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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 27, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Weather Details on Twog JUNE 1942 PRICE 3 Rommels Advance He Waits Supplies Slowed As For Fresh American Torpedo Boats Ar ive in Alexandria to Bol ster British Fleet By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June Marshal Erwin Rommel concentrated a strong Axis armored force on fivemile front today near Egypts Mediterranean coast 15 miles west of but he apparently was awaiting arrival of fresh supplies before launching an allout Hammering of major Libyan bases by British and United States army air force bombers and straf ing of GermanItalian columns hin dered the movement of wat oil and munitions necessary to maintain the invading Moreover it was announced in less than 200 miles be hind the defense lines of Lieut Neil Ritchies eighth that speedy Americanbuilt motor torpedo boats had arrived to aug ment the British fleet Capable of a speed of more than 45 the craft are already credited with sinking three Axis vessels off Libya and removing several hundred British soldiers and sailors from Tobruk under heavy bombardment just before that port fell last British warships are standing by for orders to steam out and en gage coastal formations from the The main invasion force was made up of three armored divisions supported by motorized infantry and the initiative was clearly still in their Military observers said they had three possible courses frontal attack on a fortified port linked to Alexan dria by rail as well as sea supply attempt to negotiate the hillrimmed salt and sand marshes of the vast Quattara farther swing south toward the Nile by way of the Siwa The British ruled out none of these but said on the basis of present dispositions first appeared to be most The Quattara depression is a bananashaped bowl extending nearly 200 miles northeastwarc from the Siwa oasis area to a point only 40 miles from the coast Below sea its shift ing sands make tank warfare vir tually Its advantage to the British is that they are able lo mass the bulk of their forces in the area between the depression and counting on the de pression to protect their left flank If the Axis forces do not choose to attack in the coastal zone they will run up against the natural de fenses of the depression or be forced to travel hundreds of water less miles out of their way in a circle into the desert Bicycle Rationing Will Begin July 9 The Lenawee county rationing oard has been notified that the ate for adult rationing of bicycles be July according to a tele gram from Arthur state irector of the The brief message did not contain informa tion as to who might be eligible to urchase bicycles and Guy Ne secretary of the said lat he expected further instruc RAILER EFFECTIVE June 27 Four Senate nay men wer forced by Senate rules today t turn yea men and fight for re tention of the Civilian Conserva tion Corps even though they ha voted against it This situation developed becaus Senate members of a joint confer snce although personal ly opposing it 4 to were boun to argue for a appro priation to keep the CCC Th grant was opproved only by vii tue of a vote by President Wa lace breaking a 323 The House previously ha voted to liquidate the CCC by deny ing the The Vice Presidents firs of its kind since he took office prevented defeat of an amendmen providing the money as part o the laborsecuritj appropriations The Senat passed the bill as a whole a fev minutes later and Wallace appoint ed members to settle differences with the Conferees who voted no o the appropriation were Senators McKellar Bankhea Bridges an White Those voting yes were Senators McCarran Russel and Truman D Several times before the Vic President has had an opportunity to cast deciding which h can do only in the case of a tl ajid at least on one important oc casion he was absent at luncl Paper Pickups For Next Week Collections of waste paper will be made next week in Adrian according to the follow ing schedule Residents in these precincts are asked to place their paper on the curb early in the morn In case of rain the collec tions will be delayed one Coin Machines Also Must Be Licensed in City Two new city ordinances go into ffect one regulatin the use of trailers as permament wellings hi the city and the oth r providing for the licensing of oin operated amusement ma The provisions of the trailer or dinance will affect more people than will those of the coin ma chine Trailers parkec m vacant lots and back yards in without proper sanitary acilities must be moved out of the ity or into a regulation trailer the new law Even railers located in camps will be affected as the ordinance prohib ts any trailer from remaining in ide the city for more than 45 days n a year while it is used as a Special permits designed to ac commodate visiting relatives or riends may be obtained which al ow trailers to remain in the city outside of camps