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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - July 3, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Showers er on Two JULY 1942 PRICE 3 RITISH HALT ROMMELS GREAT TANK BATTLE ON IN RUSSIA Germans Attempting to Sep arate Russian Central and Southern Armies GERMAN LOSSES HEAVY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July greatest tank battle of the current German with hundreds of ma chines engaged on both is in progress east of Kursk while 75 and 100 miles to the south Nazi shock troops are attempting to outflank and separate the Russian central and southern Sov iet military dispatches reported The battle on the Kursk front began Wednesday morning with an attack by about 200 German the dispatches These were hurled and then the real mass engagement began at noon that The Germans have suffered tre mendous and in the thick of battle the Red army has man aged to increase the fortifications of its alreadystrong said Red the army Few details were but the Russians were said to have recap tured several a key front in the pres RUSSIANS ATTACK ON SOUTHERN FRONT 280 125 miles miles ent is about south of Moscow and north of To the the new German thrusts were in Belgorod and Volchansk 50 and 35 miles north and northeast of At these roughly mid way in the battle line from Kursk lo the Germans were admitted to hold numerical super Before Volchansk the Germans were acknowledged to have broken through temporarily at some points with small groups of Red Star said they had made no real being exterm inated or driven back to their previous Germans Thrown Back At Belgorod the Germans were Red army supported by attack a Naziheld village on the Southern Russian front The Russians report heavy fighting is in pro gress on the southern with the situation de scribed as incredibly difficult at Sevastopol wher the battle has been carried into the city Means of Enforcing Levy Be reported thrown original starting back place to their by the fierce resistance of Soviet artillery and infantry supported by tanks and A Russian communique at noon declared that at the Crimean city of which the Germans claim to have taken after a bitter siege and fighting contin ued in the Other Russian dispatches from undisclosed places said the Ger mans rushed the city after concen trating several divisions of infan try and many tanks and planes in a single narrow The retreating de fenders were declared to be offer ing stubborn resistance to the ad vancing The Russian information bureau said the German attacks in the Belgorod and Volchansk sectors began and stubborn battles Military observers said these and associated thrusts appeared aimed at a breakthrough toward Voron on the MoscowRostov railway 130 miles east of the Nazioccupied city of itself 280 miles be low The Moscow radio declared the Initiative is being wrested from the Germans in their fivedayold of fensive against the Red army di visions holding plateau slopes be fore Kursk Germanys claim to the Crimean fortress was still officially although dis patches said the Russians were out numbered 15toone and the sit uation was In the Sevastopol the information bureau our troops continued fierce handto hand fighting on the outskirts of ing Sought July 3 dications that large numbers of au tomobile owners were away from the 55 federal use tar stamp window sent top Treasurj officials into a huddle today over various proposed methods of en forcing the The first auto which have been required since 1 expired Tuesday night but scat tered reports indicate exceptional ly poor sales of the new stamps covering the fiscal year startin July On a proportionate basis the first stickers cost persons who do not show the stamps on their wind shields are liable to a fine of or a jail term of 30 Actual the Treasury has no adequate funds to police the millions of A fewarrests made because of failure to exhibit the first stick but the Treasury has no reports of anyone going to jail for the of A stab at rigid enforcement in the east was made recently when Jie Treasury got the Office of Price Administration to require motorists to report the serial num bers of their tax stamps before ob taining gasoline ration But this plan is deemed by some officials to be inadequate because many car owners are apt to invent a numberThe stamps must be glued to the windshields and cant readily be brought before the ra tioning there is no gasoline rationing in most of the Another complication is the fact that thousands of cars have been laid up for lack of and the Treasury doesnt have any idea of how many stamps ought to be The tax applies only to the use of a motor and laidup cars are exempt About stamps were sold in the last fiscal the front Berlin dispatches cleared through neutral Switzerland indi cated that the Germans hoped to wreck the Red army organization by feat they boasted completed several times in stabilize winter positions and re lease a large number of probably in anticipation of a second allied front The new battlefields are at the middle of a 150mile line along which most of the heavy mainland fighting has developed in the last 60 Volchansk lies 35 miles north east and Belgorod 50 miles north of a preinvasion steel cent er now the