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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 26, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Showers OVemtber Detail on XwoK JUNE 1942 PRICE 3 Vital Arsenal Supplying Hit lers Sea and War Forces Battered LARGE FIRES ARE STARTED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June BAF sent more than bombers over Germany last night for the third time within a month and the Air Ministry said today that the chief target for the devastat ing was strewn with large Planes from all tranches of the RAF roared out in the great sky filling armada of over air a sttaement The great RAF force compared in if it did not actually sur the plane force which left Colognein flaming ruin on May 30 and the plane smash en Essen two nights Each of the three massive air blows has been aimed at a vita arsenal supplying war tools for Hitlers sea and air By centering on the RAF evidently was adhering to a policy of making priority targets of especially Uboats un der construction In the period since the EssenCologne raids cmaller RAF ably of several hundred planes four times have smashed at Em a Uboat base 70 miles north time this west of Bremen It was the second month that Bremen was singlec out by the British for the RAFs Besides being Germanys seconc largest with a population o almost Bremen offeree targets in with shipbuilding yards and one of Ger manys biggest submarine con struction it has rail steel oil and the FockeWulf factory and airdrome where the Nazis ge fighters and longrange The Communique An Air Ministry communique said Last night very large forces o our aircraft drawn from all thi home operational commands o the RAF were in The bombing force consisted o more 1000 aircraft and its main objective was the enemys second largest port and Jie principal centers of hi submarine Large fires were seen but a considerable amount of heavy clouds made accurate observation of results very difficult Turn to Page 9 Sales Stands to Be Set Up in County Stores In an effort to stimulate th sale of war stamps and bonds Lenawee county retailers are or ganizing and preparing to push drive which will begin on July 1 On that sales stands will b set up in the stores of Lenawe merchants and customers will b reminded to make war bond pur Charles Robertson is general chairman of the county committe while Norman Walper heads th county retail At meeting Wednesday th county merchants present to dis cuss plans for the drive wer Wade Tecumseh Charle Elmer Marsh Hudson DeVere din ton Carl Morenci and Charles Adrian men at the meeting wer Dalton Gaylord Hathaway Lyman L James and Met ro The purpose of the plan is t provide retail outlets for wa stamps and Setting a sale quota of worth of stamp and bonds for the month of Jul is the groups hope that al Lenawee retailers will participate according to TRAIN WRECKED TWO ARE KILLED LOS June 26 A Santa Fe passenger train crashe through a burned out bridge nea on the Californi state late last killin the engineer and and in juring an undetermined numb of The dead as announced here wer engineer an fireman Needle The Santa Fe office here sai the locomotive and first two car of the three car train went throug the low bridge and into a was The bridge is on the desert 35 miles southeast of here and com munications were but Santa Fe spokesman said prelim inary reports were that the bridg had been wrecked by The train was westbound and It conunects with the wes bound Santa Fe Scout at Park for the run into Los Tl accident at AXIS ADVANCES TOWARD MATRUH DEFENSE LINE Russians Pushed Back by Sheer Weight of Numbers Past Kupyansk Invading Axis armored forces were reported deep n Egypt advancing toward British defenses in the flatruh British expected attack would be ccompanied by an attempted parachute and glider irom Crete broken possibly aime at the Alexandria naval Allied airmen struck at Axis supply lines in the Mediter By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 26 tary taking a grave view f the allied situation in North Af said today that the war in Europe was entering a potentially ecisive phase with Germany at the point of making her long awaited allout drive against Rus The next few one authority should show whether the great battle on the Russian front las in fact already begun in the perations at Kharkov and Sevas opol or whether those were pre iminary actionsinforce for the main campaign which would then certainly be undertaken by the Germans withlittle it was generally be ieved would try for a series of successes so smashing that by next fall or winter she would be able to follow up with either an at empt at invading Britain or a ne otiated peace with her foes in The result of either if would be to deprive the Jnited States and the remaining allied nations scattered over the earth of both invaluable allies and effective bases from which to trike back at the Axis in Eurape in On Credit Side of Ledger Offsetting this black as the Nazis would have the world see were these considerations from United Nations point of son Captain Leon William a pilot in the Marine had the satisfaction of see ng a bomb from his plane hit a apanese warship in the battle at Capt Williamson dived his plane o within a few feet of the water o escape the Japanese Zero Williamson has been with he Marine Air Corps about