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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 25, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Wealher DctalU on Paje Two MAY 1942 PRICE 3 REDS CLAIM NAZI THRUST HALTED NonStop Attacks On Jap anese Concentration Bases Are Continued AMBOINAISBOMBED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLIED May The Allies nonstop attack on Japanese con centration including an other round trip flight to bomb Amboina in the Dutch East dealt the enemy heavy blows over the week General MacArthurs headquarters dis closed Either by luck or suicidal sacri the Japanese knock ed out an allied ship several hun dred miles off Australia when one of their crippled by anti aircraft struck the vessel amidships ana set her An Allied destroyer later sank her af ter removing 100 many of them The sunken Allied ship was said to have withstood 10 hits from 250 pound bombs and near misses which stove in her sides before the enemy plane crashed on We could have made out ifthat plane hadnt crashed on the said one wounded It sent a sheet of flame and metal across the Our fellows stuck it out and got nine I saw at least four Japanese bombers go Vessel Is Sunk The ship began to list immedi ately but some of her crew remain ed aboard and had subdued the flames by the next day when a destroyer came removed the men and then sank the dis abled In three Allied planes were one each in three weekend to many times that number destroyed or put out of action for the Vunakanau on Blan che Bay 12 miles southeast of Ra New a muchbombed target which never before had been identified by was at tacked A communique said 20 bombs fell one group of about 20 grounded hitting two setting many others afire and also leaving a building in The bulletin noted that the raiders met considerable antiair craft fire but no enemy fighter pianes challenged Turn to Page 7 RUSSIA Line of farthest German advance 1941 DNIEPERO Number Dead Rises to 33 Scores Are Missing and Feared Drowned Striking at the German diversion thrust lower black wedge south of Red forces dotted arrows have halted the Nazis in the IzyumBarven kova Moscow sources Russian reports claim their forces struck at the German column at Elmer 19 years son of and Payne of northeast of suffered cuts about the head and hands about oclock this morning when his car struck loose gravel and ran into a The accident hap pened one mile east and a half mile north of Payne going east at the The car ran into a bridge and broke off three guard Payne walked about a quarter of a mile to the Harold Osterhout farm and as Osterhout works nights in Tecumseh he was taken to the hos pital by and Cyrus The Payne car was badly An automobile driven by Martin Fischer of 818 East Maple Avenue collided with rear end of a Driggs Dairy Farms truck driven by Sid ney Gillian of Palmyra Sat urday afternoon in the business The accident happened at oclock in the 100 block of West Maumee Street whenthe truck stopped in a line of Both the car and the truck were headed The front end of the Fischer car was damaged while the damage of the truck was con fined to one broken bottle of Members of the city police force No Provisions for Administra tive Says Because no provision for admin strative expenses has been made or Company 117 of the Michigan State Captain Ormond Sldredge today announced that his resignation had been submitted to the Michigan Adjutant Captain of the company since it was organized a little over a year Eldredge said in his resig nation that he had spend over of his personal funds for admin strative expenses and that the ad ministrative was increasing Company administration las been steadily requiring more he and I feel that it s for the good of the service that lie matter of my relief from the duties of the command be given your careful In announcing his resignation to Eldredge said that the ad ministrative work of the company really required full time that the recent guard details at the Adrian armory interfered with his regular work and that frequent re quests for drill now were Deing I just simply lavent the free time or the finan cial resources to carry on any long he We are trying to co operate with requests from air raid groups for no provision for wnses or traveling expenses has jeen I have had the job a year Im not indispensable so I think its time someone else took The men placed guard duty at the armory were paid at the rate of a day plus a ration allowance of 75 cents a Eldredge May Army searchers camped overnight beside the bodies of six airmen killed when an army transport plane dug a hole 20 feet deep in a wildlands swamp near here yes In the fogshrouded end of a routine the twinmotored ship said George a newspaper correspond ent who accompanied the soldier searchers from Houlton air Shean safd that plane parts and the mangled bodies were scattered over 200 square yards of The plane did not The War Department in Wash ington identified the dead as Cols Louis Gimbel and C 1st Lts Franciscus and Herback first name not list 2nd Wilkinson and an unidentified noncommissioned of A forest fire watcher who re ported the tragedy said he heard the planes motors sputtering it passed over his tower at Howes Brook and heard a terrific To reach the scene the air base detachment motored 15 rode a like distance on railroad then hiked two miles into the Colonel Gimbel was a member of the New York and Philadelphia de partruent store two undisclosed Berlin reports said that the head of the Russian column which is attempting to drive a salient dotted wedge past the German held industrial city of had been encircled by German forces black Sailor