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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 8, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Cool DrtaUi oo Pan Two MICHIGAN JUNE 1942 PRICE 3 3 JAP WARSHIPS 13 DAMAGED Surprise Degree Is Conferred On College Business Manager ALUMNI HEAR CORNELIUS Thirtyone Adrian College seniors received degrees yesterday after noon at the 83rd annual com mencement exercises in Downs HalL The College chapel was filled com pletely for the Four honor ary degrees also were conferred by the college Samuel Three honorary doctor of divin ity degrees were The decipients were the Edmond Holt Babitt of Grand the Clarence Daugherty of and the Wil liam Harrison of Ritchie Gets Degree A surprise degree of doctor of business administration was con ferred upon business manager of the Ritchie knew nothing of the honor until his name was called for the Only one magna cum laude honor was bestowed among the 31 Marcia daughter of and Harold Hoisington of received the high graduating Cum laude honors were awarded to Herbert Rink and George Twiss of Adrian and Norma Reed of Pal Bachelor of arts degrees were conferred upon Robert Barrick Kenneth Gerald Gertrude Wald ron Stewart and Harry Wat kins all of Adrian Robert Borden of Warren Crandell of Ann Mary Gilbert of Ralph Henard of Allan Hinsdale of Sand Holland of Hugh C Donald McCam of Pine Clara Joan Paterson of Grosse Edward Porter of Miss Reed of Frances Westerman of ilorenci and pquar eitta White of in Science r Those from Adrian receiving bachelor of science degrees were David Marcia wWi Dale Randall Herbert Rink and George Bache lor of Science degrees for outof town students were awarded Amos of Edna Bassitt of Phyllis Gordon of Ida Gowdy of Bur ton Heist of New and Frank Seeburger of Bliss Turn to Page 9 The George Prentice Speaks to Graduates An impressive senior church service held last night in the Bap tist Church marked the opening of a full week of graduation exercises for the 185 members of the Adrian high school senior The church auditorium was filled to capacity with relatives and friends of the class who came to see the graduates in their first pub lic appearance in caps and gowns and to hear the service which fur nished the proper setting for the activities to Most of the seats on the main floor of the audi torium were taken by members of the class who a colorful pic ture as they marched into the room wearing their deep blue gowns trimmed in No Advance Speaking for the third time to an Adrian high schood graduating the George Prentice of the First Presbyterian Church issued a stirring challenge in his No Ad This Prentice was taken from one of the small desk calendars that have been sent to him annually by an honest Jewish tailor who lives in a Chicago suburb and whose life has been a stirring example of this The progress of this tailor from a Cossack ravaged village in Russia where he was born to a re spected position in an American city was pointed out as an embodi ment of the slogan on his advertis ing No to Page 9 Sevastopol Still Reds Say June 8 massive German efforts to batter down Sevastopol by land and air the Russians announced to the Russian naval base fortress which has withstood seven months of siege still stands as Rus sias last stronghold in the The Nazis were said to have paic heavily for their threeday on apparently a supreme ef fort to erase the final barrier to total conquest of the Black Sea The information bureaus mid night communique which said 52J German planes had been destroyed against 151 Russian losses in the week ended yesterday indicated the weight of the Nazi air assault on Sevastopol since there had been no report of major activity on any other Turn to Page 9 200 Warning Tickets Handed to Jaywalkers June 8 edu cational program to acquaint the public with the citys new pedes trianprotection ordinance opened yesterday with Detroit police hand ing warning tickets to 200 jaywalk The tickets list the provision of the new ordinance and the nature of the pedestrians After June 15 these will be replaced with violation tickets calling for an ap pearance in traffic The ordinance provides Pedestrians must first stop and look in all directions for approach ing traffic before venturing from the curb or other places of At intersections where there are traffic pedestions must cross with the green light or at a time when they will not interfere with vehicular At other pedestri ans must yield the rightofway on crosswalks where cars are ap proaching so closely they cannot be must also conform to some They must slow down to yield the rightofway to pedestrians who are in the street They must not pass another motor ist yielding the right of way to a pedestrian At signalized intersec motorists must wait until the cross is Air Raid Warden Schools Tonight Third lesson for fourth and ninth precincts at junior high Third lesson for fifth and sixth precincts at Lincoln Tuesday Seventh and eighth precincts meet at Garfield school for third First and tenth precincts meet at city hall for third All schools begin at FRENCH WARNED TO LEAVE