three and is a graduate of the raining school at was stationed at Pearl Harbor at the time of the Japanese attack December 7 and a short time later transferred to Midway Williamson received a cable gram with Fathers Day greetings rpm his son last The heroic record of resist ance made by the Russians to date n their yearold war with Ger many and the predictions of of ficials familiar with their fighting spirit and military efficiency that hey never would be Prime Minister Churchills confident reported by legislators who conferred with him and President Roosevelt Jiat Egypt can and will be Formal creation of a European theater of operations for the forces in While in itsell this was purely an organizational it indicates the likelihood of early and powerful American ac tion against Germany Turn to WAR 2 Gas Rationing Instructions Issued By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June structions for the new gasoline ra tioning program in eastern states disclosing officially that thebasic unit would be four were issued by the Office of Price Ad ministration The unit is subject to change in accordance with any change in the easts petroleum supply situation OPA said in releasing a 13page booklet on the coupon plan which starts July 22 in 17 states and the District of To eliminate delays and conges tion such as marked the registra tion for the emergency ration plan in some OPA laid down de tailed instructions to expedite regis tration at public schoolhouses July 911 Teachers were ad vised Do not argue or carry on long conversations with the appli cant Only the minimumvalui A cards will be issued at first Eacl will contain 48 designe to provide miles of driving for a on the basis of 15 mile to the To get B or C books providing for supplemental rations motorists will have to apply to local ratioi and there show that the A book will not meet their occupa tional driving Applications for B and C cards will be available at the registration They may be mailed o presented in person to local The A book is intended to allov 1080 miles for family purposes ani the remaining 1800 for driving t and from work or for business use Thus any A card in orde toget a B or C card in addition must prove his occupational driv ing exceeds 1800 miles a to Tecumseh Pilot In Midway Battle Spcfial to The Tclajram June has received word By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June pin lidway After the bomb was released Change Over Men Come Here With Good Reputations from the Texas oil ields will be turned into Adrian as mains eneral manager of the Citizens Jas Fuel announced to the gas being brought to Adrian through a fourinch high pressure main that connects with a large 20inch main near Hollo The big main near Hollo vay eventually will carry natural gas to Bay Saginaw and other upstate The 20inch main taps a still larger main near Riga that extends from the Texas fields to Detroit Work rapidly is progressing in making adjustments to Adrian gas stoves and other appliances for the use of natural A trained and experienced crew of 50 service ol is on a Japanese puncturing Tokyos in sistence that the act was a provo cation by the United Since the merchant man was torpedoed May 1 only 32 miles off the Japanese Japan has blamed a United States sub contending that the Unitec States evidently hoped to fan th ancient emmity between Russia and This version does not coincide with the declared thi Soviet It said who havi reached Harbin on the way home reported that two Japanese sub marines surfaced immediately afte the vessel went down and staye with its crewmen until anothe Russian ship landed them a in Japaneseleased territor in that the Angarstro by a Japanese submar the Russian announcer sai after relating the circumstances including the fact that the shi previously had been halted b Japanese wasships a Japanese port for The Angarstroi was homeward bound when she was following a course prescribed by the working under the direction Lawrence Miller of making adjustments in preparation for gas the and change artificial gas a different mixture of Natural require air foi the best combustion Some members of the change over crew have been engaged in the work for years and one of Kem per of has worked 38 states in the last 11 The members of the change over crew may be identified by badges that are worn in full view and lousewives are urged to look for this credential and identification The appliance adjusters come to Adrian with an excellent Gmeiner and have a nationwide reputation as courte ous and competent As Ear as I he they have shown themselves to be gentlemen in every respect They can not af ford to be The adjusters are members ol the International Brotherhood o Electrical Local B and specialize in change over work They do not engage in actual pipe line construction The men all took physical examinations be fore beginning work on the Adrian project The adjustments to appliances are made without charge to gas United Nations Sources Think Can Be Held Axis Forces Continue To Advance HOLDING AT SEVASTOPOL By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 26 Against owerful Red Army the German offensive in the Ukraine eveloped today into a major drive to the east with the Russians being forced back slowly ly sheer weight of troops and tanks last Kupyansk and the Oskol Dispatches