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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 3, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Showers uo Two JUNE 1942 PRICE 3 British Penetrate 30 Miles To Rear Of Rommels Forces Idaho Governor Works in Fields June 3 Chase Clark learned about the farm labor situation the hard way the business end of a Sunburned and with aching mus FIGHT TO OPPOSE Organization Is Formed a Court House Meeting Powell Is Speaker DANGERS ARE DISCUSSED A Lenawee county organizatio to fight the proposed constitution al amendment to reapportion th Michigan House of Representative was formed last night a meet ing in the court The or Wily Nazi Commander As sembles Forces Under Cover of Sand Storm By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 3 The British said today their desert forces had circled 30 miles to the rear of Field Marshal Erwin Rommels African corps and seized one of the main strongholds guarding its vital line of but acknowledged that the shrewd Nazi commander had won control of a ninemilewide shortcut through the British main A sand storm which screened the Libyan battle zone in a brown haze apparently masked the consolidat ing move in which Rommel pulled his forces together in the nineJ mile area between gaps previously opened through the British mine field along the Ain El GazalaBir Hacheim There was no immediate indica tion whether he hoped to muster sufficient power for a new blow across the wreckagestrewn sand flats toward Tobruk or would con tinue his previous the newwon British po sition astride his supply line cut deep into his chances of replacing lost or batered equipment The captured strong point was Rotunda a longestablish ed Axis supply and the pene tration indicated that the British had shifted to the swing ing for a knockout against the bat tered Axis forces as the wildest of all the seesaw battles of Libya stretched into its second Rotunda Segnali is 44 miles wes of the desert trail crossing which now lies east of the center of The war bulle tin said a considerable part of the action yesterday was in the area west of British Hold Advantage Vital advantages lay with the lunging back against an Axis offensive which thus far has been a costly Chief among these were domina tion of the possession ofthe battlefield and a superiority of weapons proved in a week of fight ing in the blistering heat of North At a cost of perhaps half of their striking all the Nazis could show for a weeklong offensive two gaps in Britains 50mile line extending inland from the coast at Ain El Gazala to Bir Hac the desert The gaps were being used by Nazi Field Marshal Erwin Rommel for escape hatches as the British brought their advantages to bear and the in a superb display of landair joined its bombs with the firepower of the mechanized land Turn to Page 9 ATTENDANCE BETE Attendance at the schools for air raid wardens improved last chief reported Forty residents of the seventh and eighth precincts attended the school at Garfield grade school and 50 residents of the first and tenth precincts attended the New McKin ley The organization of the air raid warden system was out lined at both Four schools be under way tonight with the groups that met Monday night re turning for their second Only three wardens in the sixth precinct reported for the first les son Monday night and Kuney today pleaded for a better turnout tonight at Lincoln Tracey Lassey of College Avenue has re placed Leslie Pierce as precinct in the sixth Nu merous women have been attend ing the first Air Raid Warden Schools Tonight Second and third precincts at New McKinley school at Bristol and Eleventh and 12th precincts at Garfield school on Cross Street Second lesson for fourth and ninth precincts at junior high school on Church Second lesson for fifth and sixth precincts at Lincoln school on Scott Street Thursday Second lesson for seventh and eighth precincts at city Second lesson for first and tenth precincts at New McKin ley school at Bristol and AD schools begin at Air raid their wives and volunteers for substi tute duty have been urged to attend by chief cles and blistered hes go ing to stay in the sugar beet wnicn win oe Known a the Lenawee County Council fo with the other state employees Preservation of Good Govern leased from their regular duties will seek support from a alleviate the shortage of organizations holding simi and will vigorously op But after sweating and the reapportionment proposa n five hours with a borrowed now seems destined to ap the governor made on the ballot in Novembe pretense that he was enjoying the efforts of the Michi d Council for Representativ n The job isnt exactly what n would call a he meeting last night was at As a matter of its principally by agricultura hard of the More thai Lt Calls to military service and persons were present to hea d wages hi defense plants have legislative counse e pleted normal labor the Michigan State Farm Bu Idahos acres of describe the purposes of the beets must be thinned within proposal and the next few days or the plants it bears in relation tc e choke themselves resulting rural sections of the state e loss of the Representative Fred Rode To meet the of Riga and State Senator