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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - July 9, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELE Warmer on Palo lira JULY 1942 PRICE 3 Allied Convoy Saved as Two Torpedoes Hit Admiral Tirpitz SHIPS REACH PORT SAFELY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July well aimed torpedoes from a Russian which seriously dam aged the Admiral Tir Germanys newest and mightiest saved an Allied convoy from her attack and let the merchantmen through to Rus sia Russian dispatches said These reports said a German na val squadron in which three heavy cruisers and eight destroyers ac companied the Admiral put out from shelter in Nor wegian fjords several days ago aiming to intercept a large convoy carrying arms to Russia from the United States and But the crippling attack on the Nazi made by a subma rine commanded by Captain a hero of the Soviet Union was said to have disrupted their operations and permitted all ships in the convoy to reach the safety of a Russian port Only the barest official informa tion has been issued so far but it was indicated that the great war a potent threat to the Allies sea again has sought refuge in an inaccessible fjord along the Norwegian Bismarcks Twin The Admiral Tirpitz is the 000ton twin of the all but in the German battleship which sank Britains bat tle in was cornered and sunk herself by the massed might of British air and sea Until a Soviet information bu reau bulletin disclosed today that the Admiral Tirpitz had been twice hit in the Barents around the north cape of there had been no word that she was loose to prey on the merchant men bearing Russia vital war sup plies from the United States and She was last located at Trond in a deep fjord on the Nor wegian west after British torpedo planes spotted her last The general area of the encoun ter in the Barents Sea placed the action almost at convoys des The Russian announcement came after Nazi claims that sea and air forces had sunk 34 out of 38 merchant ships bound in a con voy for Russia as well as a United States heavy part of a for midable escort including an Allied There was no hint in the Ger man that the convoy had been assaulted by a surface These reported all unconfirmed by any other were ascribed to air and Uboat BAM II WITH THE AEF in Northern July 9 Canadian and British troops in Northern Ireland completed today eight gruelling days of battle prac the first in which the great Allied forces in Ulsted have British soldiers who have been in the field for almost three years and Americans with about 18 months training in the United States and Ulster fought together and against each other in the first such maneu ver in the European theater of op An attack by United States ar formations halted the big push of the opposite Russel com mander of United States forces in Northern directed all the British troops which opposed joint BritishUnited States forces head ed by chief of the northern defense Directing all the maneuvers was commander of British troops in Northern Ire As a climax of the battle prac tice United States armored forma tions joined Hartles force and wound up the fight with a roaring tank attack witnessed by top Brit ish and Polish military High officers on both sides com mended the cooperation of the men from privates to the top com Franklyn said the Americans dis played of it Reports Teachers In Holland Revolt July 9 open rebellion among Netherlands teachers against the Nazi educa tional system in The Netherlands News Agency said to day hundreds of teachers had been imprisoned or dismissed and nu merouj institutions including closed in The News Agency said Reichs commissioner Arthur SeyssIn quart announced that teachers refused to follow the Nation al Socialist educational pattern would be dismissed on the grounds of hindering the development of Netherlands school ARMED CARAVAN FOR ACCUSED SPIES An armored Army car carrying guards ready with machine guns heads a procession of vans which whisked eight accused Nazi spies out of the Justice Department building and to the district jail in Wash after the first session of their trial before a special military Largest Contingent of War to Be Called For the first time men with de pendents will make up part of the Lenawee county draft quota for Harry clerk of the county announced It is not known yet what percentage of the contingent will be men with State selective service officials issued orders yesterday authorizing the various boards to use men with dependents in filling their quotas if there were not enough men avail able in the higher Men in this classification will in clude those who listed parents as dependents and married men whose wives are self Men who have been married since September 1940 also will be liable for Five per cent of the August con tingent will be men from the 1B or limited service it was announced Orders from state headquarters limit the num ber to the five per cent The August quota will be filled as all available men in Class 1A will be Then the men at the top of the list of 1Bs will be Included to the extent of the total num ber in the Then the mainder of the quota will be com posed of men in the 3A classifica Cole said that men with such dependents