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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - May 30, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Continued Warm on Paga Two MAY PRICE 3 CITY PAYS TRIBUTE Decoration Day Observed Wrth Parade and Me morial Services MARTIN LOOP MARCHES Decoration A day when the women and chil dren of these United States pay homage to heroes of the past who gave their lives for the demo cratic principles on which this na tion was founded and for which it once again is engaged in mortal But the heroes of the past must share this homage with a new gen Today new millions of men in khaki are going into action on farflung battle fronts against those who would trample all that is good under foot in their lust for are deserving of the nations homage today and It is for them that millionsof pray ers are being prayers for safekeeping and The Adrian Parade In Adrian this morning as in thousands of other communities of the nation the traditional Decora tion Day parade was on the Through the citys flaglined with martial music sup plied by two bands and the Amer ican Legion drum and bugle the marchers followed the custom ary route to the various monu ments erected in honor of the war The parade formed at in front of the At oclock the first of tht days memorial ser vices was conducted on the Mau Street bridge over the River Raisin by the SpanishAmerican War Veterans Auxiliary in honor of the men who died at The second service of the morning was conducted by the Spanish War veterans at the boulder on the armory lawn where a wreath was placed as a memorial to those who died in the SpanishAmerican Soon after 10 oclock the parade MEXICAN PRESIDENT ASKS WAR President Avila surrounded by the army general staff of told a special session of the Mexican congress in that war is the only honorable answer to Axis itself moved Street led by east on Maumee city police escort The line of march took the parade east on Maumee Street to Monu ment Park where the organizations grouped themselves around the towering Civil War Monument and heard members of the Womens Relief Corps honor the dead of the war between the The parade then reformed on Maumee Street and moved west to Broad Street to Butler then west to the court On the court house lawn around a boulder which commemorates the sacrifice of the men who died in the first World the services were con ducted by the American Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American The parade then marched back through the business district to the armory where it was dismissed by John officer of the Civil War Vet Marches Adrian was one of the few cities in the nation to enjoy the distinc tion of having a Civil War veteran to head the Martin Loop belied his 99 years by taking his place near the head of the parade to march along with men young enough to be his After watching Loop it is difficult to realize that his active military senices took place SO years He was escorted by two Boy The personnel of the parade fol lowed the usual The city band was at the head of the col umn along with an carrying members of the city com massed colors of all pa triotic two com panies ot State members of the Seymour Howell Camp SpanishAmerican War members of the AnnisFint Post of the Veterans of Foreign Dis abled American Ameri can Legion drum and bugle Boy members of the Wil liam Stark Post of the Ameri can the Adrian high school the Adrian fife and drum members of the high school baton automobiles filled with Gold Star Mothers and members of the Womens Relief Corps and wo mens auxiliaries of all patriotic The days events were under the direction of the SpanishAmerican War Veterans of which Ernest Meyer is the local The honoring of the how is not the only method by which the people of Adrian and Lenawee county are observing Decoration Hundreds of workers have given up their holi day and have gone back to their jobs in defense factories so that the nations war program will not Thats the way the boys of the Blue and the the heroes of San Juan hill and the men from the trenches of France would have wanted jt to Paper Pickups For Next Week The collection of waste paper to aid the national war program will be made in Adrian next week according to the following In case of rain the collections will be delayed one Place cartons at the curb early in the Battle Crafts Crew Gets Laugh As Enemy Claims Ship Cone Again WITH THE PACIFIC May 18 Delayed XP Men aboard the battle craft have the Axis to thank for several wel come chuckles these This ship has been reported sunk three once in an area miles f There was much merriment at dinner recently when the third such claim was we are gone again was the The third time wasnt the charm in this the ships doctor said with a The latest comedy relief has been particularly welcome because sub Bootlegging Of Gas In Easl Scattered By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With two weeks of gasoline ra tioning past the eastern seaboarc today reported only scatterec bootlegging and few Officials generally believed the problem would work itself bu1 indicated were checking close ly on violators and issuing strict warnings The illegal sales situation seemed most serious in the south where Oscar southeastern OPA said The situation in the south shows a wholesale lack of compliance on