Relates Jap Atrocities In Philippines By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN May A story of Japanese brutalities in the Philippines including atroci ties upon American doctors and related here today by Samuel twentysixyear old Navy machinist He said he saw the bodies of their clothing their hands chopped off and their ears slashed from their Bodies of he showed signs of worse Roberts said he was captured by the Japanese soon after the out break of the war and placed in a concentration but escaped and made his way to engage with the American forces in the fight ng in the While he was in the he said the Japanese tortured him in an effort to obtain They straws under my fingernails and set them on he They put glass in my shoes and made me walk Did you tell them anything he was They are still trying to find out what they wanted to know from was his The above dispatch was released by United States officers of the eighth naval War Fever Rising In Mexico MEXICO May 25 Mexico moved slowly today toward a formal declaration of war on the Axis powers after a solemn demon stration in memory of 21 sailors killed in the torpedoing of two Mexican merchant The permanent congressional commission was expected to ap prove before nightfall President Manuel Avila Camachos request for an extraordinary session of The Chamber of Depu ties and Senate then will meet to morrow or Wednesday to elect of ficers and pave the way for a war scheduled for Thousands of Mexicans in the capitals central plaza yes terday to pay homage to the sub marine victims and cheer the bal cony appearance of the President The cabinet members of Con gress and other government lead ers appeared with the Chief Ex ecutive at the which lasted more than three It was followed by a Mexico which portrayed Mexico joining the United Nations to crush the As a riflecarrying Mexican workers tore down huge Nazi leav ing a Mexican flag The Nazi banner was trampled and amid shouts of lets declare Cheers for President Roosevelt and other Allied and boos for Mussolini and Emperor Hirohito accompanied the Similar demonstrations were held throughout the In Tampico persons marched in a great antiAxis Only one instance of disorder was At Uruapan in Mich oacan workers stoned a Ger man hardware store and thew a bottle of gasoline against the door in an effort to turn it Late Bulletins May 25 ens of street cars and buses on city transit lines were halted today in what appeared to be a spread The stoppage occur red as many department store workers were starting downtown for the usual Monday noon open ing of stores KILLED NEAR MONROE Richard Dies When Train Strikes Car Special to The Telegram May West 28 years who moved to the tenani house on the farm of Herman Kastel two miles east of Riga last October from Monroe killed about this morning when his automobile was struck by a Pere Marquette train ten miles south of West suffered a broken collarbone and was taken to Monroe Besides the widow West leaves two children Billy and Mary his parents and a number of brothers and sisters in The arrangements were not learned Axis Sources Hint He Step Out May In connection with an 18 hour course of instruction now being given Adrian precinct and county village air raid civilian defense moving pictures of the best methods of extinguishing fire bombs will be shown tomorrow night at the Adrian high school building at 8 All area and station war dens in the city who have not pre viously seen the pictures are urged to attend by city and country The pictures will be included in a course of in struction to be given all wardens by their precinct and village heads but it will be impossible to obtain the pictures for individual The pictures were shown at the Masonic Temple some time ago and also were shown at the Croswell and Family Theaters and at Siena Heights Some of the air raid wardens have seen the pictures but many have After the moving pictures are presented the group will go to the Adrian fire department where fire men will demonstratethe best methods of extinguishing mag nesium fire The demon stration of firemen also will be in cluded in the course of study for BERN May 25 As Pierre Laval conferred in Paris today with German military and political leaders said to have grown increasingly critical of his slowness in bringing France into full col laboration with sources of government might Rumors were reported from Vichy that Jacques Doriot turn coat might enter the government or form his own col aborationist regime in Informed persons in how expressed belief that mat ters had not yet reached a decisive The annual session of the city board of review got under way this morning with only a few property owners appearing before the The session will last for at least five days this week and will be held in the city assessors office at the city Adrian property own ers may inspect the assessment rolls and make appeals to the The board is composed of Worthy Malcolm Line City Assessor Howard Mayor Lundahl and City At torney Clarke Doriot has been an active advo cate of collaboration with the Axis In a speech May 16 he suggestec liis own readiness to take over i Laval was unable to put into ef fect a suitable Observers said Lavals hesitancy started with the opening of Unitec States discussions concerning the status of Martinique and that i seemed to increase as a result o the first phases of the spring fight ing in His concern now is the persisten Italian pressure for Nice and Cor they and his efforts are directed toward getting German assistance to bring that pressun to an Italys acquisition of the territory with German acquiescence could be achieved simply by a decree o