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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - July 8, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Cooler DebUb on Tiro JULY 1942 PRICE 3 CI1Y DEFENSE BIACKOUTPRACTICE Hoch Notifies State Official That Adrian Will Be Ready by July 20 209 WARDENS TRAINED Adrians civilian defense organi zations are being prepared for the citys first practice blackout to be held sometime after July After a meeting last night of the citys 12 precinct air raid wardens with Karl defense co and chief word was sent to Capt Donald state com mander of the Citizens Defense that Adrian will be ready to participate in a complete blackout after that date along with other industrial areas of Wisconsin and Hoch said today that the ex act date of the blackout will be set by state It is expect ed to be the first of a series of blackout practices designed to make the midwestern industrial areas as well prepared as possible for any bombing attacks that may A few days warning prob ably will be given to enable com munities to make final prepara Adrian defense factories have AS RUSSIAN BATTLE LINES WOULD LOOK The map of the United States at right shows dis tances corresponding to those on the Russian battle for where and are the same distances apart as strategic Moscow Voro nezh Rostov and Russian oil port of Batum The Nazi announcement of the capture of Voro nezh at left preceded Paris reports that the Germans were advancing toward Povorino broken Circle indicates zone which Germans been notified to be prepared to participate in the blackout The citys air raid warden or ganization which is finally being rounded into workable condition after months of is better pre pared than was at first The SArmy recommends that an organization of 206 wardens be formed to protect a city of A survey taken at the precinct warden meeting last night revealed that Adrian has 209 wardens who have taken the va rious training courses It had previously been thought that a group of 325 wardens would be necessary to cover the city thorr Rearranging Wardens Kuney said today that the precinct wardens now are re arranging the trained men under them to provide efficient protection for the entire In dis tricts where there is a shortage of trained trained men other areas where there are sur pluses will be brought in wherev er he In most the vacancies will be filled by un trained men since the city already has the required number of trained wardens ready for Temporary arm bands for the wardens have been ordered and are expected to be ready in time for the first blackout Kuney said that he has ordered each warden to appoint a messenger boy to assist in the work to be The messengers also are to be iden tified by arm In an attempt to find an efficient method to give a warning signal for a a recording of one of the Adrian fire departments sirens has been Kuney said that the record will be played over the public address system at the Baptist church tomorrow If the audition proves the record will be combined with whistles from the Van Camp and Michigan Producers Dairy Com pany factories and possibly one or Agreement Reached on Agri culture Department Funds July 8 Senators and House still sharply at odds on the 000 farm today planned a quick resumption of conferences after reaching a temporary agree ment to supply the Department of Agriculture with July A complicating was the Senates action yesterday in authorizing full parity loans on six major farm crops tobacco and pea Chairman Cannon of the House Appropriations Committee declar ed the loan sponsored by Sen ators Russell DGa and Bank head would have no ef fect on the which Cannon said involved a The he was whether the governments parity program was going to be broken Under present cooperators hi the crop control program are able to obtain loans at 85 per cent of parity on the six major Under a full loan 15 cents a bushel more than the pres ent market price on and 38 cents a bushel more oh Senator Russell asserted the bill would place a floor under farm The Failure Of Reapportionment Blamed on CIO July 8 Declaring that the CIO had fallen down on the issue of Au gust president of the Mich igan CIO Council says We prom ised that we would produce signatures for reapportionment With duespaying members in Wayne county and a half million in the whole state that seemed a Today we are faced with the tragic situation that our organ ization has rounded up only Scholle went on to say that the poor CIO response to this and other political calls was the reason why some politicians make us promises and then run They would he pull that if we spoke for The record encourages them to be lieve we do not What is regarded among politi cians as a striking example of the CIO leaders when tell their members products which will farmer to exist in enable the a world of two other alarms to spread the About Cars In This Vicinity Carry No Stamps If the same number of people in Adrian and its vicinity who were driving cars and bought use ta stamps last February are drivin of them are violating federal law by not having pur chased a new stamp this The law requiring these stamp became effective last February an of them were sold in the Ac rian post office at that time Stamps purchased however were good only until the beginning of the fiscal year on July On th basis of this of the new stamps were issued to the lo cal post office but only o them have been sold to