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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - July 2, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                MLY TELEGRAM Not Much Change In Temperature DelalU on Twoi JUIA 1942 PRICE 3 SEVASTOPOL HAS NAZIS SAY British Waging Showdown Battle To Decide The Fate Of Alexandria Allied Bombers Step Up At tacks on Rommels Com munications By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July making their stand in defense ol Egypt on a line approximately miles west of repell heavy Axis attacks yesterday at E British headquarters a nounced Results of the fighting were m unfavorable for a statemei One attack by enemy tanks e fected a temporary break in a d fended it but 1 ter the enemy tanks were driver out and engaged by our Allied wer reported stepped up their attack on Axis land blasting awa at lines of supp depots and concentration of m chanized The air operations were carrie out despite heavy sandstorm headquarters Especiall heavy attacks were reported con centrated on the Axis airdrom near Sidi where seven en emy planes were reported destroy ed and many others While the main fighting on th land front apparently was centere directly west of El Bri ish mobile columns further sout yesterday lashed out 17 miles wes of the main defense line to engag enemy forces just north of th Qattara the statemen The stand by the British w made after a 350mile retrea across the desert in less than thre Turn to Page 2 FIRST MEMBER OF ALLADRIAN NAVY CADET CLASS Ohio Motorists Are Urged ti Observe City Traffic violators in Adrian ove the Fourth of July week end can expect to find themselves prompt trouble with the Louis F commissioner of publi warned Were going to clamp down or all violators over the week he We dont want an 26 traffic fatalities in the state thi year like we had last year and w dont want any at all in Commissioner Germond said tha many of the citys traffic problem are caused by Ohio motorists and indicated that out of state violator will be given little leeway as far as the citys traffic regulations an An appeal for observ ance of the citys traffic laws wa sent today to the Toledo Automo bile Club in an effort to obtain co operation of the drivers in that vi Commissioner Germond estimat ed that Ohio motorists on outings in Michigan and Adrian factory workers in a hurry to get to anc from work account for at least 50 per cent of the citys traffic trou It looks to me as if there are just as many cars on the road to day as he The tire shortage may have scared a few motorists for a while but they cer tainly got over it in a Some of Houstons Crew Are Believed To Be Still Alive July 2 Some of the crew of the which disappeared along with the Australian Perth in the battie of the Java were believed today to have been picked up by the Japanese and interned in the Dutch East A Navy statement quoted a Jap anese broadcast as saying that survivors of the two vessels had been rescued by Japanese sailors were now in There appears to be no reason for the issuance of false informa tion on this subject by the Jap the Navy The Navy department at this time has no information about men missing from the cruiser Houston other than that coming from en It is not desired to raise false but it should be pointed out that it is probable that some Navy personnel reported as missing have been picked up by enemy The War Department announced meanwhile that 111 American sail ors and Marines had been captured by the Japanese in China and were heJd prisoners oY war at They V 3 been serving at Tientsin and Donn Crane of third from receives congratulations from Lieutenant Charles Hor nauer of the Naval Aviation Cadet Selection Board of after enlisting here for cadet He is the first member of an Adrian class that Junior Chamber of Commerce officials hope to organize for the They have several other Squire Junior Chamber is at the extreme right and Ellis chairman of the organiza tions war services is at the left Navy Day May Be Planned Here If Enough Men Are Interested If a sufficient number of Adrian young men are interested and wil enlist in the V5 officer training branch of Naval ai Adrian Navy Day may be arranged and the enlisted men will have the as a of being sworn in at a public ceremony in their own home The opening gun sounded last week when Lt Charles Hpr nauer of the Naval Aviation Cadet Selection Board ofv Detroit con erred with Squire presiden of the Junior Chamber of Com and Ellis chairman of the war services committee ol he Junior Young men betveen ages of 18 and 27 are now being interviewed by members Annual School District Meet ing Will Be July 13 The resignations of two teachers were accepted by the board of edu cation at its July meeting last eve Francis high school music is resigning because expects to be called to army duty before the end of the sum mer and Miss Pauline phy ical education teacher in the Lin coln is resigning because if illness in her Bills for amounting to were approved by the There was little actual busi less for the boards consideration and most of the evening was tak n up with an informal discussion f school The annual meeting of the school listrict is Monday July Then the districtwill be asked o approve a budget of ailing for a voted tax of te same as a year Two board members are to be The erms of Frederic Oram and Clifford Hood are They vill be candidates for high school who have been United States citizens for the last ten years as well as citizens of good standing in their and who are physically are eligible to become members of the Naval Aviation group from When you apply you are first given an intelligence test which is a quiz not on schoolbook facts but on ones ability to think to make decisions and to express thoughts clearly and con Next you will be given a physical If you qual you will become a