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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - July 27, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Showers Weather Details on Two JULY 1942 PRICE 3 TRAFFIC DEA1RTOLI KILLED Milan Man Killed Instantly in CarTruck Collision Near Tecumseh ADRIAN PEDESTRIAN DIES The deaths of a motorist and a pedestrian as the result of two ac cidents yesterday raised Lenawee countys traffic death toll for 1942 to This figure still is only half of the 22 deaths that had occurred last year in the at this tune A headon colision between an Fighter Pilots In Action In Fr ance automobile he was driving and a truck killed Robert 50 years of Milan instantly at 10 oclock last night The accident happened on one and a half miles west of OBriens and their Alice Bell of Hfflsdale were taken to the Tecumseh hospital for treatment for face lacerations while their was They were returning to their home after spending the day hi OBrien was reported still uncon scious this morning but her niece was to be released Leslie of was the driver of the Riding with him were John of Adrian and his five year old The boy suffered a broken right leg and was taken to the Tecumseh hospital for Beach was the object of an all night search by sheriffs officers and members of the Clinton Tiolice after he got out of the truck and ran from the scene of the ac He was found early this morning sleeping in a ditch near Billingtons corners by Julian Frank of owner of the r truck driven by The truck was taken without Franks Beach was booked at the county jail jhis No formal charges have been placed against him as Members of the Tecumseh police force said that a truck answering the description of the vehicle driv en by Beach struck a parking sign in Tecumseh a short time before the fatal crash The truck was headed west and the car was going east at the time of the According to the officers marks on the pavement in dicated that the truck was on the left hand sideof the highway when the accident Braun of Adrian called to the scene of the ac A decision as to whether an inquest will be held is awaiting a report from state police and sher iffs OBriens body was taken to the Stevens Bush Funeral Home in Struck by Automobile Orrin of Adrian Route 3 died at 11 oclock last night in Bixby hospital from injuries suf fered when he was struck by an automobile at oclock yester day afternoon on M52 at Birdsall Members of the sheriffs force were told that Johns walked across July 27 ing participation by United States Army fighter planes in RAF sweeps over the continent was forecast today following the dis closure that seven Americans had joined Polish and Ca nadian fliers in attacks on north ern France Eventually the Americans are expected to form their own fight er command after a sufficient number of pilots here has gained actual combat The Americans who saw action first fighter pilots to go into battle in this themselves in one of the biggest aerial frays that has developed on this front since Nine of Germanysnewest fight ers the vaunted FockeWulf shot during the and while the Americans were not credited with the destruction of any of the enemy planes they were engaged in several hot dog Only one of the Americans fail ed to When last seen he vas diving on a German plane vith all guns his fellow pilots Two RAF pilots also were Two of the Americans flying on the deck lowest level with British and a Canadian pilot were engaged by 28 of the Focke Wulfe They fought against overwhelming odds until a forma ion of American and 3olish pilots in Spitfires dived into the fray from above and drove the Jermans off with The British said that the Spit fire planes which the Americans were flying yesterday had proved iheir ability to meet the new German fighters on equa At least 80 of the Focke IVulf craft were reported to have Deen in the air at one time against the FOR 91ST TIME German Raiders Also Strike Baqk at England and Hit 23 Areas RAF LOSES 29 PLANES French Underground Leader Joins De Gaulle in London July 27 Andre escaped French un an allied invasion would throw all occupied France into immediate revolt who reached Britain yes terday to join Charles De Gaulle while being sought by the that an unsuccessful invasion would result in a terrible slaughter by the Ger If an affair like when the people fought alongside the is repeated two or three then the slaughter by the Germans will break the peoples he He asserted that for July 27 big port of Germanys sec ond largest city and greatest sub marine building was hit lard last night by the Royal Air Toree in its heaviest assault on the leich since the bomb ing of Bremen late last With disclosing the number of jombers participating in the at sixth on Hamburg this year and the 91st since the war be communique announced that 29 of the raiders failed to re On the basis of losses of slightly under five per which the British have reported as the cost of similar recent heavy this ivculd suggest a striking force oi at least GOO The communique said a very strong force attacked the city of population whose Blohm and Voss shipyards alone are said to have