El d ants are dosing their stores Porter of Blissfield were alsc days to enable employees to to give views of the in the fields and state An open discussion oi e who will volunteer are being of organizing opposition leased from their regular jobs held with Harry Hoddinott oi r Leon Yeutter Adjacent states are pressed Figy of and rep of Lenawee county taking a leading Discussed FEDERAL UNITS Powell discussed the provisions for reapportionment which II 1 nniTinun now part of the state constitu 1 A flrATllNx PfH A change in the number o g nLLUUHIIUIlO from each district the basis of is pro s By THE ASSOCIATED every ten The last June A was made in 1925 bill for the Labor and due in 1933 i Social Security not Another reappor and related federal agencies is due in While ad sent to the House floor by the that growing counties or f propriations committee were entitled to addition a with many of its representation through the reap time allocations sharply Power t Partly offsetting the J among them big slashes in the ale lotments for the Civilian Conserva tion Corps and the National Youth e Administration were increases in a amounts listed as essential to the war leaving a net saving over last year of e In its report to that the constitutional amendment proposed by the Michigan Council for Representative Government would in effect give a virtual majority of the votes of the House of Representatives to the four counties of the Detroit This would leave the 79 remaining counties of the state n s Jninoritv committee said that of s the total appropriations was for national defense and that constitutional amendment would provide for a house of representatives of from 98 to 110 For a comparison of the depending upon the in f amounts turn to page of the and redistnctinsr dnd wmilr was for under the direction of the Sec i items for grants to states for of Each district would operation in programs fixed required to have a population r as near as to one 3 The committee earmarked part of the total pop B a reduction of or e 000 from the 1942 to e maintain 350 CCC camps in to Page 9 trast to the camps at the ginning of the present fiscal y Even that sum was granted only 1 after CCC BEAT OFF NAZI i insisted that the corps was necesr sary for work at Army cantonf ments and for forest fire s and argued that a working or2 ganization should be June 3 Engagements punctuating the standto on for after the southern and Kalinin fronts Turn to officially reported today to Page cost the Germans 950 Russian information bureau BLAST INJURES Russian troops repelled several June 3 OP coast guardsmen were injured in an explosion in the on the Kalinin northwest of destroyed three German tanks and guard sewage disposal plant here r blew up an ammunition wiped out 650 Germans and The believed caused by a spark from an electric motor igniting accumulated blew the guardsmen out of the shattered a and blew the doors off their some Red army artillerymen were declared to have killed 300 knocked nine Nazi batteries out of action and destroyed an ammunition dump on the southern Ukrainian guerrillas mined a Seamen Frank Mazuchowski ahead of a Rumanian troop Kenneth Fletcher and and more than 300 of the in swam Hugh Williams were were killed by blasting of to St Marys hospital with face cars and riflefire which cut body Their condition those who jumped the reported bureau Relocation of Main Power Holds up New City Dam The chances of Adrians when the earth used to a manmade lake at its back the island crushed the base this summer are becoming the water and slimmer as new said that the arise over the location of arrangement was to be only power lines in the vicinity of at best and now has new Creek dam and discarded Representatives of the the time the dam was com water board and the it was planned to close the Power Company have been April so that the heavy NAZIS PUT TO DEATH ANOTHER CZECHS Raises to 132 Number Killed Since Heydrich Was Shot June 3 Jl Czechs have been put to death n reprisal for the shooting of Rein hard Gestapo boss of the Nazicon trolled Prague radio announced to These deaths raised to 132 the oil exacted by the Germans since Heydrich was shot just a week Twentythree of the 132 were The same charges on which mos of the others were sent before the harboring agents hos ile to the Germans or publicly ex pressing approval of the Heyrdich were made against the atest Among them were seven who vere said have been an official ofthe agriculture minis womanwhose1 husband was a railway ating for several weeks over ihe cost of relocating the companys main lines coming into Adrian from the northwest and costs of moving the The power company has refused to permit water to be im pounded behind the new dam until a satisfactory agreement concern ing the location of the lines has been The Consumers Company owns the right of way for its lines that cross the area to be At the present time surveys are being made to determine the cost of moving the steel towers carry ing lines so that they will pass over a narrow section of the laketobe rather than over the main body The lack of steel and other material hampers any drastic relocation of the tow An attempt to build an island in the center of the reservoir to hold