HOMES June 8 BBC warned residents of the German occupied French coastal regions to day to evacuate to the The broadcast said the occupied coast would become more and more a theater of The warning was made in the French language news program and said that operations of capital importance in the struggle for the liberation of France would start in due the moment when they would be of the greatest ad vantage to the Allied It added that they obviously would involve danger for the civil ian Frenchmen were advised to leave the coastal strip from the Belgian border to the Pyrennes the mountain frontier with which has been marked off by the Nazis as a military This was the second such bulle tin of instructions to the French since the British Commando raid on St Nazaire late in It emphasized that evacuation was the only effective precaution and urged inhabitants of the coast al areas to hurry their departures as much as Evacuation Of Japs is Complete On West Coast SAN June 8 mass movement without precedent in American the evacua tion of the west coasts entire Jap anese population of almost is It proceeded without any great and almost without inci dent And it was on sched said an official report yester day by the Wartime Civil Control an agency set up by the Army to handle the opera The administration said that by actual Japanese were removed from a 150mile wide strip of Washington and and Southern Most of these persons are now in 17 assembly centers scattered through the Others already have been settled in relocation centers in inter where they will remain for the duration of the Additional relocation centers are being pre The Army removed these persons because it believed their presence in stratgic military zones along the coast might be KjUKBAlf Two New Attacks By Germans Hurled Back In Libyan Desert GERMANS WITHDRAWING By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 8 The great tank battle in the Libyan des ert roared into its 14th day today with the British apparently holding the upper hand after smashing bad two fresh assaults by Field Marshal Erwin Rommels forces near A British communique yesterday said that having hurled his full remaining armored strength into an effort to break through toward 15 miles northeast of had be gun to withdraw westward toward the gap in the British mine fields between Ain El Gazala and Sir His line of withdrawal was threatened by British and Indian troops who established themselves Saturday night at inside the Axis and were report ed holding their position against repeated attempts to dislodge them Harmat is six miles south of Knightsbridge and about 15 miles east of the Ain El GazalaBir Hach eim base of the Axis salient The Free French forces have been Bir Hacheim with the support of Indian troops were to have beat en off two new assaults by Italian mechanized units over the week The Free French were said to have had dwindling munitions re plenished and their position seemed secure for the Dispatches from the front de clared that in the fighting around Knightsbridge further heavy losses had been inflicted on Rommels mechanized columns whose strength previously had been re ported reduced by 50 per cent The RAF was participating act ively in the at the pocketed Axis forces and striking far to the west to bomb enemy air dromes at Martuba and Derna and shipping at Turn to Page 9 War At A Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Navy hunts battered Japanese fleet fleeing aft er most humiliating defeat in Jap anese naval Commander InChief Nimitz of Pacific fleet re ports contact lost with Midways attackers after Japanese lose at least three ships and have 13 or more American losses in defense of Midway and Hawaii revealed as one destroyer sunk and one aircraft carrier hit Navy on alert for Japanese to come back in facesaving breath ing easier after victory at Australia reports ports of Sydney and New Castle shelled by Japanese submarines in nuisance raid which caused only one cas ualty and no EUROPEAN heavy bombing curbed by weather and Saturdays blow at but fighters sweep over France and hit targets in occupied British broadcast in French a warning to residents of German held French coastal areas to as more action is RUSSIAN FRONT longbesieged Red naval be comes center of RussoGerman war and Soviet claims heavy toll in enemy and Free French claim edge as fierce desert battle enters 14th The AfricanMed iterranean arm of RAF blasts Cag and Italians ad mit damage and toll of 12 15 KEEP EM FLEEING June 8 IF Lieutenant General Henry Ar Army Air Force con gratulated today the Army fliers who helped rout the Japanese in vasion fleet off exhorting the airmen to keep em In a message to Lieutenant Gen eral Delos commander of the Armys Hawaiian Depart General Arnold said You have proved what we have tnown all our airmen and military aircraft are the fin est on earth and that we will gain air supremacy over our The gratitude admiration of every American are with you in this triumphant Keep up the good work and ceep em Reports American Troops in Basra NEW June 8 Berlin radio broadcast today a re jort that United