident Message T o Russian Chief June 22 mes sage from Prime Minister Churchill to Joseph Stalin on the first anni versary of the German invasion of Russia said today the fighting al liance of our two countries and of our other to whom there has now been joined the vast resources of the United will surely bring our enemies to their You can count on us to assist you by every means in our the Prime Minister The message contained a re newed expression of our admiration for the magnificent defense of your armed guerilla bands and civilian workers and expressed the conviction that those achievements will be equalled and surpassed in the coming Churchill recalled that Britain soon would enter her fourth year of the He told the ussian premier that the recent BritishRussian 20year pact reflected the progressive strentheningof relations between thetwo countries during the past year and That is a pledge that we shall confound pur enemies and when the war is over build a sure peabeifortallifreedom Sales Tax Proposals Defeated With sales tax proposals the House Ways and Means Com mittee turned to a few new excises today in an attempt to swell still further the recordbreaking total of in new taxes it already has approved to help fi nance Two proposals have been ad vanced to tax bank either a definite amount on each check or a fiat monthly percentage levy against the total withdrawals from a bank And the Treas ury has suggested that soft drinks be taxed about an But with the committee pledged to complete its work not later than it appeared that the total taxes it will recommend to the House will remain about shy of the revised Treasury Department request for Before ending its the com mittee also must consider a so called general relief provision de signed to adjust hardships that the steeplyincreased corporation rates might impose on growth com new in business or which for some cannot use the average earnings or invested capital base in computing excess profits The committee by a vote reported to have been 13 Ijo even to consider the sales tax question at a special meeting Pro ponents argued that a 5 per cenl retail with government pur chases would produce but others argued tha such a tax would fall too heavily on small incomes because of the large percentage spent on neces sities of But the committee did approve by 10 to a new system of collect ing income taxes at the be it pay pay envelopes or bond interest BULLETINS BERLIN From German Broad June 22 German high command declared today tha the entire region north of Sewer naja Bay on the northern side o the Sevastopols defenses had been cleared of the defenders with th capture of the last coastal This fort taken in a hard the communique Destruction of enemy forces still resisting at the utmost tip o the isthmus is in it con June 22 Japanese effort to close the gap between their columns driving from either end of the strategic 450 mile ChekiangKiangsi railway has made no substantial progress in the last four days and the Chinese hold approximately 50 mile of the informed sources in dicated The centering in east ern Kiangsi appeared to have settled into a bitter seesaw straggle after five weeks of steady Japanese The Chinese who have reported exacting tre mendous losses the invaders at every have not recotde any gains along the rail sincfl Jjme BRI1ISH LOSE AXIS CLAIM igypt and Whole British Posi tion in Middle East Grave Danger By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June and the whole British position in the mid dle east were menaced today by the capitulation of Tobruk under smashing Axis offensive which aas done incalculable damage to Neil Ritchies weary Eighth As the battered British survivors of the bloody Libyan campaign worked feverishly to strengthen their positions along the Egyptian military quarters here con ceded the probable truth of Axis claims that of Ritchies men lad been captured by the combined GermanItalian forces which com pleted occupation of Tobruk yes There was no denial either of of ficial reports from Berlin that Ger man troops had pushed on from Tobruk to captured Bir El a desert track center 40 miles to the and the port of Bar only eight miles from the Egyptian A British communique reported today that an Axis column was moving toward Fort which is just inside the Libyan border about 20 miles south and slightly east of This force was contacted yes terday near Sidi 12 miles northwest of Fort by mo bile forces operating out in front of the Egyptian border defense the communiquS No New Information The bulletin gave no new in formation on developments at To saying merely There is no further news froir which must be presumed to have While some British forces were still operating west of the Egyp tian virtually the whole of Libya was presumably to all in tents in Axis It was ex pected here that General Rommel would attempt to capitalize on his successes by striking swiftly al Egypt in the hope of dealing Ritchies remaining forces a death