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Piqua Daily Call, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1942, Piqua, Ohio THE PIQUA DAILY CALL WEATHER Continued warm today and night with medium wind YEAR No PIQUA OHIO MONDAY APRIL 6 1942 PRICE THREE CENTS ISLAND DEFENDERS SMASH DRIVE Rhineland Raided By Britons Paris War Industry Also Hit They Build Road to Alaska OFFENSIVE BY ALLIES CONTINUES More Than 300 Giant Bombing Planes Take Part in Action Over Scattered Points These fellows who look as if they'd enjoy a scrap and they probably will They're American soldiers who are helping build the highway through British Columbia to Alaska where they may meet the start after them JAP AIR FORCE GIVEN HARD BLOW BY ALLIES Week-End Was a Debacle for Enemy Air Force and Loss In Planes Is Placed at 38 Either Completely Destroyed or Fortresses Again Strike In India Zone BY JAMES CHAMBERS Staff Correspondent London April G than 300 giant British bombing planes raided the German Rhineland the Paris war try area airdromes in occupied France and the French sion coast during the night the air ministry said today The air ministry broke a ent to make it known that more than 300 planes had taken part In the attack and It was believed that a new phase of the British spring aerial offensive had been reached in which on every favorable the Royal Air Force would essay raids overshadowing those of the German attacks on Britain last year A strong force of bombers last night attacked targets In the land particularly the formal air ministry communique said The works and other factories at Gennevilliers near By United Press The Allies entered the 18th week I Jf the Pacific War today with their aerial victories over the sanese The week-end was a debacle for Japanese air force considering DEMOCRATS IN OHIO i FACE DIFFICULTIES IN 1942 CAMPAIGNS Meed Strong Candidate for Governor and United Front to Grab Off Victories he number of planes shot down in to those engaged The Japanese least 88 lanes destroyed or damaged Of these 57 were shot down or in a 75 Japanese lanes most or ail on Colombo Ceylon The destroyed or damaged in the zone of Gen Douglas lac Arthur It was believed most unlikely that ny of the 25 Japanese planes ged in the Colombo raid survived they could hardly have their carrier or land bases Thirty-one Japanese planes were or destroyed in the zone In addition United States Flying Fortresses of the Army Air Corps BIT RALPH C TEATSORTH U P STAFF CORRESPONDENT Columbus O April 6 Main truth about Democratic in Ohio during the past week -s that party leaders realize that they put up a strong I for governor and a united front n the 1942 campaign they stand to both slate and congressional to the November election This week may produce that will outline the field of for the Democratic nomination on Aug 11 It will be a field of five or lore candidates Is a virtual Concluded on Page Seven USY SEASON AHEAD FOR LAKE SHIPPING Start Is Made and Alt Indications Point to Months of Activity Cleveland April f the Great Lakes shipping season his year earlier than ever before nd new production records in pig -on and steel foreshadow probably ne greatest ever y the steel the teel declared today Numerous steelmakers in Marcf I new production records I le increased tempo developing we i advance of the War Production card request for accelerated nd promising excellent reports a f April 1 the date for which th has asked its first figures iron ore shipping season o Concluded on Page Five Concluded on Page Five Concluded on Page Two PRESIDENT'S ENVOY HOLDS CONFERENCES ON INDIAN PROGRAM Louis A Johnson Meets With Nationalist Leader at New to F D R NO GRAPEFRUIT IN LONDON IN OVER A YEAR SAYS WRITER Compares Life in London and Washington and Re- veals Overseas tions Editor's S Moore of the United Press staff recently was transferred from London to Washington In the following dispatch he compares life in the two capitals BY P D SHARMA U P STAFF CORRESPONDENT New Delhi India April Louis A Johnson President personal envoy to India conferred with Jawaharlal Nehru Indian nationalist leader on Brit- ain's offer of post-war dominion lus to India and has forwarded a special report to President velt it was made known today Johnson and Nehru left wing leader In the nationalistic all-India congress talked for hours last night at Cochin House official dence of the American minister There seemed no doubt that Johnson would have been able to tell Nehru that American opinion was that India ought to get together BY REUEL S MOORE U P STAFF CORRESPONDENT Washington April 6 Ington Is fighting the same war as London but it's hard to tell by superficial look at the two tals A person who has seen Londo throughout most of the war as have can hardly believe after hasty look around that Washingto Is In it too Concluded on Page Four Concluded on Page Five Governor Saves Man from Hanging Friday Moundsville W Va April Neely today commuted the death sentence of Howard cheil convicted of the shotgun of Walter Lambert at Big Pour McDowell county to life ment had sentenced to hang Friday VETERAN PILOT TO BE BURIED MONDA Charleston W Va April 6 U service will be held toda for Captain William H Patrick old est river boat pilot active on th Mississippi watershed He die Saturday night The skipper made h last trip in January to as pilot of a Union Barge Lii steamer He started his career o the river as a cabin boy when years of age HAGGLING OVER FREEDOM WHILE JAPANESE MOVE NEARER is to persons of 45 races 200 IH area is iq mi JAP OFFENSIVE GIVEN SETBACK BY AMERICAN FORCE AND FILIPINOS nemy Attempt to Land Troops from Sea Is Blasted War Department Communique Today Declares Losses Inflicted on Invaders Who Are Unable to Extend Slight Gains Made Saturday This is populous Mother India Even as she bickers Britain over hrr future freedom Japan threatens lo take that freedom away The enemy now in India's Andaman Islands and reported at Burma is within air and sea reach of this vast land's long eastern coast Allies Redouble Drive For Plane Superiority BY JOE ALEX MORRIS U P FOREIGN EDITOR The United Nations redoubled a drive for aerial superiority over the Axis today with a week-end record bombing blows and the mashing of more than 200 enemy aircraft on world-wide fronts In the Islands north of Australia perhaps 35 enemy planes were In a great battle smashed a