a capacity to build 25 U Doats at a whose war in working day and night include oil explosives works and a big seaplane factory 23 British Areas Bombed German striking at Eng land out of the low clouds of the early bombed 23 areas including one within 50 miles o Two brief daylight alerts were sounded in and for the first time in many months work bound residents of inland com munities saw bombers marked with the black cross sweep low to the then dodge back into the clouds with aircraft fire arounc them and British fighters roaring in The German for thi most part operating mach inegunned streets and houses am dropped bombs on western Eng the the th east and towns and village of East Casualties their number not dis closed mounted with late reports of persons trapped in the wreck age of their homes or dug out by sweating rescue The RAF attack on Hambur was the fourth raid on Germany in six nights and followed a series o raids on The raider were favored by good weather first reports indicated the assaul was highly Turn to Page 6 DUTCH HARBOR HOSPITAL IS BOMBED Germans Hurling Reinforcements Into Don Battle One third of the Bureau of Indian Affairs hospital I Jap No life was This picture shows a on Unalaska near Dutch Harbor was destroyed by section of the highway in the path of an auomobile driven south by George Brown of Route Brown said that he blew his aaaci LCU Lllctl 1UI Llie lirSI year after the fall of broadcasts by the BBC were the core of resistance by underground is the pedestrian nearly across he When he heard the Johns turned directly into the path of the according o the No charges were Jaced against Hospital attendants said that Johns suffered no broken bones and evidestly died from Coroner Paul Mott said that there probably will be no inquest Johns is survived by a son Floyd of a daughter Claude Becker of Adrian six He that warnngs such as were given recently hat people move away from the French coast are playing with the nerves of the They wait each ready to help an invasion which never A fifth of occupied France is in a state of anarchy with five or six jolice forces fighting one Philip He described Marshal Petain as without power and said hated by the was trying to set up a Gestapo f his oxvn Unidas of Judson of Coldwater and Pearl of Jackson and a Ralph Allen of said the one point on which Petain would stand firm against Laval would be to keep Laval Funeral arrangements have placing the French fleet in German seen The body is at Mott Funeral 15 Others Killed in 7 is Date At least 15 other persons lost their lives accidentally in Tentatively over the week Nine persons killed in traffic accidents 1st Blackout addition to the two who died August has been set Lenawee county the tentative date for Adrians drowned or were killed in practice accidents while swimming a civilian defense was killed in Grand Rapids said today that only he was struck by a train and a approval of army authorities months old baby in Detroit Chicago is needed to give the killed when he fell from his ahead Adrian defense are ready to do their as soon as this approval can Members of the city Hoch force were called to three permission had been dents Saturday involving one to hold the first blackout sonal coming Friday night Turn to Page was informed Saturday by state defense officials that it was Pitcher possible to obtain army approval for the practice on such For Army As a the date was moved back one July 27 ff Hoch stated that it is the Detroit to make the blackout 21yearold southpaw complete with the exception rejected for Army service by factories working on war pro amining physicians today All other lights in the he reported for including street lights are to physicians declined to disclose extinguished during the time grounds on which Newhouser for the trial blackout As soon ed to pass the physical army approval the graduate of time of the practice will be has a record of four tonles and eight defeats this head of the He was a member of defense said today American League AllStar only not the entire He registered for selective will be included in this vice last fall when youths 20 practice blackout Some com old were He was in the county already last May first WITH A UNITED STATES BOMBER Group Somewhere in July Early today the first of a task force of American bombers return ed to this base to report highly successful raids over enemy terri tory last night United States heavy bombers took a prominent part in a successful raid Saturday night on main Axis supply port in Eastern Ten bombers manned by seventy Americans carried out the and every man and machine re The first to return could not ob ierve the results of their Some clouds had obscured their and antiaircraft artillery came so close and pursued them so persistently it wasnt wise to loit But fliers returning later were able to report what earlier planes lad oh exclaimed the rear gunner of the fourth plane to rumble to a just what I al vays wanted to see Must have een a munitions or gaso Oh what an explosion SIGNS APPROPRIATION BILLS July 27 JP President Roosevelt has signed a jill appropriating for 18 federal war in cluding for the