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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - March 28, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Colder Snow Flurries Westbei on MARCH 1942 PRICE 3 GUY ONLY LEAF LETS FELL 5 of 113 Volunteer Firemen Turn Out at Stations As Sirens Wail CROWDS LINE STREETS By FRED THOMPSON Adrian joined the ranks of the hundreds of other cities in the war torn world that have undergone bombings yesterday afternoon but there was a vast which Adrian can be thankful with all its Here thousands ol paper leaf lets proclaiming This could have been a BOMB fluttered harmless ly onto the streets over there two tons of high explosives level entire city Here hundreds of laughing townspeople lined the streets and stood on their porches watching the raiding bombers scatter their missiles over there grim people scurry for the nearest air raid The purpose of the mock air raid was to help Adrian residents realize that what is happening over there may happen The entire project went off practically without a About oclock a bursting aerial bomb of the fireworks variety furnished the first alarm of the approaching Immediately the downtown area erupted into an inferno of wailing sirens as three of the six trucks stationed at the Adrian fire engine house raced through the streets to designated posts while the sirens on the remaining thre fire trucks added their wailing to the Police motorcycles also helped spread the warning by siren Saturday Before Christmas In the business district it looked like Saturday afternoon before Christmas as hundreds ot person left their work or interrupted their shopping to watch for the bomb For more than 15 minutes they craned their necks in vain for a glimpse of the planes as the sirens kept up the wailing and an oc casional aerial bomb Promptly at oclock the raid started as a shrouded in appeared from the east anc roared over thf heart of the busi ness district It was followed close ly by a second plane and then by several more in scattered groups of three until 16 planes had plant ed their At regular intervals the which looked more like handfuls of could be seen showering from the planes and soon the paper hills were S4own READY FOR BOMBING AND READY FOR ACTION Bomb racks loaded and all ready to take off for the bombing of Adrian with Nelson Adrian squadron commander of the Civil and his James are shown get ting into their plane at the Adrian airport The bomb racks were the hands of the bombardier and the bombs were paper leaflets warning Adrian to prepare for the real The plane piloted by Ehinger led one of the formations of the planes dur ing the sections of sons ran to recover them when Nearby per they didnt fall into trees or on tops of The only volunteer defense outside of the CAP to take part in the raid were the auxiliary firemen and they turned out in surprisingly large With the first they started gathering at their four posts in the city until 95 of the 113 men who have been trained in this work had At each station in the outlying the men were met by a regular fireman driving a city fire The fire fighting equipment was scattered so that a single bomb hit on the engine house would not cripple the entire de partment Chief Jack Hawley said that he was more than satisfied with the way the auxiliaries turn ed out The auxiliary firemen gathered at the engine at Scotts Garage at West Maumee anc Greenley at the Matthes Coal Company on East Maumee Street and at the Rinehart ser vice station on Center Street Schools Hold Drills In the regular air raid drill were being conducted in the at Adrian at Siena Heights and St Josephs academy and at the Girls Training In each of these institu tions the students filed to designat ed places of safety inside the build ings where they remained until all clear signals were In the public schools the students line the walls of the inner away from outside windows and At the Girls Training School where the was in charge of the the girls quietly filed to designated places of safety where they re mained for three Adrian Cqllege students and faculty mem bers went to the Civic At oclock the city returned to normalcy with only a few more papers littering the streets to show ior the Adrians it is hoped lost air raid was planned by civilian defense officials and the CAP to heighten interest in defense They hoped the raid would make everyone realize that the air raid warden system is need that the possibility of bombers raiding Adrian isnt a It was as an amusement not planned While most onlookers had grins DB their faces during the there is little doubt that today they realized that it can happen TO HONOR MOTHERS March 28 VP Three mothers who among them have 19 sons in the fighting forces will meet in Amarillo April 6 to be honored in an Army Day ob They are George Baker of John Frank lin Giles of and Flora Gray of Bak er and Giles each have six sons in the Gray WIPE OUT Give Japanese Terrific Battle On Citys Outskirts Get Reinforcements Adrians auxiliary firemen were on the job in force yesterday afternoon of the air They werent required to go into action despite the fact that bombs showered over the In the above most of the 21 civilian firemen who reported at their west side station