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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 2, 1942, Adrian, Michigan DAILY T1LK3EAM Showers Detail on tagt ADMAN 1942 PRICE 3 BRITISH War Declaration On Hungary And Bulgaria Urged PRESIDENT THE THREE Declares They Plan Expansion of Military Activities Against United Nations June 2 CD President Roosevelt asked Congress today to declare war on Hungary and The Chief in a terse message to the House of Represen said that these three coun tries had declared war on the United States as the instruments of The message did not go to the since it was not in The text follows The governments of Hungary and Rumania have de clared war against the United I realize that the three governments took this action not upon their own initiative or in response to the wishes of their own peoples but as the instruments of These three governments are now engaged in military acti vities directed against the United Nations and are planning an exten sion of these I recommend that the Congress recognize a state of war between the United States and between the United States and and between the United States and Roosevelts mention of plans for an extension of military acti vities by Rumania There have been frequent that Hitler has been in sisting that they supply additional troops for the campaign against advices Europe have pointed to the possi bility of the Nazis starting a new offensive in the form of a pincers movement on Iran and the Cauca with their rich oil Hungary and was without arcplifica Adrian gas consumers will soon be using natural gas from the Tex as and Oklahoma oil it ap peared today as construction pro gresses on the fourinch gas main connecting the city with the main line of the Panhandle Eastern Company 12 miles east of the Work on the fourinch line to Ad rian is progressing at the rate of approximately one mile a day from a junction point south of Hol and a metering station to check the volume of gas that is brought into the city is now being built on North east of Si Josephs Now How About The Garage Bill For Stolen Car Howard Dunlap of 447 Dennis Street reported to the sheriffs de partment shortly after midnigh last night that his automobile hac been stolen but this morning he found it in the Day Motor Sale garage and announced that it had all been a He had parked the car on Eas Maumee Street near the theater while he attended a movie an when he returned the car wasri He reported it to the officers who began a This morning Dunlap called at the Day Motor Sales and in formed Proprietor in a casual that the car had been Stolen Mr Day why I drove tha car in the garage last night I thought it was one of AUCTIONS June Cow 30 miles couthwes of See on Market Air Raid Warden Schools Tonight Seventh and eighth precincts at Garfield school on Cross First and tenth precincts at New McKinley grade school at Bristol and Wednesday Second and third precincts at New McKinley school at Bristol and Eleventh and 12th precincts at Garfield school on Cross Street All schools begin at Air raid their wives and volunteers for substi tute duty have been urged to attend chief I British Cruiser Trinidad Lost June 2 ad miralty last night announced the loss of the British Trini The of the Fiji was last in the news when she sank a German destroyer in a fightbetween the Germans and an EnglishRussian squadron convoying supplies to She was commissioned in Her armament consisted ol twelve 6inch 4inch antiaircraft and 16 smaller and it carried three Her commander was Captain The Press Association said Cap tain Saunders was safe and ALLIES RAID JAP BASESWT1ES Destroy or Damage 9 of 30 Planes Which Attack Port Moresby By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED Aus June airmen exe cuted three nocturnal raids on Jap anese bases without the loss of a plane and destroyed or damaged nine of 30 aircraft which raided Port Moresby a com munique said Coupled with this announcement from the headquarters of General Douglas MacArthur was the official report that the wrecks of two of the three Japanese midget subma rines destroyed in Sydney harbor Sunday night were located and re covered by our Divers fixed grappling hooks and the shore batteries and lifted for inspection to discover whaVJapari ese secrets they might The attack of the shortrange apparently launched from a mother ship 300 miles or less from Australias major was described again as Australian officials that six naval men were 13 were missing and believed killed and ten were all in the accidental sinking of a ferry which was used as a naval depot The vessel was hit during the attack by the exploding of a tor pedo which struck the shoreline throwing up a 150foot col umn of after missing a larg er Turn to Page 2 AMERICANS ATTACK MYITKYINA AIR FIELD NEW June 2 United States communique issued here today said heavy bombers attacked the airdrome at Myitkyinaduring daylight May Heavy damage was done to runways and