for a two week The city commission made a special provision which allows per sons occupying trailers located on property owned by the occupam obtain special permission to ceep the trailer where it A 510 yearly license fee must be paid in such The spe cial provision also provides for railers owned by the property owner but rented to other In these the special permis sion is granted by the commission only after certain sanitary stand ards have been met Commissioner Louis Germonc said today that trailers remaining nsidp the city in violation of th irovisions of the ordinance wil 36 moved out He said that in cases where a family of five o six people live in a trailer it wil be considered that sanitary stand ards have not been met and the trailer will be moved or at leas occupied by fewer persons if othe conditions are Only one family has receive permission from the commission to remain in trailers located or property owned by the traile Others are expected t apply for this how The response to the juke box ordinance which also goes into el feet Wednesday has been fairl City Clerk Ballen berger said that 13 licenses fo record playing machines hav been purchased so far at 55 eacf while two 510 licenses have issued for pin ball machines There are an estimated 20 recor playing machines in May Increase Sugar Rations June 27 XP Uthough present supplies of sugar n this country are far below nor the Office of Price Adminis tration announced it was exploring possibility of bigger sugar ra Any decision on a modest in crease in the present weekly ration f onehalf a pound a person would ecessarily depend on prospects for iipments from Porto Rico and Cuba in the next six OPA because stocks of sugar now n hand do not of ustify any Reports of bulging warehouses are the rationing agen y Actually total sugar tocks are 33 per cent less than a ear Overtaxed storage facilities are mainly in the gulf it was and are caused by ships un oading supplies there instead of taking the normal route up the At antic coast to New York and other efinery The final decision will depend on hipping prospects but also will be nfluenced by information which vill be available in ten days or a ortnight on actual consumption and distribution under the ration ng OPA ALLIED A u s June 27 inter ceptor planes engaged 18 heavy Japanese bombers yesterday ove Port New an probably shot down six of them General MacArthurs headquarter reported The bombers dropped bomb near the airdrome without caus ing serious the commun que Six to 10 of the plane were observed hit and probab it Todays givin further details on the Thursda night attack on Japanesehel New reporte that damage to enemy buildings and other installations was muc greater than originally reporte In an enemy supply shi approaching nearby Lae at th time of this air raid was bombe and machinegunned and two hi probably were scored on the ship the communique ATTACKED BY RAF June 27 XP fighter aircraft swept over occu pied territory and attacked enem shipping and railway objective last the air ministry sai but most of the big bombers stayed at Some bombers were sent out t lay mines in enemy bu there were no reports of raids sue as the previous nights attack against Bremen where fire raged for British fighter was reporte missing from last nights opera HEALTH UNIT PROJECT BEFORE SUPERWS Office Workers and Deputy Clerks Get Increases of 5 to 15 Per Cent EQUALIZATION REPORT UP The Lenawee board of supervis at oclock this ejected the proposal to establish Bounty health The board dopted minority report made y its health unit investigating ommittee by a vote of 19 to 9 he minority report was made by supervisor Rollo Conlin of Frank in Most of the objec ion centered around the spending f funds for a health unit project during the critical war Regent for 32 Years and Prominent in Michigan Politics ANN June fu neral of Junius long a regent of the University and prominent in Michigan was held today at the First Meth odist Charles Brashares Beal died at his home Wednesday Active in civic and church af he had been a newspaper ed a book utility man ager and a A graduate of the he was born in Port Huron February He retired from the board of regents n He was a Presidential elector in served in the state legisla ure in and was a mem jer of the public domain commis sion from 1908 to He also served on the Ann Arbor school joard and was a trustee Methodist Church of the EAST SIDE IIMET Customers to Get New Fuel Tuesday or Wednesday After Line Tests Although natural gas will be de livered to the Citizens Gas Fue Company it will not be turned into the general distribu tion system for consumption by Adrian residents and industria firms east of the River Raisin un til Tuesday or Wednesday morn depending on the progress of testing The natural gas now has been delivered to the Panhandle Eastern Pipelines meter station at the east efn edge of the city limits through a fourinch branch The is delivered under pressure directly from the Texas fields by