Ac cording to assistan they have been selling rapidly since the designated dead line last Yesterday worth were But theoretically there still are cars around the city which do not bear the new The owners of these cars are liable to a fine or a 30day jail Postal officials point out that rev enue from the sale of the stamps is used to finance the nations war which should make it un necassary to prosecute anyone for rising prices for the things he has to Turn to Page 2 TRADE SHELLS July 8 and British guns along the English channel traded shells for more than an hour early today in firing pre cipitated by the Germans first bombardment of the southeast coast in many These outbreaks usually mark attacks on shipping moving through the Dover had its first shellfire warn ing in some time but there were no reports from the southeast coast of casualties or property Bad weather continued to keep the RAP bombers from attacking which they have raided only once this the July 2 night raid on impotency of they seek to how to express themselves on po litical was recorded in the failure and respective of drives to place reapportion ment Wayne on Reds Ignore Report of Nazis That Voronezh Has Been Taken Prepare for Next Phase Battle for Egypt By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July and Ger man forces jockeyed warily each evidently keeping sharp guard against any surprise as they prepared for the next phase of the still battle at the threashhold of the Behind the the Egyptian government put its military and civil defenses in readiness for any Both desert armies were estab ished firmly on their corridor ines between the Mediterranean and Qattara Depression in the El Alamein both closely con cealing when or how they would ry to break the stalemated situa In the past 48 hours the Ger mans have withdrawn from the outhern end of their in ef ect turning a corner at the inland anchor and establishing a side The British failing to comply with the EARTHQUAKE REPORTED NEW July 8 se vere earthquake In an undeter mined direction some miles from New York was recorded ear ly today on the seismograph at Fopdham The Joseph Uni versity said the time of the first shock was EWT and that of a second RESCUES HUSBAND COLORADO July 8 a bottle in one hand and a butcher knife in the Ruth Del Mastro araved a gunmans bullets last night to rescue her Battered on the head by the bot tle and bleeding from slashes from the butcher the holdup man fled from the Del Mastros gro cery leaving his hat and his Del Mastro was grappling with the struggling desperately for the latters Del Mastro ran up from the back of the store with her bot tle and Four shots from the robbers gun went The gunman couldnt take Del Mastros He HORN ISLAND RAIDED GENERAL MacARTHURS July 8 for a raid by 16 Japanese bombers which caused slight damage to the airdrome on 3orn in the Torres Strait between Northeastern Australia and New General MacAr thurs headquarters communique reported today only intermittent air reconnaissance on the South Pacific At Australian Army Minister Francis Forde announc ed that air support control units a radiotelephone link between ground commanders and been created for ef ective frontline Armyair coop Koapportionment Fails The duespaying member of the CIO severa months ago bytheir leaders to as sist the campaign to get signatures in behalf of the reappo tionment amendment That cam paign failed by In the last 60 every CIO policymaking body ha come out in opposition to th county reform amendment Ye that proposal attracted more tha many of them from the ranks of the automobile work er members of the Backers of the reapportionmen rive were reluctant Saturday t put the blame for their faiiur solely on the Helen Bry ant the campaign admil that the CIO ran and file response to a simple from their leaders had been disap We dont know exactly hov many of the signatures w received came from CIO sh We do know that the grea bulk of them came from nonlabo Labors NonPartisan League the CIO political action body worked on the matter an turned in some Also in the last few the campaign headquarters sent workers into th union They got a lot o in one Thf trouble was that the CIO men jus were not educated as to what i was all about MEXICO STRIKES MEXICO July 8 Mexicos first blow since she de clared war last month a dive bombing attack in the Gulf of Mexico which apparently cripplec an enemy submarine was an nounced by the army gsneral staff last night Patrol planes spotted the sub marine off Tampico and the pilots said they believed their relays of bombing dives resulted in numer ous hits The general staff bulletin said the damage was verified by an oil slick identified by reconnaissance and because a second submarine protected the withdrawal of the bombed PROFITEERS WHIPPED Egypt July 7 Delayed first whip ings for profiteering here oc urred today when 13 convicted rofiteers were given 30 lashes three months RETURN TO JOBS July 8 XP City workers on strike lince Monday re turned to their jobs today pending action next Tuesday by the city commission on a number of de including a ten per cent pay The 116 members of the American Federation of County and Municipal Employees voted yesterday to call off the strike temporarily after the commission Bad agreed toreply in detail to the Frank representative of the said the strike would be resumed unless the commissions action was satisfactory to the Vital city services were not affected by