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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 23, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Cool Weather Detalli on Pige Two JUNE 1942 PRICE 3 HY SUPPLY SEN TOW HOUSE To Finance Force of OQO by July 1943 and Aid to United Nations TOTAL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June Army supply est in sent to the House by its appropriations com mittee today to finance an Army with a strength of by July and to send war materials to other United The measure amounted in itself to more than this countrys direct outlay for the World War and would boost to the total authorized or appropriated for defense and war in the last three The committee explained the ne cessity for the expenditures by quoting Lieutenant General the Armys deputy chief of The War Department regard our present situation as the most critical which this country has ever The omnibus measure provided for financing war material for the United bringing to the to tal of lendlease aid thus far ap proved by It included for 550 planes and spare Army chiefs and the committee joined in assuring Congress that the allot ment would complete the War De partments part of President Roose velts production program calling for planes this year and 000 in Economies Reported The committee reported that vol untary refunds by war contractors and renegotiation of contracts had raised the prospects of large econ amounting at this stage to approximately the report reflects the zeal of the War Department tc maintain profits at fair anc it reflects the high hype of men running the plants upon which we are so largely dependent for the production of In a transcript of carefully edited testimony made public by the com General McNary declared that the Armys every effort is being directed to making our pow er felt by offensive action in con sonance with the accepted basic strategy of the United It is extremely difficult to plan with he told the com Events will no doubt alter our plans in the just as thej have in the past There however one error which we must avoid a all and this is the error o underestimating the task ahead of He reported the enemys mos effective weapons at the outset o the war were the airplane and the and added that the Ar my was concentrating on develop Ing counter and submarine and an in crease in the use of camouflage and smoke Just back from a conference with Britains war Lieutenant General in charge of the Services Of outlinec in detail the Armys needs as i grows from an enlisted strength o at present to in another 12 Turn to Page 7 Citizens Gas Fuel Making Plans for Change Over Adrians longawaited introduc tion to natural gas fuel from the Texas Panhandle district is expec ted early next week as the con struction of a 4inch main from junction south of Holloway t Adrian nears A two day test period to see that lines an tight will be and the Citi zens Gas Fuel Company expects that the natural fuel will be turne into the mains in the eastern par of the city Tuesday o depending on weather Adverse conditions have ham pered the pipeline construction since it was first begun in January two miles southeast of The completion of the eight and one half mile Adrian spur from a poin south of ordinarily re quiring about a was begun June A high ground water tablr caused by a total of inches o rainfall in combined with quicksand and bogs hampered the construction of the Adrian Adjustments Made Extensive preparations have been necessary to convert gas burn ers of all types from their adjust ments for manufactured gas tc natural The company has had a force of 30 men making prelim inary adjustments severs and all houses east of the River Raisin have been ac cording to general More than gas cus tomers must be and a tota of orifices must be readjust After natural gas has been in each orifice must again to PaffP 9 SEARCH OREGON SUB SHELL CRATER LEADERSHIP GETS SEVERLMMICISM House Hears Libyan Battle Cost English Seven Battle ships and 30 Planes Soldiers search the crater near left by shell fire believed to have been from an enemy Nine shells struck the coast but au thorities reported no At extreme right searching in the crater for shell fragments is Forced Down in Coral Sea Find Them Friendly Editors Note This is the eighth Jtory on the Battle of the Coral Sea by the only newspaper man to see the He was aboard the aircraft carrier By STANLEY JOHNSTON Free ProsChicago Tribune Wire Reformed and benevolent canni Dals who speak who feed and nurture United States Naval and who assist them to re join the fleet or to reach Aus tralian ports apparently populate the archipelagos of the South Pa cific Such are the yarns to dim the adventures of the Swiss Family Rabinson and Robinson Crusoe that our air crews make when they are rescued after being shot down or forced to alight on the ocean among the islets of the Coral Almost All Rescued There were a number of pilots whose planes were damaged in heavy air fighting in the Coral Sea when an American seaborne air force caught and de cisively defeated greatly superior Japanese Almost to a man these airmen were and in several cases their planes were re covered intact as