one of the towers met with spring rains might be impounded for use in the dry summer It is now two months past that date and the indications are that it will be several more weeks before the gates can be A number of Adrian residents have expressed the hope that Lake Adrian would be readyfor use as a fishermans paradise and for other water sports this The state conservation department has agreed to the proposal to stock the lake with fish when it is ready but it is highly improbable that there be any for weeks to As far a water supply for the dry summer months is Smith believes that the city will get by despite the heavy increases in If worst comes to planed to use water from the River Raisin where an auxiliary pump was in stalled last NAZI GENERAL CAPTURED Ludwig deputy commander German Afrika climbs out of a British tank at headquarters after his capture in the Libyan desert May He said he was taken prisoner when his pilot landed among the British desert troops in the mistaken belief they were This picture was radioed from Cairo to London and cabled from London to New Bridges Washed Out and Roads Damaged June 3 nese forces have cut a triangular chunk from the flank of Japans Chekiang province lines with the recapture of Yangki and heavy rains bogged the invasion offen ive the Central News Agency said Flood water washed away a number of bridges and damaged to impede the movement of heavy equipment in this drive outhwestward from which is synchronized with pushes against Chinese railways and po ential air bases from Kwangtung and Yunnan south and Fighting was reported in prog ess 12 miles northeast of the im ortant city of on the ChekiangKiangsi Railway 45 miles vestsouthwest of the apaneseoccupied provincial The central news angki was captured by Chinese orces operating Japan se Yangki lies about 45 miles north rest of above thecity of howchang and east of vhich already had been reported wrested from the grip of the invad A delayed report from Hupeh rovince said Chinees troops pene rated the outer defenses of the Yangtze port of Shasi last Friday and killed more than 100 Japanese n four hours of closequarter fight ROOP MOVEMENTS ON MADAGASCAR REPORTED RESUMED June ritish forces on Madagascar have ccupied the town of 25 miles south of the Britishoccu ied naval base of Diego it pas announced The French said troop move ments had been resumed on Mada about a month after the ritish captured the naval base at end of the huge The announcement was the first Vichy that the jain were advancing thoughreports reached here yes erday of resumed activity accom anied increased air action by oth There was no fighting mentioned n the reported Jiough details still were lacking md there was a possibility of mili It was the firstdefinite report of ritish progress since the capture f Diego But Navy Reports Loss of Life Is Small By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Deadly torpedoes have sent nine more ships to the bottom of the Atlantic in Uboat war fare but the loss of life was small the navy reported last night in threeday resume of announced Only 41 seamen were listed as dead or missing from the nine ves sels and incomplete survivor totals showed at least 286 sailors landet Three announced sinkings yester day boosted the number in Atlan tic and adjacent waters since the start of the war to Six had been reported the previous two Fiftynine seamen from a 67man crew of a large American in the Caribbean Sea northwest of Trini dad The men werepicked up by a United States ship one day after the which occurred May They said that enemy pro jectiles exploded ammunition in the Only one man was killed when a Panamanian merchant ship plung ed to the bottom after a torpedo hit in the The attack took place May 20 and 44 surviv ors were rescued by an American naval Led by plucky Angus Shaw the full crew of 61 from a British merchant ship landed at an Atlan tic port after sailing for eight days in open life During a storm the three boats became separatee but the men were so sure of their course that they declined to be rescued by an outbound ship and continued on to Most of the men were eating when the first missile ripped into the side of the vessel and they were within 200 yards of the stricken vessel when a second torpedo crashed into the engine Id give the teeth out of my head theyre the if theyd give me something to hunt those submarines snapped bronzed Captain a veteran of 42 years at A sensation of absolute vindictive bitterness swept over me when I saw my ship go additional details were given from the sinking of a small cargo ship 20 in the Gulf of The stories of wo rescued seamen disclosed a probable loss of 39 the big est number of any Gulf John Traubal of and Rolf Holland of Philadel both suffered from blindness and and it tookphysicians two hours to remove the heavy oil coating which encased The two said their ship was at acked by two submarines and col apsed like an accordian when hit from two sides almost simul A third Jo seph Shackelford of was taken to a Mexican CONCLUDES CHINA DEAL June 3 United States has concluded a lease end agreement with there y putting itself on record as de termined to continue aid to the embattled Chinese despite all ob stacles until