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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 24, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Cool Weather Detain oo Page Two JUNE PRICE 3 Bring Overpowering Strength to Bear on Outnumbered Defenders of Savastopol KHARKOV LINE BREACHED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 24 Reckless charges by hundreds of Nazi tanks and infantry have driven a wedge into the Red army defenses on the Kharkov front in the Ukraine and are bringing overpowering strength to bear against the far outnumbered defenders of be sieged Savestopol in the the Russians conceded At a single point on the Khar kov the Germans massed 200 tanks in an onslaught which began on June first anniver sary of the German and has been increasing constantly in fury and said Russian dis patches from the battlefront At the overwhelm ing force of the German offensive was indicated by a report that the Nazis sent two divisions of in fantry up to men and numerous tanks into the attack in a single narrow The infantry crept forward un der camouflage and through ditch es and shell craters behind the but the Sevastopol garrison managed to establish a flanking fire that checked the Then a counterattack forced the Ger mans to said the Russian account This apparently was on a pen insula in the bay north of Sevas where the German high command claimed Russian rem nants were At another point north of Sevas topol the Russians mustered the strength to recapture a but the Germans still poured more men and machines into the as sault now in its 20th On the Kharkov front the story was Oblivious to Losses The Germans apparently are ob livious to immense losses as they throw in ever greater numbers of planes and but they still have not managed to achieve any real declar d Red official army The enemy is supporting his troops with large numbers of air raiding many advanced lines of our defenses and the ad joining said Red Our fliers patrolling over the front area are repulsing the en smy in the They are greatly assisted by our reinforced anti aircraft Discounted hi advance by the Russian information bureaus general declaration that loca Naxi successes are not decisive regarding the outcome of the the action apparently was in the IzyumBarvenkova sector where the Germans first countered Mar shal Timoshenkos Donets Basin offensive last That region is 80 miles below key bastion of Von Bocks southern and a logical start ing point for the expected Ger man attempt to strike again towarc the On the Sevastopol front our units repelled fierce attacks of superior enemy the com munique Military dispatches announcec yesterday that the back ed by Black Sea fleet closed gaps torn in the Crimean naval base fortifications under in creased German At the same time it was said the situa tion remained Twenty German nearly 100 troop and supply trucks and 38 antiaircraft and field guns were among battle equipment reported knocked out of action by fliers on various sectors The information bureau said that German motorized infantry sup ported by tanks attacked a Soviet occupied settlement in one phasi of the Kharkov front In a fierce engagement we des troyed 13 enemy three guns and other military it The enemy suffered heavy losses in More than 150 Germans were re killed in handtohand com bat when Red army men on the Kalinin front repelled a Nazi attack and then rushed the invaders posi About 150 more the bureau in a troop train wrecked by guerrillas of the Bryansk sec tor southwest of DRAPES IN FOR PHYSICAL IBIS A group of Lenawee County draftees left Tuesday evening for the induction center in Detroit where they were to be examined today for possible service in the armed Those pass the physical examinations will be granted a 14 day furlough in which to conclude business matters ai home before leaving for military Those who are accepted prob abjy wiH be Inducted at Fort Cus One feature of the sendoff was the presence of the Adrian high school alumni Organized among former band members who have the group is under the leadership of Paul Rainier director of the regular high school The alumni group plans to meet once a week for practice ses sions and to play at other depart CRETE PARACHUTISTS SEEN AS THREAT GREEpE Mediterranean SeaHjjjjjj Sunk in Caribbean Swells Western Atlantic War Losses to 309 London military observers said they expected the next German move in the LibyanEgyptian cam paign would be coordinated with a Nazi parachute invasion from Crete broken arrow intended to strike behind British lines in German forces la Liuya black arrows now are poised at the Egyptian ready to attempt a drive eastward broken arrow with the Suez Canal as an was the target of and RAF bombs hi a heavy Road Commission Employees and Wreckers Battle to Save Machine The Lenavvee county road com mission tackled a difficult prob lem late yesterday afternoon spurred on by the fear that one of its most valuable pieces of equipment might be the price of An 11ton power shovel which has been used in finishing a grade on the cemetery road two miles east of Adrian is mired deep in quicksand and the efforts of members of the road assist ed by three wreckers has failed to budge The purchased new one and onehalf years ago at a price of suddenly began to set tle in quicksand about 4 oclock yesterday Lament the noticed it gradually slipping into the watery sands and attempted to move it to solid But the caterpillar treads would not carry the heavy machine out of the A county road assisted by one of its own one from Adrian and one from worked until midnight last and according