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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 3, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGEAM Continued Mild Xweather Detail on Two APRIL 1942 PRICE 3 We Talked Each Other Into Bertram Explains to Judge HILL GETS REWARD John the 30 year old Ad rian factory worker who broke out of the Lenawee county jail early Wednesday continued to enjoy his liberty today as officers through out the state were pressing their search for him and tracking down all possible Harsh has plead ed guilty to forgery and larceny of a car but hadnt yet been sen Meanwhile Ezra vho was Harshs accomplice in the jail break but less fortunate in that he was appeared in the Lenawee circuit court this morning and heard Judge Arthur Rathbun add two more prison sentences to the one he al ready Sentenced on 2 Counts Before he broke Bertram was under a five to 15 year prison sentence for breaking and Today he was sentenced to serve another year for escaping jail and from one to five years more for the larceny of an auto The three sentences are to be served consecutively and not con meaning he has a sen tence of from seven to 20 Bertram was sentenced immediate ly after pleading guilty to the two new He had little to merely stating that I guess we talked each other into it Admitted Theft The charge of larceny of an auto mobile was the result of Bertrams own admission to sheriffs officers that he and Harsh stole two cars In Adrian after breaking He was specifically charged with tak ing an automobile owned by Waldo James of This car was abandoned in a woods near Bertram is being kept in a soli tary cell in the county Laura in whose home near Tecumseh Bertram was ap collected the re ward offered by Sheriff Roscoe Scott to anyone offering informa tion leading to the arrest of either Bertram ar Hill had a call placed to the state police post at Clinton after Bertram and Harsh appeared at her Tires Are Recovered Adrian city police have recovered five tires taken off automobiles believed stolen by Three of the tires were found at the home of one of Harshs relatives near Birdsall and the other two were found in the home of another re lative in Two of the re covered tires were taken from a stolen car owned by Ehvin Stone burner of It has not been determined where the other tires came The relatives said that they didnt know where the tires came Untouchable Chief Says They Would Do Harm to Depressed Classes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April of Indias untouchables added their voices today to the chorus of op position to British proposals for settlement of the Indian indepen dence Dispatches from New Delhi quoted Bhimrao Ambdedkar and C spokesmen for the as saying the pro posals are calculated to do great harm to the depressed classes and are sure to place them under an unmitigated system of Hindu Such a they add will be resisted by all means at our At the same the standing com mittee of the AllIndia States Peoples Conference adopted a res olution characterizing the British plan as utterly harmful and in jurious to the cause of both in the states and in India as a and pledging resistance to the Pandit Jawaharlal for mer president of the powerful Congress which already has rejected the presided over the committee Turn to Page 7 BACK IN PRISON Just 16 days after he had walked out of Southern Michigan Prison after serving the maximum of a sixyear 20yearold Dominick was back again Thursday to start serving a life sentence for the murder of Romaine Potter and Cassius Oakland county During his wild flight Piccone also killed Carl a Jackson county A murder warrant cover ing that case was issued Friday to be placed on file at the Piccone is pictured above with Warden Harry after his arrival at the Hundreds Attend Good Friday Services in City Adrian was united spiritually Protestants and alike joining in the threehour the tradition al hours of the For the solemn meditation on the agon ies of the dying hundreds of Adrian citizens left their homes and places of business to go to some church of their choice from noon to 3 Primarily the Good Friday serv ices were observed by Catholics but in recent years the observance has extended to include Protestant churches of many In the two Catholic churches of the Mass of the Pre the liturgical service for Good was sung by the Schneider of St Josephs Church and the Cot ter and the Leo Healy of Sfc Marys Church from noon to3 j Through the uniting of the Adrian Council of Churches union services were held at Christ Epis copal Church and from 12 noon to 3 this afternoon the church was filled to The 200 year old Tre Ore service consisting of brief meditations on the Seven Last Words of the Christ from the Cross was conducted in Christ Church by the James rector of the the the George the Norman Mac the Arthur Val the the Milton Coleman and the Good Friday services were held this afternoon in St Stephens Lu theran Church by the Baer and this evening at 8 oclock the Manske is to offici ate at Good Friday services hi St Johns Lutheran The C Rosborough at the Lenawee Brotherhood Tabernacle conducted services this afternoon from to having for his subject The Meaning of the The Brown Fence Wire Com pany will begin the construction of an addition to the tubing mill at its East Michigan Street plant in the near future to house new machin announced today by Samuel manager of the com The company has recently