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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 30, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Cooler Weather Details on Fata Two JUNE 1942 PRICE 3 AXIS CLAIMS CAPTURE OF MATRUH Enormous Tank Losses Suf fered By Red Star Reports SEVASTOPOL STILL HOLDS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 30 Russian forces on the Kursk front above Kharkov have cut off German in fantry forces which pierced their lines in several sectors and more than 200 Nazi tanks have been smashed in two the army Red reported to day in the first detailed account of the massive new battle raging in that The front line account said that Marshal Timoshenkos defenders dosed in quickly behind the wedg es driven by the Nazis before sup porting tanks could be brought up in this battle which perhaps rep resents the beginning of Hitlers general offensive up and down the With the enormous tank losses Inflicted upon the Red Star said much of the sting had been drained from the German at tack and that Red defenders hurl ed back subsequent German at In the two other violently active battle Sevastopols war weary defenders rallied to beat back reinforced German shock troops to positions from which they launched a 48hour assault and on the Kharkov front heavy but indecisive fighting still Elaborating its account of the Kursk Red Star said the Germans began their big push there Sunday with artillery and air assault against Russian front positions after massive German concentrations of motor ized and tank forces had been brought While endless streams of big shells screamed German air raiders in groups of 20 planes each attacked Russian fortifications with bomb and bullet Then under an umbrella of more planes the Nazi infantrymen charged through pulverized Rus sian followed by tanks In waves of 50 to 75 Soviet antitank bat teries and sappers heaving hand grenades and bottles of gasoline met the advancing tanks and slow ed them down while Red infantry men closed the breaches torn by Hitlers foot Tanks Litter Battlefield By 9 on the first day of the German the battle field was cluttered with the burn ed out and exploded chassis of 53 German the newspaper ac count In savage handtohand fighting Germans were killed by Red troops defending two the official Tass agency It credited a Russian air unit with destruction of 60 tanks and 25 German The battle of Sevastopol had ap peared near a bloody for the Russian information bureau an nounced last night at a heavy the Germans made fresh A noon reported having lost more than men in attempts to breach the the Germans GIARABUB LIBYA Q attar a Depression J Oasts EGYPT 0 1OO STATUTE MILES Scheme Built Around Purchase of Farm Other Raw Materials And New Zealand Reinforcements Helping To Check Rommels Drive Axis forces black arrows driving into Egypt claimed the capture of Matruh British strong hold on the path to Alexandria 2 and the Suez Ca nal There was little doubt in London that their claims were Cairo reported heavy fighting rag ing around and southeast of site of a big British naval was bombed by Axis 20YearOlds Face Service With Armed Forces Today is the day young men between the ages of 18 and 20 must register with local boards throughout the country for possi ble military Only the 20 will have their names added to previous draft or der According to present regulations the others will be held until they reach the age of A total of 1550 young men were expected to register in Lenawee county The county draft board headquarters in the Adrian armory was open for early regis trtion last Sunday and Monday for the con venience of those who found it im possible to register Only 183 took ad vantage of this early registration Registration boards in Addison and Tecumseh were open Registration at the Adrian head quarters was progressing slowly at noon according to Harry P clerk of the Lenawee county draft He that the numbers would siderably in the later afternoon and The registration will continue until 9 Reports Japanese Are Concentrating Men in Formosa June 30 bout Japanese troops from he Philippines have been concen rated on Formosa for readjust ment and a Chinese army pokesman reported Just where they will be sent re mains to be he A wide gap still exists between le two Japanese columns on the Ciangsi railway battlefronts in he with the Japanese till around Kweiki in the west and hangjao in the This leaves them about 50 miles What they intend to do next is difficult to the pokesman but possibly they vill try to invade coastal Fukien irovince from adjoining Kiangsi and Chekiang provinces in a fur ther attempt to eliminate possible ir bases from which Japan could ie The fighting northward on the ShansiHonan border is very com the Chinese spokesman with three Japanese columns ttacking the Chinese from Shans and three from The Japanese have been clearet mt of the area and southeast if the Tahsing mountains on Shan he but the area to the outhwest is threatened by attack rom four retreated into their initial posi Russian riflemen were reported to have beaten off dozens of at tacks by superior wiped out two regiments of German infantry and destroyed 11 On the Kursk front north ol where the divisions ol Von Bock are striking east our troops repulsed large enemy tank attacks with success yesterday and kept up battle con tact through the night the gov ernment information bureau 15 Tanks Hit Artillery fire hit 15 its communique Red army men wiped out some The Berlin Dienst Aust said the fight for Sevastopol has entered