the part of station operators and and depth charges have jarred the seas many times The ques tion as to whether the charges found their marks must await a later date for an It can be that this so often listed as lost by the is intact and in good shape for It hasnt been out of service since the war As to the identity of the that of is a Weve a lot more to do before we will ever admit being one officer told Eternal exhaustive drills and constant study are paymg tratpr divlderios in this ship airatteridi craft in hardhitting task forces of the Pacific fleet Commencement Activities Will Begin Sunday Night The Jerome superintendent of schools of the Lansing will deliver the graduating class sermon Sunday night at Siena Heights College as 48 graduateselect begin their commencement week ceremonies in Holy Rosary After the benediction the traditional Torch Light Procession will take place in Trinity Garden where the gradu ates will pass on the Torch of Fi delity to the members of the junior Honors will be conferred on the graduates at the commencement ceremonies Thursday June The program will open with an orchestra Life for the by The Cecilian Choristers will then sing Beethovens Hallelujah and the Siena Heights verse choir will present Rosa diers and The graduates will enter the auditor ium to the strains of the Grand Processional March by Commencement Speaker Miss Gertrude Aurelia Benedet to of president of the Student will welcome the Candidates will be pre sented by the Very Reverend Ed ward C and the degrees and di plomas will be presented by the Right Reverend Monsignor James The commencement will be the Most Reverend Francis Bishop of Turn to Page 2 On reading yesterday afternoon that Commissioner Germond had offered a reward of for evi dence leading to the conviction of the person who recently poisoned a number of and that The Telegram had added another 525 to the an Adrian resident au thorized the statement that he would offer another to the re This makes a total of that may be earned by furnishing evidence leading to the offenders Todays Map For a map of the crucial Khar kov turn to page seven of todays of the They just dont seem to believe its There have been only two cases made in this region because we are trying to give them every chance to com We could crack down and make 50 more cases if we wanted Richard New England regional OPA said six cases had been taken into federal court so far in that and a force of inspectors was active throughout New England bather ing In Vermont StateOPA Adminis trator station offered to fill his tank with the comment never mind about the ration Only six complaints were report ed under investigation in the popu lous New York metropolitan Maine officials said dealers and motorists as a whole are trying to live up to the regulations religi In upper New York Howard chairman of the Broome county commented that some dealers apparently were not complying with rationing orders because they had not been notified personally from Washington that the regulations were in North and South Carolina re ported frequent bootlegging rumors but no official Virginia has had no arrests and Nelson chief OPA said dealers suspected of violations amounted to less than 10 per cent of those Pennsylvania meanwhile began an accelerated checkup on service stations throughout Philadelphia in a move to nip reported bootleg Claflin and Association Nurse to Give Tests Preparations are being made to conduct the second survey of the year in Lenawe county in search of tuberculin infected Miss Gwynneth medical social worker of the Michigan Tubercu losis is in Adrian pre paring for a clinic June 10 at the Methodist church house on East Maumee 1he harmless skin tests will be given by Guy phy sician in charge of the county Persons who react positively to the skin test will be examined further June 18 when the state associations traveling X ray unit will be The tests conducted without charge and anyone who desires to be tested is invited to appear at the church house June files of the Michigan Tuber culosis Association contain the names of 240 Lenawee county families who have had Because the disease develops so years may pass after a person is exposed to the fore he develops the For that reason a periodic check is wise for persons who have been in contact with Miss Jones has worked in this county in several the last being November 13 when 100 persons were examined by Xray and many more were given the skin test Four of those tested were recommended for sanatorium Records of the state department of health show 12 deaths from niberculosis in Lenawee county in 1941 and 35 new Sudden Squall Capsizes Boat In Deep Water Six persons escaped drowning about oclock last night or Devils Lake when their sailboa capsized during the sudden but shortlived squall that swept over this The six were and Wil liam Wilshire and Mrs Turner Jr of Chicago and Yeoman Robert Wishmeier of the United States Naval They were thrown into the water but hung to the overturnec hull of the boat until help arrivec from No one was hurt They were rescued by cottagers in an outboard motor boat after being in the water 30 The party had been out on the lake about an hour and were sail ing north of the sand bar of Cherry Point when the boat upset in deep May 30 Navy wasnt when it an nounced it would make its airmen