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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 9, 1942, Adrian, Michigan IL Y TEL Not Much Change In Temperature Weather Details on Page Two JUNE 1942 PRICE 3 9 Naval and Civilian Occu pants of Craft Are Still Missing HIE SURVIVOR IDENTIFIED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June Guards recoveredtoday three bodies and wreckage from one of two Navy training blimps lost in what apparently was a mid air collision over the Atlantic Ocean while on an unexplained experi mental Only one survivor was officially Still missing were nine of the 13 naval and civilian occupants of the Gl and the smaller L2 when thej set out last night from the Naval Air Station at Lakehurst The air ships plunged into the ocean about four miles off which is 16 miles northeast of Lakehurst Sheriff Lewis Menninger ol Ocean county reported recovery oi the three bodies in the gondola of the dragged ashore at Point Pleasant Among the bodies was that of Lt Clinton Rounds of Toms senior officer aboard the two craft and a survivor of the dirigible Macon disaster off the California Coast in Rounds is survived by his widow and sixyearold Car who celebrated Roundss birthday with a cake last night alone because they did not know what time the Navy flier would be home from his experimental flight The Navy declined to discuss the Wore life Jackets All occupants of the blimps were equipped with lifejackets for use should the craft be forced down on the They were about 400 feet above the sea when they parently Ensign Howard Fahey of Scars was rescued and brought ashore by Coast Guards early He suffered an appar ent fracture of an arm in the but swam about until picked Coast Guard boats patrolled the area for possible other survivors and grappled for the A clock in the gondola of the L2 had stopped at Those dead or missing were Lieutenant Commander listed as a pilot Lieut Frank Toms ffnsign C Ensign aviation chief ma chinists aviation chief ma chinists boatswains first address unavail These civilians were aboard L San New San SEES BOMBERS A NIGHT STRIKING AT TARGETS IN GERMANY June 9 Chief Marshal Harris suggested to day that bombers a night soon might fly over Germany and that many might fly directly from America with formidable bomb Speaking in a news the com mander in chief of the bomber command declared the present massive raids on Germany were but preliminary warmups for ter rific punishment in store for One day in the near it might not be impossible to have bombers over Germany in one including hundreds which could fly direct from Amer ica with a formidable bomb though of course this is only a sur he Despite the massive raids on Cologne and Essen in which more than bombers were used on Harris declared that heavy bombing hasnt been tried yet Some people argue that heavy bombing will not win he To them I answer that it hasnt been tried yet When it Germany will be the experiment and Japan will be the confirma The likened the RAF raids which laid the northern ports of Luebeck and Rostock in rubble to a gentle The bomber commander indi cated the RAF raids will continue on an increased scale and said when the United States army air corps gets permanently into three or four times the number of bomb ers which raided Cologne will be Air Raid Warden Schools Tonight Seventh and eighth precincts meet at Garfield school for third Firstand tenth precincts meet at city hall for third Wednesday Eleventh and 12th precincts at Garfield Second and third precincts at New McKinley Third lesson for both Fourth lesson for fourth and ninth precincts at junior Fourth lesson for fifth and sixth precincts at Lincoln All schools begin at ANNOUNCES THE GOOD NEWS Admiral Chester Nimitz left issued a com from his headquarters tell ing of a crushing blow to a Japanese fleet which attempted to seize Midway The commander in chief of the Pacific fleet is shown with Lt Delos commander of the Hawaiian Army and Rear Admiral Milo chief of staff to Nimitz at the admirals Pearl Harbor headquarters earlier AT SENDOFF DRAFT 130 Go to Detroit for Exami nation By Army A crowd estimated at per sons gathered last night to see one of Lenawee countys largest con tingents leave for Detroit for in duction into the army Hun dreds gathered at the armory aboul when the men reported for roll call and instructions but the number swelled at the Wabash A total of 130 men was sent to the army induction station last night Bernard Patrick Collins oJ Ann a Lenawee registrant who has qualified for army officer was leader of the Richard Herbert Goff of Adrian was assistant They board ed the Wabash train shortly after 9 oclock last occupying twc reserved They were to spend the night at a Detroit hotel and re port at the army induction station at The Adrian high school band played at the Several members of the Adrian police force were on hand to control the large crowd and to direct traffic in the jrief interval of congestion after the men had left Of the 130 29 were between the ages of 20 and 45 who had registered in the third draft last February This was the first group of men from this draft to be called for military The next call for Lenawee men has been set for June when 35 men will go to the army induction They also will leave on the Wabash on the evening PLANT Commission Gives Bohn Per mission to Connect With Sewer System