States troops had anded at the Persian gulf portof The report was at xibuted to the Istanbul correspond ent of Transpcean who said the contingent totalled carried by four There was no confirmation of iiis report from any other GET ONE IN YOUR WINDOW APPROVED STRUCTURE The above air raid warden cards now appearing in the windows of Adrian residences signify that the house has been visited by an air raid warden and that the necessary precautions have been taken against air The window card means that residents of the house have sand in the attic to fight fire bombs and that air raid wardens have inspected the structure for garden shov els and other items that might be valuable in the event of an air The distribution or the cards and house inspection by war dens is a part of the plan to protect AtTrian against The cards are not valid unless signed by the Is there one in your window There should I Says Ratio of Plane Losses Is 4 to 1 In Our Favor MOUNT June 8 com mander of the United States army air declared here today that shot Japs have lost In an address prepared for the 100th annual commencement of towa Wesleyan at which tie received an honorary doctor of laws the general said the day of reckoning is not as far off as some people I am telling Tokyo that we have thousands more Colin Kellys and OHares and Jimmy Doo littles on the is just the dawn of a day of The who recently re turned from said he did not London to go on the Raids like those on Cologne and Essen were just starters to those which are to follow where and RAF fighters and bombers ride the skies as a The speaker said the Axis knows that the next six months will spell victory or defeat for their For the Axis it is now or TheFlying Fortress has no peer in its field Arnold adding our B25C medium bomb ers can go faster and carry moreb ombs than the best ships of our Regarding aircraft he we are shooting for quantity and quality and it looks as if we will get He added our production which call for planes this are being He declared the United States has the best young pilots in the world and they are proving their superiority in combat in the By the end of this the gen eral the army air force will iave over officers and close o a million By June of next if it becomes we will double Now that volume production of aircraft is under he American planes in large number are being flown constantly by our lerrying command to areas where they will do the most good to the Middle China and Avengers Of Pearl Harbor Join Sea Forces By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nations seaforces were stronger today by mad young Americans bent on avenging Pearl For a few moments yesterday he youths were clockwatchers to day theyre marines and coast In mass enlistments from coast o coast they were sworn in simul taneously in a radio ceremony tim ed to the minute six months after the Japanese attack on last De ember Their hands were raised just ivhen the hands of clocks pointed to EWT the occa ion which Navy Secretary Frank Cnox called the na tions determination ftp restore leace to the world by administer ng just punishment to those who have brutally and wilfully trans the laws of E Predict Desperate Efforts to Break Growing Sea Power June 8 Desperate new Japanese efforts to break the growing might of Amer icas air and sea power in the Paci fic were predicted quarters the only course left open to the now clearly in the Subsequent to the United States victory in the battle that started with the repulse of a huge attack ing force at Midway Island last authorities said that the Japanese must either initiate new operations somewhere along the sweeping defense line that runs from Alaska to Australia or else by inactivity admit their eventual com plete defeat even before the grand offensive of the United Nations starts rolling in the Meanwhile the armada of battle ships and aircraft cruis ers and destroyers which steamed into what appears to have been a trap at apparently had Turn to Page 7 The body of Lee 49 yearold natural gas pipeline em ployee who drowned in the River Raisin at Blissfield about was found last night as it floated past the bridge over US 223and was recovered from the water at oclock by Michigan State The police were call ed after a boy walking across the bridge saw the naked body in the Both state police and sheriffs of ficers dragged the river for several hours Friday and all day Saturday in an effort to recover the The spot where it was recovered was approximately a quarter of a mile from where the drowning oc curred The body was taken to the Bel man Funeral Home in Funeral arrangements will be made after word is received from relatives in Womack went to a swimming hole near Ellis Playground took off his and told a group of boys that he would show them He plunged in to the river and 132LHET HEAVE FOR ARMY One hundred and thirtytwo Lenawee county men will leave Adrian tonight for induction into the The first of two calls for the men will meet at the armory at oclock and leave from the Wabash stationat One of the contingent will be Bernard Patrick Collins of Ann the first Lenawee