These strange adventures include those of the crew that prepared to sell its life dearly when approached on the Island of ly the home of cannibals by skirted natives with bone orna ments in ears and noses and spears and stone axes in their Turn to Page 3 Lindbergh Leases Home Near Detroit June 23 Lindbergh has leased an estate in Bloomfield fashionable with plans to move there with his family this it was learned today from a rental The estate is owned by William It has an 11room English style home and is in a secluded bounded bj groves of The grounds cover approximately five Lindbergh is now a consultant on aeronautics with the Ford Motor a position he assumed after the United States entered the Laval Wants Victory June 23 de claring I desire Germanys victory because of the Red Pierre Laval exhorted French industrial workers last night to go to work in Germany and held out the hope that in exchange Hitler might agree to make beneficial arrange ments for French prisoners of The chief of government and in a radio ad dress to the nation on the second anniversary of the signing of the FrenchGerman appeal ed to Frenchmen to enter the em ploy of the Nazis because eventual release of prisoners as well as the French position in the new Europe depended on their The immediate he would be a concession from Hitler providing for liberation of an im portant number of farmer prison ers who will return to France as soon as you arrive in In other French indus try will be stripped of workers and the country reduced to a nation of Turn to Page 7 Attack Is Both Heavy and Successful June 23 bombers bombed the German naval base of Emden for the third time in four days last night and it was reliably reported the attack was both heavy and The scale of the attack was indi cated by the report that six planes were reported missing from the The air ministry reported all ex plosives of the raiders were loosed in less than an The weather was apart from a slight ground and wellplaced flares gave valuable aid in identification of the air ministry Other RAF forces raided Nazi airfields and other targets in the low countries and Bad weather had grounded Brit ains bombers Sunday but on the two previous nights RAF squadrons had attacked Churchill Studying Shipping By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June ident Roosevelt and Prime Minis ter Churchill of Britain centered their attention today on the vital problem of shipping as they went ahead with the mapping of plans for the United Nations war strat They summoned shipping ex perts of the two governments to a White House conference which was described as one of the most important of the series the Chief Executive and Prime Minister have been for the last five Adrian Band Will Open 56th Season The Adrian band will open its 56th season of concerts Thursday night at oclock at Riverside The band plans to present one concert a week at the park throughout the Hugo assistant director of the band since the resignation of Ed win will be in Members of the band are making plans to play in Toledo next month in connection with a Shriner The White House permitted the disclosure also that Roosevell and Churchill had conferred yesterday with Chinas foreign who has been in this country for some Presidential Secretary Steph en Early said it was quite an ex tended The subject of in a military Early Most Important Meeting The Presidential secretary saic that todays major parley will be on the subject of shipbuilding and ship It was he who said the meeting was one of the most im portant yet For the time the Presi dent and Prime Minister confined their public remarks to a careful ly worded issued Ias1 night It made one principal point The object in view is the ear liest maximum concentration of allied war power upon the and reviewing where further concerting all the meas ures which have for some time pasl been on foot to develop and sus tain the effort of the United Na TiTn tn Water Board to Pay Powe Company for Moving Its Lines Lake Adrian appears to be near ng a reality as the result of th city commissions action yesterdaj n authorizing the water board t sign an agreement with the Con sumers Power Company which provides for the payment by th water board of for the re location of the companys trans mission lines in the area of th proposed Although the citys new dam across Wolf Creek has beei completed for several failure of the water board and power company to reach an agree about moving the transmis sion lines had delayed the closin of the valves in the dam to form the water supply water works super said today that th agreement and the plan that i includes is the best of severa which were He es timated six weeks will be requir ed to complete the removal of th power lines and make it possibl lo close the dam Mino cleaning operations that have ye to be done in the reservoir can b completed by that Smif The removal projec which is to be done by Consumei Power Company workmen consist of moving six of the steel tower near the dam approximately 5C feet north of their present loca This will permit the powe lines to cross the proposed lake a its narrowest point and eliminate the need for any tower installs tion