its final Storming of Sapun Heights was declared to have given German and Rumanian artillerymen em placements commanding the entire Russian fortification system east and southeast of More and more German tanks and aircraft have been hurled into the 25dayold the in formation bureau and with heavy the enemy succeeded in advancing somewhat battles are extremely NATIONS YOUTH IS REGISTERING June 20 Three million men of 19 and 2 register for selective service today in the fifth nationwide draft regis completing the official ros ter of some men of to The 20yearolds are subject t call for the Those whi reached the age of 20 by last Dec 31 were registered on 16 am many already are in Although the 18 and 19yearold are not subject to immediate caT the Army has indicated it wouli like congressional authorization t draft It is now in the mids of a recruiting campaign directei at men under and War Depart ment spokesmen have told congres sional committees that in man combat assignments youths of 1 and 19 make the best Todays registration is for me born on or after an on or before June Th census bureau estimates that th registration will cover o the 1819 age groups and of the 20 to 20 Instead of being subject to call b as in previous registration the new registrants will be class fied for military service in the or der of their the oldes being classified first The draft registration places wi be opened between 7 and The The situation of the Red army sailors and marines manning the Black Sea fleet base apparently was the most critical since the Ger man and Rumanian forces surged across the Perekop Isthmus to set up siege lines there last Dispatches indicated that Fritz von Mannstein was concen trating major assaults on the north east side of the A Red army surrounded after three days of artillery aerial I and infantry was reported to have fought to the last summoning a bombardment from other units of its regiment when defeat appeared Fire Upon Ds Its final message to headquart which spelled death for friend and foe was cited in a com munique Fire upon our Russian fliers were reported to have destroyed or damaged 42 Nazi tanks and 250 trucks and silenced three artillery batteries Turn to Page 6 MUST REIMBURSE COUNTIES June 30 ney General Herbert Rushto held Monday the State Social We fare Commission must reimburs the counties for half of the cost burial of indigent persons who ha died in county infirmaries since N Auditor General Vernon Brown said he considered current funds of the commission could be used to pay the which com mission staff employees said would be the cost of reimbursement John state social welfare had raised the Lenawee Retail Store Quota In July One billion dollars worth of war tamps and bonds is the sales emanded of retail merchants throughout the country in the year eginning July Of s expected from Lenawee county merchants in July aloneTo meet Ms an extensive sales drive New Ordinance Goes Into Effect Here Wednesday At the weekly meeting of thi city commission Monday afternoon live applications for limited traile icenses were approved under th new ordinance which enables per sons to live in trailers on their own roperty or to rent that propert o others for trailer Thes regulations are designed to dis courage the extensive use of trail ers as permanent dwellings but t enable the use of property unti proper housing can be The under the rulin which will go into effect Wednes were issued to Jenkins Alden Walter L and Elva Si of these permits have now bee The first having been ap proved at last weeks The license enables persons oc cupying trailers located on prop erty owned by the occupant to kee the trailer where it a year ly license fee is The specia rulings provides for trailers owne by the property owners but rente to other In these case the special permission is grante only after certain sanitary stanc ards are met At yesterdays the com mission also approved the appoin ment of Paul Murty to th Adrian night police M Murty will take over his dutii Another resolution adopted i the meeting ordered the paymen by the city of on the sewag disposal The amount to b paid on the principal of the bond is while the accrued Intere is TO SELL THEM AT A LOSS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June plan for vast federal business sub sidies to block a threatened break through in price ceilings has been recommended to Congressional leaders by highranking govern ment Informed sources said today that Price Administrator Leon Hender son and Secretary of Agriculture Wickard had suggested informally a scheme built aroundgovernment purchase of farm products and other raw materials which would be a businesses squeezed between frozen whole sale and retail it was a retailer who could not raise his prices to com pensate for higher wholesale charges could continue in business without breaking through price Costliest Fiscal Year In Treasurys History Is Ended vill be inaugurated at noon Stores throughout the as veil as those throughout the ountry at will open sales lands in prominent places in the tore and customers will be en ouraged to purchase war stamps and window and other media will erve to remind customers of the One local retail organiza for has installed a bell to ring at each purchase of tamp or Charles Robertson of Adrian is general chairman of the entire ounty committee while Norman Walper of Adrian ischairman of he Lenawee coujty It is the chair men that the county Retailers witf participate 100 per cent Many have asked me why the retailers have been chosen for this