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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 7, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Rain JWemlher m Two APRIL 1942 PRICE 3 WILL ByEGULATED Two Ordinances Introduced Before Commission at Yesterdays Meeting LICENSE FEES ARE SET House cars and amusement de vices including juke boxes or mechanical record players in use In Adrian are to be regulated by city ordinances when two new measures introduced yesterday at the city commission meeting are Both ordinances received their first readings yesterday but probably will not become effective until July The trailer ordinance sets up strict standards to be met by all trailer camps in operation in Adrian and is designed to eliminate the promiscuous parking of trail ers in vacant lots and back The amusement device ordinance is little more than an indirect method of forcing the payment of personal propertytaxes on the Under the provisions of the trailer which also per tains to tourist cabin trailer camps and tourist courts cannot be operated in the residential districts of the city designated by the zon ing The camps are only to be established in the commercial and industrial Time limit lor Trailers Another section of the ordinance is designed to eliminate the use of trailers as permanent It prohibits any trailer from remain Ing in a camp in the city for more than 45 days in the Where only one or two trailers are parked in a back yard or vacant the time limit is two weeks and a special permit must be Written permission from the owner of the property on which ths trail ers are located also must be ob City officials said yesterday that the ordinance will accomplish two It will do away with the parking of one or two trailers in odd spots about the city and prob ably will keep the containing three or trailer camps more trailers outside the city limits where they will be under the regulations of the strict state trailer camp The ordinance was introduced at this time to be ready for an ex pected influx of trailers and migra tory workers seeking jobs in the citys defense The ordinance provides strict to be met by trailer camps in thercity which hersafter must be licensed to operate by the city For trailer camps the annual fee is 55 per trailer space in the camp while tourist court owners must pay 55 for each Complete plans for any pro posed camps must be submitted to the commission for inspection be fore a license can be Turn to Page 2 PRIORITIES REFUSED TO BUY FIRE FIGHTING APPARATUS IN STATE April 7 state purchasing director told the state administrative board today the federal government has refused to issue priorities to permit metropolitan defense area to purchase fire fighting equipment for the civilian protec tive Gump said this meant that the state can not buy 60 fire pumpers for which money has been allocated from the administrative boards WHERE JAP PLANES ATTACKED CAROLINE TO BEJ11NG OUT Nehru Opposes Any Plan Omit ting Peoples of Indian States Japanese planes bombed Colombo capital of losing 27 For the 13th Jap planes raided Australia and for the 22nd time they raided Port New Guinea Tecumseh Township Approves Purchase of Fire Truck Light voting characterized the annual township elections in Lena wee county With neither state nor national issues to turn out the and with but one special issue in the elec tion hewed closely to established The body of the Lenawee county supervisors remains all in cumbents being John Calhoun of Raisin dean of the board of supervisors in point of was reelected and will enter his 31st year as a Seager of Blissfield town ship was for the 20th Turn to Page 3 Launch Heavy Attack On ARMY April Headquarters in 7 de war fund to be Oakland distributed in and Macomb which compose the metro politan Auditor General Vernon Brown a member of the adminis trative board told his colleagues that this means that the federal government recommends that we buy these yet when we go to buy them they tell us we cant get Gump said the information on the priorities refusal came from Lieut Harold state defense who made a trip to Washington to ex plore the possibilities of obtaining the fire fighting equipment at an early Furlongs office reported that while there was no understanding when Michigan could buy equip ment such as fire pumps and gas that it understood priorities were being issued first to cities on the east and west We dont a spokesman in view of this whether the federal government provide the equipment or whether the states must buy it out of their own funds after receiving priorities rat Crew Reboards Ship After Submarine Attack April 7 ed for more than two hours and then torpedoed by an enemy sub marine in the a Pana manian vessel was reboarded by her crew the next day and brought safely to port Survivors accounts of March 8 which cost the lives of Captain James First Mate Hawkins Fudsfce and six others of the 50 crew were rf leased the Navy Turn to SEA Page scribed as among the heaviest yet made by the allies were reported carried out yesterday by flying Aussies and Americans striking at Rabaul and Gasmata in New Brit ain where Japan was said to be re inforcing her badly wrecked and overmatched air The Sydney which re ported the said direct hits were scored on large Japanese ships in Rabaul Harbor on the northeast New Britain where the Japanese secured their first foothold on Australias outer is land Both at Rabaul and