the walkoutof Monday and regarded this as a ecurity measure against a Field Marshal Envin Rommel was organizing a new attempt to break the bottleneck or because he had strength left only to hold Stockholm newspaper dispatch es from Berlin indicated uneasi ness in the Nazi capital over Rom mels One correspondent reported that he was in difficulty because his exhausted troops fac ed British Sir Claude Auchinlecks fresh reinforce Turn to Page 2 BELGIANS OFFICIAL DECLARES NEW July 8 Bel gian leader said yesterday that Adolf Hitlers forces had shot more civilians in Belgium than were executed during the entire four years the late Kaisers legions occupied the country in the first World Despite these killings and priva tions which he said made the plight of the Belgians equal to Lhat of the starving Hu bert Prime Minister of said 3ie morale of his people was high er than in when the Belgian army The Prime Minister said in an interview Germany now was ex acting an annual levy of 100 for its army of VIOLENT COMBAT RAGES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 8 Seesaw fighting was reported southwest of Staryi Oskol with reinforc ed German divisions gaining ground at heavy and the So viet information bureau said Rus sian tank detachments fought off bitter assaults upon a height west of The Russians ignored a report by the German high command yes terday that on the Mos cowRostov had Red army men gave ground in two areas of the Staryi Oskol sec tor and counterattacked in anoth er to pile up a toll of Ger mans killed and 35 tanks it was Both before Staryi Oskol and the Russians their guns flamed through the rounding out a twomonth defense against region al German Violent combat was reported in both the Voronezh and Staryi Os kol sectors of the upper Don basin as the Russians battled twin drives to the east from the KurskKhar kov zone dangerously threatening the Red army The invasion salient apparently widened Heavy pressure before Staryi Os a rail town of on the Oskol River 65 miles southwest forced the Russians to withdraw to new the So viet information bureau an In one of the sectors the Ger mans hurled about 200 tanks and a large infantry force into the at it The Germans were fimly met by trench mortar crews and antitank rifle 80 Nazi Trucks Disabled Eighty German trucks were dis Our men mowed down the enemy by pointblank fire of ma chine rifles and ri After killing several hundred enemy officers and our units retired to previously prepared de fense A Soviet tank detachment hold ing a sector in the Don River basin west of Voronezh killed demolished 14 oftheir tanks in a days it was an American Public Facing Seizure Of Auto President Roosevelt Says Air Service Flies Miles In Past 5 Months Loses One Plane Outnumbered Red army men were declared to have killed more than during defense of a vil lage for 48 although the im plication was that the Invaders fi nally won it July 8 United States Army Air Service was disclosed today to have flown miles in the five months to rush vital equipment and personnel to strategic points on the Australian This is a service where things often must be done in a Yet only one plane has been that by an In one it was called on to transport a complete artillery equipment and a vital area hun dreds of miles The haul in volved It was finished in a fraction of the time that overland transport would have The planes land ed the battery in small balanced units with guns and ammunition ready for instant When the United States and Fili pino forces were hardpressed on the service flew a trans port to the Philippines with qui nine and other medical Week by week these air freight ers are carrying am plane parts and other equipment thousands of miles to points where they are urgently On their return trips they often serve both as flying bringing home wounded and as cargo carriers hauling back air plane engines and other equipment needing One plane carried 300 tons of supplies miles in one Most of the aircraft are a spec ial type of American transport plane converted from former air They are adapted to carry engines and propellers lashed under the fuselage and have fit tings for ambulance Many Australian planes also are being used under Austral ian civil pilots have been contribut ing a great part to the services the United States Army Air Force and his chief aide is the veteran Australian transocean Group Harold The head of the service is Briga dier General Rush Lincoln of he more than was was demanded when he Germans had or more troops in as compared with a considerably smaller num ber at present who once denounced Cirig Leopolds surrender to the Germans as illegal and unconsti indicated he had revers ed his views toward his He spoke of the King as an un compromising prisoner of war un able to fulfill his functions and said that Leopolds recent mar riage to a commoner was a purely private matter which had in no way affected his who is en route to the lelgian Congo to step up produc The Germans have cleared the Crimea and shouldered back the Red army with more or less suc cess on a 150mile line of the south ern front since starting 1942 of rensive operations on the Kerch peninsula two months ago Pincers threaten the All German gains in this probably total less than square in contrast to the square miles occupied in the first two months of the Russian Two months after Hitlers legions struck east June they had swept to the Dnieper occu pied such centers as