to George Tay lor of the road they succeeded in moving it about sev en Gradually the machine sank and Taylor said this morning that its treads are now about three feet level of the Solid ground is about 20 feet distant This morning the crew renewed its efforts and an effort is being made to jack up the machine and run it out of the quicksand on I railroad ties and Taylor described the pre dicament as the worst ever ex perienced by the road Many times road machinery has been stuck in the but in all cases it has been possible to extri cate it without much Fishermen Set For Opening Day The Michigan inland lake fishing season opens at midnight tonight and hundreds of Lenawee county sportsmen will usher in the season on nearby Many of them will be on the lakes directly after midnight Others will be there at the crack of A brisk demand for boats has been reported on various In spite of chilly weather the State Conservation Department says that the fish are ready to do their part Field men say that most lakes are high and warm and for the most fish are through spawning and have started surface Veteran fishermen say that this condition means theyll have plenty of Thursday will mark the opening of the black bass and bluegill sea son throughout the state and the start of fishing for other varieties hi those lakes that have been closed because they contained pro tected Pike fishing has been under way in designated pike lakes since May L In Lenawee lakes anglers will catch rock bass and a few crappies hi addition to bass and The conservation officials esti mate that in spite ol tire rationing the week end will see from to fishermen trying their luck throughout the Those who are saving their tires are ex pected to remain closer to home this This may mean that lakes near the larger cities will be too crowded for comfort while more distant waters will offer more room and privacy for those who like it that Oh the there probably will be less fishing than a year There has been a sharp drop in the demand for nonresident licenses and the revenues from Michigan residents who pay for a license also will be slightly less than last Bluegills and perch must be six inches long and not than 25 of the panfish species may be taken in one Bass must be ten niches long and the limit is five a AUCTIONS June Furniture auction at Fred See Married Men Reclassified For Draft Service Mens Pay Allotment and Allowance Bill Signed by President By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June dent Roosevelt signed the service mens pay allotment and allowance bill paving the way for fi nancial aid to dependents of fight ing men and reclassification of married men for the Providing for federal payments to supplement allotments from service mens pay checks to support their the legislation also contains a provision enunciat ing a congressional policy that se lective service should not break up the institution of the To carry out this Con gress wrote into the bill authority for selective service officials to de fer any and all categories of men having dependents with whom they maintain a bona fide family rela tionship in their Under this members of the House military affairs commit tee selective service probably soon would set up separate groups within the registrants now in class In the first group would be men with a working in the next men with a nonworking f hen men with one childand oh down the Before men in class three wouldbe all eligible registrants from classes one and two would be The legislation recognizes the fi nancial aspects of dependency but departs from existing policy in that it stresses the family Congress wrote in the deferment provision after members voiced fear the allotments provided for in the legislation might persuade lo cal draft boards to start drafting men with dependents on the ground the payments provided were ade quate to maintain the While the payments are to be con sidered by draft Congress emphasized that they were not tc be deemed conculsively to remove the grounds for The allotment and allowance pro visions apply to men in the Army up to and including the rank of line sergeant and in the Navy to men up to and including third class petty Board Grants Claflin Per mission to Practice Pri vately The Lenawee county board of supervisors appropriated to day to finance the Lenawee coun ty war bond sale and agreed to change the schedule of Guy M superintendent of the Lenawee connty sanatorium to permit him to engage in private The decision to Claflin to practice privately in addition to carrying on the medical work o the sanatorium was made after Supervisor Leland Brighton o Cambridge chairman o the sanatorium in formed the board that the grow ing shortage of physicians because of the war had compelled Dr Claflin to consider private prac tice Claflin asked permission of the board to work with Dr Howard Claflin told the committee that he would take care of sana torium patients in the morning and at any time that emergencies but he asked permission to do other work in the afternoon He said that mornings would give him sufficient time treat the Considered by Committee atorium committee had consider ed the proposal and un der the he said the committee felt it advisable to per mit the The board grant ed its Turn to Page 9 Company 117 of the Michigan State Troops has received a new shipment of ordnance equipment that will be issued as it is The shipment included 95 new hel mets and gas masks and summer uniforms as well as other The summer uniforms will be is sued as they are The hel mets and gas masks will be issued for training purposes