theloughest fighters in the worldl Aviation checking in preflight students at three other schools like look for sweat and more work before they finish their threemonths course and move on to flight in They can look for sore the Navy is pre pared for that with 500 gallons of plus 200 gallons of ad hesive and supplies the From the time revielle sounds at 6 until lightsout at 10 Uncle Sams be on pre cision Even meals are down to the minutes the first man of the second shift steps up for his tray as the last man of the first shift ets The boys be served cafe says Athletic Director Lieut Commander but theres no Each tray is and the men eat as much or as little as they If I know they wont fret about the Theyll bite everything that doesnt bite them first Therell be three classes a each two hours and 10 divided between military instruc essentials of naval service and naval and body toughening in a 10sport athletic Ninety minutes daily will be devoted to rotating basic instruction in bas military handtohand swimming and such as woodchop ping and ach all cadets partic pate in group either on varsity or intersquadron Night from to 10 will alternate between lectures and study Late Bulletins May 30 The navy announced today that a mediumsized United States mer chant vessel had been torpedoed in the Gulf of Mexico and that sur vivors had been landed at a gulf coast Nor wegian Telegraph Agency reported ioday that Norwegians of to be conscripted by the Germans for heavy labor would be put to work on German fortifica tions along the west coast of Nor The Germans were said to e ordering businesses and indus tries to list all nonessential em loyees and release fixed quotas Eor the labor May 30 tear Admiral James Laurence Kauffman was appointed com mander of the gulf sea frontier to day to provide more effective irosecution of the antisubmarine campaign in the Gulf of Mexico Izyum Barvenkova Fighting Dominats Action Below Kharkov GERMANS KILLED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May Rus sians announced today that their forces had knocked out German tanks and killed about Ger mans in new engagements still apparently dominated by Iz yumBarvenkova fighting below A Red army detachment destroy ed 27German tanks and about three companies of enemy infantry perhaps 600 men on a southwest ern front the information bureau The exact site was not Leningrad front troops were re ported to have wiped out 400 Nazi men and destroyed several guns and heavy machine guns a number of and An armored lashing sav agely against fresh German at tacks in Barvenkova was reported to have de stroyed 12 Nazi tanks and killed 300 enemy troops in a fresh phase of a battle now 11 days The information bureau an nounced that both tank and in fantry assaults were again beaten off in the Donets River bend sa lient below saying frank ly the Russians were engaged in defensive Red army gunners and some flying Americanbuilt were credited with destroying 113 German aircraft hi two days and Red navy forces chalked up the sinking of two more Axis vessels in the Barents transport and an 800ton the fliers destroyed or damaged 15 German 100 35 munitions two railway trains and two ammuni tion dumps the tion bureau Germany was reported to have lost six planes that day in an ineffective raid on the Russians Arctic supply Kalinin front troops have liber ated several settlements and killed 700 the midnight com munique The situation before Kharkov Naziheld steel center 400 miles of againcbver edby a generalization Nothing of significance took place in other sectors of front American Tanks Ready WITH THE RED Mav 30 full brigade of American made manned by Russian is in position just back o the battle line in preparing to go into action against the Ger Rodion Mikonorvich Shaba commander of the brigade saia today that some of the medium and light machines from Unite States production lines already ha been hi Turn to Page 6 TEXANS SEEK YOUR TOJO May 30 W Fifteen hundred fighting Texans volunteers are coming you to avenge the los of the cruiser Houston in the battl of the Java the men were recruited speci fically to even the score for th sunk by Premier Hidek Tojos The cruiser named in honor of Texas larges The volunteer was John Thompson of Gua He was qualified Texan because he has relatives ir section and his father is native tonight at Central War Time before nearly a quarte of a million people the volunteer will take the oath of allegiance The ceremony will be broadcas throughout the nation and Canada and shortwaved to American fight ing forces Rear Admiral William Glass who commanded Naval forces in the southwest Pacifii during the Java Sea fight will pre side at the induction ceremonies He will give the men a messag from the President Therell be a parade of tl several hundred Navy men and four bands just before the Fortyeight bom bers from nearby Ellington Fiel overhead in Texans like For years the favorite battle cry has been Remember the Alamo Now its Remember the Hous ton Medical Society Is Among Groups County Health Unit Plan This is one of a series of articles that will appear from to time discussing the proposed new health for Lenawee county and the progress made by health units in other The By PURVIS Lenawee County Medical Society has given its complete ap proval to the plan calling for the establishment of a