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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - July 21, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Cool Weather Details on Two JULY 1942 PRICE 3 British Guns Hit Docks At Maimh In Night Attack IVY PETE Many Big Salvos Hit Directly Into Target Area of Axis Supply Port By lARUT ALLEN WITH THE BRITISH AIR SER VICE EAST OF July 20 JP delayed Guns of British warships poured salvo after salvo of high explosive shells into batter ed Matruh early today Mon delivering the severest plast ering of the war to this Axisoc cupied port on the fringe of the Egyptian The determined to keep the harbor in a hell of a de spite frantic efforts of the Nazi and Italians to rebuild jetties and installations so badly needed war supplies might be unloaded from supply did some of its best shooting of the landing every salvo directly within the target From an advance base for naval aircraft I watched navy planes zoom out under the light of a new moon and hover over Soon afterward flame gushed from the guns of warships swing ing broadside into position a few miles and the first projectiles landed a little short of the illumin ated But that didnt happen again throughout the bombardment The succeeding salvo and other salvos swished through the air and nosedived squarely into shore schooners and other small craft in the harbor with terrific explosions that could be heard for This was by far the heaviest pounding given Matruh from the Strangely there were no large fires started in this just a series of blasts followed by a huge column of smoke which climbed like a snake high into the Navy officers said they were con vinced that a small fuel ship which failed to get out of the harbor had been sunk either in the previous air bombing or in this bombard ment since the although most of her superstructure still was above the appeared to be resting on the bottom of the Shore batteries apparently did not attempt to return the One airman said shell splashes straddling ships directly in the heart of Matruh harbor were so numerous that the whole stretch of water looked like myriad gey This third bombardment of Mat ruh within a week produced fresh evidence that the enemy intends to try to the port to move up fresh supplies and troops as long as it is possible for a ship to get in All the British warships and air craft returned safely to their War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS claim key to in flames and under attack from three sides with its bridges across Don destroyed deny Russians succeeding in count erattack at Voronezh on upper Reds seen staking hopes on Voronezh then strong de fensive stand in bend of lower Don to save SECOND FRONT London ruling out fullscale con tinental invasion this says AngloAmerican strategists lean to smaller diversionary prob ably in north Norway to save con voy lanes to More Ameri can airmen and Negro troops ar rive in northern AIR WAR Russians spare planes from fighting front to blast East Prussian RAF slashes at French invasion coast and northwest Germanys in dustrial SEA Navy discloses single task force convoys merchant craft across Atlantic through winter losing only London reports channel action costs Axis a freighter and escorting British one motor airmen damage 50 parked Axis blast supply dumps as land action continues in CHINA bombers sink two Jap ships in Yangtze as Chinese land forces again yield Chekiang Province to resurgent Jap reports with Aleutian foothold as safety have preparations for attack on Siberia near pushthe button staged NO IDLE JALOPIES Drive Em or Scrap Em New WPB Plan July 21 0P American bombers sank two Jap anese ships in the vicinity of Kiu on the Yangtze River in Kiangsi in a raid yes Joseph Stillwells headquarters announc ed The ships were of and tons Kiukiang is a Yangtze port southeast of In land a Chinese army spokesman reported that the Jap anese had fought their way back into the Chekiang provincial sea port of Wenchow on Friday after having been dislodged by the Chi nese the day The tactics of infiltration that worked so well in Malaya and Burma are being used liberally by the Japanese in Chekiang and Kiangsi a Chinese war correspondent reported Avoiding frontal the Japanese send out fast mobile columns armed chiefly with ma chine the correspondent re and aim their attacks at points known to be thinley de Pilots Join Troops in Ireland j WITH THE UNITED STATES FORCES IN NORTHERN IRE July 21 JP American pilots and Negro troops have ar rived swelling the ranks of United States invasion There are air force maintenance crews with the The drawn from all sec tjons of the United are commanded by a 40yearold col who declared You will hear from these fel They are among the best of the lot They immediately mingled with British inspecting British planes and exchanging shop July 21 UP Merrill chief of the Auto mobile salvage section of the WPB conservation said today iiat in war time a jalopy must either provide transportation or be He announced at the