in the center of the lake a was planned at first The onl new material Smit was enough steel to add 1 feet to one of the a ste that was necessary to keep th high tension lines a safe distanc above the surface of the lak Temporary lines are to be con structed until the permanent tow ers have been Work is t De started Smith said that the is the complete cost of moving th transmission lines and include paid for the purchase of new right of way for the line This figure plus about paid for the land needed for th reservoir plus the cost of the dam itself and labor done by wate board employees brings the tota cost of the project to about Turn to Page 7 Stair Donates Library To Morenci Special to The Telegram June A a native of Morenci an former publisher of the Detro Free has added one more his numerous benefactions to th city of his His latest announ ed at the city council meeting la is the purchase of the Beebe office building on We Main Street which is to be donate to the city as a library buildin The library has been housed in th city The one story brick building wa constructed about seven years ag by the late Westgate an after his death It waspurchase by Beebe and used as h Beebe is serving in th The city is to spend about to make alterations and repairs the The outstanding contribution which Stair has made to th city are the Stair Auditorium an the payment of onehalf the co of building the new high scho Rommel Poised For Smash At Egypt 4Motored Bombers Attack His Bases TTLEE MAKES REPORT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June on with Britains military leader lip flared openly in the House of ommons today as it received its rst accounting of the defeat in Although the heartening news ame that Britains desert fighters ave been reinforced and that more einforcements are on the way ie house learned that the naval ide of the Libyan struggle cost 5ritain seven including light and 30 Clement dominions secre made the report in the ab ence of Prime Minister Churchill n the United but offered ttle explanation of the udden setback which pushed the British eighth army to the Egypt an apparently determined o fix the blame for the defeat iheered when Conservative Sir fohn from Chur chills own declared that some members no longer have confidence in the military direction of the When Attlee suggested that he was seeking a a voice cried out from one of the benches Why not As the members demanded to Know when Churchill himsel would return to give a full state ment and answer the nation anxious Sir Staffon Lord Privy Seal and leader n the announced that then Some Of Tobrulcs Defenders Still Fight On Their Own By HARRV CROCKETT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WITH British Forces at Halfaya June 21 of the defenders of fallen Tobruk still are fighting on their re olved to die rather than be cap They are the quarry of German aarachute the first used in all the bloody warfare on the des rt The parachutists floated down rom a moonlit sky at several ioints on the Tobruk sif t ng into the numerous canyons be ween the escarpments in search if the Indians and South Africans who stayed on for last ditch guerrilla I tried to reach the closest peri meter of the battle area yesterday would be a Libya twoday debate on Attlee suggested that the house should vote and if there is blami they should place the blame on thi right quarter after learning thi full British Reinforced Part of Attlees statement was a lelegram from General Sir Claude British Middle Eastern dis closing that the eighth army al ready has received and still is re ceiving further Turn to Page 7 Number of Allied Ships Sunk Increases to 293 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The announced number of alliec and neutral ships sunk in the west ern Atlantic since Pearl Harbo stood at 293 today as the Navy dis closed it had started convoyin merchant shipping along the eas The eastern sea frontier coverei by the Navys announcement in eludes all territorial waters from Maine to These waters would be in for re doubled submarine activity unde Hitlers directive to his underse raiders to intensify their be ginning north of the wes as well as Ireland and eas to One of four recent sinkings re ported yesterday to boost the wa total to 293 was that of a larg American merchantman whic capsized and sank in three minutes after striking a mine off the Vir ginia coast last Turn to Page 7 ut I could not go further than the natural gateway be ween Libya and From above the pass I could see lowering columns of smoke from ie direction of the old alian fort where British lores evidently were being could hear the distant din of bat e as both German and British col mns roamed the no mans land ut there from Fort Capuzzo to The fall of the last major Allied fortress in Lib ame after two days of the fiercest esert fighting and a week of dis ought contact with the main Axis orces but drove into an antitank rap during a dust storm on June the chain of events leading to he storming of Tobruk had come TO BERLED JULY 1 Lenawee Merchants to File Lists With Ration Board A change in instructions to retail dealers who are subject to the ceiling price regulations of the OPA