Walper said The reason is that they contact millions of people each and that they are equipped and trained for a selling I am sure the mer chants of Lenawee county want to be identified with this worth while patriotic duty and I know the pub ic will do its part At all large and have been asked to call the attention of all customers in the store to the opening of the drive and to concentrate for a brief period on the sale of stamps and It is a chance to purchase bargains in One adviser to President Roose velt said one guess was that such a program would cost the govern ment between and Rep Cannon DMo floor manager for next years Ofi flee of Price Administration ap told the House in an extraordinary night session last we have heard the most colossal sums This development came as both the Senate and House faced badly jammed calendars on the last day of the fiscal with legislative action incomplete on numerous ap propriation bills which must be completed by midnight if some de partments are to have funds to op erate with Night sessions were in prospect for both chambers and there was talk of trying to put through reso lutions continuing appropriations on the existing basis if lastminute logjams prevent action start of the new federal Turn to Page 6 June 30 Having spent in 12 months more than the entire cost of the First World the treasury closed books today on the costliest fiscal year in its It was a temporary because the budget for the new fiscal year beginning tomor row is more than double the old Exact figures wont be available for a few but preliminary tabulations showed that in the last the treasury spent for direct war purposes plus enough more for other govern mental activities some of which were related to the war to make an expenditures total of approxi mately The war figure compared with an official computation that the direct cost of the First World War to the United from the time of its entry in 1917 until the peace treaty was ratified hi was adjusted and other items Photographs Show v German Badly Damaged since then would add many more billions to this The previous one year spending record for all purposes was in the 12 months ended June last year of the First World Last years total was more than twice as much as the spent in the preceding Starting the years as estimated by Budget Direc tor Harold will be including 000 for direct war Although lagging nearly behind record set a new high exceeding This compared with in the preceding year and a World War I high of To make up this the June 30 Armys Health Called Excellent June 30 Reporting that the general health of the army was the War Department disclosed today that numbers of soldiers had been ad mitted suffering from This is definitely not yellow fever and it is not dangerous to the general a statement The disease is being con siderable study by some of the out standing medical scientists of the United The malady was said to have the characteristics of catarrhal jaun The total number of suffer ers was declared to be toow small to increase appreciably the hospital for all 000ton Gneise which through the chahneh frpm Brest 13fdespite sav Heavy British aerial is anchored in the former Polish port of Gdynia with her three 11inch gun turrets disman British aerial photographs showed About 30 feet of the ships fore castle deck also had been removed and the British expressed belief she had suffered such serious dam age that she may be out for the The Air Ministry said it would be impossible to make the necessary largescale repairs on the vessel at The Gneisenau was bombed re peatedly while she was tied up at Brest from until the day she slipped out of the French port with other units of the Ger man fleet and successfully eluded the The Air Ministry said the ship suffered further damage on the flight from Brest The Ministry statement added that the first taken to probably was hit again dur ing a British raid on Kiel The made in day light some time after that also showed the German depot Monte or a liner of the same class burned out and moored near the Strike Japs In Longest Over water Bombing Attack Ever Made By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HEADQUARTERS Hawaiian Air June 30 American army striking at the enemy in probably the longest overwater bombing flight ever have dealt new destruction to tiny Wake which the Japanese seized at a high cost last Sweeping the strategic atoll under full moonlight last Saturday the bombers hit all their tar set the main buildings leveled everything on the and re turned to their casualties and withoitt the loss of treasury sold of war and about more of regular This brought the total treasury including guaranteed obliga tions of government to a peak of All these figures represented ac tual cash taken in and paid but meanwhile Congress was ap propriating more billions for war until the authorized war program exceeded more than the United States government had spent in all the tune from the inauguration of George Washing ton as President until the Japanese dived on Pearl In the last the army out American Observer Says Des ert Battle Situation Looks Better By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June raids by augmented United States Army air forces on GermanItalian tanks in the Egyptian desert battle area and on battered Tobruk were an nounced today as the British indi cated that the enemy had thrust eastward to the vicinity of 140 miles west of Alexandria and 45 miles southeast of The German and Italian com muniques asserted that Rommels men already