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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - June 29, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DA Two MICHIGAN JUNE PRICE 3 8 Nazi Landed On Shores From UBoats Captured Had Explosives and Planned to Sabotage American War Industries By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW June 26 The seizure of several contacts and asso ciates of the band of eight Nazi spysaboteurs landed by Uboats on the east coast was announced last night by the which promised more arrests within a few New developments in the startl ing case of the eight German agents submarineborne to Long Island and Florida beaches with explosives intended to wreck vital American industries included the discovery of an additional cache of increasing the total of pay off money carried by the saboteurs to Neither the number nor the EXPLOSIVES UNEARTHED names of the persons arrested as aides of the invading saboteurs were disclosed by Earl Connel ley assistant to FBI Director Edgar in announcing the new roundup 24 holirs after Hoov er had revealed the capture of the agents bent on a twoyear cam paign of destruction against the American war effort Some arrests of the suspected accomplices were made in and some Those here were believed to have been made from aior a group of German people nvin on Long Insland not far from tiif deserted beach at where the first group of four Nazi leTorists landed June Hoover gave the names of those in thisgroup Georee leader Ernest Peter who in 1931 was a pri vate in the Michigan national guard Heinrich and Robert Used Rubber Boats They came ashore in a rubber boatwith their store of money and together with lists of kev railroad bridges and war plants which Hoover said they planned to blow They also were equipped with forgedselec tive service and Hoover Similarly equipped was the group of four which landed at Ponte Ve dra Beach near June Hoover listing these us Edward John group feadYr Herbert 22 Werner and Herman We have their full statements Expects the Worst But Only Forgot Fishing Tackle Lenawee county sheriffs offi cers assumed the role of an in terceptor command Saturday aft ernoon to carry a message from Needham of 544 Orch ard to her husband who was on the way to a lake near for the week The sheriffs office received a call from Michigan State Police in Blissfield shortly after noon to watch for the Needham and inform Needham and his 10 yearold son to call Deputy Lee Harrington was as signed and he drove out US223 to watch for After a consid erable period of time he started to drive back to but met the Needhams near the Wof Creek Harrington delivered the mes sage and Needham and son worriedly started back to Needham spoke of the various calamities that might have befal len the family and intended to go straight but his sens ing the possibility of calling off the asked his father to call home first to find out what had This they Needham had discovered thatthey had for gotten their fishing She had called Sylvania and Blissfield officers in an effort to stop Another car was sent to meet the Needhams with the Rommel Pushes Onward Toward Valley Of Nile Claim Axis Takes Matruhl These four all containing explosives and other were removed from the hole at left on a beach near where they were buried by Nazi landed from a J Edgar director the Bureau o Investigation E DRAFT LETED 4 Major Fights on Bill Are Ex pected o Develop June 29 While technical experts prepared a draft of the oncecompleted tax House Ways and Means committeemen said to day that four major head ed by new sales tax of We have all the brought with Hoover plans they The Plans called for the destruc tion among other three plants of Aluminum Com pany of America and indicated that Ihe missions main attack was to be against the lightmetal industry which would have delayed Ameri cas allimportant program of air plane The FBI did not reveal how the dynamiters were caught An un official report was that a un armed guard an foot patrol along Beach gave the alarm coast resulting in their This version said the who had Batched the German sub surface and the four agents row was seized by them and threatened with but later released on his acceptance of as bribe money to keep silent Turned In Alarm But instead of keeping silent he rushed to his station and turned in the the report went In Washington Attorney General Biddle said the Department of Jus tice would handle the case swiftly and though the ques tion of prosecution has not been Some sources pointed out tnat the saboteurs changed to civilian clothes after coming ashore in uni forms and said that as a result they could be classed as spies and shot under the wartime es pionage act they might be liable to prison up to 30 Since two were classed by the FBI as American the laws of a possible death apply in their Authorities m Detroit entrusted with the guarding of the automo bile industrys great war plants here studiously examined the