ob tained a new contract for the production of war munitions bring ing to three the number of defense contracts that the company is King said that it is expected the addition will be completed in 60 He said that the new con tract will mean that more men will be Over 200 men are now working at the plant LaFollette Would Fix Criminal Penalties for Oppressive Practices April 3 With the assertion that labor need ed to be assured that the war em ergency would not be used to de prive it of its Senator La Follette ProgWis introduced a bill today fixing criminal penalties for oppressive labor chairman of a labor subcommittee that made a four year investigation of antiunion ac took cognizance of other pending labor includ ing proposals suspend the 40 hour whenVhe said If the nation has time for con sideration of any labor by all this proposed act should be carefully The measure an lamplified ver sion of an oppressiyfrlabofprac tices act which passed the Senate in 1940 only to die in the House labor sets maximum penalties of a fine or six months imprisonment proscrib ed These include the use of private armed the possession or Tise of firearms or tear gas during labor and interference with peaceful In the principal of the wage and hour act is so as to make it criminal for an em ployer who engages in oppressive labor practices to ship his goods in interstate LaFollette declared his commit tee had unearthed sordid viola tions of the rights of labor in vir tually every Turn to LA Page 2 Says Grange Should Under take Program of Education During the business session of the Lenawee County Grange held yes terday in the Gorman Grange hall considerable time was devoted to discussion of the unionization of milk truck drivers and other farm especially the dairy indus While the grange took no formal action on the matter it was the opinion of every speaker that such unionization would be a district detriment to milk producers and It was generally agreed that the Grange should undertake a campaign of public education to acquaint farmers with the results of The afternoon program was ar ranged by the home economics committee and announced by Fred George Prentice of Adrian gave an especially interest ing talk on the work of the service department of Bed Prentice explained that the home service department is authorized by Congress as the only recognized link between men in military service and the home Its only she is to make effic ient Prentice told of the setup of the home service department of which Mackenzie is the chairman for Lenawee The of serve without pay and one of them is on duty 24 hours a day to take care of emer gency Contact with the sol dier is made through a field rep resentative stationed at every Nearly all of the work of the home service department is confidential as between a soldier and his Prentice told of plans to extend the service of collecting information to all parts of the Ruth chairman of the Lenawee county nutrition defense introduced Gene home adviser of the Farm Security Administra who gave a talk on foods and She recommended the grow ing of all possible foods on the canning and preserving of vege tables and fruits to conserve The program included a humor ous musical skit by and Frank Pratt and Charles readings by DeWitt Davison and accordion solos by Miss Idella James the Pomona Grange announced thie next meet ing to be held the first Tuesday in June at the Tecumseh Grange hall and the Masters and Lecturers Club meeting the fourth Tuesday eve ning in April at The at tendance cups were awarded to Madison REPORTED KILLED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 3 than German troops have been killed and huge war supply stores captured by Red army men on the neighboring Leningrad and Kalinin fronts in 13 days of largescale fighting still growing in the Russians said Old military casualty ratio tables have been upset by quirks of 193942 style but a death toll of probably indicates a total of from to kill wounded and Russian concentration upon northern of fensives would be logical to drain Nazi reserves from the where observers expect Hitler to try to center his spring Special communiques announced that German dead were counted between March 21 and April 1 on the Kalinin front north west of the scene of encir clement operations against the 16th German army about Staraya and in the Leningrad area between March 23 and Turn to Page 2 IN races AFTER Americans Counter Attack and Mop Up Enemy Platoons READY FOR JEW PUSH By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April can front line troops stood alert today against a third Japanese Ba taan assault in two ready again to meet superior numbers and firepower with determined forces were reported offi cially to be mopping up Japanese units which broke through the main defense line in two heavy at tacks only to be pock eted by an American counter The War Department said a considerable number of Japanese units were in the indicat ing that whole armed with grenadethrowers and machine faced the encircling Ameri can Each Japanese infantry platoon of 42 men has three rifle sections and a grenadethrower The rifle sections each have seven riflemen and a light The or sections have three grenade dis chargers capable of throwing pow erful 50 projectiles from 65 to 250 In the Japanese rifle men themselves carry both hand grenades and stick The stick a favorite with Germans and Italians as well as with the are small