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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 6, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Ram Weather Detelli on Fu Two APRIL 1942 PRICE 3 CADET IS KILLED Parents of Melvin Lieberman Notified of Accident at Corpus Christ PLANE WENT INTO BAY Cadet Melvin 23 yearold son of and Samuel Lieberman of 620 North Main was reported killed in an airplane accident at oclock Saturday morning near Corpus where he was in training as a Marine avia tion cadet His parents were noti fied by telegram Saturday night According to Associated Press dispatches a search was continuing today for his body but no details were received of the accident Cadet Liebermans plane crashed in Baffin 40 miles south of Cor pus Cadet Lieberman expected to complete his advanced training at the end of April and upon gradua ARMY HEADQUARTERS i April 6 en ouraging word that Australias osition is much safer after two months of acute danger was given y Army Minister Francis Forde oday after a series of smashing successes in which Aus ralian and American airmen de troyed at least 20 Japanese planes and damaged 18 But he warned that Australia must be everlastingly prepared gainst I am encouraging nobody to elieve the tide has he said after inspecting an American troop We must be vigilant and here is a long way to go yet He said Australia owed her easier losition to speedy and generous from Britain and the United states plus measures taken by the ominion These joint measures have built ip in the commonwealth a force which in the north has already nvaders Preparing for New Drive Up Irrawaddy NEW April 6 Chinese announced today that apanese were killed in the 12day attle of the eastern an chor of the United Nations Burma hie which the outnumbered Chi lese have been forced to A Chinese communique said Jap anese losses also included six mor one mountain one field 70 horses and some bicycles and rifles The enemy now has launched a small attack on the MawchiToun goo highway with about one battal on of it Two air aids were made yesterday on Chi lese positions in which one truck Cadet Melvin Lieberman tion would have been commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine He enlisted in the Marine Corps six days after graduation from Miami University at June He received preliminary flight training at Gros se lie and before being transferred to Corpus Christi At the Marine air base at Corpus Christi he was receiving advanced training to aircraft carrier types of planes and specializing in dive bomber He expected to come home on a furlough after graduation from Corpus He was a 1936 graduate of Ad rian high He also was graduated from Tennessee Mili tary Academy at before attending Miami At Miami he was out standing in student and as a reporter for the campus newspaper edited a sports Besides his parents he is surviv ed by one brother li years a student at the Univer sity of destroyed and some troops vere it Japanese patrols pushed forward o 15 miles north if as the invaders continued to bring up reinforcements yes erday in apparent preparation for a new drive up the Irrawaddy a British communique from the Burma warfront reported to The bulletin said there had been no change in the situation on the rrawaddy but declared that Fapanese warplanes continued to tatter British positions blocking the jath to the rich oil fields of north rn The 12th annual county music festival is to be held in the Adrian high school gymnasium this week 11 schools of the county participat It is estimated that more than pupils will appear on the The vocal students will partici pate Tuesday evening at 7 oclock and the band and orchestra Thurs day evening at the same time anc While the program is not com there will be critics to comment on the work of the young Van Dursen of the University of Michigan School of will comment on the work of the vocalists and Gra ham Overgard of Wayne Universi ty will comment on the bands and The public will be we come to Schools which will send music groups to the festival are Bliss Sand Tecumseh Clayton and the Adrian Junior and senior high OBSERVES ARMY DAY April 6 Today is officially Army dedl cated to an armed force which is expected to number more than men before the end of 1942 It is the 25th anniversary of thi declaration which aligned th United States with the allies in the First World and it finds this nation side by side with the United Nations in a Second World War o even greater Secretary of Stimson sug gested in a radio broadcast yester day that if Americans on the homi front followed the example of soldiers in the western Pacific til malignant and skillful efforts o our enemies to divide us by spreading false suspicions an prejudices among our ranks wl inevitably Paul federal security said in another ra dio address that the