was announced by the Len awee county War Price and Rationing Board Retail dealers throughout the county are now required to file their price lists of cost of living commodities with the Lenawee county office at the court house before July Previous instructions requirec that retail dealers should send their ceiling price lists to the state office of the OPA in Detroit or the regional office in The new order supersedes this pro According to Guy E clerk of the the lists which already have been sen to Detroit or Cleveland by Len awee county merchants have been forwarded to Adrian and are now on file In the he said the administration of the ceiling price regulations will take place in The ceiling price lists must pro perly identify each giving its grade or manufactur ers name or code to gether with the merchants ceiling Instruction bulletins have been sent to Chambers of Commerce anc rationing offices for the o merchants who wish to have mor Briefly ac cording to a bulletin from Arthur state the taller has the following rules follow price goods not higher than the ceiling price post ceil ing prices on all cost of living commodities file cost of living commodity list with ceiling prices with the county board by July 1 maintain a base book in the giving ceiling prices of al merchandise together with cus ternary discounts and other price Nemire also called attention to the change in the name of th rationing In the future i will be known as the War Prio and Rationing Automobiles may not be driven after July 1 unless they bear a new use tax The law became effective in February and stamps purchased at that time were good only until June According to assistant postmaster in only 240 stamps have been sold so far this month where as the February sale totaled The auto stamps are available at thee Adrian post TEAPOT DOME CACHE FOUND June 23 cache of securities and cash owned by Henry fugitive Teapot Dome scandal wit has been uncovered by the Treasury in its search of all assets belonging to persons living Blackmer was alleged to have been the pay off man in attempting to obtain the sale or government oil lands to private He fled to Europe in 1921 when he was sought as principal witness against Secretary of Interior Albert who was sent to prison for accept ing a bribe in connection with the The Treasury disclosed that the cache was found in New York City banks under mysterious names Identified only by The accounts were finally traced to who is believed to be living in For the present the accounts have been frozen so that they may not be drawn upon without consent of the An investigation is being made to determine wheth er Blackmer owes the United States any Incometaxes or fines that GAS RATIONING IS POSTPONED IN THE EAST June 23 The start of regular gasoline ra tioning in Eastern states has beei postponed from July 15 to July 2 to give drivers an extra week t organize car pooling The Office of Price Administra tion has authorized use of the wa bond seal in the upper left corn er of each card for ration of gaso line during the extra 1 will entitle A card holders to thre gallons Bl to four gallons B to five and B3 to six gal Registration for new ratio cards was set back a Th A books will be issued July 1 and Motorists asking for more thar the minimum ration to drive t and from work will be required t show either that they have be come members of a carsharin or that it is impossible fo them to do NAZIS EXECUTE 130 MORE CZECHS June 23 German in a new ser ies of reprisal executed 13 persons in Czechoslovakia durin the past three the Berlin cor respondent of the Sven saka Dagbladet said last night These were the first execution reported from Czechoslovakia sine the Germans announced Thursda they had caught and executed th killers of Reinhard Heydricl Reichsprotector of BohemiaMo ravia and better known as th Eightyfour persons were said t have been shot on makin this one of the bloodiest days sine the reprisal killings An other 28 were executed Saturda eartening When a British armored force and armor finally o a Axis men losed around Tobruk five days fighting on the last two days under a blazing sun in heat rearh ng 120 degrees The main German mechanized orces were concentrated to the aided by constant daytime livebomber raids and high level aombardments by Held Their Ground Despite this blazing hell of heat and Britains sunscorched weating young defenders held their ground and met the German and talian infantry handtohand even after the enemys tanks had driven through a fivemilewide gap in the astern They stayed below in their steel and concrete underground forts until the tanks had rolled over hem and into the minefield barrier vith seeming disdain for the cost jf men and machines as the Nazis m entrated desert assault of Then they emerged to face the oes rifle and gre nade bearing The end obviously was near Earlier bombing of Tobruks vater tower had left the fortress water situation in difficulty and ihe outnumbered defenders were tackling heavier force of The RAF attacked time and smashing the enemy and his supplies without but he was able to concentrate nearly all his air strength at that one key spot for the final effort while the RAF