as brothers and sisters would be called before Class 3A men with children and wives to support Although actual figures cannot be Cole said that the August quota from Lenawee county will be the largest quota weve ever TO URGE 100 PER CENT PARITY LOANS ON 6 MAJOR FARM CROPS July 9 compromise once rejected by House members was advanced again to day by Senators seeking to end the congressional disagreement over the agriculture appropriations Disclosing that House conferees once had turned down the proposal by a 5 to 3 Senator Bankhead DAla said the Senate group would suggest when the confer ence committee meets again that a directive be written into the ap propriations bill for 100 per cent parity loans on six major Parity is a price calculated to give farmers a comparable return with past usually A loan of this nature would total a bushel on wheat and cents on the two chief crops now selling on the farm below Bankhead said he and other Sen ators had agreed to abandon a Sen ate amendment authorizing the Commodity Credit Corporation to sell up to bushels of wheat for livestock feed at about 83 cents a if the House group would agree to the parity loans and drop a House amendment prohibiting hte CCC from selling governmentheld grain at less than full parity There were apparently authentic that Commodi ty Credit officials might not sup port independent legislation in troduced by Senators Bankhead and Russell DGa and passed by the directing full parity loans on tobacco and BOTANIST RETIRES July 9 George famous botan ist credited with experiments in creasing the value of the United States corn crop by a retired from the faculty of PrincetonUniversity He tiad taught for 27 While engaged in research for the Carnegie Institute from 1904 to Shull crossed pure line varieties of selffertilized corn to Moduce a hybrid plant yielding 10 to 40 per cent above ordinary Vice President Henry Wallace made the first commercial use of the discovery in Iowa in In 1937 only four per cent of Jnited States corn acreage was hy In 1941 the hybrid acreage reached 75 per German UBoat Kidnaps Skipper Of Merchantman By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The abduction of their skipper by a German submarine that sank their vessel by placing a timebomb below decks was disclosed by sur vivors of a small Latvian mer chantman on landing at an east coast Destruction of the Latvian as well as the recent sinking of a Dutch and a Canadian cargo car was announced yesterday by the navy to swell to 347 the unof ficial Associated Press tabulation of united and neutral nations ship losses in the western Atlantic since Besides carrying off their cap tain on learning he could speak the 4 crewmen the Uboat commander also picked up and kept prisoner a Spanish sea man who had leaped overboard during the June No lives were lost in the The entire 37man crew of the Dutch victim also was saved after the vessel was torpedoed In the Caribbean May but in the sink ing of the Canadian ship off the northern coast of South America a month ago 13 of the crew of 21 were killed when their craft was ripped in two and sunk in less than a minute by a May Be Serious if War Is Pro longed July 9 Agriculture Department officials said today a deficit in the 1942 cotton acreage showed clearly that the nation was con fronted with a growing farmlabor shortage that might have serious effects on agricultural production in the event of a prolonged A report issued by the Federal Crop Reporting Board yesterday showed that farmers had only acres of cotton in cultiva tion on July although Secretary of Agriculture Wickard had urged them to plant acres the AAA farm With cotton selling at the highest level in more than a decade and farmers assured of parity returns on the production from there was sufficient finan cial incentive for farmers to plant their full And with normal the unplant ed allotments would have brought farmers at least more than they will now receive from the cotton Officials said a shortage of labor for cotton cultivation and harvest ing was the major factor in the short They added that failure of farmers to meet the na tional allotment raised the possi bility hi the event of a long this country might eventually face a cotton They explained it could be as sumed that farmers planted about all the cotton they felt they could properly grow and harvest with the labor and other productive fa cilities at Each year of the war could be expected to bring a reduction in these facilities and consequentiy progressively smaller cotton unless production of badly needed food crops was re duced to allow for more BRINGMAN TO SEEK SHERIFF NOMINATION Elmer Morenci chief of police and deputy announced today that he will seek the nomination for sheriff on the Republican ticket at the primary election to be held September His petitions are now being cir In addition to his duties as police Bringman has served as a part time deputy sher iff for ten He has been a resident of Morenci for 25 having been in the clothing busi ness there before starting his career as a law enforcement of ATTACKED BY RAF BERLIN From German Broad July 9 and Wilhelmshaven were attacked during the night by RAF DNB reported Damage was caused at both places by high explosive and in cendiary