from the battlefront aid that after abandoning Kupy 60 miles southeast of Khar the Russians repulsed a series if fierce assaults in which the Ger mans tried with tanks and planes to force a wedge into the defense The Russians said that by falling back slowly they had been able to maintain a straight unbroken front against the of the new on The Germans intensified their Tass and de spite tremendous losses are press ing Our units slowly offering strong resistance to the In its account of the withdrawal from where fighting was described as particularly the news agency said The Fascist command concen trated considerable forces in cluding several hundred tanks and a large number of and at tacked almost Air combats were in progress Enemy tanks re peatedly attempted to pierce our defenses and to strike at our troops from the Enemy Checked Our troops repulsed the attacks and checked the enemy onslaught Then the German command began to rush up Fresh infan try tanks and air units were hurled into This enabled the enemy further to increase his numerical Out units were compelled to re A pitched battle developec at the approaches to Kupyansk and then in the town Fighting was prolonged and exceptionall Despite the enemys con siderable our troops selflessly defended the town and Planes And Tank reduced In In May June 26 resident Roosevelt disclosed to ay that Americas mighty war ef in the single month of ad turned out nearly planes nd more than Releasing official warproduc on figures for the first time nee Pearl the Chief ixecutive asserted in a statement net this country also turned out early artillery and antitank uns in and these were ex lusive of antiaircraft guns and hose to be mounted in The May output of machine guns xceeded weapons of all including aircraft nd If submachine uns are added the total passes The last announced objectives of he war production program told f in the Presidents annual mes age to Congress last Janualy were planes in 1942 and antiaircraft Had Been Silent Until now Moscow had been like the United on Japans assertions which began soon after the sinking with the charge that it was an American effort to cre ate friction between the Soviet Union and The most re cent repetition was last Monday when Domei broadcast the com ment of Japanese foreign office authorities that Turn to RED Page 9 TO The last of Michigan men between 18 and 65 years of age to register for the draft will begin to do so state se lective service headquarters re ported Local such as the one at have been instructed to remain open Sunday and although the official reg istration for youths 18 to 20 years of age does not occur until Lenawee county regis tration boards at Mo and Addison will be open only Tuesday for Harry clerk of the Adrian announced The early reg istration arrangements have been made only for those who will find it impossible to register The latest registration is for men born on or after January The registrants are told to if at all before the local board having jurisdiction over their residential but they may enroll with the nearest board if they are away from to it and clung for a long time to every defense StFighting flamed overnight in both the Kharkov and Sevastopo The related push upon the inne defenses of Sevastopol was picturec lere as still despite th sacrifice of Axis manpower at a rate of fivefor aerial raider oosing bombs a day and steady shelling by the heavies artillery Our troops beat off enemy at tacks it was The Russian information bureau announced the fall of Kupyansk a railway junction of popu lation on the forested banks of th Oskol saying that afte fierce our troops with Oskol is an eastern tribu tary of the which flow through a wartorn region rich ir iron and coal deposits to the Don Heavy combat yesterday through out the area before the Germans southern front heabquarters wa indicated by a communique whic said our troops in the Kharko direction continued fighting agains advancing German fascist Turn to Page 2 Says JapsWere Thrown Into Panic By Doolittles Raid on Tokyo June 26 wit ness to the United States air attack on Tokyo last April who was in a Tokyo street when the raid oc said today the Japanese were thrown into panic and de pressed by the feeble The story was told by a national of a neutral country who has just arrived The daylight he was a complete surprise and shook the peoples confidence as the govern ment had boasted that American planes would never be seen over the Tokyos highly inflammable buildings were spared as the planes went on to bomb tar gets between the capital and Yoko hama and other important indus trial He said foreigners were not per mitted outside the was I was on the street when the bombers came he Sirens sounded and red warning flags and balloons went Many persons showed rushing for I heard no antiaircraft Japanese pursuit planes were out Some Japanese commented on the superiority of the American aircraft Japanese questioned why the Japanese coulc not locate where the came from and intercept replied that they flew too fast and too The people insisted that Japan was going to the but got the impression that they were very much afraid of the United The press spoke of a lonj war and somepeople talked DETECTIVES TRAP Fugitive Shot to Death Grand Rapids GRAND June 26 Madcap James McCartee Leo who was reckless to th paid with