pipeline Plans call for the testing and blowing of the line between the meter station and the gas com panys pressure governing station If the line is satisfactory an odor will be added to the na tural gas and it will be turned int the distribution system east of the River Raisin Tuesday J few streets north of Maple Avenu and west of the river also will ge the natural gas on the first day If line trouble develops the turnon will be As soon as the natural gas i turned into the mains a trained and experienced crew of change over men will concentrate on th adjustment of burners and stov orifices in the eastern section o the It may require about a week for them to visit every hous and factory in that section to mak certain that proper adjustments are Once the work in the eastern section of the city is completed the natural gas be turned int mams in the western section o the city and adjustment work wil begin The indications ar that for at least a week the east ern section of the city will receiv natural gas while the western sec tion still will be burning artificial Gas refrigerators will be adjust ed temporarily the night befor the changeover is V general manager of th said Hot wate heaters must be turned off an left off until an adjustment i he Range oven also must not be used until the have been The top burn ers of gas stoves may be Ir using the top burners the valv should be turned on far enough t make the right sized abou halfan inch NAMED HEAD CHAPLAIN ALLIED HEADQUARTERS June 27 John Kinney of N chief chaplain of the Unite States armed forces in today was named chaplain of th Allied air forces in the entir southwest Major Kinney said he would re tain his former post while assum the t new The June session of the Lenawee oard of supervisors was to end bout noon today with the board oting on the matter of a new ounty health a project that vill cost a year with the ounty furnishing of that A minority report was to be made this morning from members a general committee named to tudy the health unit A majority report made earlier ithis veek approved the health unit pro ect and recommended that it be It was expected that he minority report would oppose he establishment of the unit A was to be taken by the board after the report was One other item of business was o be transacted this morning iVith the disposition of the health unit project the board was to con ider and take action on the re ort of the equalization committee concerning county valuation Annual Increase An annual increase of in he salaries of Lenawee county court house employees was approv ed by the board of supervisors yes terday afternoon and will go into effect July The proposal was adopted by a 27 to 4 Super visors who did not favor the in creases were John Osborne of Madison township and John Robert son of A petition signed by 15 court house employees was read at the opening session of the June meet ng The petition did nol request any stipulated bui asked for increases which woulc enable the court workers to meet the increased costs of liv ng and contribute the watef The increase only to janitors ant office workers and does not con cern elected office Salaries Are Listed The old pay schedule the various positions and the increases follow deputy county ler increased five per cent deputy county clerk and book per increased 15 per cent probate registrar per increased ten per cent deputy county treasurer per increased ten per cent tax per in creased five per cent assistant tax clerk per increased ten per cent treasurers book 5900 per increased Shipping Losses Boosted to 313 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Hitlerordered allout sub marine offensive against United Nations shipping in the Atlantic ntered its second day today with tie number of western Atlantic hikings since Pearl Harbor stand ng at Indications that Japanese subma ines were on the prowl in the Pa ific while the Nazi Uboats feed n Atlantic victims became evident esterday when survivors of two allied merchantmen reached an Australian port to tell of the tor iedoing of their The Navy in mean disclosed the sinkings of two more small cargo raft and a mediumsized British first in the Gulf of ilexico May 4 and the other in South American waters about two weeks All crewmen of one of the two ecent Pacific victims were saved with the exception of its gunners killed when a torpedo Cas ualties of the second ship were no In the Gulf of 23 sea men were rescued from the Ameri ship and five others were miss Only two of the 60man crew if the British vessel were missing Reports that Baron Edgar von World War Uboat com mander and later consu at New may be operat ng one of the undersea raiders now larrassing Caribbean shipping gained strength with the story o an Army officer who survived a re cent The Lieutenant John said on reaching Clear that the commande of the sub that sank his ship in himself to survivors in f ife boat as Baron Von Spiegel speaking in perfect per cent deputy registrar per in