Members of the Adrian city com mission yesterday gave the Bohn Aluminum Brass permis sion to connect the sewage system from the huge war plant now under construction on East Beech er Street into the city sewage sys According to the the Bohn company will connect a 36 nch storm sewer from the plant nto the citys 48 inch sewer at the intersection of East Maumee Street and Dorothy Avenue and will attach a 12 inch sanitary sewer the citys 18 inch sanitary sewer at the same point The commission reserved the to make a reason able charge for the sewage from hat portion of the plant which will be located outside the city The sewage system is one of the biggest headaches troubling the commission at the present In Sications are that the city will have o build several new sewers in the actory district to accommodate the added waste from new factories and from old factories that have peeded up their production to meet wartime Commissioner delbert Vedder said yesterday that no definite plans have been made yet It is planned to confer this week vith officials of two or three Adrian industrial plants in an ef ort to put into operation some plan which will allow harmless ewage to pass through storm sew TS directly into the River Raisin o relieve the citys congested sew age disposal plant A total of in delinquent on sewer and curb and gutter construction ivas certified to the city assessor to ie levied as taxes against the prop erties The delinquent amounts include due on sidewalk construction due sewers due on curb and gutter assessments and due water Accounts for May which were approved and ordered paid includ ed in merchandise ac ounts in salaries and in labor Commissioner Louis Germond was absent from the meeting be cause of a business trip to WP A Measure Is Sent To House June 9 WPA bill designed to give employment to persons a month starting July 1 was sent to the House by its appropriations committee today with a warning that a sharp retrenchment pro gram was In an accompanying the committee said that the appropria recommended only two weeks ago by President would mean a reduction of persons from the average of the current fiscal With WPA employment this month estimated at the committee said that figure would mean either a precipitous decrease of immediately or a gradual decline which would force employment far below The report asserted During the fiscal year 1943 with estimated unemployment of 000 to and onehalf of that number estimated to beeligible for work projects administration em the WPA with estimated employment of under the funds available ployment for between onefifth and onesixth of the total and between onefourth and one fifth of those eligible for WPA The committee said that casual thinking might lead to the belief that unemployment would almost disappear with the war But it pointed out that civilian goods production has fallen in dustry is disinclined to hire older workers and many persons can not get to war Statistics presented to the House showed that About women entered the labor market and took jobs in The average age of WPA work ers has risen from in Novem to last Reductions in the appropriation may mean the closing of some re gional field particularly the state In seven the WPA had provided work for more than different Discontinuance of School at Blissfield Is Threatened A lack of applications for en trance to the Lenawee County Normal at Blissfield threatens the discontinuance of the rural teacher training according to county commis sioner of With just one week remaining before the deadline on Armstrong said that only two or three students have signified their intention of Mon June will be the final date for The normal which is op erated through the cooperation of the state department of public in the Lenawee county school system and the Blissfield public usually has an en rollment of 20 although this number has been higher in some This year 17 students received their which en titles them to teach rural eight grade schools throughout the Armstrong expressed the opinion that it would not be essen tial to have 20 students for the coming but she said that at least enough should be enrolled to and the county normal cer tificate entitles students to teach for three years without Discontinuance of the normal this year would probably mean its final Armstrong The school has been in op eration since 1907 and more than 700 persons have been The normal has provided a steady supply of rural school and in view of the growing short age of it was Arm strongs opinion that a definite ef fort should be made to insure its The annual meeting of the Lena awee county normal board will be held June At that time the consisting of Cornelius su perintendent of the Blissfield and Mosher of the state department of public instruc tion will pass on the budget for the coming year and approve the Applications may be made either to Armstrong or Mulder at Praises Officers And Men Of Lost Cruiser Houston June 9 testimonial to the heroic conduct of the officers and crew of the lost American came today from a merchant ship skipper whose own survival may be attrib uted to the fighting spirit of the men on the The skipper was Captain Freder ick Trask of whose ship was in a convoy in the western Pacific last He reported that when Japanese planes attacked the United Nations vessels on February 16 three twinengined bombers were shot two