Naval Avia tion cadet drawing regular pay of 575 a After becoming thor oughly instructed in both prelim inary ground and flight training you will be transferred to advancec flight training at one of the Nava Air Youll learn blind fly and If you pass your Aviation Cadet train ing youll receive your commission as Ensign in the Na val Reserve or as Second Lieuten ant in the Marine Corps Reserve and win your wings as a full fledged Naval Your sal ary then will to 5245 a Turn to Page 6 of the and Ex change Clubs and by members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce to stimulate interest in the new V5 If a number are in Lt Hornauer will meet with Donn Crane of Adrian already has enlisted for the train ing The Naval Aviation Cadet Selec tion Board has announced that all young men between the ages of 18 and 27rwho are ulate the sale of war bonds ana Forty and Eight and Mer chants Will Offer War Bonds and Stamps Members of the Forty andEight organization of the American Le gion will go back on duty Saturday with their box car and engine at FALL IS FATAL July 2 three story fall from a porch while she showered confetti on a pair ol newlyweds below proved fatal last night to Emma The porch railing gave way just as Thomas of and his the former Annette of reached the house to attend a ienderson Seeks To Prevent Anarchy In Distribution By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 2 UP rice Administrator Leon Hender on prepared to head for Capitol iill today to ask the Senate for the extra the House efused he between rationing and an archy in The session of the Senate Ap ropriations SubCommittee cc dering the supply bill which car es this fiscal years funds for the ffice of Price Administration was rivate but Henderson made his ase public in advance with a atement that rent and ra oning controls are all placed in opardy by the hich was all the House would ve i Henderson sought r operations through next June id said that this estimate was uilt upon careful firsthand esti mates of the requirements of the Unless the full amount is he the OPA ay have to cancel rent control in 2 of the 367 projected areas and flail other The staff is already he but even exist ing personnel would have to be There is an inadequate staff to administer the universal price he and none at all to administer the ceil consumer More over the OPA believes that it faces at least 10 additional ra tioning programs during the com ing 12 lUnless additional staff is avail Hendersons statement de there will be utter disor ganization and anarchy in the dis tribution of scarce commodities as supplies run out Faces Trouble in Senate Even if he succeeds in convinc ing the Senate how any increased appropriation probably would face opposition on the Senate where members recently have voiced bitter criti cism of the OPAs par ticularly the gasoline rationing and price increase in the East And if the Senate boosted the ap there would be a struggle to induce the House to reverse its itTurnto Retail merchants also will The box car and engine will be stationed at the grounds about an hour before the start of the afternoon harness racing pro Legion members will sell stamps and a bank employee will be on hand to sign and deliver war bonds they are Retail merchants of the city also have planned to carry on their stamp selling campaign at the fair They will be represented by a group of 12 or 14 girls who sell stamps from 2 to 4 oclock in the The girls will be properly identified and will have stamps of various denomina tion with During the racing program Clarke chairman of the county Victory Speakers Bu has arranged for three or four threeminute speeches ex plaining the investment value o stamps and bonds and what thej will buy for the armed Vaudeville acts and other enter tainment have been arranged at the fair grounds Har ness racing will open with a pro gram Friday 21 Die as Transport Loses Wing and Falls on West Virginia Hillside BOMBER EXPLODES 9 DIE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July officials sought today to identify the mangled and burned bodies of 21 occupants of an Army transport plane which crashed in flames on a southern West Vir ginia The a former Ameri can Airlines lost a wing at 500 feet and plunged with smoke pouring from the fuselage Russians Admit Battle Is Being Waged In City Prepare for Second Grea Phase of War Against Berlin Says By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN From German Broad July claime full possession aslope toda and military authorities declare Hitlers mainland armies had com pleted linesi aightening operation to attack in a seconi agains great phase of the war into a garden at three miles from Nine soldiers were killed in an other mishap yesterday in Califor nia when a fourmotored Army bomber crashed and exploded on a low knoll with a roar heard for Army men at March Field said the craft was on a routine training West Virginia state guarding wreckage of the airliner at said the bodies were beyond recognition but they be lieved 13 could be identified by another by clothing and a 15th possibly by a Seven men were identified ten Army equipment and personal effects strewn near the wreckage bore the names of Erwin Strat Corporal Russell Elmore Floyd Hyet and Guy to Page 9 E CELEBES BASE OF m mm ALLIED Austra July 2 long arm of the allied air force reached out more than 800 miles northwest of Australia yesterday to rain ex plosives on Japanese warplanes concentrated at the Kendari air drome in Dutch General MacArthurs headquarters an nounced In other farflung operations al lied bombers struck simultaneous ly at Japanese bases at former capital of Portuguese at Lae and Salamaua in New and at Tulagi and Bougainville in the Solomon The attack on Kendari caught the Japanese completely off returning pilots and the al lied raiders were able to make sev eral lowlevel