but otherwise will be kept in company stores until they are In the last few weeks Captain Eldredge said Com pany 117 has lost about 20 men to the armed As a result there is room for 20 new members in the company at the present Those interested may report at the Adrian armory Monday night Many of the men who trained with the com pany before entering the service have Captain Eldredge Some of them have not found it necessary to take the basic train ing Others have been given ratings almost JOINS ARM AGAIN FORT June 24 Wilfred 43yearold veteran of the World has joined the armed forces again claiming his serial number 937 is the lowest of any soldier now serv ing in the United States who fought with the 42nd Rainbow Division and whose victory medal has five bat tle clasps marking major engage obtained his low serial number in France when the pres ent numbering system was start Due to reenlistment the num ber now reads He moved to the heights of Se dan with the Rainbow then commanded by Douglas and was dis charged May at 13 UNITED HNS Rommels Armored Forces SHIPS IE TORPEDOED IN 12DAY PERIOD PUT ONJAX BILL Awarding of PostWar Re funds to Certain Corpora tions Is Protested June 24 IP The House Ways and Means Com mittee put minor finishing touches on its tax bill today as protests piled up against its de cision to grant certain corpora tions postwar refunds and to im pose a 5 per cent tax on transpor tation of freight and Members said that they should take the final votes on the record breaking bill by Debate on the floor probably will begin about July The postwar creditwas insert ed late yesterday by a vote report ed to have been 11 to Several members were prepared to fight it to a finish on the theory that it would nullify the committees decision to boost corporate excess profits taxes to a flat 94 per The refund contemplates issu ance of bonds to aft er they pay their excess profits which would be redeemable after the war in three install mentsJ The bonds would be issued in amounts equal to 14 per cent of the adjusted net income subject to excess profits and therefore would make the longrange excess prof its taxes 80 per compared with a present maximum of 60 per For a corporation with of excess profits income would pay a but would receive noninter est bearing bonds equal to 14 per cent of or thus making the taxes actually when the postwar period is con John president of the CIO United Mine sent a letter to the committee contend ing that the transportation tax would disrupt freight rate differ entials which form the basis of coordinating minimum prices un der the Guffey coal And Leon price ad set his experts to work studying the effect of the proposed tax transportation costs and therefore on costs of production which force an upward revision in some price The committee also voted yes terday to exempt cash registers used in overthecounter retail sales from the present 10 per cent manufacturers on business CASUALTIES RUN HIGH By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wholesale death and destruction the like of which the Spanish Main never saw in pirate days was wrought by enemy submarines which over a 12day period sent 13 United Nations merchantmen to the bottomof the This was disclosed by the Navy yesterday on the blackest day of its announcements of ship sinkings since the war and with the announced loss of two more vessels in the Atlantic swelled to 309 the war total of western Atlantic area Casualties ran with 48 known dead and 87 missing in the Caribbean sinkings occurring be tween June 3 and 14 three dead and 85 missing in the June 15 sink ing of a mediumsized mer chant vessel off the New England coast and five dead in the torpedo ing of a British freighter the same day in the same The Caribbean victims were five two mediumsized and three small five British merchant four medium and one and one one Norwegian and one Dutch all Six hundred thirtyfive including 126 related tales of suffering and heroism on being landed at a Caribbean port told of encountering Englishspeak ing Axis submarine commanders and of being photographed by a German cameraman aboard one of the undersea shell or were used in sinking the Allied they One of Worst Disasters The June 15 sinking of the American ship 75 miles off the New England coast was one of the wars worse torpedo disasters to a with more persons lost than The three dead were sol while 15 other American sol diers were among the 85 Eightyone including 22 more brought to an east coast port by vessels which were nearby when their ship said She was blown to Two enemy torpedoes found their mark as the ships engines were go ing full blast and the stricken ves seV heaved over onits side and wtfnt down in tKreeminutes before its 10 life boats could be trapped like rats in their cabins below deck and Cap tain Arthur master pilot for the British declared later I dont know why every one wasnt The torpedoes ap parently tore the ship in caus ing a list of 70 to 75 Eightysix including three of the British vic tim sunk 75 miles off the New Eng land coast told how the skipper and two other officers perished af ter returning to the freighter in an attempt to save Crew and passengers had aban doed an oiler killed in the first of two torpedo blasts and an engineer who was drowned be low the vessel was still afloat daybreak when a rescue ship picked them Turn to Page 9 Army Appropriation Bill Is Approved By House 3520 Votes Support of War Effort June 24 The feeling of spiritual contact between the confessional church men in Germany and those of Eng land and the United States is being maintained despite the