his life for h spree with stolen guns and auto Trapped in a hotel room her the curly haired Cheboygan youth was sho to death by City Detective Fran Breen in a typical wildwest cl max to his lurid 24hour escapade The unharmed in th won a gun which he and the young Grea Lakes a fugitive from th exchanged more than a doz en shots at a range of only a feet Turn to Page 6 BOYS STATE TO CLOSE EAST June 26 The fifth annual Wolverine Boy State was to close today with com mencement exercises for 896 d legates who conducted a mode at Michigan Sta College for the past eight Diplomas were to be presen ed to each boy by Herman state commander of the America after a commencement ac dress by Michigans Secretary State Harry Under sponsorship of the Amen can the teenage youO formed political stage local and state elections an operated a mythical 49th state climaxing their efforts yesterda with a realistic session at the sta capitol In Egypt The Cant Rest on Oars chief in citing Jie momentous parleys here had jeen made known The Presidents statement on production follows We ordinarily do not release production figures because they night give aid and comfort to the I am going to give today iust a few which are definitely to give the Axis just the opposite of aid and We are well on our way to wards achieving the rate of pro duction which will bring us to our In we produced nearly 000 planes over We also produced nearly artillery and antitank This is exclusive of antiaircraft guns and guns to be mounted in And here is a figure which the Axis will not be very happy to hear that one month alone we pro duced over machine guns of all air craft and That does not include submachine If we add those the total is well over All these figures are only for one single he May warned against ver He said While these figures give you ome idea of our production ac this is no time for he American people to get over We cant rest on our We need and nd we will make more and And we must also remember hat there are plenty of serious Droduction problems ularly some serious shortages in aw which are receiv ng the closest consideration of he government and The distribution of the produc ion figures coincided with con inuing AngloAmerican war strat egy in vhich the White House said Rus ian officials and experts had been playing a significant part Presidential Secretary itephei Early said the Russians had figured in the parleys from the beginning and still The Russian Ambassador Litvin President Roosevelt Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Bri and Secretary of State Hul have held extended and most im portant Early The most recent of these con Early was held yes This was the first time that the extent of Russian participation in Chemurgist Given What He He Can Meet Nations Needs in Year June 26 William head of chemurgy testified before a housing mining subcommittee yes terday he could produce all the rubber the nation needs in a year if given men and pri The former organic chemistry professor at the University of consultant to the Dow Chemical Company and presi dent of the National Argol Com said he would set up about 100 two in each turning out pounds of butadiene daily rom certain types of Another would be re quired by the rubber industry to make the rubber from the buta he adding that his syn hetic product would make tires superior to those now in We can produce rubber for recommendations special order of Committee Recommends Pay Boosts of 5 to 15 Per Cent The salaries committee of the Lenawee board of supervisors re ported this morning on the petition signed by 15 court house employees for increases in and its were made business for 2 oclock this The report was made by Willis chair of the Increases ranging from five to 15 per cent were recommended for 14 and the salaries of two employees were left the In the committee sug gested an increase in the daily salary of Ray county pro bation The two office positions which were left unchanged were the bookkeeper for the drain commis sion and the deputy school com which pay annual salar ies of and The committee has hestitated to make changes that are too Moore but it is recogn ized that living conditions have changed since the salary schedule was approved last Turn to Page 6 BULLETINS June 26 submarines have sunk two large supply ships and one of medium tonnage in the the admiralty announced June 26 United States army fourmotored attacked Tobruk har bor last the RAF Middle East command announced June 26 son Little electrified followers o the Mahoning open today by scoring a hole in one on the 215 yard par 4 The ball hi six feet in front of the pin anc rolled making him four under June 26 OP Temporary rationing of gasoline and fuel oil in western New York western Ohio anc such other midwest states as may be necessary to provide absolute ly essentialpetroleum for the easl was proposed to the government today at a conference of a commit tee of eastern probably 15 cents a he as from waxey maize and rain and you can al ways make it as you pro It can be made in enor mous quantities at a very small cost and not even disturb the sur lus corn One hundred and 50 million bushels of corn will produce all the rubber we can possibly anc iiats not 5 per cent of our Hale said the War Produc tion Board and Department of Agriculture were aware of feats that could be performed