function civilians was to produce weapons for the army and urged that the stop trying to run that army anc he country from an Allied Airmen Destroy 20 Jap Planes Damage 18 JAPS DEAD IN shown the Japanese the sharpness of its he His that Aus tralia must remain vigilant was underscored by press reports that the Japanese were receiving air re inforcements at their much battered New Guinea invasion bases which might affect the local su periority gained by Allied Japs Lose 9 Planes Japanese offensive gestures dur ing the week which included attacks on Darwin and Port Mores New cost the enemy at least nine the communiques Seven of bombers and two fighters were shot down over Darwin Saturday in an air battle in which the Allies lost three The other two were downed over Port Saturday and one Darwin also was attacked again yesterday by seven Japanese bomb ers escorted by but appar ently none of the raiders was A communique said that damage resulting from the week end raids on Darwin and Port Moresby was small and no casualties were re Darwin has undergone 13 raids to date and Port Moresby Commenting on the progress of the air Air Minister Drakeford declared today that Australias defenses were function ing He said a series of air umbrellas being worked out to meet Japanese attacks already was functioning at Darwin and Port but he declined to disclose An expression of optimism also came from Army Minister Francis Forde who said in a speech at Syd ney In spite of the continuing grav ity of the Pacific situation it is not unwise to say that Australias posi tion is distinctly easier than it was a couple months The government supply depart ment in an nounced that restrictions had been imposed on the rubber industry which would end production of nonessential articles in order to step up manufacture of boo soles and other war ONCE REPORTED IN ACTION NAZI REPORTER SAYS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Reports that the German surface once admitted ost in action in the Indian was on a raiding mission in the Atlantic in company with other heavily armed naval forces was iroadcast from Berlin Sunday by a German war The Fritz List describ ng a rendezvous of the Kormoran ivith German said some time ago we were lying side y side with a German heavily ar mored the on battleship Tirpitz or some other pocket battleships or heavy Reports of the Kormorans sink ing reached Australia in November fthen two boatloads of the German ships survivors told of a duel with the Australian in which each apparently was sunk by broadsides from the The engagement was said to have taken place 19 at a point 300 miles vest of Australia No survivors of the Sydney ever were The Tirpitz was last reported March 20 at Trondheim after a sally along the Norwegian coast in an effort to cut Russias Arctic supply The cottage owned by and Alpheus Wadsworth of De located near Sandy Beach evils was stripped of al s furnishings some time after the e of the the sher ifs force was and who closed their cottage last August eturned for the first time yester ay and discovered that everything lad been The cottage ontained a considerable amount of urniture and Among the things missing are three prings and living room an ice two a deer and miscel aneous articles of all Neighbors who were questioned aid that they had seen a truck iack up to the front door and load he contents of the cottage before he arrival of cold but they bought nothing of as a for ale sign had been placed on the ottage and they assumed that it vas the new The American Chain and Cable Company has awarded a contract or the construction of an addition o its plant on East Michigan Street William general manager of the said to The plant will be added to he modern structure completed ast autumn and will extend east ward over property now used as a parking lot Construction will begin in the immediate future and it is expect ed that it will be completed within 60 or 90 Civilian Defense Workers to Meet To See Pictures All civilian defense workers in Adrian including volunteer fire men and air raid war dens and Civilian Air Patrol mem as well as persons taking Rec Cross first aid will meet at the Masonic Temple tonight a oclock to see official moving pictures prepared to them in their The pictures have been obtained hy Karl Hoch chairman of the Adrian civiliai defense The pictures will last for an hour and a quarter They show the actualbombing o methods used to extin guish fire bombs and Red Cross first aid units in Battle On for Advantage As Russian Battlefields Begin to Thaw LENINGRAD IS ATTACKED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April ally heavy land and aerial action in the jockeying of masses of Jerman and Russian troops for ad vantage in the grand spring cam paign beat fiercely upon the thaw ing Russian battlefield The Russians claimed