FBIs information on the sabo The FBI said that Burger had worked at one time in three De tKiit Details made public by the FBI wese brief but said that Burger worked as a die maker in two plants from 1929 to 1932 and that Thiel had a job in one big auto mobile The FBI report indicated that Burger might have been particu larly valuable as a spysaboteur since he was a naturalized Ameri san Although the FBL said Burger was in the National Guard in it did not name his unit The re port concealed the identity of the three plants where Burger and Thiel obtained UP NEARLY2 MILLION County Tax Rate of 5 Mills Levied by Board The Lenawee board of super at the conclusion of its June session authorized a tax rate of five mills for next winter countys equalized valuation of The equalized val uation compares vith a yearago also ap proved a five mill tax at the June session but in October reduced it to four and a half Before the equalization commit tee of the board went over the fig ures the valuation of the county was set at The real estate valuation was equalized to from a figure of The personal property valuation remained at Supervisor Rollo Conlin of Franklin township was chairman of the equalization The equalized valuation of Adrian was fixed at Other miscellaneous items of business were transacted by the board The salary of Ray county probation offi cer was raised from per day to on the recommendation of the committee on salaries and the mo tion of Clarke On the motion of Adelbert Vedder of the supervisors voted that the county dog warden be in structed to pick up dead dogs that are lying on the streets of the city of In the final the board voted to purchase an American flag to be permanently placed in the meeting probably would be reopened be fore the measure reaches the They said opportunities doubtedly would be presented to consider again not only a war consumption but postwar credits for corporations and cor porate excess profits tax the withholding plan of income tax collections and proposed in creases in second and third class postal Sales tax advocates were count ing noses in the House to deter mine whether such a levy might Pastor Enters Red Cross Work be 14 to against even con sidering it It has been estimated that a 5 per cent retail sales tax would produce a Some members have contended that the postwar credit based on redemption of bonds equal to 14 per cent of a corporations ex cess which would be taxed a flat 94 per would not help small companies which currently might not have much excess profits Less than 24 hours after the committee completed its first study of thenew bill which con tained a provision for payroll de ductions of 10 per cent of the dif ference between an individuals income and his Sec retary Morgenthau disclosed the withholding rate might be cui to 5 per The committees plan eontem plated that half of the deduction starting in January would apply against 1942 taxes due in 1943 the other half against 1943 taxe due in But Morgenthau forecast the possibility that such a complicat ed process might give way to a 5 per cent deduction applicable against future year A peculiar question of jurisdic tion may force abandonment o the Ways and Means Committee decision to require the Of fice Department to raise seo Turn to Page 7 Bicycle Thefts Are Cleared Up With Confession City police believe they have ound the answer to a wave of bi cycle thefts in the city recently vith the confession Saturday o wo young Adrian boys that they havestolen more than 20 bicycles during the last few One of the Frances Recker Of 431 Michigan was on pro Seek to Cut Rail tween Southern and Central Fronts By THE ASSOCIATED June th resilient for ation on a breaking and entering the Germans wer fapanese Defeat At Midway Worse Than First Reported PEARL June 29 defeat of the Japanese in vasion fleet off Midway Island was even worse than first The waiting until it had rounded up all the reports and checked flatly wrote off as fapanese losses the aircraft car tons the air craft tons the aircraft ons the aircraft two heavy probably the Nogami and he Mikuma three de stroyers and a cargo or transport That added up to at least 10 ships sent to the bottom in the big sea air battle earlier this month off The definite report of four carriers sunk contrasted with ten tative reports on June 10 of two and possibly The same re ports listed only one other Japanese ship as definitely a The loss of 10 likewise was in sharp contrast with Japanese ad missions that only one ship a car rier went The summarizing the losses in a communique issued yes said that a fourth destroyer very probably was sunk and that considerable damage was wrought on two or three three or four other heavy a light cruiser and four transport or cargo Another transport or cargo ship was listed as probably That meant 10 ships known sunk and two believed sunk and between 10 and 12 The carrier losses included the destruction of 275 Japanese planes and their An Associated