iron pots of explosive on fiveinch wooden These grenades have the heft of claw The Japanese lob them for con siderable The stick gre nades depend mainly on heavy charges of lyddite for their ef fect rather than on the fragmenta tion as in American and British Each grenade has two ounces of giving it about half the explosive power of a stick of Turn to Page 2 NEW 3 British indicated today that Irawaddy river anchor of theline guarding to Burmas oil had been aban doned under a heavy Japanese at British denied a Chungking announcement yesterday that Japanese forces covered by cruisers and destroyers had landed at west Burma port within 100 miles of the Indian It said there had been no land ings in that area where a Japanese foothold would be a doubleedged potential invasion menace to India only 350 miles from Cal cutta and a peril on the flank of the Britishheld line in the Prome Without giving the specific new position of its the British command reported them holding covering positions north of the town early yesterday morning and concentrated in new areas after strong enemy forces had won heights south of On Wednesday the our covering force in Prome was attacked by the enemy in considerable They penetrated the defense through jungle country east of the main road and secured high ground south of Fighting continued throughout the night and our forces moved back to fresh covering positions north of the town early yesterday The rest of our forces are concentrated in new A Vichy radio heard by Reuters in quoted Japa nese reports as saying the British had evacuated It also was the source of a re port that Chinese forces were re tiring northward in the Sittang at the eastern end of the Burma pursued by Japanese advance guards it had pushed almost 45 miles north of Toungoo on the road to MICHIGAN STATE FAIR GROUNDS FIRE CHECKED April 3 XP A five alarm fire at the Michigan state fair starting shortly be fore noon was believed under control an hour later when it was reported that firemen had been able to confine the blaze to three located in the heart of the These were the Ford the electrical where the fire and another structure known as the government The damaged buildings are locat ed about a city blocks distance from the grand stand at the race track and from the where many major gatherings in the Detroit area are All available apparatus in north Detroit was called by the fourth adn fifth and a telephone call to an employee of the fair board in the administration build ing had reported that it looks like the whole fairgrounds will go The administration building is located near to the Ford exhibit and electrical OVER 50 SHOTS ARE FIRED FORT April White and Negro soldiers fought a bloody 15minute battle on the darkened plains of Fort Dix last night in which three men were shot to death and five others were wounded in a furious exchange of The bitter outburst end ed when Negro and white officers appeared on the scene and order ed the embattled white military police and Negro enlisted men to cease A score of military police had been hastened to lay siege to bar racks housing Negro troops from Major Aage Woldike a fusillade of shots had answered a bullet fired over the head of a fleeing Negro The termed by Major post public relations of the first manifestation of any illfeeling among different races at the flared from a dispute in a nearby amusement center over a next on a tele Negro and white soldiers had gathered as before in the Waldron Sports in the community of Pointville on the edge of the Major Woldike when a scuffle occurred among soldiers waiting in line to use the The place contains a a lunch amusement and bowling Major Woldike described the en suing events An stationed at the place attempted to halt the argument and had words with a Negro sol dier who lunged for the ripping the but failing to grasp the The Negro ran outside and the fired a shot after ordering him to halt Fire from Barracks This brought forth a fusillade from the barracks across the road way from the amusement The Negro troops had been on the firing range in the afternoon although regulations require all troops to be searched upon some must have salvaged ammunition and taken it with Major Woldike Page 2 ATUlpCMff Battle Starts From Dispute In Recreation Center Over Next On Telephone OP War Production Board Study Plan To Freeze Prices Of All Consumer Goods Many Of Morgenthaus Tax Proposals Facing Rejection April 3 House ways and means committee men predicted today that many of Secretary Morgenthaus revenue iroposals would be rejected when Jie committee draws a new tax About the only thing the com mittee seems willing to accept right now is the two members Morgenthau had recommended the in crease over this years record breaking revenue Completing exactly one month of hearings on the Treasury Depart ments Chair man Doughton DNC said that closed door sessions on the new tax bill probably would begin about April There seemed little pos sibility that the measure would reach the House before June A survey of the committee mem bers indicated that if votes were Another Deadline Is Met In War Effort Project Telegram carrier boys success fully met another deadline this week when they went over the top in their drive to sell ten cent savings stamps by the end of Records compiled by Lewis circulation show that a total of ten cent stamps or their equivalent in bonds were sold to Telegram sub scribers during the first