War Shipping Administration and for the Office of Price Ad ministration for the current fis cal Allied Airmen Continue Their Assaults on Japs GENERAL Mac ARTHURS July 27 Allied patrols clashed with the Japanese during the week end on the Papuan Pen insula of New Guinea in the first land action of that new invasion theater as Allied planes continued to blast enemy bases there and on other occupied islands north of The Japanese struck back with a threeplane raid upon Darwin last their second raid in as many They bombed Australias capital of the north on the northeast Saturday night in their deepest penetration yet of this of the enemy attacks caus ed any serious General MacArthurs headquar ters said the land skirmishing on the Papuan described as occurred at about 25 miles inland from point onthe Jcoast near where the Jap chese landed ijast A commumqufi told also of an other clash betweentough Allied outpost forces and the Japanese recently at Mubo near L50 miles north of where 60 Japanese were killed in a thwart ed patrol attack upon the Allied leld This enemy attack followed an Allied commando swoop early this month on Sala maua in which another 60 Japan ese were Allied kept up their continuous assaults on the lona MissionBuna dump ing their bombs among antiair craft and machinegun food stores and ammunition One Japanese fighter was downed and the Allies lost two planes in these In the weekend surge of ac other Allied planes raided Kieta on Bougainville in the Solomon and Buka anc Sohana Islands in the Buka pas sage north of 5 Naval Officers Australia From Philippines SOMEWHERE IN uly 27 officers of the nited States Navy have arrived Australia from the Philippines fter a hazardous voyage which arted in the middle of it isclosed They are Commander lexander Carl Ellis ieut William Lipsett and ieut Daniel They started from the Philip ines in a native outrigger canoe ut later were picked up by a 30TON FISHING SCHOONER REPORTED SUNK BY SUBS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The tiniest craft yet to be sunk by an Axis 30ton Canadian fishing disclosed last night as the 399th allied or neutral war victim in th Western Atlantic as tabulated un officially by the Associated The crew of all of whom sur vived the attack and rowed IOC miles to an Eastern Canadian port reported that the the Lucille of had been shelled and peppered with machinegun fire by an enemy sub marine off the Nova Scotia The three of whosi crew were was the firs Canadian fishing lost by enemy Story of Imprisonment Told by AP Writer Back From Japan Editors Note Max who was chief of Associated Press bureau in Tokyo when Japan at tacked Pearl tells in the following dispatch of his intern ment before being released with other nationals for exchange with Japanese nationals in Portu guese East By MAX LOURENCO Portu guese East July 27 JP American This is Japan From the cold draughty corridor of the Sugamo prison in Tokyo a sullen guard whispered his hatred of foreigners through the peep hole of my cell on the night of De cember In Japanese time that was the day of Pearl I lay huddled on the bun dled in my overcoat and a trying to keep warm hi the heatless Five police had arrived at my home early in the morning and marched me off in military fashion to the district station where I was told I was accused of sending stories detrimental to Japan Shortly after Tokyo was blackei impressing the tha the nation was at 1 was re moved to the prison wher I was stripped and searched an where I was locked hi a solitarj confinement In the fifteen days follpwing remained in knowing onl thct war was declared and ar unsubstantiated rumor tha Pearl Harbor had been The guards were antagonistic th first night but the attitude was not repeated and most prison ol ficials were helpful and tolerant Food Is Poor There was constant day an night with ice forming on th water I was naturally de pressed over my by the polic insinuating that I would be accusec of and I was additional ly disturbed by the scanty and poo Japanese Flat Ten Per Cent Tax Is Proposed by Seidman July 27 epresentative of the New York loard of Trade proposed to the senate Finance Committee today hat it amend the tax ill by removing personal income ax exemptions so asto raise an additional Suggesting asales tax as an chair man of the New York boards taxa ion urged the imposi ion of a flat 10 per cent war tax m all net income now free of fed iral levies because of personal ex emptions or credits for dependents A survey showed the committee to be widely divided on the sales tax Calling the House estimatec o increase revenues by more than ix totally he witness said said the measure mght to be broadened sufficiently o reach upwards of per sons instead of the he said now paid federal Seidman contented that a House approved proposal for the advance collection of individual income tax es by fiveper cent deductions a the source on pay interes and dividends would impose a ter rific burden upon business alreadj overwhelmed by governmental re Business e charged with the collection irom Chairman George DGa de clared that some new form of taxa tion must be found if the