headquarters of Ger iwyi Field Marshal Tedor von The city of on the Oskol river 60 miles southeast of is the easternmost Xazi base in that A midnight communiquS on the operations at Kursk said simply that our troops carried out tank battles against the Mech anized Red army detachments were reported to have killed more than Germans and destroyed 16 tanks in a to Page I Explains OPM Personnel Selection July 3 Leon who has not al ways seen eye to eye with senators on personnel had an op portunity today to explain to a Senate appropriations subcommit tee just how he went about select ing state and regional employees of the Office of Price Administra Summoned for further testimony on his request for an in crease in the OPA fund voted by the the price ad ministrator was expected to out line in detail the problems he has faced in setting up an organization that already embraces em Some senators had complained that Henderson placed too much oi the responsibility for selecting field employees on state governors in some instances filling jobs with the legislators political Wrapped up in the price admin istrators request for additional funds was a potential increase in personnel to all but of whom would be employed outside Also involved indirectly were the troublesome points of administra such as his recent order in creasing the price of gasoline cents a gallon in 17 rationed east ern states to meet added trans portation Turn to Page 9 Max Stephan Convicted Of Treason By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July Max Stephan sat in a prison eel today convicted of the highest crim in the Fed eral Judge Arthur Tuttle pon dered the which coul be Judge Tuttle had promised sen tence very shortly after a jury yes terday finished one hour and 23 minutes of deliberation with thi we find the defendan guilty as to a courtroom packed and a naturalized citizen who was accused of 12 overt acts of assistance to a fleeing German war met the verdict with the same cold expression which he had adopted on his first entrance to the courtroom three days pre Turn to Page 10 GO BIAS PUNNED Contracts Totaling Already Signed The Lenawee county fair board las decided to hoJd the fair in September according to plans it las been making since The decision to continue was made this week after Director of Joseph the Office Defense explained that his recent statements con cerning the cancellation of county agricultural fairs and 4H Club exhibits were in the nature a request rather than an The county fair boards decision o continue with plans for the 1942 fair was based on the fact hat contracts totaling have been signed with concession exhibitors and entertainment A considerable sum has also been invested in advertising and and would be a dead oss if the fair were canceled at his The Lenawee county fair asso jation was one of 33 in Michigan o sign a resolution in Lansing une 24 which requested East man to announce to the public hat suggestions in regard to at endance at county fairs have ieen Turn to Page 6 SPY RING SMASHED BY IS Members Spotted Allied Ship ping and Fuelled Axis Submarines ARMY Pan ama Canal July 3 Naz jungle spy the King o who masqueraded as a and 19 other person paid to fuel Axis submarines am spot Allied shipping targets in the Caribbean were declared under ar rest today through the work of a Army agent who survived fie lionlike plots to poison him and sabotage his The 20 alleged seized from Panama to British in eluded night club trustee Canal Zone workers and shipping Frank An Caribbean defense com announced in disclosing the ramified General Andrews predictedother spy rings might be established by She Axis in his zone where so many ships have been but promisee that would be Heres the story of the anony mous Army counterespionage agent who did such valuable worli n tracking down the spy network A air patrol cruising over the Caribbean last March spottec ship carrying oil The identified as the La Plata was traced to British Hon where the keystudded coastline is ideal for submarine Turn to Page 9 TATE AND NATIONAL BANK CALLS ISSUED July 3 The Comptroller of the Currency oday issued a call for a statement if the condition of all national tanks at the close of business June The request or condition reports was the usual lyear checkup by all fedei janking Similar calls vere issued by the Federal Re erve Board and the Federal De losit Insurance approximately 60 both national and vere requested to file statements f their assets and The Michigan Banking Depart ment today called for a statement f the financial condition of all iate banks at the close of busi June Army Warns That Large Cath erings May Bring Token Air Raids HOLIDAY TRIPS CURTAILED By THE A nation fighting to protect th freedom it won in other wars eel ebrates tomorrow its first time Fourth of July in a quarter century under conditibns that ma make it really safe and Most war factories will hum on many fireworks have been aban doned on the populous East ern gasoline rationin ivill keep the greater part of th areas motorists off th many of the residents of the 17 gasstarved At lantic coast states plan to mak their usual holiday trips by trai or and some mostly in the t stage huge fireworks bu travel generally will be in th form of parades