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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 4, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Showers W Tvo JUNE 1942 PRICE 3 DUTCH HARBOR IS BOMB Britains Free French Allies Turn Back Thrust at Key Libyan Position GERMANS LOSE 14 TANKS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June impend aimored forces were re ported today to have routed Axil soldiers from a desert strongholc to a fierce engagement while their Free French allies held fast agains efforts by Field Marshal Erwin Rommell to seize the key position of Bir A middle east commanad com munique said British attack ing at the last night of drove the enemy out of mi southwest of Tobruk and six miles west of J track center around whichhas oc curred much of the fighting tothis latest Libyan The enemy is known to have lost at least 14 tanks to this en the communique de The German field cgmmande apparently desires to capture Bir southern end of a severec line which once extended to Ain El to make impossible a Brit ish counterattack from that tiny about 50 miles southwest of There are British Indian troops at Bir but British sources said the main force consists of Free French troops plus a battalion o1 the French Legion which now 1 about 85 per cent The British communique saic Italian troops and some German tanks approached the defending po sitions at BirHacheim but the at tack was not pressed Attacked Foe in Bear Our columns to the neighbor hood attacked the enemy in the the while the RAF successfully engaged Stu ka dive bombers which assaulted Bir Strong Free French and British forces were said to be assaulting German supply lines which flow around the British position at Ro tunda 44 west of Turn to Page 13 Rainier Says Younger Players Have Urged Organization A suggestion that a new band be organized to Adrian was offered to the board of education last evening in a letter from Paul pub lic school music Rainier wrote there was need for such an organization to provide an outlet for the talents of young musicians graduating from the public schools and he indicated that a group of them had asked his aid to forming such an organiza No action was taken by the board on the grounds that the pub lic schools were not Rainier wrote that young musicians now seeking to become members of the Adrian City Band are treated as in stead of being received on their merits and he added that the city band leadership has been weak to its ability to train young er Younger players soon recognize that the city band is getting no place and that they may serve long terms as members without being granted a vote to the bands busi his letter It cited an instance of one young player who had played with the band eight years only to be ruled out of order in offering a motion at a re cent business The new city band administra tion is reported to have taken over by force and not by popular Rainiers letter Rainier said that a proposed new organization of younger musicians would not compete with or replace the present city band but might eventually be consolidated with The school board members said they had no objection to Rain ier beingidentified with the pro posed new band but they neither approved nor disapproved of its Air Raid Warden Schools Tonight Second lesson for seventh and eighth precincts at city Second lesson for first and tenth precincts at New ley school at Bristol and Friday Second second and third precincts at New McKin Jey Second lesson for llth and 12th precincts at Gar field All schools begin at Air raid their wives and volunteers for substi tute duty have been urged attend by chief JAP PLANES ATTACK DUTCH HARBOR I i MIDWAY Four Japanese bombers and 15 fighter planes at tacked the base at Dutch Alaska cir according to an announcement by the Navy in The attack lasted 15 but pre liminary reports gave no indication if naval facilities there were This map locates Dutch Harbor and shows distances from Japan to various Pacific Madison Board Asks Adrian to Accommodate Pupils The 185 members of the senior class at the high school were ap proved for graduation next Thurs day by action of the board of ed ucation last Bills of the district for amounting to were allowed and the use of public school buildings for the summer school nursery program lanned bythe American Associa ion of University Women in co operation with the WPA was ap nglehart and Frank the board of the Madison 4 chool was presented at the opening of the meeting with a request that the district Continue to pupils Until July a part of the Madison district adjacent to the outhern limits of the city was in cluded within the Adrian But the Madison people then vot ed themselves out of the Adrian district because of Adrians higher ax Their action was ap roved by a special act of the state egislature which also provided that in view of their equity in chool built up by tax layments for many that pu ils from that part of Madison ownship be allowed to attend the Adrian schools tuition free for a ieriod