creased ten per cent chattel mort gage 5900 per increas ed 15 per cent bookkeeoer in regis trar of deeds 5900 per year increased 15 per cent welfan clerk and pe increased ten per cent ste prosecuting attorney 5800 per increased 15 per cent per year 15 per Turn to Page 6 A FLORIDA June 27 XP alert navy gun crew of a United States cargo ship hit an almost certainly sank an Axis sub marine off the coast of the master of the vessel said Capt John Ellison of Uppe said the raider was taken by surprise and did not have time to fire torpedoes or get its deck guns into Its machine gun went intoaction and about 3 bullets struck the ship withou doing any The American ships engine were not so the sub marine apparently had not been warned of its presence by listenini devices and was caught by surprisi as it came to the Captain Ellison Edwin of Fayette gun crew sightec the raider as it broke water som 400 yards from the He gav the alarm for the gun Cap tain Ellison and within minute all five men were at thel stations and Almost Firs Mate Hansen of New Orleans saw the sub and reported to Cap tain The master sounde the general alarm for the entir and ordered full speed ahea steering to allow the gun at th stern to bear on the Thefirst shot from the mer chantman was a near Th fired at about 200 fee point blank struck the sub marine at the water just for ward of the conning as th craft seemed to At this shot there was a muffle and the submarln turned over sideways asitwen Hansen RussianA rmy Checks New German Offensive In The Ukraine Sector By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June military leaders are urging Hitler o occupy all France to meet the rowing threat of an allied attempt o establish a second front in west rn an unusually wellin ormed foreign source declared to At the same the independ nt French newsagency at Beirut eported that Italian sol iers were concentrated in north rn Italy ready to move into ranee to reinforce the German irmy of The intimation that the Nazis might be preparing to take over he third of conquered France which still is unoccupied was said o have come through trustworthy underground same channels which recently reported hat the Germans were moving leavy guns from the Maginot and Siegfried lines to the French west The source credited with relay ng this information also said he lad been informed more than French residents have been evacuated from the coastal areas n connection with the German de ense The area between Boulogne and he has been particu Returns to Britain Expected to Face Critics in Fight ing Mood June 27 Minister Winston Churchill cam back to England today from hi listoric conferences with Presl dent Roosevelt and stepped from transAtlantic plane into the mos serious political crisis of his career He returned to a nation troub ed by the serious setback to Bri tish forces in North and th mminerit Axis smash at Egypt The longheld British stronghol at Tobruk fell while the Prim Minister was discussing war stra tegy with President Roosevelt an the capture of some Britis troops there brought strong criti cism of his conduct of the Facing him in the House of Com mons is an insurgent motion fo a vote of no confidence in hi direction of the Political observers believe th Prime Minister will win a vote o he has befon with some 20 votes cast agains lim and a number abstaining from he All observers agreed that Chur with the strategy mapped i Washington fresh in his mind would respond to his critics in fighting but they also agree that his opposition has never bee more Although the Prime Minister early return had been h reappearance so soon after the ficial announcement of his mee ing with congressional leaders an the Pacific war council in Wash ington Thursday was Replying Thursday to a questio in Commons as to whethe Churchill would return in time t deal with the no confidence mi tion introduced by Sir John Ward lawMilne and IS other member Sir Stafford House leade said merely that he hoped tha would be The debate is scheduled for th second and third days of the ne series of The criticisir which followed the Libyan setbacl has overshadowed speculation on European second front offensiv which was aroused when Churchill night to the United States wa announced here June Avenill Unite States lendlease administrator accompanied the Prim Minister on the flight to Englan Other members of the party wer not mentioned in the brief govern ment announcement of Churchill It was the second time Churchil had flown back from the Unite Last January he cam back by plane after his confe ences in Washington and Ottaw TO EXTEND CONTRACT June 27 th request of the War Labor Boar the Ford Motor Company ha agreed to extend to August 1 i contract with the United Automi bile Workers The board made the reque late yesterday and Harry Ben Ford personnel im mediately announced the com The contract expires next Tue The Ford Company had no ified the Conciliation of its intention to abolish the du checkoff at that Todays