four engined bombers were destroyed and eight twinengined planes were One Year Richer NEW June 9 Frazier is a year older and 000 richer Its her 21st birthday and she steps into in cash and a life interest in Her fortune comes to her like this in cash from her pa ternal Clara Duff who died hi Chicago in in cash from the un expended balances in the interest funds on that million and on three trust established by her grandmother and one set up by her Frank Duff who died in Once when Brenda entered a night club people flocked to her table as John Ship wreck she visits others tables seeking contributors to navy to which she is devoting most of her All the twinengined ships were hit by antiaircraft fire from the Houston in a period of 45 The previous afternoon a Japan ese seaplane had been hit by the Houstons antiaircraft fire and forced to crash into the Trask said that the Houston was attacked on the morning of Feb ruary 16 with what we assumed were halfton After the cruisers successful with other smaller naval vessels getting in a few licks now and Trask the Japanese began attacking merchant ships presum ably with 250pound One load dropped within 50 feet of one and several men on her decks were said Trasks made public by the Navy At a flight of seven Kawanisi type 97 S two having been shot down came for our ship at feet Putting the helm hard we endeavored to throw them off on their sights but they veered to the left as we and we realized that they had us with in Turn to Page 7 AXEMAN MISSING June 9 Flight Sergeant Joe of the Royal Canadian Air son of Mervyn Red manager of the Brooklyn Americans of the National Hockey is missing as a result of air operations over seas the night of June according to word received by his parents The young airman a bomber had been overseas a Fit Sgt Dutton played profes sional hockey with a teamin the eastern United States prior to en GERMANS I AGAINST PRESSING Do W H ft 1 A T But Are Driven Back By Rus siansIn Fierce Battles In Two Sectors NAZIS LOSE MEN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June tanks and planes pressing an offensive against the fortified august city of the Cri were reported today to have been driven back in fierce battles in two sectors where they attempt ed to deal death blows to the Rus sian Black Sea The Army newspaper Red in the first detailed dispatch from Sevastopol since the start of the offensive June said the Russians broke a wedge which the Germans succeeded in driving into one sec tor and hurled the enemy back in the other improving their own Lesser assaults on other points in the ring around Sevastopol also were reported with im mense losses for the Perhaps referring to actions on the Black Sea approaches of the naval the information bureau reported that Red fliers sank three patrol ships and a cutter and dam aged another patrol vessel and a transport Russian marines and guerillas make up a motley garrison more than seven months along toward matching the record of Czarist forces who sustained an 11month siege by French and Turks at Sevastopol in The reported to have sacrificed men in vain at tempts to take this last remaining stronghold in the launched the new drives from their moun tain lines A Moscow correspondent of the British radio said the Russians had big stores of food and munitions in underground vaultsrimmune from air raid continuation the attacks will cost the Ger mans an enormous Turn to Page 7 In Attacks On Enemy June 9 strong force of British bombers dropped explosives over hundreds of square miles of Hitlers domain last raiding the great industrial the Dieppe and railways and airdromes in France and Holland The RAF lost 18 In raids over France and Hol at diverting German defenses from the RAFs main ob jective Americanmade Boston bombers exploded an ammunition dump on the Schipol airdrome and pockmarked the runways with di rect Another pilot derailed a freight train engine and a Hurricane fired cannon shells into six other loco The raids continued the RAFs virtually ceaseless attacks on German rail so vital to Nazi control of Western The losses were the heaviest re ported since the raid on the great steel city of Essen last but were believed well be low the dangerous 10 per cent fig ure which makes raiding unprofit Fighter command aircraft on in truder operations attacked airfields and railway objectives in northern France and the air min istry also An aircraft of the coastal com mand destroyed an enemy seaplane over the North The recent average of losses of less than four per cent on British night operations indicated that more than 450 planes took part in the June 9 The Office of Defense Transporta tion took wartime control today over all of the nations intercity bus ordering present routes competitive service and all express service dis The order is effective July After that ODT no intercity buses operated for the primary purpose of serving golf athletic race dancing or other places conducted primar ily for the purpose of amusement or entertainment An ODT spokesman said this would affect the sub service to beaches and other resorts provid ed the buses were used primarily to take passengers to such In except for one daily round bus companies must discontinue schedules which fail to show an average load in both direc tions or less than 40 per cent of the seating capacity of the buses Operators are required to keep