at the corner of Maumee and Greenly Streets are shown as climbed ontothe which was dispatched to that Several of the firemen had recovered one of the fluttering bombs and were showing them to their fellow Some factories co operated by giving volunteer firemen time Siena Siren Gets First Test Sienas new air raid siren sound ed over the campus for the first time yesterday as the college held a regular drill during the air More than 500 occu pants of all 12 buildings on the campus When the siren students in Sacred Heart Hall left their classes and went to the Students from fourth and fifth floors assembled on third floor first and second floor classes adjourned to the second floor cor During the the students sat on the floor of these shelters until the all clear Sec ond and third floors were chosen because of ample protection offer ed by the two stories of steel and concrete above and one This was not Sienas first air Tuesday evening at the alarm was given in Archangelus Students pulled down urned out radios and elec xical equipment and girls on the ourth floor proceeded to the floor During the practice students got under the beds on their with arms crossed above their heart to prevent rup ture or The oldest student in each room led the Ros ary until the signal to return to rooms was Turn to Page 2 Civic Auditorium Shelters Adrian College Students Adrian a bit ran through predetermined routine in case of air raids yesterday as the citys whistles and bombs an nounced the The College class bell was rung in a series of 2iree long rings as students and faculty marched into the Civic Au Leaders have been ap pointed by the campus civilian de iense James Schrby and they took charge of the The allclear signal sounded in the form of the class bell ringing in the series of two short rings after the planes had circled over the city and Todays Map For a map of the hot corner of the turn to page seven f todays Public Buildings and Factories Ducks on Pond to CAP Pilots By HOIG GAY In spite of low hanging a thick mist and a ceiling of industrial the city hall court house and hundreds of per sons lining Adrian streets looked just like ducks on the pond from the air yesterday as 16 Civil Air Patrol planes bombed the city with Strategic objects would have been easy meat for experienced pi lots and bombardiers using regula tion bombs instead of paper leaf lets that fluttered here and the victim of every new air current At the CAP pilots had the wind direction fairly well figured The first leaflets were drop dep east of the fair Many of them were seen floating slowly and harmlessly to Still caught in plane tail assem were carried back to the air port and gave the field and hang Schoolboy Gives Monthly Earnings To Government March 28 3 An eightyearold radio actor who gives Uncle Sam all his monthly earnings of about to keep one he could get a real swell job so I could keep a regiment Phidias schoolboy son of Greek immigrants who named him after the famous Greek has been contributing to the war effort since a month before Pearl His George Chronis suggested he give his money to he United States to help prepare for the day of I knew America would fight the said the wife of a res taurant I want my son o know what war No November Phidias turned over his savings of 5100 to the in ernal revenue Walter and each month since then he has sent in his His do nations so far total I only wish there were more I could said the goodlooking third grade Each check the local revenue of fice forwards to Washington brings a formal receipt from the govern a letter of chief of the Treasurys division of bookkeeping and war ars a belated bombing when mo tors were Seven planes from four from Ann three from Mon roe and two from Jackson partici pated in the Planes from out side the city began arriving about In accordance with strict Civil Air Authority regula tions all pilots came with clearance papers from their home They were checked in at given new papers for the local flight and then finally were fur nished with clearance papers for their home The CAA isnt doing much fooling these days with private In it required three different trips to Wayne coun ty air port by to iron out de tails for the Adrian raid and obtain the necessary Air of ficials want to know where private planes are and what theyre Right on the nose at oclock Dwight Reynolds of Ann operations officer for the 5th Group of the Civil Air called pi lots and bombardiers into the hang In typical air corps fashion he explained the objective and the purpose of the flight Melvin Bee executive officer of the 5th then gave pilots their posi tions on a Turn to Page 2 RAIDKOEPANG March 28 continuing their assaults on Japanese inva sion attacked enemy ship ping again yesterday at capital of Dutch Timor and left one ship it was announced officially It was the second raid on Koe pang in as many The bulletin also reported that two Japanese air raiders had been shot down in a dogfight over Port New and ac knowledged the loss of one Allied wrote Phidias The patriotism evidenced by rau is a source of great gratifica ion to your government Collector Miller commented that of all the donors in ie city of millionaire industrial Phidias is by far the most reg ALLIES STILL