final The agreement was signed yes erday by Foreign Minister TV Soong for China and by Secretary of State Hull for the United It provides that the United States shall continue to China with weapons of war and other and hat China will continue to con ribute to the defense of the United AUCTIONS June Rea estate and furniture at uctlon at Green See on Market Furniture auction at Fred See on Market June Cow 10 miles southwest f See on Market June 9 miles northeast of See on Strong RAF Air Squadrons Return To Essen To Mop Up Areas They Missed Monday Patterson Thinks We Can Equip All theTroops We Can Raise June 3 Weapons are coming from Amer ican factories in quantities to sup ply our own army and meet the re quirements of our Undersec retary of War Robert Patterson said Despite the huge expansion o the United States armed Patterson said in an and despite the fact that the per capita issue of weapons has been increased in the major problem now was not production I am said the Under that the production o armaments will keep pace with and ahead of We will be able to equip all the troops we can I am not saying that this wil not call for continuous effort on the part of American industry Production problems have not al been I am con fident we will find a solution for all of and anticipate no real shortage of production of military weapons for the The increased issue of small arms resulted chiefly from the new danger of attack by parachute Patterson Such units as air corps ground supply personnel and antiaircraft gun not previously equipped with small now are receiving them as protection against parachute and the undersecretary estimated that these and other new requirements had doubled the armys demands for light weapons A serious shortage of certain raw materials still he in cluding nickel and copper and there were still tight situa tions in the supply of such ma terials as aluminum forgings and The Japanese now control the source of about 95 per cent of the worlds natural Patterson production of synthetics inquantities sufficient 4he countrys requirements has not yet been meet the manyand 15 Registration Places Are Designated in County The registration for the rationing of sugar for canning purposes is to jegin Friday morning and the Lenawee has set up plan whereby housewives may register in their own localities and thus be saved the inconvenience of a trip to the rationing office at the court Local deputy boards for this sup lementary sugar registration will je available at 15 places through out the The registration is o begin Friday morning and will continue through Next veek it will continue Tuesday and Appli cants also may register June 15 and The hours for the registration are from 9 oclock in the morning until in the The rationing program will per mit one pound of sugar for each our quarts of fruit to be one pound of sugar will be allowed each member of a single amily for the canning of jams and To register for canning the war ration books for each member of a family must be pre ented along with a written list bowing the number of quarts of ruit canned during the num of quarters of fruit on hand and the number of quarts to be Banned by July 15 of this Local deputy boards will be avail able for the registration at the fol owing school Gar ield school Jefferson school and Lincoln council council school school school Hudson Washington school Morencl school gymnasi Church DESTROY 28 JAP PLANES June 3 American Volunteer Groups Fly ng Tigers were reported official y today to have destroyed from 28 o 32 Japanese planes and made 12 major attacks losing only six aircraft to maintain their bril liant aloft during AVG bombing and strafing of apanese troops attempting to cross the Salween river May 7 and was credited with giving the Chi lese time to establish proper de ense lines to block abbing into Yunnan province from PEARL HARBOR AVENGER DAY June 3 Van Wagoner today proclaimec Sunday as Pearl Harbor Avenger Day in Michigan to mark the six months which have elapsed since the Axis opened war on America by the most treacherous attack in his The p r o c 1 a m ation urged men throughout the state to make this an occasion for investigating the many opportunities for service am for learning special trades which are open in the expanding Navy personnel It called attention to the fact that mass swearing in of naval recruits will be held on that day in Grand Rapids Benton Traverse Ann S agin Port Huron and HOUSFIlES WAR AGAINST MJATIONS Adds Rumania and Hungary to of Enemies By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 3 The House of Representatives voted to without a voice being raised in to add Hun gary and Rumania tothe list of countries with wnich the United States is at The resolutions declaring war will be acted on tomorrow by the whichwas in recess today There was no debate or discus sion as the resolutions were rapidly disposed of in as routine a manner as if they had In sharp contrast to the som ber atmosphere that when three previous declarations were Ger was al most gay as about the of officially labeling the three Axis as Uncle Sams Members talked and milled around and there was so much con fusion in that respect that the clerk had difficulty at times hearing