of ten That period ends in lome 60 pupils from the former ractional district are now enrolled n the Adrian The school opulation in the area is increasing and a proposed real estate develop ment there may result in further The district operates a meroom school at Madison Cen Its board last evening wanted o know if the Adrian schools would continue to take the Madi on pupils if tuition is paid begin ning with the 1943 school Otherwise the Madison district is with the need to build additional schobl facilities at a ime of high building The Adrian board declined to make any commitments although saidthey members of the board favored accepting the pupils if oom was available for them in the Adrian It was sug gested likewise that money owed he Adrian district first be delinquent school taxes on prop rty in the separated district for he years prior to the separation ave been paid to Madison District The Adrian claims he money should have been paid o The disputed claim unounted to about in 1938 hen settlement negotiations fell The Madison school board aid last evening that the township xjard held the funds in DUTYS WHERE HE FINDS IT June 4 Harry dutys where ou find shores of Tri oli or in a Baltimore For 30 this retired lieuten antcolonel of the marines found uty in France and He was rocked by earth uakes to Guam and browned by Haitian iontezuma to the shores of Tri oli was more than a was lis way of Pearl Harbor interrupted his even years First he ooked fora military was so his desire for any war task took him to the Spar ows Point shipyard of the Bethle Loop Named To Office GRAND June 4 the old gentlemen who took part in that scrap of 61 cant carry a gun in this theyll still be in then swinging in one way or another Michigans members of the Grand Army of the Republic formally pledged their full support to the war effort at business sessions o their 64th encampment yesterday deciding to buy as large a war bond as our funds Such authorization was given the executive board of the state and the veter ans meanwhile promised to up their purchases of bonds One Eugene Owen o divulged that invested in Orlanda of Caro one of the few veterans who coulc come here for the encampment was elected state suc ceeding John o Illness made Park unable to at In 11 veterans were here to represent the 45 still alive in Turn to Page 13 Late Bulletins June 4 DuPont de Nemours and Com five other explosive manu facturers and 10 of their were indicted by a federal gram jury today on charges of conspir ing to fix prices in violation of the Sherman antitrust tnt Also named were tne Hercules owder Company and the Atlas Powder both of Wilming the Austin Powder Com pany of Cleveland Illinois Powder Manufacturing Louis am the King Powder June 4 The War Department gave new recognition to air power today bj naming Brigadier General Idwa 47yearold commam to be assistant chief of staff to charge of organization and train ing for the entire Secretary Stimson announcec the assignment as a part of shake up which also brought the recall of Major General George V Strong from a field command to head the military intelligence di likewise as an assistant chief of em Steel He was given job as material Starting pay is about 70 cents n hour but Colonel Bartlett isnt interested to the I wanted to do any he June 4 Secretary Stimson predicted today that yesterdays Japanese air at tacks on the Dutch Harbor naval base in Alaska were not the only and last raids to be expected on American Stimson to predict where further attacks might be telling a ques tionerhe did not care to go into that phase of the Japanese and similarly fended off a question as to why the foe struck first at the Aleutian June 4 Congress formally voted war against Hungary and Ru mania with the Senate unanimously approving resolutions passed by the House without dis sent Without the Senate quickly voted to include the three Axis puppets with three other na Japan and against which the States declared war last June 4 The describing the situation at Dutch as quiet at reported today that the second wave of enemy planes which flew base yesterday failed to drop bombs and probably was en only ill II Rathbun Gives Decision After Hearing on Injunction A decision handed down yester day afternoon by Circuit Judge G Arthur Rathbun at the conclusion of a hearing involving an intrafrac tional dispute between American Legion organizations in Morenc directed that the Raymond Se bring are to have the use of the meeting hall which the case the post is not to have the use of the hall to the exclusion of other pa triotic the decision The court action was brought by the Sebring post against the Se bring Post Home Foundation for the purpose of obtaining an injunc tion restraining defendants from iriterferlrigwith bi members of the post the Members of the post allegec that the dispute arose two years ago after James Blanchard was defeated in the election of a post commander and later a new Legion post known as the Rus sell Green post was The only offered in the final stages of