lad numerous fronts to handle at the same time Some of the South Africans reached Tobruk from isolated posi ions in the Ain El Gazala area to ihe west under a gallant covering attack by British home In another remarkable prelimi the British 15th with ihe Germans behind and Italians in smashed through three Ital an To preserve the element of sur they charged without bene it of led by 11 tanks with extra fuel cans strapped dan erously to their US BY Enemys Casualties Reds Say By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June said today Germany had suffered 000000 casualties against Red losses in their yearold war although conceding that Hit ler still mounted sector she declared these could only postpone the complete de struction of the German The hour of it was has been hastened by the conclu sion of the AngloSoviet treaty and the agreement between the and the United Of the wounded and miss Nazi dead total not less than the Russian information bureau reported in a special re The Russians were declar ed to have excelled in the destruc tion or capture of field tanks and The figures would indicate the Germans have lost an average of almost two full divisions and the Russians almost one daily through local fighting and lulls since the Germans invaded June sacrifices unprecedented in military Berlin esti mated 21 that the Russians had lost They said March 8 that Germanys casualties totaled Expect New Setbacks Phrases suggested that the Rus sians expected new local setbacks Bulk of Axiss Strength Ap pears to Be 50 Miles West of the Border By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June United States Army has hurled Its big fourmotored Consolidated bombers into the defense of Egypt with a damaging raid on the Axis supply base of it was dis closed With the battered British Eighth Army expecting a drive into Egypt at any time by the Ger manled troops who captured To bruk and moved up to the the fliers joined the RAF la a heavy raid Sunday night on Ben gasis piers and an RAF1 communique Many fires were started in tha damaging The RAF alone raided other Libyan shooting up air dromes and and reported torpedo hits on merchant vessel in an Africabound Axis While Axis forces were consoli dating their Libyan gains and mov ing up apparently for an immediata thrust at British ambassa dor Miles after a con ference with military leaders and Egyptian said the situa tion is Recalling that last year the sit uation was much and in spite of we Sir Miles said we shall beat the enemy de Aerial Patrol Maintained Constant aerial patrol was being in addition to the bombing and in the American and RAF bid to keep the Nazis and their Italian satellites from getting set for the expected quick thrust against Royal Air Force observers re ported that large numbers of GermanItalian presum ably carrying were in the vicinity of Sidi 12 miles west of the where they were at tacked by fighters and but it was reported here that the great bulk of the enemy strength still seemed to be some 50 miles west of the Land activity in the desert area near the border thus far has been limited to incursions by enemy ar mored patrols southwest of the frontier post of Fort where British mobile forces also were How soon Rommell can launch an attack on Egypt remain ed a debated question but steps to were being tak en While Egypt and the middle east unquestionably are menaced by the forceful German drive the situation was not greatly dif ferent from that of last when the Germans also were at the or even hi when an Italian army was 70 miles inside Egypt In the earlier It Is there were no Germans among the but British es pecially in was only a fraction of what it is Turn to Page 7 ORE CARRIER HITS REEF June 23 ore Eugene laden with tons of iron lay helpless on a Lake Michigan reef today while salvage operations were projected by the Coast The owned by the Pittsburgh Steamship Company of ran aground Sunday night on Boulder 17 miles west of Beaver She had gone off her course on the way to Chicago from Fortytwo members of the crew were removed yesterday by Coast Three men stayed aboard to await the arrival of the tug Favorite from Sault which will assist in the salvage op perhaps the fall cracked defenses of the finally of And German troops struck again at Soviet lines on the Kharkov renewing a drive originally launched June Hitler is still able to concen trate considerable forces on cer tain sectors of the front and to achieve certain the re view This occurred on the Kerch where the Ger mans had numerical superiority In tanks and to 7 BULLETINS June 23 JLhe garrison of embattled Sevastopol has stopped the Germans who drove a wedge into the defenses of the the Russians re ported The British Broadcasting quoted Russian newspapers as re porting that Red army reinforce ments were reaching Sevastopol by sea and that the garrison of the port had closed a gap the Ger mans made in the northern de fense Military dispatches said the holding great superiority in manpower and succeed ed In penetrating front line posi tions by throwing in new tanks and fresh bat failed to reach the depth of defenses of tha TOnrk Sea   

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