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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 12, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGBAM Cooler Weatbar DctaUi on Pace Two 1942 PRICE 3 AIRCRAFT CARRIER LEXINGTON LOST Voefker Commends 185 Adrian Seniors for Completing High School Course SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED A few of the perplexing problems now confronting a world in tur moil and the possible solutions to some of them were outlined by Paul president of Grand Rapids in his ad dress last night at the commence ment exercises held in the gym nasium for 185 graduates of the Adrian senior high During the address the nations political system was described as completely A large crowd of relatives and friends was on hand to witness the event for the graduates marks the end of 12 years of pre paration for the work that lies ahead of They heard the speaker refer glowingly to the pro gress of education in Adrian and were satisfied with one look at the members of the graduating class that he was speaking the Wearing deep blue caps and gowns trimmed in with each girl in the class carrying a half dozen the effect was unusual as the graduates of 1942 marched to their seats in the center of the War Influence Slight Despite the fact that this was the first wartime class in over two decades the influence exerted on the exercises by war conditions slight There was the same wellprecticed music by students of the music the fami liar charges made to the class by the commencement speaker and the presentation of diplomas that have made commencement at Ad rian high school such an impres sive occasion for many Turn to Page 3 JOSE GET THEIR The John Ross of Clin ton Is Speaker The commencement program of St Josephs high school last eve ning in St Josephs Catholic Church was largely attended and the 12 members of the senior class concluded a series of festivities with a program serious and im pressive in its content The student body of the school entered the church at 8 oclock singing We Come With Voices Swelling and escorting the mem bers of the senior class to their seats at the front of the The entire group then sang Mo zarts The class was addressed by the John Ross of St Dominics Church in The diplomas were conferred by the pastor of St Josephs Church to the following Jeanette Mary Jean Cal Paul Anne Jean William Stanley Katheryn Noves Catherine Louis Virginia Wild and Bar bara After the benediction of the Bles sed Sacrament with Father Ross as the the school children then sang as the recessional For Christ Our The concluding feature of the school activities for the year was held today with a picnic at Wamp lers THEY HIT JAPS HARD AT MIDWAY Members of a Flying Fortress crew that hit the Japanese invasion fleet hard at Midway are inter viewed by Clark of The Associated on their return to The left to are Lieut Charles Texas Carroll Lieut and Lieut Henry This picture was radioed from Honolulu to San PAY BILL TAX BILL More Perhaps Bil lions May Be Added to Measure June 12 A recordbreaking program of new taxes has been ap proved tentatively by the House Ways and Means with the prospect that more perhaps be added before legislation reaches the A tabulation today showed that the approaching the end of a study of the Administra tions request for in additional already had agreed upon with votes remaining only on a few minor excise Turn to Page 2 Air Raid Warden Schools Tonight Second and third precincts at New McKinley Eleventh and 12th precincts at Garfield All schools begin at By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June controversial mini mum service pay bill out of the Senate and House conferees sought an agreement today on a companion measure providing for financial aid to dependents of fighting The pay bill went to the White House late yesterday after the Sen ate passed a compromise proposal ending a long battle over whether Jie base minimum pay should be or monthly instead of the present for men with four of Both branches inajly agreed unanimously on the ligher Still in controversy was a clause in the allotment and allowance bill under which menwith dependents would be given draft classification and deferment based on the num er of their dependents and their family The two branches were in vir tual agreement on pay under which part of a service mans monthly wage would be withheld together with a government given to his The deferment placed in the bill in the was omit ted from the House version after military affairs committee mem bers said they had not had an op portunity to study Chairman May DKy said he was hopeful the conferees would reach an agreement Pre ferably leaving out the Senate May emphasized he was not opposed to the amendment but said he believed it should be studied thoroughly and possibly be considered as a separate Turn to Page 2 President to Start Scrap Drive In Speech On Radio at Today June 12 President Roosevelt announced to day an intensive campaign for col lection of the nations old scrap rubber would start June 15 and last through June Individuals were urged by the Chief Executive to search their attics and backyards for all items of rubber that have been discarded or can be factories and farms also are being asked to cooper Through arrangements with the oil filling stations will serve as collection They will pay one cent a pound for the rubber brought and the govern ment will reimburse them that Turn to Page 2 BULLETINS June 12 The Chinese conceded loss of rail today the center in Western Chekiang but claimed recapture of on the ChekiangRiangsi about iialfway between Chushien and northern terminus of the Jane 12 The War Department reported to day that Major General Clarence commander of the Ha waiian air was missing after the battle of Tinker left Midway June 7 lead ing a flight of his army bombers to attack the Japanese His plane when last seen by men aboard other aircraft in the same formation was