the hearing yes terday afternoon was presented by Legion officers who produced or ganization records to show the re lation of the Sebring post and the Home At the conclusion of the testi mony offered by the witnesses for the Fred at torney for the stated that unless the court intended to direct that the Sebring post was to be given the exclusive use of the hall there would be no witnesses presented on behalf of the defend Judge Rathbun replied that the post was not to be given ex use of the hall and the de fense attorneys rested their case on the facts already During the witnesses for the Sebring post testified that they had been locked out of the meet ing hall and that locks on the door of the hall had been changed sever al Judge Rathbuns deci sion also directed that the Home Foundation should furnish keys to the hall to the commander and ad jutant of the Sabring The Foundation based its case on the grounds that the was not taking proper care of the hall and that many articles disap peared because of the posts laxity in caring for the For that the locks were it was Leland Bean of Adrian was the attorney for the Sebring post while Bernard Williamson of Morenci and Culver of Hudson represented the Home ALLTIME RECORD June 4 Americas shipyards set an ajltime record to May for the construction of steel cargo the Maritime Commission reported The yards completed and delivered 58 steel merchant ships of approxi mately dead weight Speaking before the Duluth Ihamber of Commerce after a dou ble launching of coastal tankers at the BarnesDuluth Rear Admiral Howard com mission vice predicted that the 19421943 goal of 000 deadweight tons of merchant ships might be bettered by 000 tons if everything clicks and we get the SEVEN ALLIED SHIPS SUNK June CorneringSix Allied nations cargo ships in a part of the Bay of Ben gal April three Japanese cruis ers shelled the entire group to the xrttom in 40 minutes and sank an other the master of one of the vessels told his arrival at The seven sinkings were con firmed by Expected to Discuss Issue at Meeting of Cabinet Friday MAY BE NATIONWIDE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 4 De cision as to whether gasoline rationing should be extended throughout the country a tire conservation measure rested today with President Roosevelt He was expected to discuss the which has aroused a heated controversy to andelse at a cabinet meeting on If nationwide rationing is decid ed it probably would follow the pattern of the program laid downby the Office of Price Ad ministration for the eastern sea board yesterday to replace the temporary system that expires on July Under this all motorists who register on a date yet to be announced will receive a coupon ration equivalent to ap proximately three gallons a the present limit for nonessen tial Extension of rationing to other parts of the country would increase the basic weekly maximum to nearly four at 15 miles a would allow every one approximately miles of driving a Better DNY said he learned in a conversation with Petroleum Coordinator Ickes that nationwide rationing would be instituted on July Donald war production declared no final decision had been Here is the way the program for the 17 eastern states and the Dis trict of Columbia will work All drivers must register again before July On will receive an card con taining 48 coupons divided into six sections of eight coupons Each section will be good for 60 Turn to Page 13 Known as Bloodiest of all Bloody Nazis to Oppressed Millions BERLIN from German broad June 4 Hey who was wounded in an at tack a week ago has DNB said today in a report from where Heydrich had his headquarters as ReichsProtect or for Bohemia and The news agency said an official announcement concerning Hey drichs dead would be issued short fFortysix more Czechs were re ported executed by the Germans yesterday bloody reprisals for the attack on bringing to 163 the total number who have died before Nazi firing squads to the Twentynine women were included to the The bloodiest of all the bloody That was the hated soubriquet applied to Reinhard the Gestapos second in by Europes oppressed For his ruthless application of repressive the firing squad or the hangmans those who dared to challenge their Nazi the 38yearold drich alsobecame known by the equally dubious title of der henk the Turn to Page 13 2RaidsSMtFomsOfWar In Pacific To North America Say Permits Shipments Of Oil And Gas To Spain June 4 Government officials said today that the United States was still per mitting periodic shipments of oil and gasoline to But they declared that both oil and gasoline were low that only enough to meet essential do mestic requirements in Spain was Ship Factories and Rail Lines are Targets By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 4 The city of only to Hamburg as a German attacked from moonlit skies last night by a strong force of British bombers to a followup to the mass raids upon Cologne and it was an nounced Extensive shipbuilding factories and a railway net work