CITY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW March warwise Chinese soldiers fighting to hold the eastern anchor of the Allied Burma line at Toun goo have improved their position by wiping out an invading force at the Toungoo airport and are giv ing the a terrific battle in the citys it was re ported The Chinese were said to have received reinforcements own armies which boosted their morale A communique from said yesterday that the city still was in Chinese and Allied hands up to Thursday The Chungking reference to the fight at the airport was It revealed that the moving in with the object of at tacking the citys defenders from three occupied the air field north of Toungoo at dawn before the reinforcements cut their way through to the the beleagured Chinese were said to have liquidated the Japanese detachment at the airfield and continued to counterattack Jap anese reinforcements arriving Win Alexanders Praise High praise for the defenders of the Allied anchor position came from Alex commander of the British forces in upon his return to Burma from a visit with Chin ese General Chiang KaiShek in Alexander said he had gone to Chungking to inform Chiang of the latest military situation in Burma and to make sure the gen eralissimo was satisfied with ar rangements for provisioning and maintaining Chinese troops in Bur Of the he said I have been impressed with their fitness and They look work hard and their behavior and discipline are the British were pre paring on the Allied right which may decidethe issue Central The Brit ish are defending principally the Prome Free Burmans drawn from the slums of Rangoon and the hill jungles of the north are fighting with the Japanese in their invasion of a British military source said in He said these opportunists come and go as the Japanese for tunes wax and wane and placed their number at probably not more than this source pointed an undetermined number of Dacoit warriors may be operating independently in the GUERRILLAS ORGANIZE SAN March 28 ff guerrilla army of men and boys on California ranches and farms will be organized to protect the state against Culbert Olson The Agricultural Extension Di vision of the University of Cali fornia will organize the civilian Men between the ages of 16 and 55 will be trained as sharpshoot ers by retired Army re serve officers and World War vet AcenoNS March north of Market See on March southwest of Te VJck See on Market British Invasion Attempt Germans Say From German Broad March 28 Marines attempted to land last night at Nazaire on the coast of occupied the German high command announced today in a special German coastal artillery and antiaircraft batteries halted the in vasion inflicting heavy losses on the British the communique Many British boats were the communique while those which escaped fled British Marines which succeeded in landing on the coast were en circled and thanks to the rapid action of troops of all the communique A fairly high number of pris oners remains in our the German command Just a month British para chutists and seaborne troops com bined in a swift raid on a radio detector post at Bruneval in Ger manoccupied In this previous the Brit ish swooped down under cover of surprised the German demolished the radio sta tion used to spot the British planes on their way across the channel and returned successfully with a number of German The British timed their first raid to the with naval units de barking troops at the same time parachutists landed on the main The two forces combined to attack the Nazi Actual fighting was brief and the invaders were off to England almost before the Germans realized what had Todays attempted raid on St a former French naval and submarine base on the far southern coast of carried British Marines far from their home The old French site of a naval arsenal where Germans have been reported manufacturing small caliber has been bombed frequently by the Royal Air German ships and submarines have been surprised in some of these aerial after they had put into Nazaire for Wartime Aviation Gas Setup May Receive Investigation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March Senate investigating committee has uncovered evidence warranting an investigation of the whole wartime aviation gasoline Chair man Truman disclosed to He said the committee was studying testimony that Standard Oil of New Jersey had helped establish gasoline refining plants in prewar In Truman the committee has received information that while several major including the Standard Oil had re ceived government contracts to produce the 100 octane fuel used in American indepen dent firms were not sharing in this We have Truman told that the big companies have been given the inside track and that they probably will be able to pay for the plants the govern ment is building for them out of the profits they make on the sale of gasoline to the government Truman said he expected the committee to look into this matter after it had concluded its current investigation into the synthetic rubber CIIY CHURCHES PLAN E Cantata and Passion Play Will Be Presented Tomorrow The triumphal entry of Jesus in to Jerusalem when the multitude strewed palm branches before Him will again be commemorated to Palm in all