slight damage to parkedaircraft No enemy pursuit of anHafrcraft was Following air reconnaissance May 31 heavy bombers attacked shipping and docks at Rangoon June sinking one tanker and damaging other Ten night fighters attacked with no Antiaircraft fire was medium to All aircraft returned safely from the above Late Bulletins June 2 man armored the cream of Field Marshal Erwin BommePs Africa were trapped east of the Ain El GazalaBir Hacheim line are being ceaselessly harried and destroyed by British troops and planes and are being mopped the British commander announced Latest reports show the enemy may have withdrawn some of his tanks through the gaps in the a communique by General Sir Claude Auchinleck but a large number of his tanks and many transport remain on the wrong side of this June Z nese forces slashing at flanks of the Japanese drive through kiang have recaptured two towns in the western part of the province but the main Japanese column driving down the ChekianBKiang si Railway is within ten miles of the important cityof a Chinese army spokesman declared Another Japanese in Kwangtung Province some 600 miles to the was reported making bitterly contested progress while ominous concentrations at Htongchow and termini of xhe ChekjangKiangsi pointed to a determination to seize all that vital J AMERICANS ARRIVE ON DROTTNINGHOLM Steaming in a misty the Swedish American liner Drottningholm reaches Jer sey with 908 newspaper re porters and citizens of American brought back from in the first exchange with diplomats and citizens of Axis Ships officers of the whitepainted liner said that three Axis submarines were sighted on the 10day WATER PROFIT City Water Consumption at All Time High A profit of was earned by the Adrian municipal water plant during the year ending April 1 according to the annual report submitted yesterday to the city These earnings repre sent an increase of more than 40 per cent over last years profit of and more than double the earnedby the plant the year The outstanding item on the re port concerns the new city dam and reservoir constructed this year on Wolf Creek near Bent Oak Avenue to give Adrian a more ade quate supply of The report states this project cost the city up to April The dam is ready to be put into opera tion and workon the cleaning out of trees and waste material from lie xeservoir has been in progress The water boai 6tal revenues for the year of while the total operating ex pense was The differ ence between these two figures af ter for interest paid on Bonded indebtedness is subtracted is the total profit for the The board paid off of its bonded debt during the year and listed its presented indebtedness at Cash on hand was listed at while accounts receivable abounting to were Sulking fund assets of also were The expansion of Adrian indust ries and residential districts was reflected in that portion of the re port which showed that water con sumption in the city reached an all time high during the A total of gallons of water was pumped into city mains as compar ed with gallons pumped the year The largest con sumption occurred in when gallons was pump Theextension of water mains in the city was curtailed this partly because of wartime restric ions on pipe and other A total of was expended on feet of extensions during the The largest projects of nature were carried out on North Budlong Street and Lowe Other extensions were made on Oak Street Spring South Scott Stret and Lincoln Avenue and Mulberry Street The total length of water mains now in use is A total of service connections in the city were listed the report Air raid of the 6th 9th precincts began heir 18hour course instruction ast night The 4th and 9th pre cincts met at the Adrian junior ligh school where Matt Lunn and loss Wigent were instructors and the 5th and 6th precincts met at the Lincoln school Max Sweet as The members of the faculty the Adrian public gave general outline of he last night In quent they will go into preater detail concerning the te hnique of what wardens should do during Approximately 30 persons from the 4th and 9th precincts attended he while from the 5th md 6th were Tonight the wardens of the eventh and eighth precincts meet at the Garfield school on Cross Street and the first and tenth pre cincts will at the New Mc Cinley grade school at Bristol and tm All schools begin at Air raid their wives and volunteers for substitute duty are urged to at i Kidnaped Vicky Returned Home Kidnaped Vicky has been return ed to the arms of her foster par the Red and without a cent of ransom money being She was unharmed by kidnapers who probably were surprised to find her in the car stolen from the Dennis Dillons in Hudson a week The Dillon car was taken fromin front of a Hudson drug store last Tuesday and was recov ered in Jackson the large rubber baby used in demonstration work in the home nursing classes conducted by the Lenawee Chapter of the Red had been placed in the back seat of