descending rapidly towards the the War Depart ment j Rural Carriers Will Sell Bonds Residents of rural communities in the territory served by the Adrian post office now have the opportunity to purchase United State war bonds from their mail Postmaster Henry L Bourns said A general or der issued by the post office de partment has opened the new serv ice for rural In ob taining war bonds under this the purchaser will obtain an appli cation from the carrier and return it to him with the money required to buy the The carrier will deliver the bond the next Allies All Agreed On Urgency of Front June 12 the United Britain and Russia united as never allied hopes of striking a decisive blow in the war this year appeared today to be predicated on a bold invasion of That allied strategy calls for such a move was clearly indicated yy the announcement yesterday lhat London and Moscow are agreed on the urgen cy of opening a second front to crush Hitlers armies Between two The announcement came amid ndications that Hitler was massing lis legions for an allout effort to smash Russia with all possible Observers that Russias ability to withstand the shock would be strengthened by sure knowledge that powerful help on the way and that Hitlers operations would be impeded by the necessity of meeting the loom ng in the west Already three military factors were reported to have forced the lermans to frenzied efforts to se cure western Europe against in asion Turn to Page 2 Harley who has een amember of the city police force for 11 has resigned to accept a position in the Bohn Aluminum Brass Watson joined the force in he spring of In he was promoted to the rank of captain of the day force and lad served in that capacity 3is name was connected with many of the police department cases that took the public spot ight during that Commissioner Louis n announcing Watsons res gnation stated that no one has been hired to fill the vacancy which the department two FAR Q 0 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June United States and once poles apart oh most questions af fecting human proclaim ed themselves close partners to day in two momentous undertak ings The urgent task of creating a second front in Europe in The enormous task of pre paring to create a better world The disclosure that Russias Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Mol otov had been in Washington and had reached full understanding with President Roosevelt and his advisers on the creation of a sec ond front fir Europecame simul arffl Russia a 20year mu tual assistance A few hours later Ambassador Maxim Litvinoff and Secretary of State Hull signed a mutual aid agreement wiping the dollar sign off United States aid to Russia and pledging both countries to cooperative effort with China and other likeminded coun tries to create a better world The belief was expressed in Congressional quarters that the full understandings between Molo tov and Roosevelt might re sult in the eventual opening of Russian air bases to American bombers operating against While some legislators said such future development appeared entirely others voiced the conviction that nothing in the ac cord would precipitate the Rus sians into open hostilities with the Japanese while they were so heavily engaged with the Ger Senator Wheeler DMont told reporters he hoped that as a re sult of the help had been getting and expected to obtain in the the Russians would open bases at Vladivostok for American bombing operations against adding Turn to Page 2 Charles Adrian at today wasappointed Len awee county chairman of war stamp and war bond sales by Frank Michigan He will replace Elmir Baldwin who has found it necessary to resign because of business and absence from the George superintendent of will continue as city chairman of the war stamp and bond sales ef Isbeyexpressed his ap preciation to Baldwin for car rying on the in the county for the last several It was under the direction of Baldwin and Little that the recent pledge campaign was car men short of its regular ried on in Expect Speedy Reinforcements To Be Sent to Key Points As Result of Midway Victory By CLARK LEE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PEARL June 12 Ipeedy American reinforcements may be sent to western Pacific ases and all Pacific key it predicted as a result of the battle of Midway The Japanese defeat is felt to mve at least for the pre dictable any threat that the mainland of the United States might be it is believed such orces which may have been held on the west coast of the United States as a defense against pos sible teed invasion have now and can be sent to been where they are more urgently The battle of Midway showed the effectiveness of aircraft in coastal defense to such an extent that any area with sufficient aerial protection may feel reason ably safe from Such defense forces should in clude torpedo fighters and heavy In both the Coral the Mid way both the Japanese and Americans followed the same at tacking sending in first the dive bombers torpedo planes against the aircraft which are the most important Turn to Page 2 ALL DAMAGE DO Ships Used Their Guns Only Against Planes Never In Each Others Range BATTLE DETAILS GIVEN By CLAKK LEE SOMEWHERE In South Pacific Sea battle was the first nayalbattle in history in which all danlage was done by Surface craft used their weapons only as antiaircraft weapons and never were in range of each Both sides had aircraft carriers destroyers and submarines in the action shell fragments from shells larger than eight in ches which were found in some American planes indicated the pos sibility one Japanese battleship took x The battle was not decisive but in these respects was an American victory United States although broke up a Japanese invasion fleet it back tc its first time that had been This gave valuable time to strengthen Australia and Pacific island The Japanese lost at least 13 plus two severely damaged Those were far greater than