county registrant to qualify as a candidate for officertraining under the voluntary plan offered to men in Class The large contingent makes it necessary for the draft board to call the men in When they have answered roll call and re ceived their instructions they will go to the No special cere monies have been planned but a crowd of is A ir A rm Virtually Destroyed As Attackers Of Midway Isle Forced Into Desperate Retreat Defeat of Japs Brings Day Nearer When Allies Can Start Offensive By CLARK LEE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PEARL June smashing defeat imposad on Japans navy by American air and sea power in the battle of Midway has undoubtedly brought greatly near er the day when Allied Nations will be able to launch an allou1 offensive against The American triumph means that a corner has been turned in second phase ofthe Pacific LaFollette Wages Battle Against Proposal June 8 Strong Republican support for a a month minimum pay scale in the armed forces added weight to day to an effort by Senator LaFol lette ProgWis to upset a joint SenateHouse conference commit tees compromise on Although Senator Austin of Ver the assistant minority was delegated to submit the joint committees there were in dications that most of his Repub lican colleagues would vote against the Senator Capper RKas said he thought the1 minimum previous ly approved by the House was more adding that he believed many on his side of the aisle felt the same who had threatened to seek discharge of the conference said that in the light of the groups agreement on the figurehewould move to recommit the bill to conference with instruc tions for the Senate members to accept the House The waiting for the Sen ate to act first on the pay pre pared to take up a measure provid ing government grants toward the maintenance of the families of men in the armed forces in the four low est ranks who receive or less monthly All British Planes Participat ing Return Safely By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS war planes attacked targets in north ern France and Holland last night and damaged a German ship off the Frisian the air minis try announced but bad weather over the continent kept the RAF from following up its Saturday night assault on Emden with another massed raid upon All the planes which participated in the overnight operations re turned safely to their a com muniquS It was the second time within a week that weather had interrupt ed the RAFS bad con ditions likewise having kept the British air armadas away from Germany last Thursday There was only light German aerial activity over Britain during the night and this was confined to the southwest a com munique bombs caused a few casualties and damage tq residen Hundreds of British among them many big fourengined craft capable of carrying tremen dous bomb in the night assault upon one of the main bases for German submarines harassing the Atlantic shipping Pilots participating in the assault said enormous fires were set in the dock One target was the Nordensee werk submarine factory and an other was the Dortmundems through which iron ore from Scandinavia has been flowing into the German airdromes also were at tacked in the Saturday night which the British said cost nine bombers and one The raid on Emden was the 75th on that city since start of the war and came exactly one week after the tremendous raid on Cologne which launched the RAFs new offensivev The English Channel was the scene of action yesterday when a atrol of light British naval forces lad a brief engagement with jreatly superior German units off lie Belgian during which a 600ton Nazi torpedo boat was tor jedoed and almost certainly he admiralty The Britishforces were said to suffered minor sooner than many ex This second phase began in the Coral after the fall of Java and the encirclement of the Philip pines had ended the first war on The task of the United States then became twofold to strengthen quickly what areas re mained in control of the United Nations from through to Alaska to cut down Japans sea power to safe guard those areas from attack and at the same time prepare for the eventual An effective though not decisive start toward this second objective was made in the battle of the Coral Now the battle of Midway has seriously crippled the Japanese fleet and especially the fleet air Planes Play Major Part Aircraft played a principal part in both the Coral Sea and Midway and a of the damage to enemy vessels flicted by dive bombers and torpedo supported by landbased air craft of all Both battles proved the Jap anese have no monopoly on tena city and ferocity of The Midway fight was not a hitrun but one in which the Americans sought and achieved decisive results by pressing home their attacks despite opposition dis regarding losses and driving in for death Turn to Page 9 SHELL AUSTRALIA Sydney and Newcastle Raid ed Casualties Few ALLIED June 8 slipping inshore under cover of shelled Sydney and New castle during last night in the first seaborne attack on the Austral ian mainland since the start of the An official announcement said