a total of 102 Gei nan planes shot down or destroyed on the ground last Sat urday and officially announced in a special communique that the in vaders lost men and officers killed on the central front before Moscow between March 23 and April The Russians also claimed the capture of huge quanities of war materiel in that bloody area and said 161 inhabited localities had been retaken by their The Red army Red declared that Russian soldiers pressing on westward on the cen tra front had crossed a river be hind which the Germans had es tablished their line of German planes pounded furiously at Leningrad Saturday night in the first big raid reported on that key city in months but the Moscow raido said antiaircraft batteries and fighter planes dispersed most of the invading The Mos cow broadcast said antiaircraft guns brought down 13 German bombers and Red fighters sho down five Jettison Bombs The report said some persons killed when the Germans jettisoned their bombs over living The 18 planes downed in Lenin grad were part of a bag of 102 German planes the Russians sale were shot down or destroyed on the ground along the whole from Saturday while the Red army losi only 16 The German high command re ported Sunday that German planes had bombed the remnants of th Soviet Baltic fleet in the Red bases of Leningrad and Kronstadt It said two battleships and two heavy cruisers were hit with heavj Turn to 7 Easter Gaiety Of Peacetime Is Gone By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tradition made Americas mil ons don bright spring clothes yes erday but it could not make Americas millions smile with the oy of another Gone was the gaiety of a peace Jme Easter gone the ready he proud for this was the nations first wartime Easter in 24 and everywhere the cele irants were But from cdast o was audible a reassuring holidayless hum f war plants turning out guns and anks and Halfamillion New by police paraded Fifth Ave but although this was the argest Easter crowd to swarm the horoughfare in 20 somehow he the the glad ness just wasnt The martial air created by a lib eral sprinkling of khaki and blue uniforms among the civilian parad ers was carried out by the navy and New York with police and civilian defense used the holiday weekend to stage New Yorks first successful of all defense From noon EWT Saturday until 9 today an antisabotage Igil was with extra guards alert at the citys vital commercial and transportation key In a head cold kept President Roosevelt from attending Along the west army re strictions prevented the usua crowds from gathering near the and in sunrise serv ces were held inland infear of pos sible submarines But in Detroit and other manu facturing centers the order of the day was the same as that of any present day for the assembly lines output of the tools of war Keep em FORT CUSTER HOST TO CIVILIANS FORT April 6 Fort Ousters soldiers proud and played host to thousands of visitors today at an open house program in celebration of Army The feature event was sche duled for 5 with an infantry ilatoon moving in mock battle ar ray across a 600yard sup ported by booming artillery o attempt capture of wooded Scores of automobiles lined high ways leading into the Fort an hour before the celebration opened this the first time civilians were admitted to the reservation since war was Author ities estimated the largest crowd in Fort Ousters history would be gathered before Governor Van review ing Detroits morning was scheduled to arrive by plane at the Battle CreekKellogg municipal airport at and be met by Lieut Col George post and his aidefor Major chief of the surgical services at the post hospital A squad of post military police was to serve as an escort for the In the mock an infantry armed with Garand rifles firing blank was to move across a quartermile area in simulated The platoons The platoons support included a section of heavy machine a section of 8rnm molars and by Battery B 21st Field Artillery Dynamite blasts fired by the 7th Engineers was to simu late artillery with bursts re presented by smoke pots and then dynamite Discloses That He Himsel Was Wounded at Front Editors Asso ciated Press correspondent who chronicled the heroic exploits General MacArthurs men on Ba taan Peninsula for more than two discloses for the first tim in this dispatch that he was injured at the who recently arrived in Australia characteristically subordinates own story to that of the men with whom he shared the dangers By CLARK IJ3E April 6 pite all that has been written ibout the courageous defenders o Bataan there still are many tales of individual heroism that never have been There for the story of a black night when Arthu Wermuth the American office whose almost legendary exploit caused him to be known as th one man pussyfooting along behind the Japanese lines on a typical