Press staff man who witnessed some of the Midway battle from a cruiser reported later that the Japanese fleet included five So only one of them got The staggering totals add up to a terrific cost paid by the Japanese for their selfstyled diversion to permit the landing of troops in the The American viewpoint has been that the crushing defeat administered by Navy and Marine fliers and by submarines frustrated an invasion of the Ha waiian Islands with Midway as the stepping The personnel losses on the ships the Navys statement is known to have been ex tremely heavy and ships receiving bomb hits probably suffered heavy losses in this On the other side of the the United States has admitted the loss of one destroyer and damage to an aircraft He has been turned over to Ray county probation of pleaded guilty before Circuit Judge Arthur Rathbun several weeks ago when he was ar rested with three or four other young boys who admitted a long series of minor Recker ad mitted steading three or four bicy cles The younger who is 14 years admitted stealing about 30 The officers said a large number of the bicycles were found in the neighborhood of his He was arraigned Saturday before Probate Judge Tripp and then turned over to Rex county juvenileagent TO REGISTER FOR SELECTIVE SERVICE June 29 W Uncle Sam tomorrow will register some youths of the 18 to 20 year age group for possible mil itary service under the selective service When that registration is com the government will have a record of about men every male in the country be tween 18 and 65 years of Tomorrows registration will be for youths 18 and 19 years old and for 20 year olds born between December and June The 20 year olds are sub ject to the An amendment to the selective service law would be necessary before the 18 and 19 year olds could be Lewis selective service has indicated they may be The youngsters registering to morrow will be given the same set of questions already answered by their They will be asked their residence and mailing date and place of and their employers name and ad There will be no lottery to de termine the classification of the new 20 year Local draft boards will simply classify them by the dates of The oldest will be called smashing out from about 280 miles south of today in a new drive presumably aimed at cutting the vital Railway con necting the southern iland central The new fourth started by the Germans this spring as the battered and weary Russian defenders of Sevastopol fought off a succession of brutal Axis blows at the Black Sea fort now under attack for the 25th Other Red Army units were counterattacking fiercely in the Kharkov region and winning back some lost front dispatches The new blow in the Kursk sec tor came Sunday and the Russians said only that the Germans had gone over to the offensive The pointed directly al 120 miles to the an important railway center 300 miles south of Moscow and about 40 miles north of the gate to the Caucasus now held by the Rus TheRussian winter offensive had failedto dislodge the Germans from Kursk and the Russian line in this region runs roughly north and south to the east of Kharkov Kursk and Turn to Page 7 enderson Believes Price Ceil ings Wont Hold By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June ouse Appropriations Committee nd Price Administrator Leon enderson predicted today that eavy demands on two groups of asic cost of living items would nean a general rationing program or the entire country before the nd of the It would be folly to name any pecific items which arelikely to e the committee said n a report on a de ense appropriation To do o would cause immediate runs on xisting stocks and bring about ationing earlier than ordinarily rould be Henderson told the committee uring hearings on the bill that here would be a need for ration ng of 15 major groups of items and the committee said that sev ral were in two of the basic cost f living groups which means a eneral rationing expressing the be Debate Spirited As Board Rejects Health Plan 199 The Morris Coers The Morris pastor of the First Baptist Church for the last ten left yesterday with Coers for the Marine Base at South Caro where he will receive basic training as a Field Director for the American Red After two weeks of Coers will be assigned to a His work will be connected with the mental and spiritual morale of the men hi the Coers came here from August succeeding the Wade He resigned offi cially as pastor of the Adrian church but expects to do so after he has completed his training course and been assigned to a sta Decrease in County Revenue Expected by Supervisors Next Year Another effort to establish a health unit in Lenawee county temporarily at Sat urday noon when the Lenawee board of supervisors adopted a mi nority report of its health unit committee 19 to The minority report signed by Supervisors Rol lo Conlin of Franklin and John Calhoun of opposed health unit Efforts to estab lish a county health unit of