rol call Afternoon Closing Begins Tomorrow The Thursday afternoon closing of Adrian stores will begin tomor The decision to continue the annual custom of Thursday after noon closings was a meet ing at the Adrian Chamber of Com merce two weeks August 27 will be the closing Signs are being distributed to participating merchants by the Chamber of Com merce be had by calling at the Chambers PRAISES TROOPS June 3 Army is properly trained and sufficiently equipped to deal with any attempt edinvasion of New Kenneth newly ap pointed of New England defense declared Praising the spirit of both soldiers and Blood said at a press conference that the morale of Jie soldiers was better than during World War and that it was get ting better and better all the The civilian he was getting more and more solidly behind the war He said that a very small percentage of the pub ic was putting personal comfort and personal gains ahead of their desire for an early Late Bulletins June 3 The House Appropriations Commit iee approved today a ill for the Labor the Social Security Board and related agencies after eliminating a fund for the Civilian Con ervation Chairman Cannon of he committee said the members voted 15 to 12 to end the CCC pro gram on a motion by Engel June 3 An measure author zing construction of approximately 500 fighting gigantic pro gram which would come close to doubling th es3c of the United States drafted today by Chairman Vinson of the House Naval Vinson said that the twoocean navy probably would be finished in the next 21 The bill would call for ons of aircraft cms of cruisers of both the light and heavy tons of destroyers and destroyer escort and 800 small vessels for patrol minelajing and tend ing I Scale of Operations Not Com parable to That of Pre vious Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June ish air squadrons blasted again at the munitions center of Essen last mopping up areas which escaped destruction in the plane raid Monday and strik ing at other objectives in the Ruhr authorities said While it was emphasized that the RAF struck in an au thoritative statement said the scale of operations was not com parable with that of the previous night A good deal of smoke and ground haze made observation dif but the weather was good and the results are believed to be the statement Fourteen bombers were report ed This compared with 35 which failed to return from the Essen raid Monday night and 44 lost Sunday night in the Cologne By a comparative this would indicate about 400 bombers ware used hi the thrust last night At the same time a few incen diaries were dropped in a Londoa area by a German but au thorities said they caused no dam It was the first time since that bombs had fallen on this While the British night bombers obviously operated in in formed sources indicated that tha number was less than in the initial demolition attacks upon Cologne and One of these called attention to Prime Minister Churchills state ment yesterday that 41 do not wish it to be supposed that all our raids in the immediate future will be abovethe fourfigure Returning bombers began to cross the coast before dawn and the roar of their motors continued for more than an suggesting tq force had struck at BritainAttacked Britain meanwhile underwent a night attack by a small number of German aircraft which raided sev eral places in southeast Some damage and a number of casualties were the gov ernment Four enemy air craft were three over this country and one over Hol Following up Saturday nights raid on Cologne and other parts of the Rhineland by about Brit ish a mighty fleet of planes on Monday night smashed site of the great Krupp mu nitions and its environs an assault proclaimed as only a token of what is to come from the combined air forces of Britain and the United In the first months of this the air ministry the equivalent of 15 full German fight er squadrons was destroyed in day sweeps by the fighter command over enemyoccupied That it pointed excluded lerman aircraft destroyed in the protection of coastal shipping as well as enemy losses at The day the air ministry news service had the effect of i second front in the west where nearly 50 per cent of the otal German fighter force is re tained to meet the joint offensive of the fighter and bomber com It added that fighter command osses bear no comparison to the enormous casualties the Luftwaffe suffered in the Battle of BY ALLIES Planes Attack Foes Bases Miles Apart ALLIED Au June 3 bar racks and other installations on is and bases miles apart were destroyed by Allied bombers yes terday in raids from which only one plane failed to a state ment said deep in the Solomons off Australias northeast coast theof en raided port of New 600 miles above and 600 miles above Tulagi and Ti 500 miles northwest of Dar were the General Douglas MacArthurs leadquarters announced that huge fires were started at Tulagi and one large warehouse was A Rabaul airdrome was strafed in an attack was de scribed officially as light Of the thrust against the statement said Japanese barracks were de molished and extensive fires were started in a heavy attack by our air forcel Ten miles south of Atamboea another barracks and road transport were taken under ;