Henry Smith of the World Council of New said This was not true in the First World he said in an address prepared for the national conven tion of the General Council of Con gregational Christian That it is true this time is due in no small measure to the inner development of the ecumenical universal spirit and the outward Are Seeking To Outflank Britains Egyptian Defenses By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June rec ordshattering Army appropriation bill of reached the Senate today less than a week af ter arrival there of a bill author izing an unprecedented 000 program of naval Both were passed by the House The Army emphasiz ing mechanized striking is designed to outfit and equip an army of men by July The Naval construction concentrating on floating aerial provides for more than 500 combatant ships in the cruiser carrierdestroyer plus 000 torpedo subchasers and patrol Both were expected to receive swift Senate Yesterdays House indorsement of the Army supply bill came on a roll call vote of 352 to 0 after both Republican and Democratic lead ers described congressional approv al of the staggering sum as a clear cut indication of a united deter mination to defeat regard less of cost It came a declaration by Rep Snyder chairman of the House subcommittee on war that the only safe thing for the nation is to assume that this war is going to last five years at then pray and work to cut that The measures largest single al lotment for the purchase of Military chiefs told the committee that number would complete the Armys quota in President Roose vents program for construction of planes this year and Earmarked in the measure was for construction of var material which would be avail able for transfer to the United Na obosting to the otal of lend lease aid thus far ap proved by The appropriation itself would bring the total approved by Con gress in the last three years for defense and war to But Papers Predict He Will Continue in Control of Government June 24 Prime Minister Churchill returns rom the States soon to re port to the House of Commons he robably will hear the bitterest criticism of his but British newspapers predicted today that le would retain firm control of he government barring further critical military The disquiet displayed yester day in Commons was more serious than that after the fall of Singa ore when Churchills government vas given a 464 to one vote of con the Yorkshire Post de This is the most serious per sonal issue Churchill has fac ed since becoming Prime Minis Extravagance and Waste in Contracts Charged June 24 IP The House Military Committee re ported today it had uncovered evi dence sordid picture of excessive commissions by brok profits by exorbitant bonuses and huge fees for management and related services in many War Department con The prepared by Chair man Andrew May aft er a year of recom mended that a curb be put on contracts awarded on a costplus afixedfee Nearly every conceivable type of extravagant waste has been re flected by these the committee adding that the time has come when the con tractors honeymoon at the ex pense of the taxpayers of the na tion must Promising a continuance of its the committee comment ed that unbelievable red top heavy organization and a lack of orientation to a state of war still lead the parade in wartime Wash Turn to Page 3 of ecimenical or development It is solid ground for future re building of closer relationships after the Over the opposition of approxi nately onequarter of the delegates the council has voted to support the nations war effort at what ever sacrifice of life and The taken late was 409 to Another 35 dele gates took no stand on the one of the most controversial of the Those favoring the allout effort said they did so because the ag gressions of the Axis powers are so unspeakably cruel and ruthless and because the defeat of the Axis powers is a preliminary necessary to a just and durable and to the unfettered continuance of the world mission of the TO ESTABLISH CLINICS June 24 IP The State Hospital Commission an nounced today it would establish a child guidance clinic in Saginaw August and another in Kalama Each will serve an area of a 60mile sur rounding Frank medical director of the said Norman Westlund has been appointed director of the Saginaw wMch Childrens Price Ceiling Regulations Issued June 24 The cost of shoe automobile piano funerals and all other consumer services will be limited beginning July 1 to the highest levels charged in March The Office of Price Administra tion issued price ceiling regula tions last night that will affect establishments doing an an nual business of throughout the It supple ments the price control order o April 28 covering consumer goods Exempted from the new regula tions were professional services such as those performed by physic lawyers and barbers The following questions and an swers explain the scope of the new order Q What consumer service A consumer service undei the regulation is a service rendered in connection with a commodity fo the ultimate consumer such as thi housewife the motorist or the What are examples of con sumer services drycleaning and shoe repairs are some of the mos common services performed fo Others are the lubrica tion or repair of a private passen ger the developing and print ins and amateur the repai servicing of radio sets ani electrical and the sharp ening of household knives am Is the charge made by a parking lot covered bythe regula tion an automobile is a com modify and the storage of a com modity is therefore under the price iTurn to the Mirror undoubtedly mean the It