scouting He suddenly bumped into abou 20 shadowy the first o whom raised a finger to his lip and murmured a warning Sssh realizing he had run into a Japanese made similar gesture and repliec Ssssh Then he drew a firing pin from a pressed the missle int the hand of the closei the mans fingers and tiptoei away into the darknes with an other admonishing Ssssh Turn to Page 2 MOVIE BOMBED Northern April 6 time bombs ex ploded harmlessly in a movie thea ter here late Saturday night short ly after the building had been emptied of an audience of United States and British Other bombs were found hidden throughout the building after the series of No was Japanese Raid On Ceylon Smashed 27 Planes 5 More Probably Destroyed national commander of le American in a radio ddress last night quoted a state ment he credited to Secretary Knox f the Navy saying that the na ions Pacific fleet in planes and men is even stronger today than it was before December The Legion deplor ng complacency and rumor mon urged a return to 100 per ent and asked that everyone demand proof of the many rumors and inside stories to the He quoted a statement from for mer Commander Ed now a SILVER SHIRT CHIEF REMAINS IN JAIL Pelley Awaits Grand Jury Ac tion On Charges of Sedition April 6 to furnish Wil liam Dudley chief of tin Silver remained in the Marion county jail today awaitini grand iirj action brfan afficJavT charging him with Sedition in con nection with articles published In his magazine The The publisher of the antisemit ic magazines said he would pleat innocent to any indictments brought against It was no definitely when his case would be presented to the grand Pelley was unable to obtain hi freedom last night although S Marshal Julius Wichser of th Southern Indiana District allowec him several hours to post a 000 bond before ordering him t Brought here yesterday bj Marshal Bernard Fitch from the East after his arrest Saturday in Pelley was me by Lee Finehout of Indian who signed his Regulations pro vide there must be a second surety owning property worth twice th amount of the bond and when a second bondsman was not Pelley was District Attorney Howard who prepared the com plaint and affidavit against Pelley under the 1917 espionage said he had not decided whether to call a special grand jury in the case or to submit it to the regular session in whose organization was charged with being Fascist in Dies Committee has suspend ed publication of both The Galilean and the Roll Call which he had been printing in an old box factory at He gave his home address as He told reporters he had pub lished nothing in the magazines that some columnists and many other persons had not He said he had asserted Hitlers pro gram was Okeh for and that he knew conditions in Germany before Hitler took If we have inflation here well be in the same Pelley Quotes Knox as Saying Pacific Fleet Stronger Than Before 7 April 6 special assistant to Secretary Wainwrights Artillery Sinks Several Barges In Futile Jap Night Attack OTHERS ARE TURNED BACK By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 6 The fifth Japanese assault in a fortnight on the defenders of Bataan has been repulsed with heavy enemy losses Troopcarrying mounting 75millimeter made a fu tile night attack on the eastern shore of the but Genera Wainwrights artillery sank severa of the barges and turned back tin No landing was re porteda War Department commu hich said The Navy Department is aware the many rumors which have risen about the Japanese action Pearl rumors so fantas c hi some cases as to include the hispered statement that the Pa fic fleet was completely wiped ut I am authorized by Secretary Cnox to state for the first time that of this and for some time the Pacific fleet in lanes and men today is even longer than it was before De ember Stambaugh urged Legion mem ers to assume leadership in the ivilian war adding there s not now within this country the right spirit of unity which flamed ligh as an accompaniment to our ntry into this I call on you of Legion to help recapture this pirit of unity before our nation uffers irreparable There are Americans today who eliberately or are arning the Iron Cross and th I rder of the Rising Sun for in spreading Axis propagan Stambaugh There re Americans who are disrupting the national unity and who are villing to admit that we are de even before we have begun o niquS Enemy losse were The Japanese attacked by lane as well as Furious fighting raged along the right center of our line in Ba taan all through April the com munique The enemy launch ed a heavy infantry assault sup ported by an intense artillery con troops were massed opposite ou positions and succeeded in makin some small Heavy casualtie are believed to have been inflictec on the The island fortress of Corregido was free from air attacks for th first time since