the armistice Ger many apparently has not yet given her Would Give President Power To Revise Selective Service ROPERTY LOSS HEAVY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 25 his oncegay mountain resort own of grieving for its dead and waged a grim fight against disease today as the death oil eastern Pennsylvanias weekend flash floods rose to Scores were still missing and eared drowned in a devastated area extending from Chester coun y on the south to Wayne county on the north as the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers receded over bac erialaden In this hardesthit northeastern the Red Cross was feeding homeless persons in hastilydevised canteens ifter shelter in lomes still Thirteen per shed Tons of chloride of lime were spread over mudlined Town officials called upon all able bodied men to help clean State sanitation experts continued a check of drinking which was found safe Rivers and fed by torrential surged over their banks early Homes and automobiles were washed gas and electric ser vice was shut Traffic was War plants were dam Buildings were twisted on heir Hundreds were marooned on the second floors of their Several small com munities were A gasoline station and an auto mobile were found perched crazily on the Lackawaxen bank Residents said they had never seen them Anna whose father and sister were saved herself ay grabbing a Edwin Honesdale Associated Press She spent 12 hours on one of the high er branches police rescued By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 25 Con gress considered today proposals to give President Roosevelt broad au thority to revanip the selective ser vice system by classifying family men into groups who would be call ed for Army duty only after the rolls of those without dependents had been Explainingthat the selective service hoped to set up general classifications based on family re lationship and economic dependen Senator Johnson DColo pre dicted that the Senate Military Af fairs Committee would amend a pending family allowance bill to morrow to vest such authority in the Linked with reports that an ef ort soon would to make men of 19 and 20 subject to the legislation of this nature vas expected to clear up the status f older men and those with de now are subject to nduction into active service at lie discretion of local Senator Taft ROhio who had roposed that specific classifica ions be written into the family al owance said he would be sat isfied with an amendment author ioosevelt asked Congress today to appropriate for work relief in the year starting July 1 plus for administrative He had estimated in lis budget message to Congress ast that would be Volunteers from other towns are arriving to help out Everyone s helping every one Two men never saw before helped me clean the first floor of my Turn to Page 7 High School Lost for 24 Found at Waldron May Zimmerman of near Hudson was graduated from the Waldron high school with the class of 1919 and shortly after commencement she lost her class signet Zimmerman was pleasantly surprised when the ring was turned to her the last of the week by the Franklin Baxter of Waldron who found it while spad ing his garden which formerly was owned by Zimmermans fath er the late The ring was in perfect condition after being the ground for 23 years and only needed a little CHINESE BATTLE TO HOLD KINHWA May 24 ese forces in the coastal province of Chekiang were reported today bat tling desperately to hold the provincial against Jap anese armies declared to have been reinforced to almost A Tokyo report broadcast by the Rome and Berlinradios said the Japanese were in the immediate vicinity of large parts of which were reported in Across the Japanese drive in Yunnan province remained stalled west of the Sal ween near the border with Burma with the Chinese claiming local The Flying Tigers of the Ameri can Volunteer Group yesterday bombed Japanese positions and re turned to their base without With China pressed from east and Chinese newspapers con tinued to appeal to the United Na tions to rush aid de claring this nation not only was fighting its own battle but that of the Allies as The Japanese forces in Chekiang were last reported at three towns 25 to 35 miles northeast and east of Reported to Be Survivors of Battleship May 25 OP Fiftyrthree rescued seamen were somewhere at sea off South Amer ica today aboard the little Argen ine merchant ship Rio Iguazu bu whether they were from a United States a merchantman or was According to one publish ed by the newspaper Noticias they were from the Unit ed States in Axis claims as a battleship of the Maryland The rescue ship was expected here June 1 or 2 possibly earlier at some Brazilian The only fact was the Argen tine State Merchant fleet an nouncement yesterday that the Rio Iguazu had picked up 53 persons a It did not identify the ship came from and gave no fur ther The newspaper based on anonymous merchant fleet sources said only that the survivors were from a United States gave neither name nor A german broadcast quoting an official Italian announcement said the Rio Iguazu ha picked up the survivors from United States battleship of the Maryland class which the Italian high command previously had re ported sunkby a submarine in the Atlantic off the bulge of There has been no confirmation from any sourceof either Axi ACCDJENTLY SHOT cidentally shot when a rifle car ried by one of his hunting companr ions caught on a bush and Was Edwin of near diedin City Hos pital at Wallace and Paul both of were reion the SUB HOISTS NAZI FLAG AFTER ATTACK KeY May The hoisting of a Nazi flag by E submarine that torpedoed an Amer ican ship indicates