public health department in this in ad dition to many other organizations which are cooperating in the countywide effort to push the pro posal The medical society some time ago voted in favor of the health unit believing it would be a valuable factor in promoting the ITS FALLEN Hundreds of Thousands Carry On In Factories at Re quest of Nelson civic This endorse ment by members of medical been deemed highly significantby those advocating the But the medical society isnt only organization advocating The state department of health is very anxious for this county to es tablish a health unit and gone so as to send representa tives here in an effort arouse public Letters Mayor Lundahl of who is chairman of a board of su committee investigating the has many other letters from individuals and themselves in favor of the Only one individual has written hinvin opposition to Many of the schools in the coun ty are anxious for the health Carl superintendent of the Britton wrote Mayor n it t v wuiijoii eieniro practically all of Which express cutedwhenkutility pole snapped m nf and crashed aniid a tangle of high tension and four young peo ple were after their speed boat was swamped and sunk by high waves less than a the storm struck without it was particularly severein souths ern Oakland Scores of per sons were communications lisnment of a health unit were and property dam for some We certainly en v uuu dorse the programand if the Brit ton teachers can contribute any we shall be happy to do Turn to Page 2 that the superintendents of teachers and this county have looked forward to the estab DEAD IN THIS WAR By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The emphasis was on work today as the United States honored its war There were military parades in many cities and floral tributes were laid on the of the But hundreds of thousands of workmen in war factories gave up the usual Memorial Day holiday under a plea by Donald Nelson to honor the dead by doing all we can to sustain the living who are carrying on the In this are listed of ficially as having died in and the list is acknowledged to be far from The nation also will pay tribute to the dead of the World of referring to an area ly Counterattack Destroys Many Enemy Tanks May 30 British armored motorized forces heavily counterattacked a steel spearhead of Field Marshal many Axis tanks have been destroy ed in fierce imperial gen eral headquarters said More hard fighting must be ex a communique The British counterattacked in the neighborhod of Knightsbridge and west of it was an the SpanishAmerican and the lost on both sides in Mexico Ready To Enter MEXICO May30W indorsements ing between the Tobruk defenses and the 50milelong Ain El Gazala Bir El Hacheim line to the which Rommel chose to outflank rather than challenge directly in his drive launched Picture Page of Adrian Seniors A page of pictures of members of Adrian high schools 1942 graduating class appears today on Page 3 of The The 185 seniors will begin commence ment activitieswith the annual church service Sunday June A comprehensive article on the same page describes all commencement plans and activi Routlne senatorial alone were needed Avila Camacho today for a formal declaration of war upon the Axisj powers and suspension of certain constitutional guarantees to com bat espionage and fifth column Bills authorizing the president to declare war and granting him ex traordinary powers passed the chamber of deputies unanimously last each by a vote of 108 to Almost simultaneously the most important opposition Gen eral Juan Andreu feated by Avila Camacho in the turbulent 1940 election offered his services to the president to defend my country wherever Freedom of the press is one of 14 constitutional guarantees which would be abrogated for duration of the brought on by sub marine attacks upon Mexican mer chant It is understood the president plans to deal directly with the numerous Naziinspired or pro Nazinewspapers and magazines in Mexico which have been attacking the United Nations cause here for months and even trying to under mine public confidence in the gov Suspended guarantees also would include the right of habeas corpus and injunction against free dom of the right of public the right to move freely within the country or across its the right to work and pro tection against search without a Avila Camachos program left untouched the right of freedom of religionand restrictions on the trial of civilians by military The chamber amended the program in one deciding against the presidents recommen dation for elimination of the consti tutional The chief executive stated cate apparently was at the heart of a triangle formed by three British strong the Mediterranean Ports of Ain El Gazala and Tobruk and the desert oasis settlement of Bir Britishsaidit was east of our mam Further southT oufTank close formation with the by President Iscored success against enemy trans Bir Hacheim to join the 4 Lost As Speed Boat Over Ppntiac Woman Electrocuted NO W A R N1 JI G GIVEN By THE ASSOCIATED A severe windstorm swept over lower Michigan Friday leav injury and destruction in its A electrb age was Heavy rains fell as the windstorm Several communities in the De troit and out state were light ot tele phone service for The electrocution victim was Flprence Rescuers found her gripping a high