three months of The Adrian news paper boys are part of a nation wide organization formed to make it as easy as possible for newspa per subscribers to purchase savings The campaign has met with almost phenomenal success as anyone who knows the capabil ities of the American when he once gets going on a coulc The record of the Ad rian boys is one of the On March 13 the 48 Telegram carrier boys met and made a res olution that they would sell 000 stamps before the end of the At that time only about stamps had been sold so a special effort was No sooner said than done and the goa was oversold by nearly The January sale of the stamps still stands as the however when were The Feb ruary figure was and the March total was Altogether it adds up to with which to buy guns tanks and bullets to help Uncle Sam and his sons teach the Axis how to stay in its own back yard The sale will continue for the dur The Telegram this morning re ceived a letter from Frank Is bey of chairman of the defense savings committee in Mich commending the carriers for their His letter follows One of the most encouraging aspects of the defense savings program has been the manner in which the newspaper car rier boys have My attention has been attracted to the Adrian Telegram and I am delighted with Quite evidently you have been doing an outstanding The following lines can best express our appreciation to the carrier boys How nigh to grandeur is our dust How near to God is When duty whispers thou The youth 1 Thats the answer that the carrier boys of The Adrian Telegram have given to BICYCLE Defense Workers to Get First Call Under Rationing System April 3 M The delivery or transfer of new bicycles for adults was banned today to halt a buying A rationing system will be set up soon to give defense work ers first Another War Production Board order restricted the use of tin plated bottle caps and flourescent ighting Notice was giv en that civilian use of copper would soon be curtailed The bicycle effective at Eastern War last night applied to every bicycle with a frame measurement of more than 19 inches from the center of the crank to the head of the saddle staff post which has never been used by an ultimate It included socalled victory stripped of all nonessen tial gadgets and bright which manufacturers turned to after having metal supplies curtailed and being forbidden to make juve nile The ban on a War Produc tion Board spokesman applies even if a bicycle was ordered and paid for prior to the issuance of the It was pointed out that retailers stocks were at the lowest point on record because of a buying rush which followed a re cent WPB order curtailing produc The order was issued because of the terrific rate at which bi cycles have been going to people who dont need with too few going to people like defense work ers who have to have them or soon will need explained chief of the WPB bicycle aken today the Administration rogram would fare as follows Morgenthaus recommendation against sales tax a clear majority avors either a manufacturers or retail sales in order to be able to scale down Morgenthaus re quest for steep increases in both in dividual and corporation more from individ uals except as a lastditch source of such a program would be rejected on the ground that it would double average individ uals tax so closely upon last years trebling of income additional from corporations much too what with combined normal and sur taxes starting at 55 per and excess profits rates ranging up to 75 per cent rates appear to be al most some members from new and in creased excises rejected if a sales tax is adopted otherwise accepted for the most but only as a war Major revenue would come from increases on distilled a doubling of the present cent and onehalf tax on and on Compulsory joint individual in come tax returns by husband and wife acceptable as a war with the prospect that it would at tract more votes than last year when it was defeated in the House after winning committee endorse Taxation of state and municipal probably would be re jected because of the effect on out standing indebtedness and on fu ture security Elimination of the present so called percentage depletion allow ance for oil well operators oppos ed because it might interfere with maximum production of Withholding income at the source as a means of collection opposed on the ground that the average person would prefer to make his own plans to meet his tax pay ments next March But They Want Fancier Food and Mail From Home April 3 W The 366 United States prisoners of who were captured on Gil Wake and Guam islands by the Japanese and interned at Zent Island of are being well the International Red Cross reported in a cablegram made public today by White the men want more en fancier food and mail from This was the most detailed ac count received through neutral sources to date on the welfare of men who fell into enemy White was chosen to release the presumably because many of the soldiers and civilians captured in the American outposts were residents of Oregon and Civilians from these and other western states were engaged in military con struction work on the captured is The cablegram from an agent of the International Red Cross was transmitted to the Navy Depart ment here and then turned over to He made it public as fol lows Turn to Page 7 BOYS WRECK TKAIN April 3 If Two boys who wanted to watch a thundering express train crush four stones were blamed