same time that the War Production in collaboration with other agencies had adopted a policy for requisitioning old cars which are making no contribution to the na tions transportation In an address prepared for a con vention of the American associa tion of motor vehicle administra Stubbs appealed to every own of an automobile which is not providing transportation to lose no time in turning it into scrap reclamation In a war he all automobiles must be considered in one of two transportation or as to be sold at scrap Stubbs explained that under the requisition where any old car or truck which remains in a condition of disrepair for 60 so that it cannot practically be may be requisitioned for except in instances in which good reasons are established for other He said a cars scrap value was the price of its secondary less handling and transportation or about to per 1 MIGHT IE Aircraft Book Says Will Provide Bombers a Month 200 SPITFIRES IN ACTION July 21 JP The swelling British airmight slashed at German installations on the French invasion coast and the prime industrial targets of north west Germany yesterday and last night in anpther demonstration of things to The fourengined RAF bombers which scattered explosive and in cendiary bombs on the shipyards and Uboat nests at Sunday night had skim med in from their nights work only a few hours before some 200 Spitfire fighters roared across the English up the coast from Le Havre with American Eagle squadron pilots manning some of the the Spitfire squadrons swooped down on military targets as far north as Le They shot up the radio masts at Fe attacked gun posts and fac No Bombers Lost Early last night Wellington bombers swung out over the con tinent and blasted northwest Germany ing a group targets in without los followed a of Boston bombers which prodded the German defenses in and the Occupied France into action attacked a power Mazingarbe This display of British aerial might coincided with the authorit ative statement that Britains bombing squadrons are to be strengthened from a United States output of not less than four motored bombers a Sir Charles chairman of the society of British aircraft said in the new 1941 Correct edition of Janes All The Worlds Aircraft that the United States plans to build no fewer than four en gined bombers every many of them Liberators Consolidated B24s and Fortresses Boeing B 17s for the Standardization Sought Sir Charles added that the ideal of standardized AngloAmerican military airplanes embodyig the WAR SPEEDS DAM CONSTRUCTION With need for power for war work on Shasta Dam near is being carried on day and About cubic yards of concrete are being added to the structure each This night scene shows construction being carried T High School Alumni Band to Piay at Wabash Station Lenawee countys latest induc tion group will leave tonight for Detroit where final physical exam inations will be given to determine each candidates eligibility for army The group is to meet at the Adrian armory at for roll call and final From there the boys will march to the Wabash station to board the The Adrian high school alumni band will play at the railroad sta tion before and as the men Director of the band which numbers approximately 30 mem is Paul music in structor at Adrian high This the band will a series of concluding with the national anthem as the train leaves Miss Marie 1942 graduate of the high will serve as drum It has been announced that those of the induction group who are ac cepted in Detroit will be granted a 14day furlough in which to con clude home business before leaving or active if they so best thought of the two nations was in The new manual said that Axis planes had been shot down by the RAF from the start of the war to January In the same period the RAF lost only 692 of its own Britains Hawker Hurricane was described in the manual as the most heavily armed fighter in ac tion in the It mounts eith er 12 Browning machine guns or four Oerlikon 20 millimeter cannon and when used as a fight it carries 500 pounds of Sir Charles said that Britains aircraft designers had doubled the horsepower of their fighter planes since the war began and added Much development at which one may not even hint is going rapidly holding great promise for 1943 and the en suing Janes said that publishable details are available concerning the Japanese Zero Work Is Resumed at Noon Krieghoff Project Re mains at Standstill Labor difficulties which already had halted construction of a large factory building in caused the GerityAdrian Manufacturing Companys four plants engaged in war production to stop work last night and this Approximately 350 men in the four Gerity plants left their work at 11 oclock last night in a pro test over a discharge of a member of the National Die Casting Work ers Local yesterday after according to union officials After a conference this morning with company a union committee decided to call the men back to Work was resumed at noon by most of the men on the day Company officials sale the