runs over the air scoring many direct hits on planes and It was a most successful declared the leader of the forma Airplanes were parked on he airdrome I saw Dombs hit one group of aircraft and our incendiaries started A headquarters communique re ported that many Japanese air planes also were destroyed at which is about midway between Kendari and andthat fires were started in the wharf At the allied raiders were said to have bombed a barracks and shipping in the but adverse weather made full observation of the results difficult At nearby Salamaua large fires and ex plosions were started among the docks and an gun was the Expects to Patrol Coast for Submarines for at Least a Month Kenneth a member of Adiran squadron of the Civil Air Patrol and an official of the Prentice has left with his plane for submarine patrol duty on the Atlantic He will remainon patrol duty for at least a month and his plane probably will e used for patrol work with the CAP Prentice is the first mem ber Adrian squadron of the CAP togo into active Al though his patrol work will be done under of the CAP he will report directly to Navy and Army Robert MacVicar of Ann Arbor went with Pren tice as an The Prentice plane is considered one of the best equipped in Michi gan for patrol The equip ment includes twoway radio fa cilities and the plane itself has been the biggest and fastest of those sta tioned at the Adrian airport Ac cording to Melvin executive officer of the 5th Michigan squad ron of the Prentice will be given instructions concerning patrol duty work and will attend school for a time to learn Navy patrol In the event Prentice finds it necessary to re turn to Adrian for business reasons first 30day period the indications that Beebe or some other CAP pilot will keep the plane in Under the CAP plan the planes owned by members are leased to the government but are flown on patrol duty by the CAP In recentmonths the CAP has been called upon by the Army and Navy to lend assistance in submarine pa trol duty and other war SHIP SET AFIRE July 2 me dium sized enemy ship was set afire last night during British at tacks on shipping off the Frisian the air ministry reported Other planes bombed airfields and railways in occupied territory and shot down three German bomb One British plane was lost German planes operated during Mobilization for an arfout of tensive was Hitlers the Voolkis said the evas topol campaign and other opera tions on the RULsian fro all wen initiating a new phase of the fight1 fGerman dispatches to neutra Switzerland indicated that everj available weapon was being utiliz ed in drives intended to consoli ctite invasion positions in Russia and the Mediterranean basin be fore the end of 1942 and before the institution cf allied action to which the Axis press refers as t 3 coming siege of Germans pictured the tudded with potential air and sea bases for thrusts at the oilrich essentially cleared o organized resistance and DNB sail that mainland armies of the Reich and her allies were aligned for a ntion of te drive to the east Sevastopols fall was announced with a fanfare of trumpets by th German high command last night A communiqufi said survivors o the Sevastopol driven by Nazi and Rumanian forces from that most powerful land andsea fortress in the world at noon yes faced annihilation on the Khersones xvhich juts into the Black Sea southwest of the city and its clifflined Axis Over Sevastopol Axis battie flags were declared to have been hoisted over Sevasto pol after a 25day hard Yesterday was the 27th day of the Axis offensive by Soviet ac Moscow said the heavy shooting started June The Russian government statec last midnight that the ported 15 divisions ed in advancing a little in fierce hand to hand but the fall of the city was not German divebombers left docks and warehouses along the water front burning fiercely and shrouded in it was Turn to Page 2 Sevastopols Last Chapter Written By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The last chapter of Sevastopols glorious history under by the guns of French and Turkish troops in the Crimean war of and again in 1941 1942 under the repeated attacks of Hitlers has been The memorable siege of the Cri mean war lasted nearly 11 months and ended when the Russians with drew to the north side of the har bor and a general the war set Turn to Page 9 Jury To Get Treason Case July 2 worn en and six men jurors will get th case late today in the treason tri of Max Stephan who admits t gave help toa fleeing German wa Federal District Attorney Joh Lehr has told the jurors tha svhen Stephan bought the Nazi ugitive food and gave hir and provided him ente ainment he was entirely guilty o hat crime Maximum punishment for treaso s Defense Attorney Verne Am erson opened and closed his cas in five minutes presen 3d no and said he wjui ilead in his closing arguments to day that Stephan merely showe me individual a good time and di not help an Most important witness in th udgment is 22yearol Hans Peter a lieutenant in he German air in daylong testimon freely admitted tha Stephan met him in Detroit gave him clothing an ther and finally bought him bus ticket to Chicago the firs ump on a trail that Krug hope vould lead back to Both sides must present their ummation arguments before th ase is given to the Testimon f 18 government witnesses con umed two full Tuesday an Turn to Page 9 Bomb Vital Points on Yangtzi River July 2 ormations of Chinese bombers yes erday attacked Japanese military stablishments In the Hankow area and in North Hunan prov both vital points on the Yang e central news reported to A Chinese army spokesman as erted for the second successive ay that Japanese forces had no losed the gap between columns riving east and west in eastern Gangs province along the Chek angKiangsi The Japanese had claimed yester ay to have occupied the railway ompletely