had reached the area east of Fuka and the Italians said several thousand more troops had been captured at Mat British headquarters said large forces of Axis tanks and vehicles were met and forced back west of but acknowledged that the enemy again advanced yes terday and that fighting was in progress hi the same Fresh New Zealand fight tag with the bayonet at close bolstered the British de fense while the strengthened Uni ted States air power dropped bombs steadily on the Axis vehicles and A United States military ob server just back from the front said the situation was somewhat An RAF communique said that last as on the previous the Americans heavily raided Axis ground forces west of set ting numerous fires among armor ed transports and ground spent every other agency with a record of more than The navy was next with nearly hi its first full fiscal year of cost Loans to merchant shipbuilding and other war activities cost about Biggest ol the costs wasLapproxraiately 000 to pay on the soaring TAKES GLIDER TRAINING June 30 Pvt Jackie who as The Kid won movie reported yesterday for training as an Army glider Monroe Tried 3 Health Plans And Now Has One That Works BULLETINS June 30 With only SI minutes of discussion the Senate passed and returned to the House today a army supply largest appro priations measure ever submitted to After a oneday delay forced by objections to consideration yester the Senate approved the bQl with only a minor amendment pro hunting the carrying of advertis ing by army camp The House was expected to agree speed ily to this change and send the I measure to President Roosevelt By LORRAINE City Editor Monroe News June the Lenawee board of supervisors rejected the proposal to establish a county health unit by a vote of 19 to 9 last Lenawee resi dents may be interested in Monroe countys approach to the problem of how best to maintain and im prove the health of its Certainly the question has been aired pro and con in Monroe county for a good many beginning as far back as The present county health in operation since is the third sys tem to be tried by the The first was the usual county setup In volving welfare poor com mission and probate with the additional services of a dentist fur nished by the Couzens Childrens Fund of The visit ing county residents in the summer and city dwellers in the was concerned primarily with pre ventive primary basis of a county health while the first of the bombers and a former quarterback at West Point said it probably was the longest range overwater bombing flight ever Wake is nautical miles west of Pearl Harbor and a little more than miles south west of Midway Announcement of the raid was made by headquarters of the Ha waiian air force yesterday after all the planes had returned It was the second American at tack on Wake since the Japanese overwhelmed its gallant marine corps garrison after a heroic 14day The made by navy planes from a task force last pounded shore installations to damaged the airfield and wrecked several small Meehan said Saturday nights raid crippled the Japanese stepping stone at least until the Japs can repair the damage and fly in new We gave them everything we took WLB in Favor Of Plea for Steel Wage Increases June 30 A report made public by the War Labor Board gave strong support today to pleas for a wage increase for employees of Little The report of threeman panel three supplemented by activities of various service organ handled actual treatment The process was tre mendously so when the matter of hospitalization is The or interim was adopted by the supervisors after being proposed by the county audi Under this idea a county phy sician was retained at a salary of With three assist ing doctors located throughout the the county physicians pro gram was outlined by a threeman board of resultant county physician plan did not have control of communicable and con tagious diseases it did not provide for the education of the public in health for immunization work in diphtheria and It did not provide for antituberculosis for the regulation of sanitary conditions of eating I for the handling of milk and sew1 Turn to Page 2 findings by a also supported company checkoff of union dues and a proposal that union members now employed in the plants be re quired to keep their memberships to retain their panel did not specify the amount of increase it believed jus but said the concerns in Republic and Inland Steel Companies and Youngstown Sheet and Tube Com able to pay the a day asked by the CIO United Steel It also said the buying power of the earnings of the steel worker had decreased about per cent since the last general change of wage rates In the indus The board will hear arguments at a public session tomorrow before considering a The Inland company issued a statement the dues checkoff and the requirement that union members retain their stand ing was a form of closed shop and beyond the boards power to im It also took issue with the panels reasoning on the wage saying that on many points the report con tained only qualified doubts and argu mentative conclusions rather than findings of fact RAF STRIKES AT BREMEN AGAIN June 30 Germanys second seaport and sub marine was heavily bombed last the third attack there in five the air ministry an nounced Last night a strong force of our bombers was over northwest Ger an air ministry communique Airfields hi Germanoccupied ter ritory also were attacked and fight ers on intruder patrol attacked railway targets in France and shipping off the French coast The air ministry said