Japanese Easter attack on Ceylon Island off India another were clowned or damaged On the Russian front a total of 102 were destroyed on Saturday alone and the Soviets 107 smashed up in several days fighting At the Mediterranean island of Malta 13 were during renewed attacks In all it appeared that 212 Axis aircraft were destroyed or damaged but the 1L was incomplete But in addition to the heavy aerla losses Inflicted on the enemy tb United Slate flying fortresses basei in India extended their attacks t the Burma port Rangoon big the RAF battered German on Pace ARMY DAY BEING OBSERVED TODAY Washington April 6 ades speeches open houses at army camps and display of air power day marks the celebration of Army anniversary of the United States entrance Into World War I High army leaders set the keynote by declaring that America's ands of fighting men eagerly the day when they may take the offensive that will not end until freedom and peace arc Concluded on Page Washington April S UP and Filipino forres on Bataan have smashed a new Japanese attack of great force on the right center of our lines and blasted another enemy at- tempt to land troops from the SUBS DESTROY DAMAGE 48 VESSELS IN PACIFIC SECTOR Heavy Toll of Warships i Taken by Submarines Operating Almost Unchallenged April 6 American submarines operating in Japanese-controlled waters of the southwest Pacific have sunk or damaged 48 large of them warships naval auxiliaries The submarines oper ating almost within sight of Yoko hama and ranging throughout th Japanese dominated China Sea lave out their raids almost Tlv cost to the United States so far ha one submarine Shark and presumed lost Announcement that seven mori Japanese vessels have been sunk o damaged In Asiatic waters brings tc 26 the of Japanese vessel of all kind sunk by submarine alone Eleven others are believed tc Concluded on Page Five TWO VICTORIES JAPS CONTINUE EFFORT TO ADVANCE IN SECTOR Continue Pressure Upon Lieutenant General Main Line In Plan to Dislodge American Free of Air Raids on Easter New Delhi India April S American Hying and swarms o British fighters tling lo seize the offensive on the approaches to threatened In- dia were credited today with two important victories along a stretching across the Bay of The Flying Fortresses in their second bip attack from India smashed at the Japanese base at Rangoon and fought their way through Japanese fighter planes to return to their bases it was announced sea the War Department an- today A communique said that the Jonese using tanks artillery and dive bombers yesterday renewed heir previous assaults on the right center of Lieut Gen Jonathan M lines The enemy was checked after hard fighting Our troops inflicted heavy losses on the Japanese and shot down one Jap dive bomber by ground fire The Japanese were to ex- tend the slight gains they made Saturday The Japanese attempted again to land troops behind our lines on the east coast of Bataan under cover of darkness but our beach defense artillery broke up this effort Wainwright's men Saturday had delivered similar punishment to the Invaders Concluded on Page Five INDIA IN DANGER EXPERT BELIEVES BY LOUTS P KEEMLE of the United Press War Desk Reg U S Pat Office The repulse with heavy tosses of the first Japanese attack on lon is a cause for satisfaction to the Allies but at the same time It is an ominous warning of danger to India and the Indian ocean ply routes The encouraging aspect of the raid on Colombo principal city and port of the strategically situated island is how well the British were pre- pared for it The element of prise which led to the at Pearl Harbor was It may be that the Japanese counted on the British expecting the first attack on the naval base of on the eastern shore of the island If so they were dis- Concluded on Page Five Condition of Ailing Archbishop the Same Cleveland O April 6 dition of Archbishop Joseph Schrembs was unchanged today at St John's Hospital where he has been critically ill with pneumonia since March 26 lie had shown some improvement in the past two days BY MACK X P STAFF CORRESPONDENT Washington April Japanese having again failed to outflank the de- fenders of Bataan by a seaborne in- vasion continued their pressure Japanese Lose Heavily In Australian Sectors upon Lieut Jonathan main line today reports to the War ment said furious fighting was raging along the right center of the Balaan line after large numbers enemy shock troops succeeded in making some small Air raids on Corregidor which Concluded on Page Five BY BRYDON C TAVES U T STAFF General MacArlhur's Australia April lied warplanes were reported day to have destroyed or damaged between 35 and 40 Japanese planes week-end at the northern approaches to tralia It was to curate count of the end aerial although communique listed 35 planes destroyed or damaged dispatches from Port Moresby New Guinea and other sectors of northern invasion flank indicated that the total WDS somewhat er an On Java spring of of were revealed to be fighting the Japanese in the interior jungles and mountains 1 were reported well food and munitions DEAD AID LIVING Port Moresby New Guinea April i whn In the marrk Ifl first in the defense loM nf Turn anri nly by up lo protect They thai on the Ml Vulcan 150 held off of Japanese for hours until the of the was reddened by blood Concluded on Page for harbor LAST SHIP STRIKES HELD MUTINOUS Washington April 6 UP The Supreme Court ruled today that strikes by seamen en board ship away from home port even though the vessel is safe in o harbor ore mutinous and not protected by the No- tional Labor Relations Act PROFIT LIMITATION NOT LIKED Washington April 6 Donald son of the War Production Board was disclosed today to believe that statutory limitation of industrial profits on war contracts would interfere in substantial degree with the war effort SAY WAR CARRIED TO INDIA London April 6 Japanese naval and air forces were reported by the All-India radio lo have carried the war to India or the first time today by attacking ping of the cast and bombing two coastal cities AGGRESSION IS TO BE FOUGHT New Delhi India Apul 6 UP Nehru leader of the All-India Congress has assured the United States that India's masses svill fight any Japanese or any to the end if they are given over their own defense policies it was reported
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