March but gun of the AmericanPhilippine Harbo defenses exchanged fire with th enemy batteries on the south shor of Manila New Series of Petty Thefts Admitted by 2 Adrian Boys Two Adrian 15 and 16 years who have a long petty crimes marked up against them are in the county jail today after ad mitting another series or thefts from Adrian Commissioner Louis Germond said that the two junior high school students have confessed taking small amounts of money from three residences and being chased away from a fourth as they were at tempting to gain They are to be arraigned before Pro bate Judge Maurice Tripp today for the second time in two Commissioned Germond said that the boys were frightened away from Mary Wyatt resi dence at 706 West Maumee Street March 10 when a neighbor called out to They admitted taking between S3 and 54 from the Car ston Nissen residence at 170 Chandler Street and about from the Herman Matthes residence at 946 College Avenue March On March 29 they stole a bank con taining nearly from the Bert Pocklington residence at 218 East Hunt Street Both boys were arrested Febru ary 9 by city police and after ques tioning admitted a long list of thefts headed by the theft of from the principals office at the junior high school and from a gasoline At that time they also were ar raigned before Judge Tripp with the result that the younger of the two was placed on a farm and the other boy was released on pro One of the two told officers that his companion had said that he broke into the Adrian Bottling Works a few weeks ago and stole After the com panion maintained that he didnt do that but merely told his friend that he did to act like a big shot AUCTIONS April 3 miles south and 2i4 macs west ot Al See on Market Lear Says Equipment I Useless Without Hard ened Fighting Men April 6 IP Lieut Ben commanding th Second told the Economi Club in a luncheon address toda that the United States must figh an aggressive Lear said costly machines an necessary as they are would be useless without harden ed fghting whom he calle the master machine of t operate And American fight ing he added look to yo never to fail not even for ar hour never to never t never to look backwarc never to compromise with the evi that they fight Gone from the minds of reas oning the General the futile and tragic conception o the static defense of the Western as preached only few months ago by the isolation distorted theorj that this land of free men can sur vive by taking those measures tha have resulted in defeat whereve the aggressors have been given th initiative to make war on thei own timing and according to their own Today we know that all th world is our an that our troops must go fort through all perils to carry tha attack to the our must be an aggressive bold loaded with the risk of daring action and distant objec a war in which fighters will Today we know that we mus concentrate vast armadas of ai and sea not to bu to advance our land forces agains the secure their beach heads for to aid them ir pounding their way forward int enemy Today we know that sea an air forces will not be our shieli but our they will no save us from employing vast lau armies but must prepare the wa for those armies to come to grip with the of our ene mies and destroy the evil at its There will be no escape from this the alternative t which is defeat humiliation an untold miseryfor JAPS SUFFER OF SHARPEST DEFEATS OF Strike at German Ruhr Arms Industry By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April than 300 RAF an air fleet ap proaching the number of more than 400 raiders which at acked London less than a year smashed hard during the night at he German arms industry on the Rhineland and in the Paris it was reported authoritatively today Cologne was said to have been one of the main targets of the RAF jut British bombers also attackec the GnomeRhone works at Genne the British charged was making aeroengine parts anc other war material for the enemy Indicative of the weight of the it was reported that more than half of the 300 planes took part in the bombing of Cologne raided for the 105th British sources estimated that the big RAF bomber squadrons unload ed about tons of high explo sives and many incendiaries in the raids which spread from Le Havre on the occupied French to the Scores of fourengined Sterlings each carrying eight tons of were believed to have taken part The loss of only than two per the air armada one of the heaviest RAF raiding fleets ever sent was callec very By the British lost 37 bombers last November in a raic on Berlin of a similar heavy scale That more than 300 bombers participated was fully and quickly to the usual policy of concealing gesting that the attack ranged among Britains biggest The raid on the Paris area was the fifth there since March when the British began hitting at