nine bomb ers were missing from the nights The Berlin which said fires were started in residential sections of Bremen by the claimed ten raiders were shot Last Thursday night Bremen was the maui objective of a force of more than the third fourfigure raid by the RAF in less than a and Saturday night a smaller force attacked the On the home front a small num ber of German aircraft raided the east midlands and East Anglia dur ing the night Bombs were dropped in scattered places but at no place was there a concentrated the British AUCTIONS July Doc Ikit See on Mar PHILIPPINE CI1Y RAZED BY JAPS Destroyed In Reprisal for Guerrilla Activities June 30 Japanese vengeance forces have razed second city of the Phil Lieutenant Colonel Carlos of General Douglas Me Arthurs Australian reported on his arrival here The town of about was leveled May 22 in reprisal for con tinued guerrilla actlcity by Cebu Colonel Romulo The Japanese later broadcast to all the Philippines that the Cebu action was a warning against fur ther guerrilla Even the women were sniping at Japanese occupation Romulo They could not stop Burning the town will not stop them Colonel Romulo is in Washington on a secret mission for General He was recently awarded the Pulitzer prize for dis tinguished correspondence when he was editor of the Philippine Herald before the The im mediately after landing on put a price on his head for the pre war articles which forecast their moves in the He was the last man off being evacuated on orders of Gen eral Wainwright 12 hours before the troops left the Peninsula April Cebu was widely known as one of the oldest and most historic cit ies in the It was also a deep water shipping much sugar and The buildings in the central part of Cebu werelargely of adobe and while many in the out skirts were of nipa WARNED OF BLACKOUT June 30 De troit area was warned unofficially today to be ready for a possible sur prise test blackout sometime in the course of the Fourth of July week Although no formal announce ment was civilian defense circles here were reported expect ing an Armyordered alert which not only concern Detroit but also major cities hi Illinois and War plantsin metropolitan De troit instructions to be prepared to take part in a black ed planes and that a raid on To bruk set large fires and hit an Axis supply ship Situation Not Hopeless The American military just back from the fighting while the situation cannot be classed as good after such re verses as have been suffered in it certainly is not hope less and looks better now than a few days RAF has kept control of the air and this has had a tremend ous effect on the morale of the In the latest phases of the with drawal they fell back to new posi tions assigned to them in the great est taking almost everything with them and leaving nothing to fall into the hands of the They are keen for new Besides the New it was more Free French have joined Britains ground including fighters from the Foreign motorized Spahis and Sene galese The repair of disabled a vital factor at the was being pressed urgently and me chanics were working day ana night to get hundreds of slightly damaged fighting machines bade into The Fuka lying between abandoned Matruh and El where the British may make a apparently had become the center of the shifting battle scene with other fighting eddying to the area south of along the line of Axis supply Britains battered desert now backed up to within about 140 miles of still dared not risk a conslusive test with the Axis preponderant In a struggle waged day and night over square miles of burning the British were fighting doggedly to parry the enemys eastward thrusts and pick their own time and place for the decisive stand in defense of the Nile and Defenders Pounded Ceaselessly with momentum and striking power in his was pounding the defenders cease SENTENCED TO DEATH June 30 Netherlands East In dies information service said today the Japanese radio of Batavia had reported two Dutchmen of the conquered islands were sentenced to death and four other persons were imprisoned for terms ranging from five months to five years on charges of listening to foreign broadcasting stations and spread ing TO WELCOME KING June 30 military and war production ficials prepared today to welcome King Peter of who will arrive In Detroit tomorrow for a tour of war The young monarch will visit General Motors and Chrysler tank plants during the He will be guest of Governor Murray Van Wagoner at dinner in the During the day he will broadcast from the Ford Motor Willow Run where manyYugoslavs are with the aim of overwhelm ing them in a headlong plunge to ward Alexander and the Nile So far he has The British situation was diffi cult and but not desper Although the defenders had been driven 130 or more miles in to Egypt from lost Libya and had been compelled to abandon Ma their main forces were in tact and gathering for the great clash which may decide the whole war for the Medtierranean basin and the gateway to the The critical moment may come within the next few days and the British are confident they can es tablish and hold an impenetrable While he prepared for Gen eral Sir Claude the British commander in carefully husbanded his main strength and sparred with the Axis armortipped spearheads in highly mobile desert war Prime Minister Churchill an nounced in London General Auchinleck today that had taken command of the British Eighth Army in North Africa on June superseding Lieut Neil Turn to Page 6   

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