will heaviest adverse vote the government has had to The said the Daily is faced with all the ossibilities of a serious political The conservative Times e pressed the that Jie forthcoming motion in the Souse to censure the military di rection of the war would not get much support beyond its original 24 to 50 The Times point ed out that hi the were the same members who have been critical of the government or Indications are that the ad verse vote likely will be compar atively said Lord Beaver jrooks German Cannon Hurl Shells Over British Lines Coastal Zone in DESPERATE BATTLE LOOMS riy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June forces moved southward on the Libyan side of the Egyptian frontier tor apparently intending to turn and crash into Egypt many mUes below the coast in the hope of outflanking the British In the coastal zone German an non sent shells over the British lines and GermanItalian forces en gagd British mobil units west of apparently as a mask ftr Marshal RomelTs flanking The British were making final dispositions in their plan to hurl the invaders and there was every indication that if the Axis armies should lunge into Egypt one of the desperate and decisive battles of the war would A powerful enemy force of all arms was on the march south of a desert town midway between Axisoccupied Tobruk and and a military com mentator declared a major action for Egypt was Hour by the opening of a mighty invasion attempt was ex pected as a sequel to the whirl wind GermanItalian campaign that wrested eastern Libya British British forces engaged small Axis parties all day yesterday west of Egyptian port near the and our mobile columns were active to the a Cairo west of our communiquS Asserting that Axis sea lines to Tobruk would be dificult for sur face ships to ail authoritative London source said the British would be able to make a really effective attack only with large numbers of Limits Fighter Protection The Axis advance also limited fighter protection that could ba given Maltabound British he and brought German bomb ers within 300 miles of the British naval base at Military observers said General Rommel apparently intended to as sault northern British perhaps using this to mask a sweep by his armored formations around the British left flank through Fort 50 miles south west of and Bir El 20 miles farther inland from The heaviest German was ranged opposite the old Italian border fort Libya which now is the keystone of Lieu tenant General Neil Ritchies outer In British reconnais sance reported that very strong Axis forces of tanks and motorized infantry were moving up along the coastal road toward the Egyp tian Turn to Page 9 June 24 nese in a bitterly fought maneuver to cut off a Japanese army driving westward in Eastern iiangsi have captured AVO outposts of Japaneseheld and killed or wounded Chinese dispatches said The Japanese are trying desper ately to seize a 50mile stretch of railroad in Kiangsi Province as part of a purported plan to estab ish a rail route from Shanghai to but Chinese resistance las held two prongs of the Jap anese drive about 50 miles apart Eor a Kwangfeng is on the westbound line of this some miles to the The Chinese dispatches said the when their BUENOS June 21 BULLETINS way into east of Kwang and southeast of the These troops are now put ting pressure on Kwangfeng it self and the city is directly men dispatches Kwangfeng is an important Jap anese which the Chinese be lieve is serving not only the west ern but also a force ex pected to attempt the invasion of Fukien Province southeast of CALLED TO TRIAL June 24 defendants remaining in the Wayne county handbook graft conspiracy were summoned to trial today before Circuit Judge Earl Four defendants pleaded guilty bringing to 22 the num ber who have entered pleas before the start of the second section of the Pleading guilty yesterday to maintaining and operating gamb ling establishments were Abe his John Ryan and Jake Left to stand trial are James Han William Holsking and Earl Roberto Argentinas ailing and inactive today signed a letter resigning his June 24 production Oliver Lyttle said today the United States war production had passed that ol Britain 40 or 50 days before we thought it Just back from the United he told a press conference that the production of airplanes in the Unit ed States and Britain exceeded by a substantial margin the total air craft output of Italy and ARRESTED AS LOOTER MEXICO June 24 National Museum employee is un der arrest on a charge of looting jewelry of Empress who died in Belgium in 1927 after 60 years of insanity induced by failure in attempts to win Euro pean support for the regime of her Emperor of Mexico from 1864 to Police said the prisoner 85 jewels and other all val ued at from the collection and pawned them for June 24 Administration efforts to continue the functions of the Civilian Con servation Corps suffered a new set back today when the Senate Ap propriations Committee declined to supply asked for these A member said the committee voted 15 to 9 to cut off CCC funds as a wartime economy Pre viously the House had taken simi lar June 24 Chinese command announced to night that its armies in Kiangsi province had recaptured thus pushing back the western claw of the Japanese pincer which had come within 50 miles of closing on the strategic ChekiangKiangsi At the lame time a statement said that Japanese froopm had started a new drive in Cheld ang east of aim ed toward important high way center Hangchow 175 and miles south of midway be tween the coast and the rail line where fighting previously has cen ;