It IN UFEJP OneTime Sweetheart of One Testifies July 9 life or death trial of eight Nazis accused of entering this country equipped to burn and attack war production centers entered on its second secrecyshrouded session to were strong indication that another day or two might see the end of the proceeding In which a commission of seven generals will pass judgment on the men who rowed ashore from submarines and landed at night on deserted The possibility how that the trial would run into next a view held by two im portant figures in the The generals were reported to have heard yesterday the testimony of Gerard Chicago divorcee and onetime sweetheart of Herbert Hans a defend Although many potential wit nesses were observed passing through the closely guarded door to the trial room area there was no official information asto which of them Toward the end of the first day there that the Biddle and Myron the Armys judge advocate general reached the morning of June 13 when four men were brought by rubber boatfrom a German sub marine to the sandy shore near Long This appeared from the fact that four coast guardsmen were seen entering the walledoff trial It tended to the story that a Coast Guardsman saw four Nazis shortly after they landed and buried in the sand a store of ex incendiaries and timing The presence of Melind im plied that the prosecution opened with the life story of each defend All eight men had lived in the United States at one From the testimony covered the arrival first of one group at Amagansett and later of another near fol lowed by a recital of their travels and contacts in the week or so that they were free in this Their stores of fire and explosive in the use of which each had been specially trained in a school near meanwhile had been discovered by the coast guard and the STEPHAN SENT TO MILAN JAIL July 9 Ste phan now is confined to the feder al prison farm at and Sheriff Andrew Baird of Wayne in whose jail the prisoner previously was expressed The middleaged GermanAmer ican cafe who is pleading for a new trial from his conviction of was transferred to the penal farm yesterday after having been in the county jail for two months while other prisoners re sented his Sheriff Baird said he drew a breath of relief when Stephen was taken This is an American Baird And the inmates here dont like traitors or draft Since Stephan had been in a cell to under a 24houraday there had been no threat of violence against Sheriff Baird but other prisoners like A federal court jury found Ste phan guilty of treason last Thurs day for giving aid to Lieutenant Hans Peter Krug while the Nazi flier was fleeing from a prison camp in The extreme penalty is death by 1 HURT IN BLAST July A gasoline tank exploded in the yards of the district plant of the Sun Oil Company at injur ing one man Company officials said the blast occurred while the tank was being cleaned of Damage to com pany property was they re Otto Van a company em was taken to Sparrow Hos pital with Mightiest German Push of 42 Fails to Cain Any Broad Foothold on Front REDS COUNTER ATTACK By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July mightiest offensive of 1942 has failed thus far to gain any broad foothold east of the great Don River and Red Army coun terattacks from the flanks have endangered the Nazi wedge west of the battlefront dispatches reported With massed tanks and an in fantry force padded heavily with Hungarians and Slo vaks for numerical the Germans were reported still forc ing crossings in small groups in an effort to regain footholds where their earlier bridgeheads were Some of the Russians were wiped but others of the Axis advance forces were holding on grimly in the face of intense artillery and machinegun Russian dispatches said that as a result of tankled Russian coun ter blows which recaptured several communities on the flanks of the Nazi wedge west of the the Germans were forced to divert large forces from then drive to ward The Russian counterattacks ap parently centered northwest of Voronezh perhaps aimed from Orel at starting point of the Nazi Earlier a Russian withdrawal from Stayri 65 miles south west of had widened the German salient 65 miles southwest of Bombardments Monday night by Russian air de spite the heavy thunderstorms which mark the areas July weath shattered bridge heads and blocked the movement of German reinforcements to give the Russians an edge in the battle of the Soviet dispatches Soviet soldiers and officers were officially lauded for heroism in meeting superior enemy The communique did not bring out whether this reference meant the Russians were outnumbered on the whole front of the offen which the German com mand is estimated to have poured simply in isolated engagements 8 Fires Left in Target Area of Yangtze City July 9 IP Braving adverse Ameri can bombing planes made another damaging attack on Ja pans main base in the Interior of on Joseph Stilwells headquarters announced Oil storage and wharves were raided and eight fires were left burning in the target area of the great city on the Yangtze a headquarters communique The war bulletin also said that in an attack on on July bombers damaged wharves and warehouses and probably damag ed enemy The destruction of several Jap anese