and fireworks ir the form of Army warnings that firework displays and might present large gathering opportunities fo oken air raids and for saboteur and actual bans on such celebra tions on the East and West coast as well as the Gulf States indicat ed that those areas would observe he holiday In the nations Wash ngtons annual municipal fire vorks display was cancelled anc t was announced that work woult o on in all government offices connected with the war in some centra and southwestern where he danger of possible air raids is ess than that on the many big events were planned to at ract great throngs of celebrants unhampered by gas Typical of these will be Minne apoliss annual American Legion largest crowd in the ivents 13year history are ex iccted to attend an allday pro gram featuring the mass induction f Navy Plan Defense Program A civilian defense program in luding demonstrations on how to xtinguish incendiary bombs anc big fireworks display at night Iso will be presented in the All war plants in the Detroit rea will operate as as will he North American bomber plant t Kansas where Nat Mil president of the American Var has issued an appeal to elebrants to buy war stamps and onds instead of In the Shriners bandoned their annual fire orks show in favor of a similar ne to be staged by the Army Re ef while in Omaha the merican Legion planned a fire rorks exhibit at Creighton Uni ersity including on the rogram a mass swearingin of Parts of the southwest also will o allout for a regular oldfash med Fourth complete with Rom n candles and fireworks of all is to resent a reenactment of the ombing of Tokyo to the tune of xploding firecrackers and in the resence of Technical Sergeant Idred hometown sol er who participated in the actual lid on the Japanese Turn to Page 9 British CounterA Hack Forcing German Invaders To Retreat To The West Retail Stamp And Bond Sale Supported Generously By Public Boy With Grimy Hands Asks For Help In Pasting Stamp In Book For stocks of new merchandise at any price you want to pay from 10 cents to Every purchase is an invest ment in freedom each item will increase in value with the That is the bargain retail merch ants throughout the country are offering customers in the retail stamp and bond To insure the drives re tailers have employed every bit of the same advertising ingenuity which they ordinarily reserve for introducing a new product or for moving old merchandise from their Window and counter dis plays served as One lo cal store featured a display of arms and equipment from the bat of World War I another nstalled a large bell at a special sales the purchase of a ten cent stamp warranted a healthy To many of the pur chases of stamps were a habit to a Most of bought willingly and cheerfully and went away with the satisfied feeling that comes rom investing in a worthwhile Books Pilled Out In the first hour or so of the ale at one worth of tamps went to one customer and worth to both for he purpose of filling out books al ready In another two bonds went to one person in the first hour of the An outoftown man appeared at one He hadnt heard about the he but he thoughf it was a good idea and wondered if he could purchase some of the kits of advertising posters for use in a similar sale in his own small Adults who could see clearly the value of the investments as well as the consequences if the drive fails were not the only customers at the bargain Children wanted to take One lit tle girl had a penny she wanted to investanother had four At one which had been placed on the sidewalk a ragged little boy shoved a dime forward in return for one of the red The girl gave it to him and then watched while he first at the grimy hands and then at the new Will ya paste it please he Turn to Page 6 SUFFERS I Full Force Of Allied Sea Power UBoats WASHINGTON Julys Jnited Nations high command has hrown the full force of available allied seapower into the fight to mash Hitlers Uboat offensive he Navy Department disclosed las ight with an announcement thai Sritish and Canadian warships cruising side by side with U vessels in the battle of the At Allied destroyers and ther fullyequipped antisubma ne vessels are at work both on ne distant high seas and in the ampaign against submarines op rating along our eastern he official statement Observers considered it probable hat the destroyers sent over here might include some of those re maining to the British out of the 0 American fourstackers traded o them two years but there as no official information on this The announcement did make it that the allied hips were manned by their regu ar Canadian and British regard to the par this means that hundreds f veterans of vo and onehalf years of Uboat arfare off Britains own shores ow are helping hunt the Nazi aiders on this side of the This and the presumably large umber of additional vessels which ave now been thrown into the ntisubmarine campaign raised opes of experts here that a ma rial lessening in Uboat depreda ons would be achieved this sum Urges Relaxation Of Sugar Rations BATON July 3 XP legislature sent to President Roosevelt today an ap peal to relax consumer sugar ra tioning in the United States to make space in crowded warehouses for an expected bumper cane A resolution adopted by