Treas urys overall goal of in new revenue is to be reachec As approved by the th measure now before the Senat committee provides a return o only A survey showed the following committee lineup on a sales tax Five including Sena tors Vandenberg Taft Byrd Radcliff DMd and Herring DIowa ad vocated such a Seven members were willing t vote for it only as a last of the Treasury insisted on obtain ing the full an would agree to imposition of th Included in this group wer Democratic Leader Barkley Ky and Senators Connally D Brown D Guffey Dav members were flatly op with Senator LaFolletl against it under an circumstances and Senator Clar DMo only slightly less emphat hi his Three Senators John son Gerry an Danaher declined comment Four Senators Walsh D Bailey Capper R Kan and Lodge wer not Nations drive for victory in the Sir lord privy seal arid eader of the House of eiterated featIndia would be giv n postwar freedom to provide whatever way she chooses for her wn but he said victory must first be The troublesome issue likely will each a climax after 7 when lie allIndia congress is expected o approve a civil disobedience pro ram arranged by Writing in his newspaper Hari Gandhi said yesterday he was for Indian independence low not to embarrass the United but because he believed he allies would be unable to beat he Axis unless India were To apan he served notice that she ould not expect a welcome if she nvaded CHUNGKING AIR RAID ALAS July Chungking had its first ra alarm in eleven months late toda but United States warplanes roare out to meet the enemy and th Japanese failed to reach the cit Whether the American plani actually engaged the Japanese wa not immediately ndia to Her Freedom After War Is Won July 27 new risis brewing over Gandhis cam aign for immediate withdrawal o ritish rule from India was met bj declaration from Britain toda hat the United Nations could no ermit the actions of the little na onalist leader to thwart thei drive for victory in the East In a broadcast directed especial to the United Sir Staf ord who went on a futil nission to India with an indepen ence program last toll mericans Your sons as well as ours ar elping defend India and wage var gainst the Your policj s well os ours is to defend referring to h dded We can not allow the ac ons of a however dis inguished in the fight for freedom the to thwart the Jap Intrigue In Thailand Disclosed Correspondents Bring Back Many Accounts From Conquered Lands By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Accounts of a Japanese facesav ng effort that of a vast web of oriental intrigue with which Japan prepared for her conquests and of bitter suffering of Ameri can and other nationals who fell nto Japanese hands were given over the weekend by Associated freed from Press correspondents newly from Japanese Their dispatches came Portui East where the exi some citizensof tin States and other Americ for a similar number of and Thai just taken The liner searing the Americans missionaries and Is to sail for New York to The facesaving attempt which flopped was related by Max chief of the Associated Press bur eau in Tokyo when war After first trumpeting to the world that nine of the American bombers which raided Tokyo April 18 were knocked the Jap anese reduced their claims to one and put the wreckage on display in Tokyo to prove But Japanese who came to gape smelled paint sure the white and blue of the air force which had been freshly daubed on still was Jap Intrigue Relman Associated Press chief of bureau in Tokyo from 1937 to 1940 who traveled through southeast Asia ona prewar as the workings of apaneseThai intrigue and fifth olumn activities laid the groundwork for Japans quick suc esses in Malaya and While Japan andThailand retending mutual he aidThailand actually was a party o Japans transport eets moving into the Gulf of iam as early as August and Sep ember last Turn to Page 2 July 27 truce under which striking employees oi tour municipal departments were to return to work with their reg ular shifts pending media tion of a wage dispute with the city averted a citywide abor holiday which had been callec for midnight The 115 strikers voted Saturday night to resume their jobs today The vote was taken after a meet ing in which officials of their the American Federation of County and Municipal Em jloyees and federal anc state mediators Chairman Thomas Donahue o the state labor mediation board said conferecnes to bring about i permanent settlement of the dis jute would be resumed next Fri Donahue conferred with May or Hackett and the city com mission Saturday after other me diators had complained that Hack ett had spurned their efforts to avert a labor holiday voted by AFL and CIO locals in Jackson which would have affected plants engaged in war MAY ASK LEGISLATURE TO EARMARK 5 MILLIONS FOR BUILDING PROGRAM July 27 nor Van outlining meth ods of meeting postwar unem disclosed today he considering asking the 1943 legis lature to earmark five or six ml lion dollars for a state institution al building program after th At the same he instructe the State Planning Commission t take over an public postwar plan ning including