Map For a map showing the positio of the Aleutian Islands in relatio turn page of German Military Chiefs Urge Hitler To Seize All of France June 27 Approval by the Senate Appropna ions Committee of a recordshat ering outlay of to equip and maintain an army of men was forecast today after Senate action in sending an naval expansion bill o the White The army appropriation argest money bill ever submitted to a legislative seemed likely to win committee indorsement vithout change in the form m vhich it passed the House despite a searching inquiry into the need for such a huge fund atthis Chairman Thomas DOkla of a subcommittee which investigated the armys said testimony taken in closed sessions convinced him that all of the money should be made available at despite the fact that the War Department had a backlog of about 100 in appropriations on which con Tacts had not yet been let Senator Truman had said he wanted to defer any appro priations that could await later action without inter rupting the but Thomas said he thought Brehon chief of the services of and others had justified the full I want the army to have the money it needs when it needs Thomas told I don1 want them to be in the position of having to say this thing is needed but we wonder if we can get the funds for The naval expansion author izing the construction of additional tons of warships and em phasizing plans for the building o new aircraft rode through the Senate on a voice vote after members had spent 80 minutes in their first closed session since Feb ruary 1934 discussing the ques tion of building additional battle The press and public were barrel while Chairman Walsh of the naval affairs committee gave a lengthy review of the navy building When the Senate reopened its Senator Clark im mediately offered an amendmen which would have cancelled exist ing and unused authority to star construction of new Apparently reading from a lette which had previously been dis cussed in the closed Clark said the Navy Department had de ferred indefinitely the construction of the last five battleships author ized by Congress and before under taking any new construction o capital ships would consult with He insisted his amendment mere ly put this policy bu after Senators Connally and others had warned against th Senates dictating the type of ship to be the chamber shoute the proposal arly wellcleared by the Nazis of verybody suspected of being like y to aid allied May Recall Blaskowitz The same source asserted there as a possibility that Hitler might ecaU General Johannes Blaskowitz of the Polish campaign who as been in virtual retirement since eportedly disagreeing with the Fuehrer over the invasion of Rus assist in reorganizing the defenses of western In line with this reorganization Hitler was said to have replaced 6 German divisional commanders vithin the last three or four weeks n a drastic The source hat all these reported develop ments should not be considered a ign of weakness on the part of the Germans at the present They should be taken for the sresent for just what they vidence of German preparedness which the allies must be equipped o overcome if and when they in he Editors Note Roy As ociated Press foreign correspond returned to the United States ast November after more than OUT years covering the news in In the accompanying arti cle he draws on his knowledge of he situation in France to inter pret the results of a possible Ger man attempt to extend the occupied to Include the entire By ROY PORTER NEW June 27 Adolf Hitler moves to occupy all step which dispatches rom London indicate he is con German Fuehrer may meet one of the first major set acks he has encountered in deal ng with the conquered peoples of For the minute Hitler pushes nto the unoccupied third of France he will automatically set off a blaze of fireworks that can well turn nto a French It is exactly what the French have been waiting as they lave been waiting for an announce ment fromWashington that there is to be a second front established in western Turn to Page 7 Gerity to Speak On Radio Program James Gerity president o wi participate next week in the na tionwide radio This Na tion at War which is broadcas every Tuesday night at oclock by the Blue Geritj will speak from Toledo statio WTOL where next weeks program will The purpose of th program is to recognize those peo pie and those industries helping t win the war on the home front an to bring the story of Industry an the nation at war to the radio au dience Gerity will be interviewed because of his cor porations work asa subcontracto foe war IT BLACKOUT PAY June 27 Their demand for blackout pay workers in four plants of the Yellow Truck Coach agreed to return to their jobs today after staging a oneday unauthorized Under an agreement reachet yesterday and later ratified by the company officials saic employees would be paid for 2 minutes of time lost during a practice blackout Wednesday night and a 15minute blackout May 24 The company also