planes on the ground in a raid July 4 on the White Cloud airdrome near Canton also was The Chinese meanwhile belated ly confirmed the loss to Japanese forces of the whole length of KiangsiChekiang The Japanese have closed the last gap in the KiangsiChekiang Railroad gaining complete con trol of that segment of the over land supply route they are at tempting to stretch from Shang hai to a Chinese army spokesman He said the Japanese finally wrested the rail line from the Chi nese July This bore out Ja pans made that SCREEN STAR GARY GRANT WEDS BARBARA HUTTON July 9 Movie Star Gary Grant and Wool worth Heiress Barbara Hutton were honeymooning today at an undisclosed mountain Their wedding yesterday at Lake Arrowhead caught the film colony napping but hardly could be re garded as a for the 38 yearold Grant and his one of the nations richest have been inseparable companions for two She Is The wedding ceremony was per formed by the Paul Ro pastor of the San Bernardino English Lutheran It was Grants second marriage and Miss Huttons Grant only recently became an American citizen although he has been a highranking star in Holly wood since when he scored in The Awful He has been a heavy contributor to Allied war relief and plans to enlist hi the United States army air corps as soon as he can get his financial af fairs in ZERO DIDNT COME BACK Top is a closeup of the electrical switchboard of a Japanese Navy Zero fighter plane which was shot down by a fighter pilot near an American air base on New Guinea pilots in sun helmets and an Australian flight officer inspect a Zero fighter which was forced down near Port SES WARS El IN May Says Married Men and 1819YearOlds Not Needed in Army July 9 ff Predicting the war would end probably in 1942 and unquestion ably in Chairman May D Ky of the House Military Affairs Committee said today there would be no need for the Army to induct married men or youths in the 18 and 19 year Information on which he based the the Kentuckian told was a military se obtained since the recent ap parent Russian The assertion that the drafting of married men and boys under 20 would be May was based on selective service rec ords TheiWar Department has not requested that youths of 18 and 19 years be drafted and May said he would oppose any such re quest if it should be Best estimates based on the re cent registration of 18 and 19 year old May showed there were aproximately in this With that many men yet to be and figuring of them will become twenty years of age each year and subject to in it will not be necessary to provide for the induction of anyone under he adding It is a safe estimate to say this group will net the after rejections for all approx imately fighting men in the next two which is more than the Army May expressed the view an Army of was all the na tion The Army has said it hoped to have men un der arms by the end of this With what we have now and the reserve power becoming avail able each May the Armys manpower needs can be met without resorting to the extremely young men or men who are The enemy soon will be so busy abroad coping with the men we now have there and will have there that he will be un able to give us any invasion wor and there will be no need for a large home ANOTHER JAP WARSHIP BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SUNK BY UBOAT July 9 other Japanese destroyer was be lieved today to have been sunk by a United States submarine in the Aleutian where mist and fog has hampered attempts to oust the Japanese from their island toe The navy reported in a commu nique last night that the destroyer was torpedoed and believed sunk in the vicinity of Kiska Island July This brought the damage in flicted by American undersea craft in the Aleutians to five Japanese destroyers sunk or hit in two Three were sunk and a third was left burning fiercely on July The communique reported con tinued low SHIPPING OFFICIAL DEAD NEW July Tyson of one of the cofound ers of the Lykes Brothers Steam ship died today at Baptist Hospital here where he was taken after being stricken ill a few days Lykes was one of a family of seven brothers who had an import ant part in the development of the Merchant with ships sailing the seven seas before the The present com pany reportedly operates the larg est United States Flag Fleet in for eign Seeks to Improve Flow of Ore and Ingots Into American Factories By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 9 Don ald Nelson realigned his pro duction general staff today for better strategic direction of the flow of ore and ingots into Amer icas now retooled to grind out and hungry for the raw materials to make them He announced the appointment of two vicechairmen of the War Production Board and a director general of These men he would take of the administrative load off his shouF ders and leave him free to decide matters of At a press conference later yes terdair Nelson explained that the top directing officials had been shifted because the boards main job now was speeding sup ply of raw He gave this report on the production pic ture In the months of defense emer gency and then actual the big industries have been convert ed from the manufacture of auto and other civilian items to the making of tanks and The immense job of re