both House and Senate and addressed to the price administrator Leon Henderson and other war of ficials said some provision must be made quickly for storing one ofthe largest cropsin the year history of the Louisiana su gan All or practically all warehouse facilities are filled to the legislature and the accumulation of sugar and the lack of available storage space have resulted in several refiners suspending With a continuance of the pres ent sugar rationing there appears to be no possibility of relieving the congested condi tion for the storage of the sugar to be produced in Louisiana during the This unless will be and will probably result in the loss of thousands of ons of sugar cane now standing in the fields and the loss of large quantities of Imperial Defense Positions Hold Firm Heavy Losses Inflicted On Foe By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July Counterattack ing Britisharmored smash ing at the flanks of an Axis spearhead pointing toward Alexan were reported today to have crushed a general assault on El Alamein and forced the invaders to retreat to the It was the first reverse met by Field Marshal GermanItalian surged across the Egyption border after the capture of Tobruk June Erwin army Rommels since it AID FARMERS July 3 Sore backs and tired muscles of he merchants of Vassar were evi lence today of this communitys nitial step in a cooperative ven ture to meet the farm labor short Closing up shops in the nerchants and their employees ramped into the fields at noon yesterday and pitched in to help he farmers with haying and culti It was the inaugural of the pro gram undertaken by the board of commerce under which on each Thursday the towns businessmen vill devote half a day to the plow and the hoe and other agrarian or BUT NEVER THIS Artist Coulton uhoie businest is drawing the adventures of American Boy Dickie and whose avocation is in the footsteps of his famous vtist father as a painter in takes the occasion of Independence Day to express in this series of three pictures the spirit of America today as he sees NO PAPER TOMORROW In accordance with its usual custom there will be no edition of The Telegram July British headquarters said the enemy had suffered sharp losses and declared that imperial defense positions at El some 65 miles from were hold ing The Axis a communiquS came after a day of heavy fighting during which Rommel launched an allout assault from the west on the British ling at El Our mobile and armored forces counterattacked the enemy inflicting the bulletin re and after an armored bat tle the enemy leaving our positions intact Advices from the front indicated that British reinforcements being hurled into the struggle had played an important part in the flanking which were part of a carefullylaid defense 9ne British composed of tanks and mobile was said to have swept widely around Rom mels right flank late yesterday afternoon to strike the Axis forces in the Both sides were reported throw ing everything they had into the climax of a 350mile Axis Italians Go Into Action Informed quarters said the new Italian Littorio mechanized di vision had gone into action in the desert for the first increas ing Rommels armored strength to four German arid British bombers and fighters were reported to be attacking Axis land forces in increasing Enemy concentrations south of El Alamein were heavily headquarters and RAF planes ranged far across the desert to blast Axis communication lines and the important supply port of There was an increase of enemy air activity over the battle area during the afternoon and night of July 2 and the communique also Numerous dogfights developed over the during which Britisli fighters were credited with shoot iig down eight Axis The British acknowledged loss of seven planes in bomber and fighter Turn to Page U BULLETINS July 3 President Roosevelt has signed in to law a vast ap propriation bill for the War De containing fluids for thousands of new tanks and guns and money to equip an Army of men by next July July 3 JP An ae tive scramble for a limited supply of hogs advanced prices 15 to 25 cents today in one of the strong est markets since ceilings were placed on dressed Choice hogs brought a top of a up 20 cents from yesterday and at a new high since July when a top of S15 is Heavier offer weighing more than 240 pounds and carrying a large lard content paced the IS LIFE SO DEAR OR PEACE SO SWEET AS TO BE PURCHASED AT THE PRICE OF CHAINS AND SLAVERY fORBID AL MIGHTY MO AS FOR GIVE ME OR GIVE FROM THESE HONORED DEAD WE TAKE INCREASED DEVO TION TO THAT CAUSE FOR WHICH THEY CAVE THE LAST FULL WE HERE HIGHLY RESOLVE THAT THESE PRICE FOR CIVILIZATION MUST BE PAID IN HARD WORK AND SORROW AND THE PRICE IS NOT TOO IF YOU DOUBT ASK THOSE MILLIONS WHO LIVE July 3 battle of Egypt was rejoined with unre lenting fury today west of El Ala meln in the bottleneck of the coastal approach to the Nile Val with the resurgent British eighth army striving to exploit its first successful counter stroke since the Aids invasion The battle seemed to have been constricted to the northern sec in the immediate vicinity of El and there were no in dications of enemy movements on the edge of the Qattara Depres
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