which links Bremen with the chief industrial districts of Ger many were all Bremen is a city of population on the sandy plains on both banks of the Weser River 46 miles from the North Sea and 300 miles from Englands east coast Reliable sources said the new nocturnal thrusts were on a mod erate scale for the second night to after the crippling assaults against Co logne and Essen Saturday and Monday A Berlin broadcast said the Brit ish attacked places along the north west coast of Germany and 10 of the raiders were shot but disclosed no RAF planes were heard the moonlit channel in the early ing back to a low Four German aircraft were de stroyed during the night over Nazi bases in France and another over it was A small number of German planes tried to cross the southeast English coast by but heavy fire from ground batteries forced them back in some Bolstering British preparations for the contemplated night raiding of Germany is a new twinmotored Manchester bomber which the aircraft production min istry announced is equipped to car ry five tons of A powerful associate of the huge Stirltogs and other bombers of the the Manchester weighs 25 tons carries a crew of six or has a maximum speed of 300 miles an hour and a range of approximately The wing span is given as 98 one inch length 68 10 toches height 20 It carries eight in nose and tail all hydraulically op RADIO BLACKOUT June 4 Ca nadian radio blackout of stations to the British Columbia coastal defense was ordered last night by the western air com mand of the Royal Canadian1 Air It said the measure was precautionary The defense area extends west ward from the summit of the Cas cade Range and north from the United States boundary to a point above Prince Rupert to midnorth ern coastal British War Expenses for Expected to By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June gigantic shipbuilding program and another forthcomtag supply bill for an army of men probably will push this nations war and de fense appropriations for the past three years beyond the mark within a The total allotments already had amounted to when he House yesterday voted for the Coast Guard and Marine Even as that bill was hurried ov er to the Senate for early Vtason chairman of the House Naval sub mitted a new meas ure designed practically to double lie size of the fleet by building more than 500 fighting Congress awaited arrival of the 1943 Army supply ill in anticipation it would reach iie Appropriations Committee with n ten Congressmen in close ouch with the War Department have estimated that it would bun dle up Army needs amounting to close to a new peak for an appropriation The flood of weapons and muni ions fac Past 3 Years Pass 200 Billions and now on its way to our Allies and own forces at the front exceeds all and it is just declared Cannon DMo chairman of the House Appropriations he when we reach full it will dwarf into insignificance all former mili tary and industrial Vtosons new ship drafted after consultation with the called for construction of tons of aircraft tons of light and heavy tons of destroyers and es and 800 smaller craft for patrol workand mine laying and tending In the changing complexion of the it conspicuously left out any provision battleships and placed the emphasis on plane car riers and fast fighting 4 Upon along with ships now to service or under con it would give this na tion an armada of more than The measure sent to the Senate included fore more than 100 long range submarines and for tons of naval auxiliary ves granted export and that the United States receives much needed strategic materials to re Discussing reports from Madrid that five Spanish tankers were en route Spain with fuel oil and kerosene to accordance with agreements between that country and the United officials here said that the last tanker to leave the United States for Spain cleared about six weeks These shipments do not go at regular one official Sometimes they are two months or more Whenever Spains supply gets low we let another boat emphasized that the fuel involved was of not commonly used to this that no aviation gasoline was in and that two American ob servers were kept in Spam to see that the shipments were put to the industrial uses for which they were consigned and did not leak into German This is not appeasement of a European although it might play a minor part to keeping Spain on the neutral an other official It is rather a semibarter business proposal under for low grade fuel oil and we get many critical materials we are short While officials refused to say how much oil and gasoline was go tag to one declared it is not very you can be sure of T By THEASSOCIATED PRESS Douglas MacArthurs head quarters announced today that an Allied had sunk a ton armed transport with the prob able loss of Japanese troops in the waters of the southwest Pa while four Japanese midget submarines were listed as sunk to the abortive raid on Sydney Har bor last only three of the tiny twoman Japanese underseas raid ers had been reported sent to the