United States losses and especially important because the Unitec States can replace its losses more speedily than the Three American naval forces one commanded by Rear Admira Frank were in the vici nity of the Coral Sea when the bat tle Admiral Fletchers task in formed a larger enemy concen tration at in the Solomon attacked May American carrierbased planes sank four transports and six either cruisers or One Japa nese cruiser badly dam sent a squadron toJirtercepti an enemy Jbmard Strait which included four aircraft carriers and 25 transports moving south froir apparently headed toward Port Turn to CORAL Page 2 Two State Speakers Sched uled for Saturday Night A community patriotic rally for the residents of Wood stock and Rollin townships will be held in Smith Park in Addision Sat urday night at The of the type encouraged by the Office of Civilian Defense to bring a greater realization of indi vidual responsibilities in the war will present two speakers of statewide recognition who are authorities in various phases of ci vilian defense Helen Baker of Traverse City be one of the She is a member of the Agricul tural Commissions State Defense Baker is expected to discuss war role of inhabi tants of rural The second speaker will be Wal ter assistantpublicity di rector of the State Defense Coun Murphy has traveled throughout the state in connec tion with his work and he will de scribe the development of civilian defense Delbert Sharpe of the Hudson fire department will give a dem onstration of controlling and ex tinguishing fires caused by mag nesium fire Eugene local chairman of Civilian Defense is chairman of the He is be ing assisted by Edward air raid warden for and Sheriff Roscoe Scott Says Team Work Licked Japanese SAN June 12 XP Walter Campbell Sweeney first of the heroes of the battle of Midway Island to reach the has a simple explanation for the American vic The he said in an in were licked by wonderful team work by the the mar ines and the The 32yearold army Flying fortress squadron who took a leading part in the twoday attack that smashed a great Japa nese invasionfleet on June 3 and is en route to Washington where he will undertake an undis closed assignment and meet his Colonel Sweeney gave credit to lis fellow the marines and ihe and to the for American succes ses against the The high level bombing is and Imsold Those fortresses really are How Torpedo Planes Smashed At Jap Carriers In Battle Of Coral Sea The commander of an American torpedo plane squadron in the Coral Sea battle tells his experi ences to Clark SOMEWHERE in the South western Pacific 8 our scout planes loom out of an over cast sky and come The work quickly spreads through the ship that they have sighted an enemy aircraft carrier and that we are to The date is May 7 mouths after Pearl In the room where the pilots ol my squadron are seated with me around a large table there is an atmosphere of It eases as we set to work plotting our courses and planning our method of at The pilots flying life beside their There is little con versation and I dont give any fight Everybody knows what we are up We hear the fight ers taking pff above Then our turn comes and we walk up to the flight deck our planes are already warmed up anc with crews Young and the pilots are obviously but no more than if they were going out to play a tough game of They dig elbows into each others slap shoulders and trade comradely One youngster AIMS BEA1EN OFF Reds CounterAttack and Im prove Some Positions Around Sevastopol GERMANS CLAIM SUCCESS PRESS ing off a week of virtually constant German defenders at the Crimean naval base of Sevas topol have counterattacked and improved some of their Russian army dispatches said There were no further details from the Ukraine a com at midnight Russian forces were putting up a violent defensive fight against the advance of General Fedor von Bocks tanks and infantry east of A war bulletin this morning said there had been no important changes overnight and did not mention the Kharkov CThe German high command said Von Bocks attacks in the new Kharkov offensive were successful and increasing in Turn to Page 2 Molotov Cites Nazi Atrocities June 12 Foreign Commissar Molotov in a diplomatic note accused the German high command last night of introducing the univer sal practice of physical extermina tion of war The addressed to aJ govern ments with which Russia has re listed countless crimes of violence and mass murders it have been carried out in accordance with the plans of the German The German plans were said to have called for Universal plunder of the popu lation of our country in both towns and accompanied by seiz ure and shipment to Germany of the personal property of Soviet citizens and the property of the Soviet Utter destruction of towns and villages from which the Nazis were forced to retreat under the blows of the armed forces of the Soviet Seizure by the German army of occupation of land given by the Soviet state in perpetuity for the free use of collective farms and the settlement of German managers and German landowners on the Slave labor and bondage for our workers and peasants under the rule of German imperialist in Forcible abduction for forced iabor in Germany of several million Soviet citizens residing in towns and villages and the illegitimate class ing of them as prisoners of HIT 2 AXIS SHIPS June 12 XP Two Americanmade Hudson bombers flown by Canadians damaged two ixis vessels in a convoy off Hol land last the air ministry reported One bomber scored at least three direct the largest ship in he composed of four ves Hits on a smaller vessel were made by the other Military quarters said continued ad prevented the RAF forthethird consecutive night from boots another in the pants when he is slow going through the I check them over young fliers not long out of warrant of ficers who recently made their boys who were in college only three years Each of them knows his job as well as it can be taught