that German Uboats want full credit for thei a rescued seaman saic Leonard Shearer of Newcastle Third Assistant Enginee aboard a vessel sunk off Cuba Ma that Uboat crewmen raisec their flag because they wanted t be darned sure we knew their iden Survivors of several ships hav said recently they believed thei attackers were Italian Uboats reports have been broadcas by John Second Of ficer from New Orleans on th ship with said five me wearing officers and clad ir shorts on the submarin deck while it cruised about for sev eral minutes before sailing awa leased after making statements at the prosecutors They said the accident occured when Beck who was walking ahead of turned suddenly to speak to the younger A Latvian ship rescued the sur viving seamen the next day an brought them to Key Capt ainCharles Bryant of Houston was among sir missing ani presumed to1 be Also Requests for Expenses May 25 Hashing approximately 000 000 from from the the total total because because izing the President to issue regula ons classifying men according to e family date marriage and Taft previously had suggested hat seven classifications beset up under which young men without ependents automatically would e taken into the Army first and Ider men with several children rould be the last to John on said selective service officials pposed any rigid Complaints Widespread Taft told reporters there had een widespread complaints from amily men who wanted to know f they were going to be taken in o the Army so they could make lans to care for their ut could not learn their status nder present John on agreed that this situation was roublesome and expressed the pinion that clarifying rules ought o be He said it was his opinion f given the selective ervice would make general regu ations for the guidance of local without providing automat c deferments for any Thus a wealthy man with four children cvould not necessarily be excused rom while a man with an nvalid wife but no children prob ably would Johnson predicted the committee also would accept a provision written into the bill placing the is suance of war risk insurance on a ompulsory Under terms ol he amendment policies would be ssued to all men in the armed ser The cost to a private for this in Johnson would be a to be deducted from lis This would be in addition o deductions that would be made or maintenance of his family U the pending bill passes These deductions would cut into he prospective 42 monthly pay or on which a joint SenateHouse conference commit ee agreed Turn to Page 7 The lower he said in a message to the wii lermit an average monthly em iloyment of about although t is estimated that there are stil some Looking farther the Executive said he was considering iroposals to revise and extend the Social Security program and ex ected to recommend to Congress egislation to extend the protec tion of Social Security meas ures to provide alternative mean of meeting the needs presented by the residual group now being aid ed by Projects Adniinis which Congress Take on such de termine the extent of ihoves to ward further reduction or the possible elimination of the WPA The types of projects to be un dertaken in the relief program fo the 1943 fiscal the Chief Exe cutive will be those which can be prosecuted by day labor o the residual unemployed on tules and which require a mini mum of critical Shortages of labor and materia are rapidly he inform ed citing large war ap To meet labo shortages the recruitment of work ers from every available sourc will be and possibly even organized migrationin some in Many of the now un employed will be hired during th coming Roosevelt de Yet in a labor force exceed ing he substantial number will not b hired because of lack of skil or other and some be unable to migrate from region with surplus labor to regions where workmen are In this he said h could not emphasize too strongl the need for industry to abando prevailing practices of discrimina racial and in re cruiting labor for war Along with the fo work Roosevelt sai WPA had an estimated balance o of the 1942 relief fun which it could The he recommended for administrativ expenses will be used by th general accounting office and units of the Treasury Department fo services related to the relief pro 2 BLISSFIELD PHYSICIANS HAVE NOT JOINED ARM1 Two Blissfield Dr Ray Tubbs and Me among a group of Lenawe physicians reported Saturday a having enlisted in the army medical say they have not enlistee Tubbs repprts that he has hel a commission in the army medica reserve forseveral years but wa declined three months ago for ac tive MeGarvey state that he has not The Tele gram received its information that 15 Lenawee physicians had enlisted for army duty from sources that it believed F R ONI ANOTHER Germans Drive Wedge Into Russian Lines But Are Wiped Out KERCH PENINSULA LOSr By THE ASSOCIATED May Marshal Timoshenkos renewed against Kharkov las gained further driving he Germans from another import ant center of front line dispatchesfrom the Ukraine re ported One wedge which the Germans lammered into the Red armys Kharkov salient at the cost of enormous losses was wiped out in the new Soviet a communi qu6 Battlefronts reports said previ ously occupied positions were being strengthened German counterattacks and a stubborn defense maintained against the Nazi flanking count eroffensive in the IzyumBarven kova sector of the Observers appeared to here said the battle have settled into TE1EDA SUCCESS Without Is Being Planned May 25 politan Detroit conducted its second Lest blackout the war last night and performed so satisfactorily that defense officials decided to hold a third one within a month and