the Christian churches of the In Adrian the services which precede Holy the week commerat ing the passion of will be observed in every church hi the In Josephs and St Marys Catholic churches Christ Epis copal Church palms will be bles sed and distributed to the mem bers of the All the churches will have special music appropriate to the day and at the Methodist Church can tata The Crucifixion will be pre sented by 60 voices from the choirs of the downtown churches at in the afternoon under the direc tion of James As has been the custom at St Johns Lutheran Church for many years a class of young students will be confirmed at the services morning at A other confirmation classes will be held and a reunion dinner will be served in St Johns school hall after the morning ser The Schneider will officiate at the Palm Sunday services in St Johephs At 10 oclock the palms will be blessed and distributed to the par ishioners and during the ceremony the children of the parish and altar boys will have a At St Marys Church Palm Sun day services will begin with a cor porate Communion of the Knights of Columbus at 8 The pastor of the will officiate and at he with the assistance of the Leo Healey will bless and dis tribute the The distribution of palms and Holy Communion will be observed at Christ Episcopal Church Sun day morning at S oclock The James Horton will of Sunday afternoon at oclock the students of Siena Heights will present the annual Passion the Governor in Walsh Sunday morning at 10 oclock at the French Street United Brethren Church the Huntington College a cappella choir will give a sacred concert in the place of the usual morning American Waters From Ice land to Panama Patrolled March 28 Army bombers and Navy patrol oats covered American waters rom Iceland to Panama today in the Navys new counteroffensive against the that have sunk some 70 ships in the Atlan tic and Clearing spring weather was ex pected to aid the hunt in coming The submarines have less chance of remaining undetected han during winter storms because he frothy wake of a periscope is ndistinguishable from white caps of breaking the length ening of days will give the under sea craft fewer dark hours in which to surface and recharge their bat Under the counteroffensive an nounced all antisubma rine forces are grouped in sea fron ier with Army planes under direct control of the Establishment of the system came after a complaint by Governor Broughton of North Carolina that there had been a shocking ack of cooperation between the Army and the Navy on the Uboat Rear Admiral Adolphus Andrews las the vital Atlantic seafrontier from Canada to the Car As a part of that inquiry the com mittee heard testimony from Thur man assistant attorney yesterday that a subsid iary of Standard Oil of New Jer sey had cooperated with Nazi government interests in the con struction of an aviation gasoline plant in Germany in before the war broke out Characterizing this as a contri bution toward Germanys later productive Arnold said it was an example of simple minded people following the dictates of a foreign government by particip ating in the German autarchy pro Recommending the registration and public explanation of all future cartel agreements between Ameri can and foreign Arnold said he was willing to let bygones be bygones as far as concerned Standard Oils past connection with German Die trust He previously had testified that Standard Oils agreement with the Nazi trust had prevented American development of Synthe tic Senator Brewster R told reporters he intended to ask Secretary of Commerce in charge of the synthetic rubber why Standard Oil of New Jersey was being asked to produce a large portion of the synthetic rubber to be turned out in the next two years from government financed Standard officials were reported to have told the committee in previous secret investigation ses sions that they did not desire to go into the synthetic rubber bus iness on a large scale and would be glad to have other companies share more largely in The committee will resume hear ings Tuesday with Standard offi cials on the Says Hes Satisfied With Talks So Far NEW March 28 Stafford special British envoy to declared to day he was entirely satisfied with so far with leaders of vari ous groups in India looking to ward a settlement of the Indian Referring at a press conference to his interview yesterday with Mohandas Sir Stafford said he thought it He added he expected to see Gandhi In the interview we talked about the Wardha Gandhis health anc some other Cripps Sir Stafford and the little In dian leader conferred for more than two hours in another of the envoys series of talks with prom inent Indians on the British plan for Indian selfgovernment He said that as a result of these he had made only one change in the government pro a sentence which he had been told was not Sir Stafford made it clear that he was sticking to his original plan to stay in India a fortnight I dont propose to leave India until I know one way or the other whether the proposals are accep table or he That doesnt mean I am going to stay on Within the next ten days I am going to make up my mind whether they are accep table or not Sir Stafford told the newsmen the text of the British proposals