by hundreds of hours of practice and Waste No Time They are a little as we take but once in the air they steady up We dont waste any time getting into formation for the enemy is nearly at the maxi mum range and gasoline may be One circle and we are in Turn to Page 2 fA mm EFFORT TO PUT Ml SHELF Bill to Continue Agency Is Sent to Senate June 12 appropriation bill to continue the WPA on a warcur tailed basis was sent to the Senate today after the relief agency sur vived a desperate drive in the House to abolish Far less than the allotment which provided work for jobless in the agencys peak year of the new supply bill carried funds sufficient to em ploy an average of a beginning July An twoday floor battle say a Republicansponsored attempt to cut the allocation by onethird and place supervision of relief the states go down to defeat on rollcall vote of 183 to Only a few minutes Ad ministration forces beaten 184 to amove to pre vent the WPA from starting any new projects except those certified as essential by the of Maritime Commission A fight to abolish the WPA al on the ground that it no longer was necessary because of the wars stimulus to was lost by a tellers vote of 109 to Chairman Cannon DMo of the House Appropriations Committee denounced a restrict the WPA to war activities as so so so devas tating as to gut and destroy the entire Chairman May DKy of the House Military sponsor of countered with the claim that the action would pave the way for ultimate elimi nation of the WPA in an orderly Tanker Also Sunk But Large Part of Both Ships Crews Are Rescued By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 12 The Navy announced today the loss of the aircraft carrier Lexington as a result of the battle of the Coral Sea which prevented the Japanese from either invading or isolating The loss was disclosed in connec tion with an review of the Navys part in the entire Coral Sea starting March 10 at New Guineaand running through May 8 when enemy aircraft inflict ed such damage on the that several hours later she ex ploded and with relatively light loss of The review showed that the Coral Sea ending disas trously for the cost the Jap anese more than 15 ships two probably sunk and 20 damaged while the only American losses were the the Neosho arid the destroyer A large part of the personnel from the Neosho and Sims was res cued and has reached Japanese Losses As against these losses which the Navy said had been instrumental in disrupting Japans strategy against Navy announced the Japanese had Sunk One aircraft three heavy one light two several transports and small supply Damagedand probably sunk One one destroyer Severely damaged More than 20 ships including one aircraft carrier three two aircraft tenders three Turn to Page 9 How They Voted June 12 Here is the way Michigan congress men voted when the House 140 to to cut next years WPA appropriation by onethird and turn administration of relief over to the states Democrats Republicans Don Democrats against Republicans IS KILLED B Bolt Strikes Shed In Which 12 Took Shelter Escape Death By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A series of some due to violent electrical caused death and damage in Michigan A boy was killed by lightning at Edmore and two youths drowned when a boat bearing six picnickers capsized in Pontiac Lightning endangered the lives of 12 when the group took ref uge in a steelroofed shed on a Hartford A bolt struck the A mother and son suffered seri ous burns in a gas explosion and fire at their home in Twelveyearold Hugh of and Milford was killed Thurs day when struck by lightning as he stood beneath a tree for shelter during a young men and going on a were Jirown into Pontiac lake Thursday when their boat and two of the group The victims were John and George both of Detroit Coroner Burton who said there was a scuf fle going on betweentwo youths when the boat The Dorothy of Highland was rescued by Ray The four surviv ors succeeded in reaching an Island 300feet distant Tnm to Psee 2 CORAL SEA CAMPAIGN REVIEWED Cost Japs More Than 15 Ships 2 Probably Sunk and 20 Damaged LOST CAPTURED BY Fierce Mechanized Rages Southeast of Tobruk June 12 British tanks are locked in a bit ter battle with German armored forces about 30 miles southeast of Tobruk today hi an effort the drive of three strong which turned northeastward to ward that objective after forcing the Free French out of BIr Hach southern anchor of the Bri tish six south of tha desert track of Knights around which has centered much of the battling in this Ger man was the general scene of the Knightsbridge is 25 miles south east of Tobruk and about 15 mSes west of El After the withdrawal of the Free French from the desert plateau of Bir Hacheim on Wednesday night after a 15day front line dispatches said the Germans turn ed northeastward and struck to ward Harmat Blocked there late they sought to turn aside and last night were reported locked in a struggle betwen Harmat and El Harmat was seized by the Bri tish in a thrust from their coastal positions late last Since piercing the British Bir HacheimAin El Gazala one of the principal efforts of Nazi Mar shal Erwin Rommel had been directed to removing the embar rassment to his rear at Bir Hach Now that this had been ac it was assumed that lie was able to throw his main ef fort into a resumption of the drive on Tobruk with his supply lines no longer menaced by artillery ilre and raids from Bir The defenses of the Tobruk peri which the Axis found im penetrable last again were at full it was while the British armored forces opposing the German thrust were said to be very The RAF struck heavy bombing blows far to the west of this battle hitting the middessert oasis of Jalo and near Officers Search For Childs Body BCtLETJN State police from the Clinton post were dragging the River Rai sin at Newburg just north of Tecmnseh this afternoon seeking to recover the body of a The identity of the child wai not im mediately ;