at of New to have been damaged on the Earlier it had been reported that Japan was strengthening her air orces in that area to bolster her altering Australian and t was assumed that the allies were determined to destroy the new planes before they could get in ae It remained for official to tell whether the raid lad been as successful as that of March 21 when the Japanese are claimed to have suffered one of the most devastating blows of the southwest Pacific with 23 ships beached and dam aged and the equivalent of two squadrons of planes knocked out The raid was in line with Army Minister Francis Fordes advice today to the defenders not to grow overconfident because of their re cent sharp Commissioner Louis Germond has been notified that a man ans wering the description of John convicted Adrian automobile thief and check fprger who escaped Wednesday from the Lenawee county sold a car owned by Clifford Smith of Adrian to a automobile dealer for 530 last Fridayi The man then completed the deal by stealing a motorcycle from the same A broadcast over the state police radio last Friday reported that Harsh was seen north of Deerfielc riding a motorcycle which fits in with the Ohio report The notification came in a let ter this morning from Sheriff Arthur Hartel of His description of the man along with the observation that he was a good talker fits Harsh The Smith car was stolen Wed nesday night from where it was parked on Bent Oak It is believed to be AUCTIONS April 3 miles south and miles west of Al See on Market April west ot Vic See on Market The New Board Of Supervisors City of Adrian Harry Lundahl Louis Germond Adelbert Vedder Ballenberger Clarke Baldwin Howard Swift Township of Adrian Willis Moore Township of Blissfield Seager Township of Cambridge Leland Brighton Township of Clinton Cebert Halladay Township of Dcerfield Jacob Moore Township of Dover Matt Benner Township of Fairfield Elmer Hillard Township of Franklin Rollo Conlin Township of Hudson Wickwire City of Hudson Fred Stewart George Calkins Township of Macon William Swick Township of Madison John Osborne Towaslrffl of Medina Zimmerman City of Morcnci Milan Smith Township of Ogden John Robertson Township of Palmyra Holloway Sawyer Township of Raisin John Calhoun Township of Ridgeway Millard Cheever Township of Riea Fatchett Township of Kollin Eugene Ryan Township of Rome William Newell Township of Seneca Claude Lee Township of Tecumseh Albert Howard Township of Woodstock Merrill Taylor STATE AND NATIONAL BANK CALLS ISSUED April 7 JP The comptroller of the currency today issued a call for a statement of the condition of all national banks at the close of business Sat April The state banking department to day issued a call for the condition of state banks as of April E SenateHouse Group May Get Problem Of Tax Limitation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 7 The puzzled concerning the most effective way to curb exces ive war seemed inclined oday to turn that big problem ov r to a joint SenateHouse con erence The Appropriations Committee Drop May Be Due to Navy Protective Knox Says April 7 ff Secretary of the Navy Knox re ported today that enemy Uboat attacks on shipping along the United States Atlantic coast had dropped off considerably last week and that the drop might be due to protective methods recently forced by the Discussing the submarine situa tion at a press Knox said that the Navys experience with Uboat raiders throughout the North Atlantic had shown that they operate in In preparing your he told it will be neces sary to keep that fact in mind be cause that may be responsible for the decline in coastal attacks last On the other hand the drop may be due to methods newly The Navy announced 14 subma rine atacks in the Western Atlan tic and adjacent waters last Naval officials that one tanlzerand a tug with actually had been attacked along the coast dur ing last The other attacks occurred either prior to March 29 or else were in the Caribbean area which Knoxs statement did not Latest figures on announced At lantic coast shipping losses show ships have been sunk since Pearl These included 59 off the United 23 off Can 30 in the Caribbean and four off South Secretary Knox also disclosed at his press conference that the gov ernment has under very careful study the problem of operating the American merchant especially those ships on long Turn to Page 7 TO RESUME INQUEST April 7 inquest into the strange death of Orville 34yearold store clerk whose charred body was found in a woods near here March will be resumed The completed autopsy report from a University of Michigan pathologist and a finger print report from the State Police laboratory will be giv en the coroners Prosecutor George Meader SAYS INDIA IS UNITED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW April Pandit Jawaharlal a lead er of the powerful AllIndia Con jress declared today his op position to plan for India from which peoples of the Indian states were declaration de scribed in Congress quarters asa sign that negotiations with Brit ain for Indian independence were jreaking One element of the British plan for giving Indian dominion status was that separate agreements would be made with the Indian states if they chose to remain apart from a postwar Nehrus statement coincided with a meeting with Sir Stafford who brought India Britains at which the emissary was reported to have handed Nehru and Maulana Kalan president