tooling is largely The assembly lines are Now the limited supply of ma terials must be directed into mak ing the things which the Army anc Navy consider most At the same civilian economy must be kept Turn to Page 13 60 Car Owners Ordered to Ap pear for Not Showing Stamps Sixty local car owners were given orders to appear before Lyle deputy collector of the In ternal Revenue Department from today for failure to dis play a federal use tax stamp on their The orders were the result of a checkup of cars in the Adrian vicinity last night by Antcliff and his assistants The search for stampless cars was made in parking outside in dustrial plants and through Adrian The majority of those who ap peared this morning had purchased stamps but had not displayed them visibly on the Ant cliff emphasized the fact that the back of the stamp should be filled out by the owner and the number of the stamp itself Should the stamp be he the number will serve as verification that the driver had purchased a Those who had not bought a this morning were seni to do so immediately at the Adrian post The collector pointed out that all boats over 16 feet in length which are propelled by any other means than oars also must have the use tax Emphasizing again that the stamps should be visible on the ve Antcliff added that well be coming around AWARDS DECORATIONS GENERAL MacArthurs Head July 9 George com mander of allied air forces in the southwest awarded decora tions to 23 officers and men of the United States air corps and two Australians yesterday at an ad vanced operational Sneed of Max well received a silver star while in bed rcovering from dengue Raid by Ground Troops De stroys German Cannon Prisoners Taken 6 BRITISH PLANES LOST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July fighter in daylong assaults de spite dust smashed at Axis vehicles and landing grounds in the western aftera sharp night raid by ground troops who destroyed a number of German cannon and killed and captured some of the a communique reported The British planes concentrat ed particularly in the southern sector some 70odd miles west of where Nazi Marshal Erwin Rommel has folded back his line to avoid being An unstated number of Axis refueling oa the landing ground at El were attacked and eight were shot out of the air during the days the British Like the land raid Tuesday the aim was to keep the Axis invaders shaken up and de prived of sorely needed rest and The loss of six British planes was The Italians claimed motorized GermanItalian columns had forc ed British elementsto retreat and had occupied some important posi tions in the region of El For the past 24 hours there has been no material change reported on the 50mile front curving and west from the El Alamein area some 70 miles west of Alex Attacks Enemy Flanks But while the Germans dug British General Auchinleck con tinued to stab at the enemy pinching off taking pris oners and destroying Pri he was robbing the foe of the rest he needs before undertak ing any new effort to burst through the desert corridor to ward the Nile A trail of burned out German trucks on Rommels land supply route was testimony of British air efforts to prevent reinforcements reaching Mnu RAF that the Allied air forces are in a strongecposition now than at the start of the campaign six weeks Against the loss of 110 Allied some of whose planes have been repaired and put back into the it the Axis definite ly has lost more than 284 planes aloft and aground and hundreds more are listed as probably shot Larry Associated Press correspondent with Britains Med iterranean reported last night that naval forces were keep ing ceaseless vigil over a wide area with ships and planes to guard the Allies supply line and to attack if Axis attempts at seaborne rein forcements for their desert fight ers were DSM AWARDED TO NIMITZ SAN July 10 The Navy disclosed today that the Distinguished Service Medal had been conferred upon Admiral Ches ter of the United States Pacific Admiral Nimitz was decorated by Admiral Ernest King com manderinchief of the United States at a short but impres sive ceremony aboard a United States The honor was conferred for exceptionally meritorius service since the outbreak of the war with particularly in connection with the battles of the Coral Sea and Midway American na val forces dealt heavy blows to Japanese sea power in both those In a oneminute speech of ac Admiral Nimitz said the achievements behind the award were due to the devoted service of the men under my the task force the junior officers and the rank and loyal and devoted BULLETINS July Minister Sukru Saracoglu was appointed Premier of Turkey today by President Is raet Inonu to succeed the late Pre Refik July President Roosevelt made another attempt today to persuade Con break a long deadlock over Agricultural Department opera declaring that our war needs do not permit compromise or partisan The issue in matters in disagree ment between the Senate and he said in a is that of more abundant production of the things we He added that we can not afford to cripple any part of our productive effort with unnecessary legislative shack forces occupied the French island of Mayotte in the Mozambique channel on July without ance or the war offica announced ;