one type or another have been under way for the last several When it was apparent that most board members were in opposition the majority of the consisting of Harry Lun dahl of Seager oi Blissfield and Zimmerman of Medina did not bring the minority report to a An extended debate over the merits of the proposal took place before the roll call vote was call Supervisors who spoke in fav or of the health unit were Lundahl and Clarke Baldwin of and Willis Moore of Adrian township fhose who were heard in opposi ibn to the proposalwere Cal Leland Brighton of Cambridge town John Obsorne Madison ownship and Matt Benner of Dover How Voted In the roll call votes were divided as f olio those in favor of the health unit Clarke of Millard Creever of Louis Germond of Adelbert Vedder Ad rian and voting in oppositiontoigie propos al were George Calkins of John Fatchett of Clarence Fellows of Halladay of Elmer Hillard of Claude Lee of William Newell of John Robert son of Eugene Ryan of Holloway Sawyer of Pal myra William Swick of Ma Merrill Taylor of Leroy Titley of and Herbert Wickwire bf Hudson CTurn to Report Leopold Rebuffs Nazis June 29 an uprising in the event of an Alliea invasion of the the German government has been attempting to set up new and stable governments in The Netherlands and but has been rebuffei by King of the Belgian and by Dutch Belgian government sources said Through German Foreign Min isterJoachim von th Nazis proposed that in the inter ests of King Leopold en dorse Rexist leader Leon Degrell as head of a new government i he were not othe it was informationis that the kins persisted in the attitude that he i a prisoner of war and declined t discuss or have anything to do wit the this source sale Germans he said that any regime approved by Leo pold would have a large measure o self He said a similar proposal was made to Dutch leaders who hav opposed the Nazis in The Nether When Von Ribbentrop was re buffed by the Gestap began to compile a list of person suspected of Allied leanings to b arrested the moment the Allii land on the the Belgia government source All former Belgian army office have been ordered to report 1 local German it wa and rigorous regulation against civilians along the invasio coast have been placed in open GIBRALTAR ATTACKED June 29 Axis planes attacked Gibralta early They dropped few heavy an aircraft No damage and n casualties were German radio said sever had been destroyed durin on a military airdrom A Madrid broacast in Be said 14 merchant vessels wi cargoes of munitions and food ar rived at Gibraltar tied up the harbor beside three andsix Gayle Dies in the Hospital at Wauseon Special to The Telegram June Bod 34 years died at oclock last night in the Detwiler Memorial hospital in Wauseon from injuries suffered Friday night that there was a very real anger that our present price eilings will not told the ommittee What we will be able to do ests on the tax and not only he amount of it but the nature of how much is withdrawn from urrent spendable It de ends upon the amount of savings t depends on the degree to which wages are stabilized and it de jends upon the course of farm and it depends upon the which the war effort pro But he expressed the belief that he Office of Price Administra ion can keep the cost of living terns down to about a 6 to 10 per cent increase over previous Henderson repeated previous statements that prices could not e stabilized without a stiff tax olicy and stabilization of farm irices and Turn to Page 10 in an automobile accident two miles east of Bodmer was driving west on US20 and his car and one being driven east by John Garmann who lives two miles south of Morenci Bodmer was in jured about the Garmann who was riding with her husband suffered a broken elbow and cuts and bruises and Garmann wasinjured about head and Both are pa tients in the hospital at Bodmer was born May near Napoleon where he most of his He moved to Morenci eight years He is survived by the widow Joriette Bodmer of two his parents and George Bodmer of two sis ters Florence Pelton of Delta and Archie Coleman of To ledo and one brother Donald Bod mer of The funeral will be held Wednes day afternoon at 2 oclock in the NewellPlanson Funeral Home in Delta and the burial will be in the Delta BATTLE FOR EEM EHlBBp Dfl Allied Bombers Strike Hard and Often at Extended Axis Supply Lines By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June tinuous and heavy fighting rage on today in a wild melee of me and machines over an everbroad ening battlefield around ane southeast of main Brit bastion 175 miles west of Both Berlin and Rome anl nounced the capture of Matruh gether with British troop and there was little doubt don that their claims were The desert struggle has been progress without a break since urday when an armored force from the ing advantage of the glare of thj sun in the defenders struc at positions southwest of Mat Marshal Rommel loosed the fury of his fores against the Britj