of the Congress a British war cabinet speaking at a reception given by Thanu president of the Travancore State Peoples described those who talk of treaties with the Indian states as fools or also indicated that whatever the British government or its em issary might the Indian people had essential unity and that he would fight those who meant to disrupt The tone of Nehrus speech was interpreted in some Indian quar ters as meaning that the Congress could not be satisfied only with a compromise on the immediate issue of whether Britain or India would direct Indian defenses for the dura as moved to suspend the rules and onsider an amendment to a military supply bill irhich would restrict production rofits on a graduated scale from en per cent on the first f contract prive down to two per ent on all over Leaders said there were grave Two Tankers arid Freighter Sent to Bottom April 7 avy reported yesterday that Uni ed States submarines in the west ern Pacific had sunk two Japanese near the Caroline Islands and one freighter in Japanese These sinkings raised to a total of 0 vessels the toll of Japanese ship ling taken by American subma operating over far distances m the western In en enemy ships have been reported probably sunk and 11 will require they sur assurances that hi a post war constitutionwriting assembly the Indian states will be represent ed by elected representatives oi their people and not by delegates of the I dont know what the future will Nehru but in the present I will as far as I can permit or encourage a wrong con ception in the peoples Turn to Page 2 Apprehension Grows on Part Vichy Will Play in Events of This Year April 7 instrument of blackmail through hension over the part the Vichy government will play in the momentous events of this year is growing here in view of the emer gence of Pierre Laval from the the transfer of the French from Al giers to Toulon and the outstand ing strategical importance of Ma dagascar to the struggle for con trol of the Indian The reappearance of for mer vice premier in the Petain government at was called ominous by qualified It was asserted the Germans had chosen him to press Vichy for the surrender of all or part of the French fleet to German Lavals hand was said to be strengthened in this aim by a new growing agitation in the German army for direct control of all France by the This agitation is especially marked in that part of the army concentrated in occupied France and commanded by General Otto von it was Chief of State Petain and Laval conferred recently in the near Vichy and an official announce ment indicated they had reviewed the question of collaboration with advices reach ing foreign diplomatic quarters in last Friday said Petain had declined to take Laval back into his from which was ousted in Lavals Position Strong Vichy was said to be fully con scious of the feeling of the Ger man army and plus the old Laval the control of the lives of thousands of French prisoners in makes Lavals position stronger than London sources At the Britain has learned to look at the worst lately will asume control of the French fleet through pressure on they This plus the Italian probably would give the Axis numerical superiority in the Medi terranean at the moment it is be lieved intending to launch a drive on the Allied middle eastern bridge to the Caucasus and As the Japanese drive westward across the Indian the im portance of Madagascar Britons said Vichys assurances that the neutrality of the island would be upheld fail to arouse confidence The government remembers similar statements con cerning French which proved to be a stepping stone for the Japanese conquest of they One bright spot in the situation is the United States influence with informed sources One source said that Vichy is most eager to maintain relations with the United He called these relations and their promise of food and medical supplies for the French people a Cardinal plank in the Vichy The retention American friendship in the face of closer col laboration with Germany is the most dificult problem of the Vichy JAPANESE OF Australians Describe Atrocities On Invaded Islands April 7 Charges that hte Japanese killec their captives in cold blood on the islands of New Guinea and New Britain were made today in a state ment issued officially at Por The statement told the story o three Australian servicemen wh said they were the only survivor of one group of 10 officers and men who were trapped on New Britain after the fall of The with their hands tiec behind their were shot o bayonetted to death after thej were captured by a landing part from a Japanese Leaflets scattered from Japanese planes had warned that any win did not surrender would be killec Each captured Australian offi cer was handed a revolver and on bullet and was ordered to commi the statement One of the men who escape pretended he was dead when a Japanese officer went among thi fallen bodies to finish off thj The three survivors said thej bleeding from thei wounds and numb from the horrors they had for several days wit their hands bound behind them be fore they were How they escaped was Our hands were fastened am we were made up into parties o said one of Turn to Page 7 Rear Admiral Lost Overboard April 7 loss of Rear Admiral Wilcox overboard at sea in heavy weather during normal cruisin was announced yesterday by th Navy without furthe He had been on sea duty since last His a son and