alert was decided upon Except for downtown Detroit was blacked out as if a shroud had been drawn over Unlike the first test three weeks all street and were traffic Street lights lights outside the downtown how were left In the entire metropolitan area only the war plants which work day and night were permitted illu To fliers of the Civil Air Patrol ranging overhead they ap peared as sparkling gems on a black The blackout lasted from 10 to Glenn associate co ordinator of the metropolitan de fense declared afterwards that Detroit apparently is ready for any I Richards we can get a nearly 100 per cent blackout at any time The next test will be held without any advance Canadian communities across the Detroit River participated Their blackout was as it had been on the first The only lights visible from this shore shone from boats carrying precious war One crime was reported to De troit Clayton said that two strongarm men pulled him into a car and robbed him of releasing him when the lights came 2 DROWNED May men drowned in Ponemah 20 miles southwest of shortly after midnight today when their boat overturned 500 feet from but a boy and girl who re sponded to cries for help rescued three other occupants of the Those drowned were William and Axel Axelson was rowingthe boat in which the party was enroute from a tavern to their homes at Black Landing when he lost his hat When he reached for the boat Western Atlantic Shipping Losses Increased to 210 NEW May the prowl from the North Atlantics frigid waters to the tropic Carib enemy submarines were credited officially last week with having sunk 19 merchantmen for a Western Atlantic war total of 210 Allied or Neutral The Navy placed the casualties for the weeks sea warfare on Americas doorstep at more than 185 dead and 101 and an nounced that some 425 surviving seamen and passengers had been landed at Caribbean and Can adian One of the victim ships that may prove a boomerang was the Mexican vessel Faja De for when it went down Mexico rose to the point of a declaration of war against the whose submarines now have sunk two of the neutral countrys Five sinkings off the East Coast during the week of May 18 24 brought to 106 the total losses in that area since Pearl Harbor four more off Canada made thai war total 30 five in the Caribbean raised that figure to and five In the Gulf of Mexico boosted that to tal to No losses were reported officially off South where 12 ships have been The weeks toll seven two one one one British one one one Honduran and four jxchange of savage blows resemb ling a slugging match between two with no sign yet of tiring or of decisive The midday communique put German dead alone at 750 and said that Russian flank counterattacks had pinched off the wedge with heavy enemy During the night of May it summarized the trend in the now in its 14th in the Kharkov direction our troops en trenched themselves in occupied positions and continued offensive Although the offensive against the Germanheld Ukrainian steel cen ter appeared to be gaining new im petus after fierce German re sistance had stalled it the Russians again reported a de fensive battle in the IzyumBar venkova sector to the The Nazis suffered heavy losses there also in unsuccessful infantry charges and eight of their tanks were the war bulletin 3 Tanks Destroyed 1 In the only other report of action on the long Russian it said Soviet forces on the front before Leningrad wiped out almost 300 lermans and destroyed three tanks n combatting an attack by two Nazi For the first time in several the bureau announced that Red army forces hammering at the defenses of Kharkov had ad The which said the Russians had occupied an im portant populated contrast ed with preceding communiques reporting that Soviet troops were consolidating their positions to meet Nazi Dispatches from the front indi cated the Nazis were attacking des perately in an attempt to smash the left side of the Soviet spearhead aimed at The German high command as serted yesterday that heavy Nazi counterattacks had resulted in en circlement of strong Russian forces south of Russian advices told of great tank battles ranging in both the IzyumBarvenkova and Kharkov with the Red army giving a good account of Kerch Abandoned The Russians announced official ly Sunday that their forces have abandoned the Kerch Eastern Crimean gateway to the withdrawing troops and equipment in full By order of the Soviet our troops have left the Kerch the midnight communique The German high an nouncing complete victory for Nazi arms in the Kerch stat ed Friday they had captured 198 Soviet prisoners there along with 284 tanks and Turn to Page 7 PROMISES MORE RAIDS ON JAPAN SAN May America may expect with confi dence that Doolittles April 18 air attack on Japan will not remain an isolated incident but will be amplified re peatedly by vigorous assaults upon the very heart This assurance comes directly from the officer who commanded the spectacular raid fay armyfliers upon Tokyo and its Here on an inspection with George Army Chief of and other military leaders General Doolittle spoke yesterday on a nationwide radio broadcast and later enlarged upon his state ments in an Our ships are the best in tha he said of the North Amer ican he and his fel low airmen flew over the Japanese Japanese pursuit ships that came up after us never had a We had a lot of confidence in our ships before we took off on the and now our confidence has grown into These planes can take it in and they can dish it out They did dish it out The most important fact about the whole attack which we made last month is that it was and will be done again to other Japanese and German ob ;