but the Chinese spokes nan said a gap of about 35 miles ill lay between the Japanese He said the Japanese now were oncentrating most of their pres ure in Kiangsi in a semicircular movement south of the railway tarting at aimed at en rapping large Chinese This marked the second air at ack on great river port nine American Volunteer roup fliers on June 23 raided the sinking a Japanese warship nd three It also represented a new blow y pilots of Chinas fledgling air irce who a week ago last their first offensive activity in early five years of sank two apanese warships in the Yangtze t 65 miles southwest of Han All the raiders were reported to ave returned safely to their Agriculture Department Still Is Operating Without Funds the night over districts in southern and western England and South bombing various places but developing no concentrated attack It was A small number of casualties was re EARTHQUAKE REPORTED From German Broad casts July 2 suffered some damage from an earthquake according to reports to from July 2 the second day of the new fiscal year the Agriculture Department operated without funds today as congressional leaders sought in vain for a break in the deadlock which has stalled action on the departments appro It was reported that the depart ment was making no contracts or but otherwise it was functioning as The depart ments next pay day is six days Despite strong administration there was no sign of an immediate deadlock among in the 4 to 4 Senate House conferees over a number of dis agreements in the original The principal stumbling block was re ported to be an administration re quest for authority to sell wheat at below parity prices it Some conferees were ready to take before the House and Senate a simple resolution to make the bills funds available for a month at but they could not get an agreement even on that There was a possibility that no toward making the funds come before j either chamber until next week unless basic differences are recon with both Senate and House preparing to clear their decks for a weekend ator Russell arranged to bring before the Senate a measure to raise government loans on basic crops to 100 per cent of The present figure is 85 per cent A subcommittee begins hearings on a supplemental ap propriations containing a re duced allotment for the Office of Price The House scheduled a routine Turn to Page 9 REPORTS MORE EXECUTIONS July 2 spokes rrn for the Czech government in exile said today that the Vichy ra dio had reported 141 morexecu NUMBERS Russian Communiques Ignore German Claims That City Is Taken July 2 German claim to have captur ed the Crimean naval base of Sevastopol is not doubted in informed British sources said Fighting in the Crimea is not entirely finished but re maining Russian troops are not expected to continue their resistance much it was By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July Red army reported at noon today that bitter fighting was continuing ia Sevastopol and dispatches tele graphed yesterday to the army Red said German assault troops had carried the bat tle into the city Red Stars accounts pictured heavily superior numbers of Nazi forces rolling slowly forward against staunch defenders of the Crimean The situation in the last Soviet stronghold in the Crimea was de scribed as extremely tense and Two successive Russian com muniques have ignored German claims to having captured Sevas topoU The latest information came itt dispatches from Sevastopol yester day to the Army Red The enemy continues to move torward slowly to the outskirts of he city in a number of led Stars correspondent tele In some places the enemy suc ceeded in carrying the battle di rectly into Sevastopol With hand to hand fighting go ing and the Germans numeri cally 10 to 15 times at points Red army troops and Hack Sea fleet sailors were re ported to be refusing to surren Turn to Page 2 CONFIDENCE VOTE Sees Allied Position in Medi terranean and Middle East as Near Disaster By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July Minis er Churchill won an overwhelming ote of confidence from the House f Commons today after he had ravely assessed the Allied position n the Mediterranean and Middle East war zones as a neardisaster vith a hope of victory pinned on very considerable reinforcements ow In The vote was 457 to The parliamentary victory came t the end of a speech one hour and 28 minutes long in which hurchill staunchly defended hia irection of the war as the best ossible under the Churchill sketched a dark picture f the battie of Egypt He said had developed a recession of our opes and prospects in the Middle ast and Mediterranean unequalled since the fall of To this he without elab a statement that at any moment we may receive news of rave Turn to Page 9 SEEK DEATH PENALTY FOR 8 GERMAN SPIES July 2 eath penalty will be sought when ght men go on trial before a spe al commission next week charged ith rowing ashore from German ubmarines for the purpose ol owing up American military in As tentatively developed during series of conferences between far and Justice Department offi plans for the trial of the al ed saboteurs rounded up by tha BI after they landed in Florida id on Long Island called for ap ointment by President Roosevelt a sevenmember military com tions by the German gestapo in imission to pass judgment he were in ad d Jon to 115 persons reported by the Vichy radio yesterday as sen tenced to Czech here estimated that exe cutions in Czechoslovakia since the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich had risen above The trial will be dosed and will be held in Washington or at one of the nearby government reserva The defendants will have While there are lew precedents to guide the it was ex pected the trial would follow thq general pattern of a court   

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