records of passenger miles and seat miles and report to ODT any round trip schedule which fails to meet the seating capacity re tied Flier Tells Story Of Destruction Wrought On Japanese Fleet At Midway Senate Agrees 5820 House Approves Aid to Fighters Dependents June 9 Dependents of army and navy men had congressional assurance today their financial needs would be taken care in a moderate way at by Uncle Sam and his fighting House passage late yesterday of legislation embodying the general pay provisions of a bill previously approved by the Senate put both branches overwhelmingly on re cord in favor of the same scale of leaving extraneous pro visions to be worked out by a joint conference At the same time the Senate 58 to to raise the mini mum monthly pay of service men to effective as of June The measure probably will reach the President for final approval late this On the dependents allowance the only disagreement of any consequence between Senate and House was over a Senate provison under which the definition of de pendency for draft purposes would have been broadened to include factors other than actual financial such as the family re Members of the House Military who have gone on re cord as being opposed to the dis ruption of established told the House the scale of pay ments provided in the legislation purposely was kept moderate to prevent local draft boards from getting the impression they could draft family heads indiscrimin The scale calls for a 522 deduc tion from the service mans to which a federal allowance of S28 would be added for a for the first child and for each additional In all cases involving Class A or or both the deductions and allowan ces are Allotments and for Class B such as brothers and pro vide for a deduction from the service mans pay and federal ad ditions of 515 for one 525 for two parents and 55 for each dependent brother or These deductions are with the service In cases where a man has de pendents of both and elects to contribute to his total deductions would be 527 of which 522 would go to the Class A and 55 to those in Class The federal payments would remain unchang Affected by the bill are depen dents of men up to and including the rank of line sergeant in the army and third class petty officer in the Dickinson In Political Retirement June 9 eliminated himself to day from consideration as a candi date for any state His the veteran of many po itical wars in a formal state is the factor which influ enced him to accept political re lirement He had promised a statement to reply to freelyvoiced Jredictiohs that he would seek the Republican nomination for lieu enant He already had said he would not run for While eliminating myself from official his state ment Im still holding myself or usefulness in state or party counsels or Dickinson declared that when I passed the 70yearold riv als treated me but said I was too with increasing emphasis on age in every campaign Yet without asking for a I have been handed five nom nations with usually increas ing Im now facing a condition identical with past campaigns stressing even by the same the age What pught to decide my action Should listen to these so loyal for so many years as in the past Never lave I been offered support and irged to run by as many as during he past ilsoi by Ive een notified by nearly all pros pective candidates for lieutenant governor that they will not enter the race if Im But age in my as the years becomes increasingly the le gitimate Doctors tell me Im wonderfully preserved physi but a break or slump could not be unexpected in one of my To have such occur while in office would be Im deeply nterested in the party and cant permit risks to be taken on Im therefore hereby elimi nating myself from all thoughts of Western Atlantic Shipping Increased to 254 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The announced number of Allied and neutral shipping submarine sunk hi the western Atlantic since Pearl Harbor stood at 254 today with the navyreported sinking of one vessel and the loss of a Brazilian ship off South making three revealed this The torpedoing in South Amer ican waters of the a com bination officertraining ship for the Brazilian merchant marine and cargopassenger was dis closed yesterday when 11 burned and injured survivors reached La to report that 36 passengers and crew members were missing from the govern mentowned The other recent loss was that of a small American torpedoed in the Caribbean May Three men were lost Thirtyfour survivors escapd in two lifeboats and reached a Caribbean port after 30 hours But Move Is Not Likely Until Scrap Rubber Survey Is Made 9 Postponement of any nationwide gasoline rationing until a compre hensive survey is made of the countrys available scrap rubber was predicted in congressional quarters Senate Democratic leader Bark ley said he understood such a survey was being contem plated and other informed legis lators added that it was likely President Roosevelt would await the results before deciding whet her it was necessary to put all pri vate automobiles on short fuel ra Barkley told reporters there were all kinds of estimates on the amount of rubber that could reclaimed from the scrap ranging from the ton estimate of one big business execu tive down to a War Production Board experts guess that only tons could be Price Administrator Leon Henderson reported to a Senate