the shelling caused no military damage and few casualties in the two both on Australias southeast The attack came one week after an unsuccessful raid on Sydney harbor by Japanese midget subma four of which were destroyed before they could do more than sink an old harbor Newcastle was reported under at tack for about 30 minutes and Syd which is 80 miles to the for about 15 No estimate on the number of shells fired at either place was available but General MacArthurs headquarters characterized the foray as merely a nuisance Both cities were blacked out at the awakened by the hastened to air raid Submarines have been active off the Australian east recently apparently attempting to cut allied supply Three and possibly four of the undersea raiders have been reported destroyed by allied warplanes within the past Allied offensive operations over the week end were marked by two raids Saturday on the island of some 400 miles off the northwest tip of Direct bomb hits were scored on a bridge near Ermera and on a barracks at a communi que TWO 3 ARE SAVED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two persons drowned Sunday in Michigan while three plunged into Lake St Clair when their sailboat were res cued by the pilot of a Gerald of lost his life when a motorboat capsized in Upper Straits Oakland Halls Leo nard also of ng to the overturned craft and was to rescue his who had fallen off a Carl drowned in Pickerel Lake nine miles east of Vander bilt The boy was A civil air patrol seaplane pilot ed by Gordon Smith went to the rescue of Roy of tiis and Ion tons when their sailboat capsized about 9 two miles Smith took the father aboard and then waited the arrival of an outboard craft to take the others The body of nineyearold Nancy Faull of who drowned Thursday in Lake Erie when she fell from a was recovered Sunday near Luna Her Crew Picked Up Loss of Life Is Admiral Reports By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PEARL June oncemighty Japanese naval reported to constitute the bulk ot that nations sea today fled westward in retreat from Midway its proud units pounded by American defense turn ed into a shattering The enemy appears to be with said Admiral Chester W commander in chief of the Pacific Contact was lost during last night But even should the Japanese make good their it will be only at the cost of at least three warships 13 or more others damaged and the virtually com plete destruction of their protect ing air Against this formidable the only announced American losses in equipment were one destroyer sunk by a one aircraft car rier hit by a bomb and some planes Loss the destroyer was acknowledged in the same com muniquS in which Nimitz told of the enemys apparent But it was offset by official word that a Japanese destroyer also had been sent to the bottom and that additional damage had been in flicted on two enemy The crew of the lost des Nimitz was picked up the other ships with small loss of The admiral was uncertain in whether the report of damage to Japanese cruisers re ferred to further hits on vessels previously or represented entirely new As the threeday battle of the central Pacific seemed to be near ing its finish in what was likely the greatest single victory of American naval messages of congratulation began to arrive at Nimitzs headquarters Praised By MacArthur The splendid victory at Midway has aroused the greatest enthus iasm throughout this General Douglas MacArthur advised the admiral from The Prime Minister of Australia has asked me to join his My own pride and satisfaction ares We will not From Lieut Dewitti commanding general of the west ern defense command and fourth army at San came this message To the commander in chief of the Pacific fleet and all his officers and men this command extends hearty congratulations on the suc cess of your forces and desires to express its admiration for the gal lant action by all arms in the de cisive repulse of the enemy attack on May the final out come be enemy Turn to Page 9 Late Bulletins June 8 a decision affecting several million white collar the su preme court upheld today the gov ernments contention that addition al compensation for overtime in the absence of a contract for a specific hourly be paid em ployees even though they received a fixed weekly salary above the amount required by the wagehour Two decisions were delivered by the court on this In delivered by Justice the tribunal asserted that the wage hour act was designed to require payment for overtime at time and a half the regular where that pay is above the as well as where the regular pay is at the NEW June 8 United States Army bombers have pressed home the first daylight at tack on Rangoon since the Japan ese captured that Burmese it was announced The attack was made despite the heavy antiaircraft fire and swarms of Japanese The date was not June 8 ff President Roosevelt asked Con gress today for a new appropria tion of for the War Department for the fiscal year ending June If his made in a memorandum to Speaker Ray would boost to more than the war chest ap proved by Congress for the threg years June ;