Smolensk and Nikolaev and estab lished Odesso siege lines about and of which ion of copper ther war said Jelgian manpower in was fully and that the Congo He said he hoped to confer with resident Roosevelt in Washing ton before leaving for RUBBER RELIC LOS July 8 outhwest Museum has a hunk f rubber that isnt going into the crap Its about the size of a baseball and was discovered recently in ndian River near the Santa Cruz liver south of Curator Mark RaymondHar ington said today that the ball is kely more than years ind the oldest rubber specimen in the United The dark brown now slight is still remarkably said Harrington only Leningrad was to Russias southern line sags deep est under the weight of Nazi fire and steel at 130 miles east of The Germans hold 150 miles southwest of as the result of a 60mile drive from their base at They are battering Red army positions in be the long main land front is essentially as it has been for The Russians stand guard below Leningrad before such Nazioccu pied points as Staraya Orel northern anchor of the Voronezh Kup Stalino and Tag CZECHS KILLED SINCE HEYDRICHS DEATH July De thousand Czechs have been killed since Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated in Prague early in June and German soldiers assisted by 000 secret police are working night and day to halt sabotage inside a German arrival told German residents here Germany is sending thousands of workers and establishing many new war factories in Czechoslo vakia since the heavy British raids on German industrial towns he Sabotage in Czechoslovakia was reported constantly increasing as a result of wholesale executions and bands of marauders are operating from forests around it was Travelers reaching Turkey re ported on their arrival here that hotels in Vienna and Prague have been taken over as hospitals for German wounded from the Russian front and convalescents have been ordered to remain inside as too many soldiers with disfigured faces and naveshocked the By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 8 Eight men specially trained in Nazi sabo tage methods face their American accusers today at the start of a full and fair trial on charges of violating the articles of war by stealing into this country with in tent to spread fire and Against an extraordinary back ground of wartime a mili tary court empowered to pass the death sentence was called to hear the case in the guardstudded halls of the Justice Department build under the shadows of the Capi tol No official information has been given out beyond the presidential order naming seven generals to the the de fense counsel and But usual ly reliable information from un quotable sources left no doubt that the hearing would be started in a boardedoff assembly room usually devoted to training the kind of FBI agents who rounded up the prisoners after they had been de livered by Uboats to lonely beaches on Long Island and in The eight all Ger though two had acquired American citizenship before the face a swift unappealable de cisionPrseiderit Roosevelt barred all civil courts to them in a procla mation last The commission will decide whether they are guil and if what their punish ment is to Turn to Page 2 Argentine Ships Ordered to Avoid East Coast BUENOS July 8 while still insisting on her right to freedom of the has ordered all Argentine merchant vessels to avoid the east coast of the United States which Germany has declared a blockade a high official source said last In the Argentine ships will dock instead only at United States ports in the Gulf of This action was taken after For eign Minister Enrique Ruiz Guin azu announced that Germanys sinking of the Argentine Rio off New York was a closed which still maintains diplomatic relations with the had protested the the third attack on Argentine and re ceived a promise of reparations from the German government An Argentine authority explain ing the decision to avoid east coast ports of the United States said This action does not signify ac ceptance of the blockade announc ed by but is taken mere ly as a measure of He said Germany had granted Argentina the right to move ships through the blockade but this concession was refused because it would give Argentina a special status and make her appear to be acting in collusion with a non American Gulf ports were not Included in the zone declared under blockade by After Germany assumed respon sibility for sinking the Rio Tercero and offered Argentina promised in a note to Berlin to take further to see that Argentine ships were not endan gered by German The new which newspa pers said already been signed and be announced presumably is oneof the Declares Scrap Rubber Drive Is Improving But Is Not CureAil By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July icas thirty million motorists fac ed the prospect today of having their tires confiscated if the war gets President Roosevelt said at his press conference late yesterday that he was trying to save the na not gasoline and and warned that if the situation should deteriorate it might be necessary for the government to comman deer privatelyowned He made it clear that he was liopeful such extreme action be He reported that no decision had yet been reached on nationwide gasoline rationing as a tiresaving measure and said ha hoped the gasoline and rubber problems might be Although he announced improved scrap rubber he said it already was apparent that scrap was not a Meanwhile the