the car by Vicky was not All that was miss ing was a spare tire and a few Red Cross class NEW JERSEY HAS ITS FIRST TEST BLACKOUT seys first fest blackout without advance warning plunged this vi tal state into inky gloom last night with an alacrity which cheered de fense Lights winked out for a half hour in the homes of rest dents spread over New Jerseys square miles from the aspara gus fields in the and up the Atlantic Ocean coastline to the teeming war industries in the The raid on signal was flashed to local defense councils at Eastern War Time and the all clear was sounded at Traffic and trains snaked along under raindulled skies with window blinds tightly Even the Swedish Drott which arrived at pier Jersey yesterday after crossing the Atlantic with lights had to black out on her first night back in She had carried diplomats and news papermen under guaranties from The only advance notice concern ing the blackout was that there would be one sometime during the week of May 31June Seeks to Prevent Foe From Starting Offensive June 2 Red army jabbed strongly at German lines at two points northwest of Moscow in conformity with the Russian tactics of keeping the enemy back on hisheels and pre venting him his own front linereports said The dispatches said attacked both in the Kalinin sector and another northwest im proving their positions and drawing the Germans into No essential change in positions was Red Star said the Russians fought their way into an inhabited point on the Kalinin which northwest and west of Kalinin toward the Valdai hills and Rzhev and Veliki Luki A factory which was part German fir higJsystein captured and street Tiattles for fortifications in the suburbs were beIn In another battle the Germans were said to have launched six counterattacks and lost more than dead in an effort to take a hamlet the Russians had Turn to Page 6 PRODUCTION CHIEF OF BRITAIN TO VISIT AMERICAN OFFICIALS June 2 The imminent visit of Oliver Lyt British production was viewed by informed officials today as having a significant bear ingon the question of opening a second European war A fourfold purpose was seen in Lytteltons forthcoming conferen ces with President War Production Board Chairman Donald and other top These aims were reported to be to weld the two countries production efforts into one com mon to set up a combined production which would arrange for a pooling of pro ductive Turn to Page 2 Public Improvements Employees Ask 10 Gents an Hour Wage Boost A blanket wage increase often cents an hour for 33 employeesof the Adrian public improvement de partment was requested yesterday by a committee representing the Adrian local of the County and Municipal Employees Union AFL of which the city workmen are The union commit tee met yesterday with the city Members of the commission made no decision on the request pending conferences this week between the workers committee and Commis sioner Adelbert Lundahl said today that if the wage increase is it will be paid only in war savingsbonds and stamps which not be re leasedto the workmenuntil after the It is interesting to note that if the increase is some em ployees of the public works depart ment will be making more money than is paid to their Commis sioner CommissionerVed ders salary is set by the city char ter at The crease would boost the pay some city employees to approximately over that The union committee also tasked that workmen be paid double time for work on and holidays instead of time and ahalf which they are now being A re quest that the be cut down from 44 hours to 40 hours also was Members of the commission indicated that these re quests would not be granted Commissioner said that some of the employeesof the de partment are physically work factories and that therefore it is not fair for them to expect to be paid factory wage The conference scheduled this week is designed to work out some method these spe cial cases may be Public works employees have re ceived wage increases amounting to approximately ten cents an hour since last July The present wage scalecalls for the payment of 60 cents an hour for common labor 65 cents an hour for truck drivers and90 cents an hour for menwho operate heavy machinery such as the street sweeper arid the The negotiations are being car ried on despite the fact that there is no between the union and the Last November un ion members presented several points on which they desired a con tract to be drawn up but the sug was dropped when Attor ney General Herbert Rushton gave an opinion stating that mu nicipalities couldnot legally enter into contracts with Members of the union committee were Hulbert By Charles Woller and The only mother business to come before the commission at week ly meeting yesterday was the re appointment of three members of various city Hoch and Corley Ritchie were reap pointed to the civic auditorium board for three year terms and Clara Eldredge was ap pointed to another four as a trustee