a daughter His offic ial residence was in he was appointed to the naval academy in and won a football letter a Annapolis in 1903 and For more than a year prior t his last service at Admiral Wil cox had served as president of th Navy Board of Inspection and Sur He was a holder of the Mexi can Service Medal and Victory He was commended by the Navy for services during first Worl War as a flag secretary to Vic Admiral DeWitt com manding battleship force S NURSES IN AUSTRALIA April 7 party of United States Arm1 informed circles nurses arrived in Australia today with the profits forthcoming tax oubts that proponents could mus er the necessary support of two liirds of those present for consid UBOATS SINK 3 especially since Senator Pepper DFla was seeking by the same method to bring the Senate proposals to freeze all prices and wages and to prohibit the collection of union fees on gov ernment Democratic Leader Barkley of Kentucky said he was undecided whether to support the commit tees motion because he personally dealing question in the stand also taken by Chair man George DGa of the Senate finance Barkley pointed hat whether the Senate adopted the committeeproposal or the profits question would go to a con erence committee since the House previously had voted to limit to six per cent the profits that might be made on any contract awarded vith funds provided in the pending question in his Bark ey was whether to attempt to broaden the House provision and thus extend the scope of the proposals to be considered by the conference or whether o strike out the Houseapprovec section of the bill and battle it out in conference on a narrowed basis If the Senate voted to take up 3ie graduated scale amendment t then would be called upon to consider a substitute proposal by Senator Taft ROhio setting up a special board to fix reasonable profits averaging about five per there were few indi cations that Pepper could rally sufficient support to obtain a two thirds vote for consideration of his Some senators who said they BOTH SIDES SUFFER HEAVY CASKS IN BAIN BATTLE inemy Continues to Score Successes In Attacks On Center of Line Fiskes Heroism at Sea Second Only to Inventive Genius NEW April 7 Admiral Bradley Allen retired naval officer whose heroism of the seas was second only to his enius for inventing efficiency de vices for the warships that sailed died last night health had caused his confinement to his WaldorfAstoria suite for two months and for more than a year he had been unable to leave the A Caro line Harper In the 42year span of his nava Fiske was a combination sailor fighter inventor strategist he before the Worl War the value of a naval air force and fought toothandnail It was for the navy that he in among other the aerial the radioguidet torpedo the electrically turned battleship an electric an electric ammuni tion It was for the that he waged a bitter wordbattle with former Navy Secertary Josephu who had frowned on hi every effort to increase naval over the admirals con tention in 1915 that the navy hac been reduced to a whollj ineffec tive Despite his feud with Daniels at the time of his retiremen in was generally considered one of the most brilliant officers the navy ever SPEEDY WORK April 7 The a mine sweep was launched by the Commer cial Iron Works yesterday and only a few hours later 80 per cent o the hull of the succeeding vesse was on the The second vessels hull hat been built in sections which were swung into place after the Annoy slid into the Willamette favored acting on labor legislation complained that Peppers amend ments had received no committei The Florida senators pro posal to freeze prices End wage would embody the principles of a plan urged by Bernard Baruch chairman of the War Industrie Board in World War Under the the Presi dent would fix prices at a leve they had reached on some da ERIAL BOMBING HEAVY By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS War Department reported today that heaVy casualties on both sides marked the furious fighting along the Bataan peninsula front in the with the enemy con tinuing to score some success in epeated heavy attacks against the enter of the A communique said that aerial ombing of the rear areas and the outh coast of Bataan was particu arly severe throughout Antiaircraft batteries destroyed a Japanese amphibian plane on the water in Manila Bay with horizon al There was a twohour enemy ar illery barrage from the Cavite hore of the bay against Corregidor and Fort the department but no damage and no asualties and the guns if the forts laid down a counter lattery The department also reported a conference in Australia between eneral Douglas com manding the United Nations forces and Hubertus Van acting head of The Netherlands ndies The latter iri ormed MacArthur that resistance o the Japanese invasion continued n with two forces of con siderable weil supplied with ood and engaging a considerable enemy force in fierce fighting in the interior jungles and mountains of within the last board would be two empowered make adjustments in cases of in Although Pepper contended tha he was attempting to prohibit th collection of excessive union fee in his other some op ponents declared that the yroposa was so broad It would outlaw a union fees and would eluninat the closed shop Special to The Telegrant April fir which started at oclock yes terday afternoon in the garage a the home and Normar Regenall destroyed the