discharged man was not re The meeting between the union members and the management was held at the Logan Street ordnance plant where the discharged worker had been The manage ment did not announce the name of the man who was discharged nor the cause for his James Gerity president ol the said today that he had not been informed of any rea commands Catalina Cat Pilots of Kiska By KEITH WHEELER Chicago AT SEA WITH PACIFIC June 18 Delayed Some day when the Japanese are driven out of Kiska and the Aleu tians are blocked as a road to con the people concerned with such things will find time to hang medals on the men flying and fighting this flying In a war where bravery is com monplace there has been nothing to excell the stubborn courage with which this handful of men drove the brash Japanese back from Dutch Harbor and is now pounding day and night at his bases on barren Kiska and There were few Catalinas here when the battle began nearly two weeks ago and if there are more today the reason is not that the crews made prudent use of their lives and Every day new planes arrive to replace the They may as well prepare to make many posthumous As might have been the losses have been ier than the censor would care to let me Everybody who knew anything about it knew the Cata linas would have tough going against antiaircraft and Japanese fighting Big and Slow The Catalina is the Navys a magnificently durable and far ranging ideal for long patrols and rough landings in these uneasy But you cant have Theyre big and slow big slow airplanes make nice targets for the to Page 2 anese attacked Pearl son for the work We still have army cots and armor plate to Gerity Little Change Noted Little change was noted today in conditions at the Krieghoff Ob Company project on East Beecher Street where work on a large factory being erected for the Defense Plant Corporation practi cally has been at a standstill since about 185 AFL members walked off the job last Thursday nightt The men were prolonging their walkout today and Joseph AFL representative in Ad said that the action may he turned into a full fledged strike unless the Conciliation Serv ice takes some action before the day is Members of the Lenawee Build ing Trades Council met last night and voted to call a conciliator Bashaw said that he sent a telegram to John head of the conciliation and asked that one of his men be sent In the a few more men were back on the job this Ned who is in charge for the said that approxi mately 25 men are working They include several truck driv ers who came back to w6rk yester day noon according to Kriegh Several iron workers who were working did not re port for work All are members of the AFL but some are from outside locals of the Bashaw indicated today that if a regular strike is decided a picket line will be established at the At the present no line has been established to pre vent any workmen who desire to do so from entering the Earl president of the carpenters local said today that a representative of the conciliation service has sent word that he will be in Adrian sometime today to help settle the EXCHANGE SHIP LOURENCO Portu guese East July 21 chartered Swedish liner Gripsholm arrived today with Japanese and Thai nationals from the West ern Hemisphere to be exchanged here for nationals of the United other American republics and Among the passen gers were Kichisaburo Nomura and Saburo Japanese emissar ies who wfere carrying on negotia tions in Washington when the Jap Kelly Files for Republicans and Sets Record July Aspir ants for state and national offices crowded up to the barrier today as the deadline for filing nominating petitions drew only hours away and the election lists were not even half Fortyone candidates elbowed their way into the secretary of states office yesterday to file their but the big rush was ex pected The petitions must be filed by 5 Indications that the standard bearers of both major parties will go into the primaries unopposed in their own ranks were strengthened and for one of Secretary of Harry a political record of some sort was Kelly filed his petitions for the republican nomination for Govern or late yesterday and John Deth chairman of the Republican State Central asserted he was the only man to seek a first term as governor unopposed on the Republican ticket since the Michi an primary election law became effective in Governor who also is unopposed as far as it planned to file his petitions later today along with Senator Prentiss and Frank De Two of the three announced Re publican candidates for United States Elton Plymouth publisher and former and Gerald radio orator and chairman of the Committee of One filed yesterday The Circuit Judge Homer Ferguson of Wayne countys crusading grand was awaited JAP PREPARATIONS FOR SIBERIAN ATTACK REPORTED COMPLETE July preparations for an attack on Russian Siberian maritime pro vince and Vladivostok are almost complete and if necessary the Jap anese could press the button and start to move into a Brit ish source declared This whose