consented to open negotiations Monday with the United Automobile Workers CIO on a new contract involving wage adjustments and other griev Union in prom ised disciplinary The repudiated by UAW President began a 7 yesterday after a series o brief sitdowns by night shif Pickets surrounded the plants immediately and refusec entrance to office workers anc A union spokesman said the is sue of blackout pay was only one of a number of minor grievance which led to the work Shortly after the strike started who is in Washington wired local union officials tha the walkout violated the nostrik pledge given President Roosevel and insisted that the workers re turn at Negotiators who effected th settlement were told by Raj commanding officer o the Fort Wayne Quartermaste Motor Supply Depot at Detroi which receives the companys out put of that the strike cam at a time when every minute o productive effort is most preciou to the men on our fighting The strike also caused shutdown of the export division of the Pon tiac Motor Car a Gen era Motors Corporation uni which crates war equipment man by Yellow leav ing 600 employees Company officials said time los by the stoppage would be made u ATTACK BRITAIN June 27 bombers struck sharply at an eas Anglian town last doin widespread damage with high ex plosives and firebombs in apparen retaliation for the RAFs mass as sault upon Bremen the night be Several large fires were starte by the Nazi some of whic dived almost to housetop level in defiance of heavy antiaircraft fir night ii Germans Hurl 50 Train Loads of Shells and Mines at Russians By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June Red army has checked the new Ger man offensive in the re ulsing enemy attacks east of upyansk and at one point couri while the German ains on the Sevastopol front are measured in yards after the blood est kind of Russian mili ary dispatches said Severe losses were inflicted on the Germans who were forced in o retreat by the Russian counter drive at Kupyansk on the Oskol Uver 60 miles southeast of Kharr the reports At the Red navy ase in the the Germans vere estimated to have hurled 50 rain loads of shells and mines into an effort to breach the but their gains were said o have netted them only a few ozen yards in two A Sevastopol report to he Communist party said the Germans continued to move up reserves and the presence of everal new infantry vidently transferred from anoth r front has been noted in the last ew At the same time it was declar d that assault groups there had dwindled from regiments or whole ivisions to companies and faattal as evidence of the strain of the campaign upon Axis man HandtoHand Fighting As a rule the engagements about the beleaguered fortress be gin with longrange artillery fire and end up in handtohand com bat which sometimes rages for hours in the said Prav das In 10 one unit beat off about 50 such he The heroism of the Sevastopol its unwavering staunch ness and devotion to duty stand out with utter he de On the Kharkov front the bat les were said to be of excep tionally fierce Massed air attacks by the Ger mans were being matched by mighty Russian counterattacks with In one 31 air battles were fought in a single day and 51 Ger man planes were said Russian The German high command an lounced last night that Naziand Rumanian troops had captured a railroad town on the west bank of the Donets river 70 miles southeast of after bitter street German control of the whole triangular area be Lween Izyum and newly occupied Kupyansk was Large Nazi reserves of tanks and infantry were said to have been thrown into the conflict against the reinforced A Berlin broadcast said Red army defenses were strong and in this being coupled with a statement that the high command considered the aimed at shortening the front a full Engineers of a single German battalion were reported to have removed tank mines and destroyed 15 stationary flame throwers in front of their sector in a Soviet land and sea forces in the 23rd day of a battle to save Sevas topol and its Crimean naval base from the assault divisions of Fritz Von Mannstein were declared to have repelled several enemy 150 Germans Killed German infantrymen penetrated a Soviet position on the Bryansk front southwest of the in formation bureau but added we beat them killing 150 of The Russians said six of 14 Nazi bombers which approached Moscow had been shot down Thursday night without a Russian loss and the others turned Red airmen were said to have destroyed or damaged 89 tanks and armored 200 trucks and 12 gun batteries and blown up six ammunition dumps and a freight train The Free French news agency in London reported several Nazi troop ships were sunk and harbor installations were fired In an at tack by more than 100 Russian bombers on a Finnish port near embattled A Finnish communique did not mention this but said eight Russian planes were shot from un usually strong formations which ap peared over the southern Karelian front Thursday night ;