Navy and coordinators office East coast motorists petroleum appealed to to discontinue immediately all un necessary use of gasoline regard less of what their ration cards en titled them A joint statement said joy riding in the ration area was keeping war workers getting to work and back and was threatening to hamper seriously the war production In a drive to keep the motor trucks in the country in good operating the Of fice of Defense Transportation an nounced that truck owners who signed a pledge to follow its rules on maintenance would be permit ted to display a white and blue insignia BULLETINS July 8 The counterattacking Red army was reported tonight to be wiping out German bridgeheads on the east bank of a bitterly contested river in the Voronezh sector appar ly the River Don and to be re pelling successfully all further en emy attempts to cross the July 8 IP With the Chinese still clinging to a 25mile sector of the Cheldang Kiangsi the Japanese were reported today to have start ed a new thrust southwest from Nanchang in a fight for the Ki angsiHunan second loop to ward an overland rail trunk with which the Japanese seek to link Shanghai and A delayed Central News dis patch from Kiangsi said Jap anese penetrated Fengchang and 30 and 45 miles south west of Monday after FUGITIVES RECAPTURED July 8 Two of three convicts who escaped from Kingston Penitentiary yester day were recaptured in a stolen car today by Kirigston police after a gunfight in which one was re ported The other who escaped was re captured yesterday soon after the Kenneth and Harold 20 were captured today and returned to the but police did not identify which one was Ralph was caught yesterday in bushes on a military The their getaways by hiding in a truck which had 37 RESCUED A GULF COAST July 8 July 8 Michi gan beginning will get a twopound sugar bonus in the JulyAugust period along with householders in other parts of the The two pounds may be bought between Friday and Aug ust 22 upon presentation of cou pon stamp 5 is good until July Coupon 6 can buy two pounds of sugar between July 26 and August 22 while cou pon 8 becomes useable Aug ust July 8 IP Gover nor Van Wagoner today called for volunteers to help harvest the sour cherry crop hi western Mich rescued when a persons medium were sized Dutch cargo vessel was torpedoed and sunk by an enemy submarine in the Caribbean on May the eighth naval district revealed to Ten of the crew none of whom was an were landed at a gulf port and told how the ship was torpedoed without warning at sulking within 10 The submarine who talked to the master of the appeared to be but sev eral of the crowofthe craft were I ask all citizens of uid especially Boy Scouts and high school to give immed iate and serious consideration to spending a working vacation with good pay in the west Michigan cherry he said in a pre jared statement which asserted to pickers would be needed in the Grand Traverse in addition to available local and migratory labor juiy 9 Senate Commerce Committee ap 11 to today a House measure authorizing total expen ditures of for con struction of an oil pipeline across Florida another line from Missis sippi to the East and en largement of tht Gulf intercoastal Senator who with Chairman Bailey D NC and Senator Burton ROhio opposed the said an agreement had been reached to bring the bill before the Senate one week NEW July 8 of 29 persons indicted in the gov ernments coasttocoast drive to put the GermanAmerican Bund out of business were held in high bail today as the FBI announced that all those concerned were now in federal The last of 26 named in indict ments charging conspiracy to evade the selective service conspiracy to counsel Bund mem bers to resist service in the armed force or conspiracy to con ceal Bund membership in alien was arrested at New last He was Wilbur counsel for the Bund until last January with of fices at The FBI offices in said Keegan would probably given a hearing Twenty had been picked up in various cities immediately after the indictments four others were arrested in the last few days and four more already were in in ternment Bail aggregating was ed for eight indicted on both counts who pleaded innocent be fore Federal Judge George Sweeney in New July 28 was set for the Gustav national treasur was held in while bail for the other seven was fixed at In Newark August eastern Bund leader William Bund secretary and Ernst Martin all indicted on both were held in bail each to await re moval to New The highest bail was fired for the former Bund Gerhard Wilhelm recently captur ed in who was held hi bail after pleading inno cent to both indictments and to a third accusing him of violating the selective service act In failing to notify his draft board of change of He is wanted also in Hartford on a federal charge of violation of the 1917 espionage In 54 of the Bunds highest officers were objects of federal Aside from those named in the 25 oth ers were being sought for denatur alization Conviction on the indictment relating to the Bunds general policy of concealing its true na ture and concealing the identity of its members may involve a sen tence of two years and a fine of ten thousand The charge relating to the cam paign to make youths resist the selective service act would make those convicted liable to a maxi mum of five years in prison and a fine of AUCTIONS July Furniture auction at   

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