committee that it was likely that slightly more than tons would be reclaimed in Henderson informed a special com mittee investigating the gasoline headed by Senator Mal oney that tire caps probably could be made from this amount At the same time Henderson ex pressed the opinion that no com bination of tire conservation meas ures which did not include nation wide gasoline rationing could hope to avert a serious tran sportation Even if improvement in the scrap situation were to make pos sible the topcapping of passenger car tires this year and in future he there is no reason to regard the motor transport problem as He said these capped made of 74 per cent reclaimed rubber were good for only miles of wear at speeds of less than 40 miles an This means at the topcapping program will add 36 miles to passenger car mileage each which is only per cent of the distance travelled by passenger cars in Hendersons report While asserting it was possible that sufficient synthetic rubber would be produced in 1944 to per mit the manufacture of some pas senger car tires in that he voiced the conclusion that gasoline rationing was the only satisfactory method of reducing the unneces sary use of privatelyheld auto Expect Renewal Of Bus Service In Muskegon June 9 ing bus drivers received terms to end their weekold walkout today and a renewal of public mass trans portation for this area of population was expected A settlement was reached at Lan sing last night by representatives of the Peoples Transportation pany and the Teamsters Union AFL after a conference lasting seven Thomas chairman of the State Labor Me diation announced the set tlement The terms were placed before the union members today for ratifica Donuahue said they included a provision for a five cents an hour wage A compromise was reported to have been reached on the unions demand for a closed Forty bus drivers walked out June beginning their second strike within two With the buses out of the public went to work or about its other activities on a sharetheride AS FLEETS BATTLED Sees American Torpedo Planes Score Direct Hits On 2 Jap Carriers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PEARL June fighting Texan who floatedfor 24 hours amidst the savage Midway Island sea battle returned with a stirring account of Japanese naval destruction as viewed from the surface of the sea he hid under a seat cush ion from his sunken torpedoplane to escape Shot down hi the morning of the first day of the historic battle and rescued the Ensign George Gays vivid observationsand de scriptions of American successes were disclosed last night by Ad miral Chester com manderinchief of the Pacific The Navy flier from is recovering from slight wounds at a hospital He was not before he had his crack at the Flying with his squadron on June the first day of the Gay and his two mates saw three Japanese aircraft carriers below two of the vessels big 900tonners of the Kaga In the face of terrific antiair craft fire and enemy fighter oppo they leveled for the assault Gays machinegunner was but he nosed the plane down and launched a torpedo into one big then swung sharply over the target and sped But bullets from a Japanese Zero fighter shot away the controls of Gays Gay was hit in the left leg and lightly in the he pancaked his craft into the sea several miles astern of the Gunner Killed His gunner was His radio unable to free went down with the Gays luck was with From the wreckage of his plane floated a bag containing a deflated rubber and a black cushion of the type bombardiers use to kneel He used the liferaft bag to keep himself and hid under the cushion to avoid detection from enemy planes and ships all about Turn to Page 7 mm HOI But Another FaceSaving Attack On Pacific Expected By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PEARL June Somewhere in the vast Pacific to day the remnants of a once proud and powerful fleet from the land of the Rising Sun limped and broken toward the horizon of the setting Last Thursday morning it was thatthe mightiest naval force Japan ever sent across the inter national the bulk of that countrys sea power an allout attack on Midway Americas vestern most bastion in the Hawaiian And Saturday it was that what was left of the fleet after a relen tless pounding by United States sea and air hollered uncle and slunk away to seek hid ing in home Contact with the enemy was lost Saturday said Admiral Ches ter commander of the Pacific fleet Official reports listed these cas ualties to the enemy in addition to the disastrous blow against its air arm Two possibly three aircraft carriers and one destroyer One aircraft carrier possibly three four pos sibly six cruisers and three tran sports whatever dream Japan may have had for occupation the Hawaiian ap parently was the ultimate aim of turned into a nightmare of Observers expressed the opinion that ships which managed to es cape the battering sought hiding near home waters where they would probably prepare with another face saving assault against American defenses in the 4 DIE IN CRASH June 9 A twinengine plane from the army flying school here crashed late yes killing an instructor and three The public relations office said the plane fell on a routine training but other details were not made A witness said the plane went into a spin at about One flier bailed but the falling plane clipped the para chute ;