the community SMASH ESSEN Second Crushing Raid Aimed At Krupp Munitions Works HIS DESERT Take Desperate Chance to Keep Libyan Offensive Alive By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 2 sudden shift in tactics by Nazi Field Mar shal Erwin Rommel indicated to day that he might be gambling on a desperate chance to keep his Libyan offensive alive even at the risk of a shattering blow to the backbone of his Latest advices from the North African front said Rommel had called a halt to the flight of his two armored divisions and was re grouping Caught behind the British line southwest of Tobruk after skirting the Nazis had been struggling since noon of May 30 to hold open two gaps through British mine fields and extricate their trapped forces from a costly pounding by British guns and The who have failed be fore to keep Rommels forces lock ed in traps where they seemed doomed to recognize their desert antagonist as an elu sive fighter and one who would not yield without the utmost One was that the reported new German maneuver was a timegaining de vice to hold the Axis forces to gether while supplies and fuel are brought up so that they can fight their way rather than try an outright race for safety with the resultant risk of heavy Another was that the resourceful Rommel hoped to sit tight until reinforcements could reach him and then try again to shovehis drive into forward gear toward seventh day since the Germans launched their offen the situation still was in flux in theheat and sands of theadvant they had stopped the Axis push short of pre sumably the enemy must take this time before trying to smash iur ther their 50mile defense system from Ain El on the to Bir Hach eim still was a Turn to Page 2 AS A SPY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN from German broad June Vladimir former Bulgarian minister of the was executed by a firing squad today after a Sofia courtmartial had convicted him of according to a Sofia dis patch broadcast by the Berlin He was a tool of Bolshevism and its agent working under the pro tection of diplomatic the radio Two other defendants were con The Generals Ev geni was sentenced to life and hard labor and one Theo dor Prashov was sentenced to Three others were The British broadcasting the story of Zainovs said that it was an indication of the fear felt by the Bulgarian Gov ernment at the growing opposition of their antiRussian Zai nov was a firm opponent of King Boris proGerman policy and an exponent of close collaboration the Prague radio was heard in London announcing the execution of 27 more in cluding four in connection with the attempted assassination of Reinhard 2 man in the This brought the total to 109 since the attack on Heydrich last Wednesdayl Reports from uncon firmed but termed likely by in formed London said that several scores of in cluding Catholics and former mem bers of the had been arrested in Germany in the after math of the attack on Among many reportedseized by the in Berlin were said to be men who had been active in organizations which had opposed the Nazis before the rise of such as the Steel Hel a monarchist war veterans organizationwhich was absorbed by the Nazis London sources said that the men who made the attempt on Heyd richi who lies gravely wounded in probably were assisted or actually smuggled into Bohemia by antiNazi Germans who are co operating with underground organ izations in the occupied These sources said the assail believed to have been could hardly have been stationed for a successful umbush without help of information from persons actually in the Heydrich Reports Dead in Raid On Nazi City NEW June 2 The record RAF raid on Cologne killed in the neighborhood of wounded 20 per cent of them and put in motion a mass migration from the the New York Times said today in a report credited to private advices from competent neutral observers in Threefifths of the inhabitants of population rough ly are being officially mostly to the area of where they will be housed in emergency barracks erected in the last 24 the newspaper The entire population of Mainz and other cities have started a mass migration from the Rhineland in fear of further it Of the damage in the New York Times said Although details are it is understood from Berlin neutral quarters that roughly fivesevenths of Colognes chemical and fine tool industries have been complete ly Special detachments of the Ger man army sanitary forces were said to have been dispatched to the city to aid the local services in preventing the spread of LEFT IN SAYS FLIER Declares Fires Obscured Dam age Done By Bombs By DREW MIDDLETON WITH THE RAF BOMBER June 2 theres not a damned thing left in It was a 21yearold ofFort speaking ought to German Rhineland city in Satur day nights You had to line up as though it was a he We went plane by plane and when the boys really got swinging you couldnt see the explosions of the bombs because the fire down there was so who came