ish at 5 favoil ite hour for launching attacks the The battle then developed fastmoving fights between and mobile the latter ing shifted from position to tion the better to strike at opp ing Mobile infantry has used mainly to occupy points rounding up Fight Through Night A full moon permitted the to continue through Saturday niglj and last night with scarcely waning in The Egyptian shining on the glil tening makes it briglf enough to read a newspaper produces curious effei which pose problems for and tank Todays dawn found the battl for now in its third dal Plane Crashes Near Day ton j Four Die June 29 fliers were killed yesterday when the bigplane they were fly mg crashed into a hayfield about 25 miles south of A Patterson Field public rela tions office spokesman said two of ficers and two noncommissioned men were The spokesman said the four men comprised the entire crew of a twomotored medium bomber which took off from Patterson Field to return to an undisclosed base in the Frank a farmer who lives near the scene of the said he saw plane circle several times as if it was trying to land and then take a nose dive straight J Those killed were Second Van Zandt of pilot Second Lieut Ralph of Gil ford copilot Tech nical Sergt Elder of Denver and Staff Corder of near Kansas War Supply Bill Is Sent To House By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 29 The House appropriations committee fired another financial salvo in the war program sending to the floor a supply bill which it estimated would boost to approximately the amount projected for national de fense since The new bill carries funds for almost a score of war agencies for the fiscal year starting July Most of them have been operating In the past on emergency While more than onehalf the to is for the war shipping a 000 item for Leon Hendersons Of fice of Price Administration was expected to be the only part of the bill over which a controversy of any consequence would The committee more than halved Hendersons original request and shaved from the budget bureaus To make certain the would be all that Hendersons agency would have to spend during the new the committee wrote into the bill a restriction that the OPA funds shall not be augmented by alloca tions or transfers of funds from any other The OPA item was almost certain to bring into the open the resent ment that has been smouldering in some congressional quarters since Henderson began appointing state administrators without consulting the patronage views of Capitol House economy bloc leaders promptly announced they would seek to cut the at least in moving deeper toward the Valid of the Nile with one big swirling into the desert southea of British headquarte here and United States attacking hard and often the advancing Axis rangtl over the eastward moving Axf columns all setting afil numerous fuel tanks betwesl near the Libyan bordef and The RAF also bombed Axis transport and and fighters provided a protective covl for the British over the RAF headquarters here eight British craft were lost urday and General headquarters said of the fastdeveloping ground tion were not immediately thus leaving the general uatioh in doubt A British military commentatl conceded the possibility that ains forces had abandoned Matruh British headquarters in Ca acknowledging that the enemy hi advanced to the to the inland side and beyond coastal that the str gle was spreading over a very Enemy Statement The first full enemy statemel was issued by the Italian hil which said that British prisoners had been in heavy fighting and that forces still were driving eastwal If Matruh has been abandoned British spokesman it was hold a line farther east Britains plan for coping wil the Axis drive then would cate a fluid defense falling ther and farther back in an atten to absorb the shock of the mechanized and armored divisiol When Rommel crumpled Brf ains armored strength in Lib pounced on Tobruk and smasrl the eighth army the Brit I elected to pin their defense on solidlyheld Matruh ratll than throw in their main strenJ on the advance border defenl based on exposed Turn to Page 2 BULLETIN AUCTIONS July 1st Furniture Auction for Dealers only at Fred See on Market July Doc DUwortlu See Mar ket Turn to Page 7 STATE TROOPS DRILL TONIGHT Members of the 122nd Com Michigan State Troops will drill in the Armory at 8 oclock sharp tonight June 29 flf President Roosevelt extended rubber collection drive today an additional ten days because lections through Saturday tl brought in a disappointing total Originally scheduled to have i ed at midnight the paign now will continue throi July June 29 for Prune Churchills placement as minister of defe mounted today with the Axis serting that Field Marshal mels forces had seized Matruh swept on to the Some of Londons most ential newspapers gave support the advocates of removal of strategy from the hands of prime just back i his American will a no confidence motion in an minent parliamentary ;