the publi work reserve discontinued by th Federal Works Agency becaus of lack of We want t have plenty of projects all read to go so there will be no mor leafraking if there is a depres sion after Van Wagone July heavy orce of bombers blasted the Axis upply port of Tobruk again last touching off fires and explo ions and scoring a direct hit on an nemy British headquarters announced Long range fighters of the RAF meanwhile attacked Axis barges off Sidi another enemy sup ily port on the Egyptian side of he Libyan Low clouds and dust storms were reported to have limited aerial op erations yesterday in the battle where the Germans and Ital ans were said to be digging in hi anticipation of a renewal of the desert battle in which they were driven from ridge positions west of El Alamein last Ernest Duckworth of Pro bombardier and na vigator of one of the American said he dropped a string of nine heavy bombs which touched off fires along a pipeline carrying fuel from tankers to fuel Aircraft which followed dropped omb after bomb into the area by he light of the flaming 120Mile Front Is Aflame With Artillery Fire and Plane Action ft By EDDY GILMORE July 27 Ger mans hurled into battie today the great weight of reinforcements they have massed for the campaigns against the North Caucasus and on the sending tanks and planes hi a furious as sault in an effort to widen their footholds south of the Don river near The Russian air using some United States bombers andfight pounded the moving columns of German mien and guns by day underthe full The whole Steppe land was eerie Bombs burst over jreat areas of the grassy slopes and the plains waist with The Russiansreported they were holding their positions against the tremendous onslaught Railroad Probably Bombed The StalingradTikhoretsk rail last rail link with the Cau undoubtedly has undergone heavy There no reports suggesting that German land forces had reached this which runs south of tha Don barely 50 miles from Tsunly Along the rail line where it comes nearest to the Don river are threeJtypical Cossack are 100 miles south west of Stalingrad and 20 miles south of the Don Sal on the river 20 milessoutheast of Kotelni kovo 20 miles farther southwestJalong the line and about MO inrilsjnortheast of junctionSwith the main Caucasus The German high command said its troops had smashed across the Don and captured the strongly fortified and tenaciously defended town of 20 miles south of Rostov on the rail line to the Caucasus oH port 30c German jeeri put of action one sec tor albneplhe midday Russian com muniqud The tank battie is continuing as the Germans seek to cross the Don simultaneously in several Earlier the Russians had acknow ledged the establishment of at least two German bridgeheads in the Tsimlyansk At the same the Germans hammered mercilessly at Rostov with some success and the Russians said that at one point the Nazi drive had broken into the heart of the Soviet defenses at a tremendous In a few the Russians the Germans lost 20 tanks and more than 700 The Rus sians continued to insist that the heaviest battles still were being fought on the outskirts of although the Germans already have announced capture of the Turn to Page 2 War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED forces battle in what London calls most import ant battle with huge oil and well as military Germans claim 20mile penetration of Caucasus with cap ture of south of airmen blast To bruk and Sidl Barrani docks and shipping again as Axis forces dig in against anticipated renewal of desert AIR blasts Ham Uboat in fierce as sault that costs admitted 29 out of at least 600 Industrial Duis berg also gets weekend shellack Army fighter pilots make debut in European theater as seven join RAF over France AUSTRALIA Allied clash with Japs Papuan jungles of new invasion theater of New Guinea foes swap air warn campaigning for immediate with drawal of British United Nations cannot permit thwarting of drive for July 27 zation of a third international labor federation which a spokesman said would compete with the Federation of Labor and the Con gress of Industrial was decided yesterday at a confer ence of independent labor Donald of Milwau said that the decision was by leaders of more than a dozen in dependent labor who re present more than a million men and women diskusted with both the AFL and who said he represent ed the Associated Unions of Am erica and was temporary secretary of the announced that the proposed federation woui3 be organized at anational founding convention here Oct 3 and NEW July 27 Americas millions on the alert for three Nazispy saboteurs who may be in this the FBI telephones were swamped with calls yesterday from tensevoiced amateur sleuthhs who thought they had just seen the wanted No arrests were and Wal ter Reinhold Rudolf Earth and Joseph master Nazi operatives known to have had ex tensive training hi con tinued as a nationwida search asked by FBI Chief Ed gar The FBI hi a broadcast Satur day called upon all law enforce ment officers and the general pub lic to be on the lookout for the three but did not say definitely were known to ia ;