identity was not permitted to be said the occupation of islands at the western tip of the Aleutians re sulted in a useful strategical situa tion for the Japanese since it placed them on the flank of a possible American attack on TALKED IN Churchill in Conference With High British and Ameri can Officers NORWAY IS MENTIONED July United States and British staff officers are seeking some means of aiding Rus sia through a limited diversion on the continent hi second front con ferences which will continue for some it was reliably reported Prime Minister Winston Church who initiated the second front talks in Washington in De and continued them there during his June visit again met with high British and Ameri can The chief problem before the group is to frame measures for im mediate aid to the Soviet armies if the present grave situation in south Russia further deteriorates said a reliable informant whose identity It was not permitted to Big Invasion Unlikely Since a large scale invasion seems to be unlikely this it is possible the strategists are mapping a limited diversion such as a small scale incursion at a point which would draw German forces from Russia and at the same time safeguard communications with There has been much emphasis among British and American mili tary men on the need of maintain ing the northern supply routes to the Soviet Russia needs not one highranking British of ficer The problem of securing com munications with Russia grows in importance as Russia faces the winter with much of its wheat lands lost to the enemy and means of distribution devoted to war pur More Rationing Predicted British economic experts have predicted that the United States and Britain may have to increase rationing to send Russia With these considerations before allied strategists might choose a limited landing in an area like northern Norway where the army would be able to strike at U boat bases and airfields imperilling Russianbound Many informed sources view the discouraging comment on a second front as a smoke screen veiling the real intentions of the British American high There are many indications that the main problems of a second front are being courageously tackled by the British and Ameri can service staffs in the conversa tions now Defense Begins In Saboteur Case 50 Axis Planes Are Damaged in Egypt July 21 planes damaged about 50 Axis air craft on the groundin two large scale attacks on airdromes near the British announced as land operations on the Egyptian front were confined to patrol act i joint general headquarters and RAF communique said fires were left crackling among the blasted Axis One Italian plane was reported downed and others damaged in Long range British fighters set afire enemy barges protected by fighter planes northeast of Sidi RAF medium bomb ers made night attacks on Axis tanks planes and trunks in the bat tle area around El causing explosions and Over Malta one German Messer schmitt was shot In all these air operations the British announced they lost five planes but said two pilots were July 21 The military commission trying eight persons accused of being sub marinelanded Nazi saboteurs pre ared today to hear evidence from he defense after devoting 11 days to hearing the governments The commission adjourned a lit tle earlier than usual with the announcement that it is anticipated that the defense will itart introduction of its evidence tomorrow It announced that the prosecu ion formally rested its case yes and that the commission hen heard arguments on various motions made by the which was taken by observers to be an indication that if dismissal of the charges had been sought it had been Germans Threaten Stalingrad In Steady Advance The Nations Strikes In Review July 21 De troit Civil Service Commission yes terday authorized the discharge o 118 probationary employees of the street railway system for their participation in last Fridays wild cat Another 310 regular employes are under suspension pending their presentation of before a trial board that they took no willing part in the Thousands of war plant workers were kept from their jobs by the and Mayor Edward Jef fries had demanded that the strike leaders be Teamsters Are Out July 21 ed Truck invited nego tiators for the AFLteamsters un ion to meet here today in a re sumption of conferences over a dis pute which hasresulted in a week ong strike of 450 drivers and The which has been going on since July involves the in erpretation of wage and hour terms of a contract between the company and the The com pany has offices and terminals in 20 Michigan Headquarters are in Grand City Employees Strike July strike of 116 city maintenance workers entered its fourth day to day as the city commission indi cated it was still willing to consid er demands for wage City Manager Koenig was directed by the commission to pre pare a report which would show ihe cost to the city of the proposed wage The commission planned to consider the report to The members of the American Federation of State lounty and