bottom by harbor batteries and depth In addition to the Japanese troop United Nations headquarters said an Allied submarine sank two heavilyJaden Japanese supply ships and damaged a A statement also reported that Japanese submarines operating close off the east coast of Australia attacked three Allied cargo ships and sank one of but indicat ed that the other two escaped un Legion to Meet In Kansas City June 4 ff The American Legion national con stripped of its peacetime will meet to Kansas instead of New original choice for the New Orleans gave up the meet ing because of its position and a threatened shortage of trans portation Kansas City was chosen by the Legions nation al executive committee yesterday over seven other midwestern The committee urged state de partments and posts to help reduce the transportation strain by dis couraging all but official delegates of the its the Forty and Eight and the Eight and Forty from Combining of delegations of the various branches was Legion officials expect attend ance this year will not exceed persons compared with plus drum corps and visitors to other GAS EMPLOYEE OVERCOME BY FUMES Ervin an employee of the Citizens Gas Fuel was overcome by fumes while working on an installation to front of the Burt Pockltogton residence at 218 East Hunt Street this morn tog about 11 and the rescue squad of the Adrian fire depart ment was called to administer oxy gen with an Fellow em ployees discovered Nofztogers plight and revived him before the department He suffered no AUCTIONS June Cow 10 mCes southwest at See on Market June Auction 9 miles northeast of See DAMAGE Few Warehouses Set on Fire But Casualties are Navy Says By THE ASSOCIATED PSE3S June 4 Two Japanese air raids on the United States naval base at Dutch Har shifted the focus of Pacific war to North America it self today and put defenses the Aleutians to Panama on the alert against further Brief official reports of these first air attacks on North Amer ican soil failed to indicate immedi ately whether they were mere hit andrun blows or the opening phase of an grand assault on the northwestern stepping stone to Canada and the United But Anthony Alaskan delegate to gave this warning I am afraid we may have a struggle on our hands to keep that The first attack was by four Japanese bombers and about 15 fighters at 6 Alaska time yes and lasted about 15 A few warehouses were set fire but no serious damage was the There were but few The second raid was made at about Alaska time 6 Eastern six hours after the initial the navy Details of this raid were not im mediately No Direct Information Dimond said he had heard noth ing direct from Alaska OIL the but expressed fear that there were too few defending planes beatbacSr a sustained attacks to the Jap anese opened a bigscaleoffensive invasions leaders at Se recheck air instructions and prepare for a possible In Cali the Los Angeles Cpunty Defense Council issued an emer gency calling for sharp vigil ance and readiness for instant ac Military authorities at Balboa cancelled all leaves and passes of soldiers and sailors in thePanama Canal The alert status there was Experts said the Japanese fight ers in the first raid must have come from a but there was a possibility that the bombers came from a land Dutch Harbor is about miles from the northernmost of the Kuriles which stretch northward from Japan Unalaska on which Dutch Harbor is is nearly miles from the westernmost of the which in turn is some 700 miles from the nearest of the Japanese Pending any official word to the Washington was inclined to regard the raids as either token reprisals for the recenfAmerican bombing of Tokyo and other Jap anese cities or as thrusts to test Americans But with the southwestern Pa cific battle relatively quiet and the battle of Burma officials familiar with the northern Pacific pointed out that the Japanese have chosen a moment for the Alaska attack which could mean a shift in the direction of the Turn to Page 13 He Wants to Know Facts of Attacks On Dutch Harbor June 4 C Wallgren who was planning on a trip to Harbor as a member of the Senates Truman investigating asserted last night that people have a right to know how we met this attack by Japanese aircraft on the Alaskan naval many bombers did we down and how many pursuit planes did we bag he asked in an inter Just what defense strength do we have there that they could return six hours after dropping their first bombs Were not surprised they made the attempt But anytime they come over American soil we ought to make it so tough for them that they wont be back in a few Wallgren declared that such in formation now would convey no military secret to the After this attack today the Japs have a pretty good idea of what de fenseswe have In the the Washington sen ator they will be saying that the Japanese attack on Dutch Harbor is only a facesaving move on the part of a token Its a lot more than Weve got a war out here and this is the opening Im mighty con cerned top about what Canadas defenses pa the Pacilic ;