blow before they could be re The whole of Libya thus pre sumably was in Axis hands and it was expected here that Rom mel probably would attempt to capitalize on his success by strik ing swiftly at Egypt in the hope of dealing Ritchies remaining forces a death blow before they could be Military quarters here were vague as to the factors accounting for the fall of but it ap peared the British had lost such a large portion of their armored strength in the savage desert fight ing which preceded the final as sault that they were unable to of fer effective Turn to Page 12 JAPS MILES FROM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The United Nations today count ed 25 merchant ships sunk in the Atlantic last week as the deadline neared on Hitlers order for even more intensified Uboat activity The Navy added one to the tota yesterday with the announcemen1 that a small Norwegian vessel hac been sent to the bottom of th Gulf of This brought the announced list in the Atlantic an adjacent waters to 290 since Pear Hitler has ordered his submarine commanders to intensify the block ade to include shipping north o the West Indies and Ireland an east to effective Friday In answer to this Sen HU DAla urged that giant cargo carrying undersea craft be buil and three more United States war destroyers and a sub launched at eas coast The destroyers Jenkins and Lavallette went down the ways at and th submarine Haddo at Conn More than 100 seamen and pas sengers were lost in last weeks at but at least 650 were res More than 80 were reported The disclosed sinkings included nine three three three twi one one Domin one one Yugo slavian and one unidentified allied The heaviest toll was reported from the where 16 o 25 were JUL Take Kiska Under Cover of Fog and Thick Weather Foes Transport Sunk By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 22 Un der cover of fog and thick weath Japanese landing forces have inched along the Aleutian Island chain toward Alaska and now are establishing themselves at which is only 585 miles from the United States Navy base at Dutch This was disclosed in a com munique yesterday that told of the bombing of a small force of enemy ships in Kiska Army fliers reported hitting one cruiser and sinking a transport At the same time it was an nounced in Ottawa that an enemy presumably lad shelled the Dominion govern ment radio station at Estevan Vancouver Saturday night The submarine pumped shells at the station for about half an hour but failed to do any dam While the number of ships ac lually in Kiska Harbor may have been observers pointed out that the presence of acruiser might indicate that a force of de stroyers and auxiliaries was some where in the The communique said opera tions in the Aleutians continued to be restricted by considerations of weather and great the last few how it the weather vas sufficiently clear at times to per mit some restricted air operations against Kiska where tents and mi nor temporary structures were observed to have been set up on The Navy reported on June 12 that a small enemy force had landed on a rocky islet marking the westernmost tip of the Aleutian At that time the presence of enemy ships at Kiska was but they were reported shortly afterward to have been driven formerly used as a Navy coaling is about 275 miles east of About 20 miles it is sparsely inhabited by In dians and a few white Fierce Action of Her Air Fighters Described This is the seventh of Johnstons thrilling stories on the battle of the Coral By STASLET JOHNSTON Free PressChicago Tribune In her last fight the Lexington was not merely on the receiving end of battle Her banding with those of the second carrier in our sea borne air delivered a devas tating left hook and a right cross to the Japanese almost at the moment when the Japanese were showering their blitz To land these blows the Lexing tons pilots and air gunners swept through almost 200 miles of continuous air These were proportionately more san guinary than the dueling I saw over Dover and the Kentish coasts during the now historic Battle of Britain in And yet the fog of the rain squalls of the hot and muggy Cor al and confusions in time and must remember that in this fight the Japanese and American fleets of ocean vessels never came closer to each other than 180 to obscure the true picture of the effective ness of our dive bombers and tor pedo Opposed by Three Carriers The only real records available for the deeds of the day are the reports and memories of the gal lant boys who flew away to do their They say that at least three Japanese aircraft carriers opposed them in the fighting that day with than 160 Japanese And they many of them told me as much within an hour after their return to the Lex ington from that they sank one of the carriers and left anoth er totally enveloped in fierce The least damage the second carrier could have suffer ed would have been a complete XTura to V   

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