today by police for the derailment of a Reading passenger The Philadelphia Flyer tore up 200 foot of track but none of the 150 passengers or crewmen was Detective Lieutenant Thomas Masterson said the 11 and 12 years were questioned at the Hudson County Parental Home after they admitted placing the stones on the tracks at the East 41st Street No charges were made against the Order Would Apply to Both Wholesale and Retail Levels By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April or der freezing prices of all consumer oods not already under ceiling or it was learned is under discussion between high officials the Office of Price Administration and the War Production Such a blanket freezing to be applied at both retail and wholesale has been discussed for some responsible OP A said and the meetings lave been more and more frequent A definite decision has not been it was The if would ake the form of a permanent freezing cutting prices back to the levels of some chosen probably several months it waa Numerous Administration offic ials have voiced dissatisfaction present price control hold ing them to be too slow to check an inflationary This feeling has been accentuated with the flood of new WPB cur tailment and production stoppage orders of recent affecting vacuum clean electrical appliances and many other major consumer As each curtailment order has appear a buying rush has occurred and prices are moved resulting in such emergency action as last nights freezing of bicycle Civilian Defense Workers to See How Fire Bombs Are Extinguished Official moving pictures of the bombing of approved civil ian defense pictures of the proper methods for extinguishing mag nesium fire bombs and first aid pictures prepared by the Bureau of Mines will be shown to Adrian residents Monday at the Masonic The pictures have been obtained by Karl chairman of the Adrian civilian defense through the courtesy of the So conyVacuum Oil All Adrian residents and particularly civilian defense workers are urgec to witness the No charge will be The pictures will be shown con tinuously from noon until 5 oclock Monday for the general Al oclock in the evening Mr Hoch and city air raid have requested thai all air raid volunteer volunteer Civil Air Patrol members and these who are taking Red Cross first aid courses report at the Temple to see the One picture shows how to ex tinguish fire another show the havoc wrought by fire and demolition bombs in London and the other is a picture demon stration of first aid The three pictures will last about an hour and a Piccone Gets Life Imprison ment at Hard Labor April 3 ulti mate reimprisoning of Dominick killer of three was as methodical and unexciting as his brief freedom was violent and hor Sixteen days after his release from his prison term for felonious assault on a the 20year old killer returned to the State Prison of Southern Michigan yes terday In the custody of Sheriff Spencer Howarth of Oakland county anc two Piccone arrived at the prison at A few hours earlier at Pontiac he had been sen tenced to life at hard labor and solitary confinement Record Clerk Ronald who had checked Piccone out wher his previous term received Routine questions Assigned Piconne was led away to quarantine as is done with new Turn to Page 7 AUCTIONS April southeast of Vic See on Market RENEW FIERCE AIR ATTACKS farisrr TruckPlant Bombed Germans Smash at Eng lish South Coast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April the fierc est exchange of air blows in many RAF planes inflicted heavy damage on the Matford truck plant outside raided docks at La Havre and carried out fighter sweeps over Naziheld airfields last night while the Germans countered with smashing blows at English south coast The Air Ministry said bomber pi lots returning from the Matford raid reported they had carried out an effective bombardment of this important of the key French industrial plants in the war Only two British planes were the ministry The German communique iden tified their objectives as Dover and Coastal observers said the Nazi raiders dared the British bal loon barrage by coming in at ex tremely low then climbing sharply after releasing their Turn to Page 2 DESTROYER SUNK April 3 Ad miralty announced today that the had been Late Bulletins April 3 X The torpedoing of two United States merchant vessels In the Ca ribbean Sea and the shelling and sinking of a small tug off the At lantic coast were announced to day by the The Navy said that the mer chant vessels were of medium size and that the torpedo attacks on them occurred several weeks April S W The marketing committee of District Office of Petroleum recommended today that gas sta tions in 15 midwest states limit their hours of operation to 12 hours a not to exceed 84 hours a The recommendation was dis patched to Petroleum Coordinator Harold Ickes at If Ickes in the proced ure would be for his office to is sue a directive to the industry to put the limitations into effect at a certain April 3 j Adolf Assistant Sec retary of testified before the Senate DefenseInvestigating Com mittee today that Standard Oil Company New Jersey refused to stop selling aviation gasoline to German and Italian airlines in South America until its Brazilian subsidiary was placed on the black Berle said in fairness to Stan dard Oil that the company had cooperated wholeheartedly with the State Department since
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