garage an automobile and caused some dam age to the outside of the kitche and roof of the Two firemen were painfully bu not seriously injured while fight ing the Harold Schlatmar was about the face an Howard Clucas suffered a smashe Neither required hospita It is believed the fire was starte by children plajing with matche The loss is estimated at an is partly covered by RAIDED BY RAF April 7 raiding Germany for th second successive attacke objectives in the Ruhr and th Rhineland last it was author tatively stated Bad held th attack to a smaller scale than tha of the night before when more thar 300 bombers raided dock at Le Havre and nea Equality Of Sacrifice Plan Offered By UAWCIO Union April 7 The United Automobile Workers CIO executive board proposed today a legal limit of a year on family and individual incomes for the wars in return for which union workers would cept nonnegotiable defense bonds in lieu of all overtime pay for more than 40 hours a The UAWCIO international ex ecutive board presented these pro posals in what it termed an equality of sacrifice program to a special war conference here of delegates from local Other parts of the program in cluded rigid price fixing on all liv ing necessities and limiting war production profits to three per cent on capital investment Union here to delegates act on the were called national CIO executive boards recommendations that doubletime wages for Sunday and holiday work be waived in re sponse to suggestions from Presi dent Roosevelt and Donald Nel war production Acceptance of this was recom mended by the auto unions board provided that time and a half were paid for work over eight hours a day or 40 hcjrs a time and a half for a sixth consec utive days and double time for a The board recommended that the union reaffirm Its pledge against strikes during the that the union war pro duction to the utmost by all means and that swin shifts be established for 24hou sevenday week The nine points of the equalitj of sacrifice upon whos adoption the defense time pay would be bond over contingen Legislation limiting war pro duction profits to 3 per cent Legislation prohibiting an individual or family from receiv ing more than annually i salaries or other incom in any whether invol ing war work or not Rigid price fixing on food clothing and other necessi ties downward adjustments of unfair Rationing of all cloth housing and other increases to bring real wages to 1941 levels a boost to at least an hour in substandard A guaranteed living wage for dependents of men and women in the armed Moratoria on debts for work ers made idle by plant conversion war production and for per sons in the armed Establishment of a labor di vision in the War Production Board to encourage and recommend suggestions which hold the possibility of reasing war Creation of a postwar planning agency of industry and agricultural GERMANS LOSE 415 PLAM8 Russian Army Losses Are Set at 84 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April Aerial intensified even while spring thaws bog down ground was reported today to have cost the Germans 415 planes in the eight days from March 29 through April 5 while ed army josses held to Red gunners destroyed 119 German aircraft in sky com bat and on airdromes Easter Sun day alone while our losses were 17 the information bureau The bureaus indicated aerial action of a scope unparallel ed in Russia since the first days of the German invasion last Such as the ma jor combat areas and the propor tion of victims shot down were not Red army men were officially declared to have killed Ger mans in two days on the Lenin grad front and recaptured seven more settlements on the Kalinin front to the Tass declared In an Istanbul dis patch that some men of a Hungar ian regiment ordered to the Rus sian front had About 70 soldiers who signed a petition say ing they did not want to fight the Russians were arrested and ring leaders were it Parachutists Wiped out The Moscow radio said 60 Nazi parachutists attempted to drop be hind a Russian line which had re pelled repeated ground assaults and Red army machinegunners put up such a hail of fire that only three reached the ground Increased use of cavalry and horsedrawn sledges by the Red army is expected during the next six or eight weeks as the battle front becomes a vast LThe German news reported an interim in the fight ing because of spring mud ren dering roads impassable and thus precluding large scale It said more than Russians had been captured in the first three months of 1942 and that bodies of the dead piled before Ger man positions constituted a sanit ary problem with melting of tha Turn ot Page 7 Late Bulletins April 7 ad miralty announced today that the British had been wrecked off the coast of French April 7 Madras had its first air raid warn ing today but no bombs were dropped and the all clear signal was sounded an hour No planes appeared over this great east Indian April 7 Production of most consumer dur able goods will be stopped by May Donald war produc tion disclosed Declaring that history will re cord whether we have moved too fast or too slow in the drive to curtail civilian industries and con vert them to war Nel son said the high point of the program would be reached in a few days with issuance of orders halt ing most private building construc tion and prohibiting use of iron and steel in hundreds of   

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