out of Texas to join what he called The Royal Texas Air Force in was among Canadian and Barbadoes airmen who wheeled the big overCologne and its industrial a 19yearold Scotch was his 18th big the huge Hindenburg bridge across the Rhine must have been blown to bits nothing could stand in what we gave All the pilots agreed that the RAF tactic of sending in bombers to drop incendiaries first had out lined the targets in flames and made the job easier for those who came later with the tons of Theres a guy named Charlie Honychurch from Brooklyn who was in on the said He isnt around just now but he says his ship came in let then turned He said the burst ing bombs looked like about a thousand big guns Turn to Page 2 Declaration of War Is Signed By Camacho MEXICO June 2 OP Mexico took her place today as a fullfledged ally of the United Na casting her fortunes with the nine other Latin American repub lics linked in arms against the Mexicos declaration of war as of May 22 was signed last night by President Manuel Avila Camacho without fanfare hi his private resi On 22 the Mexican cabinet decided that full belliger ency was the only answer to sub marine attacks on Mexican ship Mexico thus became the 27th United Nations ally and put before the Axis an unbroken hostile coast in two oceans from Panama to the furthest Arctic reaches of North Even as Avila1 Camacho was sign ing the declaration authorized by a special session of congress last Mexico was taking her first steps against the enemy the large group of Axis nationals and their Mexican Two personswere arrested for distributing pacifist literature yes a Japanese accused of ex pressing disapproval of Mexican belligerency was turned over to the police and a housetohouse census of foreigners was begun in the capi Pledges Offensive at Enemy the Like of Which Has c Never Been Seen By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June RAF turned the devastating might of RAF planes loose on many last almost all of them region of the Nazi arsenal city of Prime Minister Churchill announced The second of the crushing raids which the RAF has mad against the sources of Hitlers military strength in three days struck at the home of the huge Krupp tions works and Churchill promised that more of even greater severity would follow when we are as we soon shall by the aie force of the United Essen is a manufacturing city noted chiefly for vital iron and steel works of the Krupp indus Its population is It lies on the Ruhr River in the Prussian Rhine Province about 35 miles northeast Cologne on the main line of a railway to Railroads radiate from Essen to all the principal towns of the West phalian iron and coal British bombers already had struck at the city repeatedly since bombing of the continent was be gun on a relatively small scale in The Essen raid came after a pause of but one when bad weather held the RAFs great bombcarrying air armada ground after the mammoth attack by considerably more than Brit ish bombers on British losses were rela tively slight for an air offensive of such Churchill said 35 bombers had failed the House of Commons that the raidershad sown numer ous and widespread fires last night and that the two raids introduced a new phase in the British air offensive against Germany which will put the enemy to an ordeal the like of which never has been experienced in any country severity or He cautioned the how not to expect all future raids to be above the fourfigure scale in number of planes adding that methods of attack will be con tinually varied according cir Turn to Page 2 Woman Says Greece Will Die Unless She Gets Food Quickly By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JERSEY June white in the the Swedish dip lomaticexchange last safe boat from came up the bay to its pier yesterday with 908 Latin Ameri quasiAmericans and grants after a safe but exhausting tenday trip from the enemy con trolled Most of her nervous human cargo was ill on a calm sea before the gangplank came down to dis embark old and young men and pet turtles and even two captive For an hour and a half after the Drottningholm had tied pas sengers crowding the decks and hundreds on the pier waited in a hushed Turn to Page 2 Accused Killer Of Father Trapped June 2 a posse in an aban doned Henry 42yearold accused killer of his was killed last night in a gun battle as he attempted to shoot his way to Hartzell waited quietly inside the shack in a woods near this Mont gomery county town until Detec Albert and a state policeman battered down the ThenHartzell leaped through the Murphy and fired three shots from his calibre re volver before he fell wounded by twobullets from thedetectives Coroner Clayton Moyer of Bucks County said Hartzell admit ted in a deathbed statement that he had shot his John Hart inFebruary during a quar The body of the former barn dance fiddler was found Saturday in his farm house by a sister who had gpneto visit A search foe the son began ;