Municipal Workers AFL demanded a general 1 per cent wage They also ask a 65 cents an hour minimum or hourly 70 cents for ruck and a year or meter Naval Work Threatened NEW July naval construction in the New York costing be tied up by a threat ened strike of building trades craftsmen which a union of icial says would be a favor to he The strike vote was taken yes terday by representatives of 26 crafts affiliated with the Bronx joard of business agents of the building and construction trades council AFL and will be consid ered today by Council President Thomas The Bronx union officials are of WPA workers on construc of workers on construc tion of the naval reserve officers training school at Fort Schuyler in the and board representative Howard McSpedon declared As far as being vere doing the government a fav Turn to Page 6 FALL BACK TOWARD ROSTOV July AUCTIONS Public miles west of Adrian on Al Linehan See on Market July 25 Cottage See oil market SEVASTOPOL BLACK SEA The Red army fell back toward Rostov 1 and hoped to make stand between Voroshilovgrad and Russians reported new successes at Voronezh 2 and there was renewed activity northwest of Kalinin Broken lines mark German penetration In 1941 campaign and in current Hand to Hand Fighting Reported at Crossings Along Don River July for ward wall of German and mo torized infantry pushed southeast of Voroshilovgrad toward Rostov today down the rich Donets basin coat field left ablaze and wrWked by the Russians falling back for a new stand at the north west gate to the At the north of the curving 300 mile battleline Red army forces were battling hand to hand the Germans on both banks of the Don river in a fight to sweep them from the last of their bridgeheads and trap those holding on in newly fortified positions between the river and ten miles to the The Germans apparently were massing their forces in the great grain area betwen the Donets and the Boguchar to south of an allout effort to take Rostov from three direc tions and Stalingrad The German said Rostov already was aflame and un der assault from the north and and that German forces farther north have about 50 miles closer to watchdog of the lower Further Withdrawal Red army seizure of the tive in the Voronezh was accompanied by a further withdrawal of the Soviet left flank southeast of Voroshilovgrad to es cape a fighting re treat into hilly country of the low er Donets Movements in the battle of Vor onezh were so a dis patch that one Red army group had driven back to the Don plunged across without waiting for extra swimming and wad ing to grapple with the Germans on the western The principal crossing still is in Red al though many places on both banks have changed hands several another Rumanians were reported rushed into action to reinforce staggering Hungarian and German regiment south of the in the V formed by the junction of the Don and the Voronezh Southeast of Voroshilovgrad lies a branchline east to west railway from Pervozvanovka to Likhaya which the Germans need for their The line connects with the MoscowRostov trunk railway and a spur to on the 100 Tanks Destroyed Air and ground action was de clared to have destroyed or dam aged about 100 more of the hun dreds of tanks thrown into the Don basin offensive by Field Mar shal Fedor Von A dispatch from the Bryansk southwest of to the army paper Red Star said Soviet bombers made a highly effective attack on a large railway junction deep in the enemys The air men said they destroyed 500 rail way including 28 carrying am munition and 200 loaded with and estimated they killed or wounded more than Ger Germans entrenched at the out skirts of 10 miles east of the continued to throw up fortifications and plant antitank mines but they were reported heav ily attacked and losing prospects of reinforcement and supply one by one in the systematic destruction of their the Moscow radio an nounced that Soviet bombers had Saturday night at the dis ant east Prussian port of Koenigs setting off more than a leavy explosions and 38 in the heart of the All the raiders were reported to have re urned German Statement German officials were quoted in a Berlin broadcast as saying Ros was under attack from three north and and the position of the Russian de fenders was becoming more and more Communications from that bas tion of the lower Don to the east vere the radio implying a severance of supply routes from such cities as Stalingrad and Astra The German people were by a radio com mentator identified as General of the implications in the Russians fluid defense of the Cau They are falling back deliber ately with the obvious intention of making their Teal stand on the ranks of the he We must expect them in their own ime to counterattack with consid erable HEAT WAVE GRIPS CHINA July 21 heat wave afflicting a great part if China entered its third week to and indoor temperatures ex eeded 100 degrees fahrenheit in Refreshments were meager and A bottle of eroon soda cost 60 American
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