tension other persons were injured when the pole feE and toppled two others near a car Drowned in Lake Clair are Dorothy of Donald Navy Robert of Clair owner of the Bernard Two other girls in the Jane and Allene both of reached shore Miss an expert swam to She was taken to Saratoga general hospital suffering from Miss Wing clung to a life preserver for 45 minutes before St Clair Shores police came to her At the Pontiac electrician pulled the master switch plunging a large tent and amuse ments into Several per sons became hysterical but were quieted by Taken to Hospital Two of the five persons injured the major fighting faUlng poles nearthe carni a vnl tyfnUTirJc 04 guarantee of property gorically in exercising the enormous powers he would take every precaution to prevent their abuse and minimize disturbances to the normal rou tine of civilian BRITISH BOMBERS RAID FACTORIES NEAR PARIS May 30 heavily for the third time in two months at the same a strong force of British bombers raided an important group of fac tories 10 miles from the heart of during a night of widespread air the Air Ministry reported The ministry announced 13 bombers were missing after the nights of the bomber command and six of the coastal command An enemy convoy off the Frisian north of the DutchGer man also was The Air Ministry said a number of sup ply ships were hit and set enemy armored Our mobile columns operating north and northwest of Bir Hach eim attacked enemy lines of supply and troops endeavoring to protect Axis tanks shelled a coastal road northeast of Acroma from a nearby escarpment and the enemy made an abortive attack along the coast road against our extreme northern it was It is known that many tanks have already been the communique adding that it was not possible yet to assess casualties in the widespread opera val grounds were taken to Josephs Mercy Hbspital in Two Pontiac Lucy John and Koharig were injured when a upon an which they were Garabedianwas hos head Several persons were injured in Detroit and others Ten received treatment at Eloise Hos pital for injuries suffered in an in tsrsection collision which occurred British air forces were said to have continued their successful at tacks onenemy columns and the interception of enemy escarpment It Probably Wont Be As Se vere As In Is Repcit Ma it UP When nationwide gasoline ration ing comes it probably wont be as severe for middle westerners as it is foreastern That is the prediction of Senator Prentiss Michigan Democrat who has campaigned to have the Middle especially his state which is one of the nations production exempt from Brown and two senatorial col Robert Ohio Re and Clyde Iowa conferred for more than two and onehalf hours yesterday with Price Administrator Leon We argued strongly for volun tary rationing and asked Hender son to try it two months before enforcing compulsory but I am inclined to believe that these officials will stick to their Brown said after the he said he believed the government will be more mod erate than in the East In any Brown rationing was not to be expected I believe that the man with an automobile tire will be the best conservationist we can get if we give him the full storyof how little rubber there is for civilian use at any time he Hender son and other officials do not agree with Henderson is not the man of last although he is one of the policy made our points to him as forcibly as we Brown said he told Henderson there was no possibility of an oil shortage in Michigan because the state is served by two major pipe 21 marine and 21 a few minutes after traffice lights failed to Barns were leveled in many rural areas in the lower part of the state and damage to fruit trees was be lieved to have been Power failures occurred in the Detroit Pon Mt Grand Ludington and Among cities without long distance telephone service were Alma Mt Pleasant and A new 200foot radio tower of tha Michigan State located in Oakland collapsed under winds which the weather bureau at Detroit reported reached a velocity of 70 to 75 miles an Trees were uprooted or felled in many signs torn from their and windows blown In Detroit at least three persons were cut by glass when windows they were closing were A man was injured when a garage door was blown down upon Cottages at Chemung Lake bs tween Brighton and Howell were damaged by falling trees and a row boat was blown 100 feet The Michigan Bell Telephone Company reported telephones out of service in Detroit Some 300 persons attending a Redford theater sang patriotic songs during an hourlong for Suffers Final Collapse May 19 May 30 debonair John who lived life to the utmost and gave scant heed to the conse is The 60yearold star of the screen and whose life was spent in the white glare of was almost alone wjien the end came at PWT last Only his medical attend ants and his were with him in his hospital room John crossed the border into death from the coma in which he had lain for In his last days Barrymore re embraced the Hugo that he had sacraments faith of his been by given the last Father pastor of a little Cath olic church not far from the Holly wood Presbyterian hospital where Barrymore Kersten said the immediate cause of death was a heart complicated chronic cirrhosis of the liver and gastric who had fre quently ill in late suffered his final collapse May Turn to Page 4 ;