would be released for publication Qualified sources predicted that the publication would disclose Bri tain was offering India a post war federation of dominion status with each province or state free to de cide for itself whether it will join the federation or remain Provinces remaining outside would be free to form another federation of similar status and thus two dominions could result Sir Stafford is facing a number of conferences before the proposals are March 28 The Waj Department reported to day that the Philippine defenders made two successful raids on the Japanese and that antiaircraft gunners on the fortified island of Corregidor shot down one heavy enemy A communique said the raids on the Bataan Peninsula and at Zamboanga some 500 miles to the south on the island of Min In the latter American ilipino patrols penetrated enemy to within less than a mile of the city to attack an and sustained no On American artillery blasted at enemy troop and truck silenced one Japa nese the communique The bomber was shot down dur ing the fourth successive day of virtually continuous air attacks on The War Department said that the antiaircraft guns orced the raiders to such heights the bombing caused virtually no LAND BEHIND NAZI Report Position of German Alpine Army In That Area Extremely Difficult 10 GERMAN SHIPS SUNK By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 28 Pressure by Russian landing parties from Arctic beachheads behind the left invasion combined with Rus sian sea and air was re ported today to be making the position of the German Alpine army before Murmansk extremely dif ficult Lieut Eduard 51 yearold Bavarian whom Adolf Hitler decorated for his defense of Narvik in was identified by the army Red as the enemy Now Dietl has been forced on the defensive and his Austrians mountaineer troops are being steadily it The surprise landing of a Rus sian seaborne force on Axis occupied soil of the Murmansk designed both to clear Al lied supply lines and imperil the invaders from the was an nounced last The apparently was initiated some time with Red ships and planes in full A Red Star dispatch said one German offensive had been blocked after a monthlong Mur which lies 175 miles north of the Arctic is Russia3 Major Barents sea port and com munications Its popula tion in 1926 was Submarine operations connected with the Russian troop movement were said to have cost the Germans at least 10 transports and a Red Star dispatch said hydroplanes and divebombers recently sank a Ger man destroyer and damaged an other which attacked Soviet fish ing Russian fighter squadrons on the Kalinin which includes the Staraya Russia defenses of the 16th German were credited by the Moscow radio with shooting down 15 Nazi craft in an air fight from which only nine flew The Russian information bureau said Russian units assigned to a Kalinin front sector had killed 450 wounded large num bers and destroyed 25 tanks in five days of fighting after the Hit lerite comand brought up reserves and attempted to deal a blow to our troops wedged into enemy de The German assault formations were said to have been made up of 50 the Reich SS division and a regiment each from the 14th motorized infantry division and the 206th divison which would normally total about L1GERGEISIIILE 10 SEp SENATE Moral Turpitude Charges Not Sustained March 28 Senator Langer RND held a clear title today to his seat in the Senate after serving 15 months under the cloud of an in but his case brought demands for a fixed procedure in any such future The after more than wo weeks of decided yes terday that the moral turpitude charges against Langer had not seen sustained and voted 52to30 that the former North Dakota overnor was entitled to his Several served notice almost at once that they intended to move against pro cedure which permitted a ques tioned senator to rub shoulders with them while he was on Before the final the Sen ite decided in a preliminary vote hat who was seated prejudice January could be removed only by a twothirds vote although the Sen ate Elections Committee had rec ommended his exclusion by a sim ile majority The vote on that question was 45 to The committee by a 13 to 3 vote had declared he was guilty of mis conduct during a long career as a public official prior to his Signers of a minority report said the evidence was not clear and convincing and declined to indulge in imagination and sus Senator Stewart DTenn was one of those who demanded that he Senate establish a fixed pro cedure for the future after pro esting against criticism of the committee in its handling of the nvestigation and Senator Austin DVt said he also believed the procedure was not declaring a better method would be to have attorn eys for both sides examine wlt lesses and argue the case before he In this he said the entire membership could hear all the evidence and act as a JAP ARRESTED March 28 one of Seattles most promin ent Japanese business was ar rested by federalofficers yesterday on a charge of failing to report the possession of more than half a mil ion dollars worth of Imperial Tapanese government Iki is manager of the United Ocean Transport a apanese corporation organized in   

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