by chem Excluding President Roosevel and Donald War Produc tion Board Hale ac cused the WPB organization of no wanting to win the He said WPB officials were hamstrung by oil industries which he said were in effect Hitler Hale said that the petroleum industry received 500 million dol lars with which to make synthetii but that it could not hope to make more than tons in a and that no rubber as yet ha been In one year we can be turning out practically all the rubber thi country can said re ferring to his cornalcohol process On the other hand you wont ge onequarter of what we need from AGRICULTURE COUNCIL OPPOSES UNIONIZATION AT ADRIAN MEETING The Lenawee county council o agriculture went on record as be ing opposed to the unionization o farmers by industrial labor unions in a resolution adopted at the Jun meeting last night at the Lenawe The resolution was prompted b the current attempts of labo unions to gain members amon milk producers who sell their pro ducts to dairy concerns in metro politan The annual meeting was pre ceded by a dinner at which 49 wer present Frank pres dent of the acted as chair and spokesmen on the va rious activities of the agricultural field were PREPARE TO ATTACK June 26 Chinese reported today that the assault forces had moved into pos tion south of Nancheng for an a tempt to storm the walls of th southeastern Kiangsi province town where the Japanese were halted i a dwrive toward the northern bo of FuMen DECISIVE BATTLE INI lommels Forces Thrust 100 Miles Into Egypt Toward Main British Line June 26 main rmored force of Rommel had riven at least 100 miles into Egypt confront the British Eighth Irmy today with a challenge to icisive Latest word from the desert was hat the Germans and ad ancing despite bitter resistance of ritish covering had not yet met the principal British which is expected to make its stand omewhere before 130 miles within Supported by mobile le Axis heavy armor is rumbling along a wide natural avenue about midway between the sea and a esert plateau which rises 25 to 30 miles Smaller enemy forces were op rating along the Farther some were report l to have reached the western im of the Quattara depression bout 90 miles inside Egypt but dealt with by British armored There was scant reason to be eve they would attempt to cross which is a vast retch of soft sand below sea While the swiftness of the Axis dvance made it virtually certain lat the main bodies of the two orces soon would be locked in de isive United Nations ources said there was every reas n to believe the enemy would be Problem More Difficult throwing everything he ossesses into the is op rating on a shoestring fully as much as the British Thus far e has manipulated his string more but as he progresses his roblems become more difficult in respects while those of the British become The British apparently were pin ling their hopes of victory largely in the geographical advantages of their defense line and on the possi lility that Field Marshall Erwin tommels lines of low extended far across the may not be equal to the Dispatches from the front indi ated that the Eighth Army still vas a formidable fighting force de pite the battering it received in Libya and that it would be able to give a good account of Against this force Rommel was reported throwing into action every lunce of striking power at his dis This includes the German 21st and 15th armored the talian Ariete battering ram mechanized division and a great upporting mass of motorized in The Axis chieftain was reported o be filling up the gaps which were knocked in his equipment during he fighting in Libya by pressing into service recentlycaptured British and Americanbuilt tanks and In his haste to strike swiftly and give the British no chance to re organize their Rommel did not even take time to revamp this merely daubing swas ikas on the sides of captured tanks before sending them into Turn to Page 9 Transportation Crisis Feared June 26 A nationwide workertransporta ion with potentially serious effects on the war production ef was predicted by the Public Roads Administration today as a result of the forced retirement of assenger After a study of the problem in a sample the bureau t now was absolutely necessary that universal group riding be in stituted as a means of extending he usefulness of available cars and The agency suggested also that working hours be staggered on communitywide bases to increase Lhe efficacy of mass transporta Anticipating transportation dif the Office of Price Adr the Office of Petrol eum Coordinator and the Office of Defense Transportation already have urged the organization of car Mayors of more than 300 cities have set up war transporta tion committees to organize group riding and staggeredhour pro OPA has interposed an element of compulsion in the east by an nouncing that under the new gaso line rationing a car own er cannot get a supplementary ra tion card unless he can show he is a member of a car pool with at least three other persons or that it is impossible for him to join such a The effective date of coupon gas rationing was postponed for the Atlantic seaboard area from July 15 to July to allow more time for the organization of such with persons grouping rotate the use of their automobiles in traveling to and from   

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