French industries working for the German war machine with an attack on thi huge Renault Twice last week the RAF bomb ers struck at the Nazi directed Mat ford works at on the Seine River eight miles from A patrolling British fighter was reported authoritatively to have shot a German fighter down over the channel this Doubt That 25 Damaged Air Raiders Could Return to Their Carriers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April Japan tried a sudden death air blow on this island flank to India yesterday but alert defenses turned the into one of the sharpest air defeats the Japanese have About 75 raiders streaked out of the early Easter morning sun in the first raid of the war on which lies in the Bay of Bengal just southeast of the tip of and the British declared that 57 of them may never have regained the air craft carrier from which they were presumed to have Twentyseven were counted defi litely as having been shot ive more as probably destroyed and still another 25 as Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Lay commander in chief of armed orces in supported the be ief that the raid was seabased and declared it was whether he damaged planes could have reached their The harbor area of this cap tal and southwest port of he air field and Ratmalana railway vere chief targets of the Defenses Efficient Both air fighters and ground pinners proved the efficiency of Ceylons carefully prepared de enses in their baptism of Twentyfive of the 27 planes listed as certainly destroyed were credit ed to British fighter pilots who roared up to meet the lowflying Japanese as air alarms sent the wellrehearsed populace to Antiaircraft batteries knocked down two raiders and raised a heavy curtain of steel which was credited with slowing the attack and inflicting damage on the tight squadrons of bombers and their fighter escort Some bombs fell in the ac British and Ad miral Layton said half the civilian dead were at a medical establish ment It was not amatter of luck that we got off so he but entirely due to the manner in which we prepared He called the RAFs performance a great piece of work and the peoples behavior second to Britain had been just such an attempt for more than a moving hi strengthening laying out new building organizing a civilian air raid de fense demolishing blocks of flimsy dwellings and cutting fire lanes through the city to check any incendiarylighted The last of a series of practice alarms before the first real one sounded only Japans air smash at Ceylon add ed to the growing evidence that the stalled at the gates may have made India and its surrounding waters the goat of their next big Compared to Pearl Harbor The air compared by mili tary sources in London to Pearl Harbor because of its attempted tactic of coincided Dont Run Wars to Make Mil He Says By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April tor McNary of the minori ty swung powerful Repub lican support today behind sena torial efforts to write drastic limi tations on war profits into a military appropriations Declaring that he would suppor any workable scheme to cut off ex cessive profits in military produc tion McNary said he was confident other Republicans in th Senate felt the same way anc would give wholehearted backing to pending We dont run wars to maki he told Special significance was attachec to McNarys statement of the mi nority since a profit lim itation proposal approved Saturday by the appropriations committee was scheduled to be presented ti the Senate today in such a way that a twothirds vote might bi necessary to attach it to the pend ing military to Page increasing Japanese pressure on the Burma front eastward across the bay and with counter air blows by United States Flying Fortress bombers which pounced on the enemyheld Burmese port of Ran goon Friday night and set three great fires on the Turn to Page 7 Late Bulletins April 6 wave of enthusiasm for higher prices swept livestock market carrying hogs to fresh 16 year peaks and sending choice cat tle to new tops since A top of a hundred pounds was paid for highest since Gains ranged from 15 to 20 cents on with swine up fully 25 Average hog price rose to about NEW April 6 raids by Japanese presum ably on two Bay of Bengal coast towns and attacks on shipping by both surface war ships and were reported to day in an official British state April 6 JP The Supreme Court ruled today that the federal mutiny statute outlaws a rebellion by seamen against their officers on board a vessel anywhere within the admir alty and maritime jurisdiction of the United Justice Byrnes delivered the S to 4 opinion that set aside a labor board order directing the South ern Steamship Company of Phila delphia to reinstate seamen who went on strike July aboard the City of Fort at   

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