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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 10, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY Fair APRIL 1942 PRICE 3 INTO HIE Radio Says Maintained Driv Would Menace German Smolensk Spearhead NAZI LOSSES MOUNTING By PRESS April Vichj quoted reports from Stock holm today that Russian troops hai crossed the frontier into white Russia between Vitebsk and Nevel in a sector 75 miles northwest o Smolensk and were continuin their The heard by Reuters said that if the drive could be main tained it would be a serious men ace to the important Vitebsk de fenses guarding the Nazis Smolensl spearhead toward By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April Russian troops were officially de clared today to have killed Germans in repulsing one phase o a Kalinin front counterattack an killed more than more in other engagements over the long fighting Nazi reserves recently arrivec from deep in the rear bolsterec the German lines for the counter attack a few days the Russian information bureau On one small part of the fron the Germans lost sold lers and officers its com munique A strongly fortified community of the Kalinin where opera tions center about Lake wa said to have been captured by Ret army units in fighting that costthe Germans 860 dead anc German lane Broken The Berlin radio said today tanksupported Russian troops hai broken through the German de fense line north of Lake Ilmen anc dislodged advanced detachments but declared the spearhead wa subsequently cut off from supplies and The Moscow radio earlier report ed that two German divisions counterattacking on the Kalinu iront with tanks and planes in sup had been routed after a fierce The Red army stood firm and gave the enemy no chance togain the the Moscow radio The Germans finally after suffering heavy The information perhaps referring to the same engagement said that on a sector of the Kalinir front our units killed up to 90 German soldiers and Russian advices received in London declared the invaders were being flooded out of dug outs and ice forts at many points by even as far north as Len Nine Men Now to Be Available on Each Shift new men will be added to the orster of the Adrian fire depart ment to relieve a shortage of man power it was announced today by Commissioner Louis Germond said that he has notified the civil service commis sion of the need of two men and the commission is expected to re commend two qualified applicants from its waiting list in the next day or Thelist is composed of men who have passed mental and physical tests given by the local In effect one of the two men will be paid for out of city funds and the other will be paid for by the townships although both will be on the city A recent agreement reached between the city commission and the Lenawee County Rural Fire Protective As sociation provides for the payment of a year to the city in re turn for the use of city firemen to man the associations rural truck which is stationed at the Adrian engine This money 5s to be used to hire one of the new For the last several years the shortage of manpower in the Ad rian department has been the ob ject of criticism for insurance in spectors and officials of the state fire marshals While the addition of two men will not bring the department up to recom it is a step in the right Ss rights the department should have J2 mn on each Com missioner Germond said But it will be a long time before that can be brought about because of the The addition of two men will place nine men on each of the departments two The twomen added to the de partment several weeks ago merely keptthe manpower up to its pre vious strength as the result of a new law which provided for additional day off in each 16 working days for every full time fireman in the AUCTIONS April Household auction northeast of Fred auc See on Market April Public auction northwest of Al Xlnehan See on Hartal FROM THE FOX HOLES OF BATAAN Fox holes like these men occupy on the Bataan peninsula gave way before a vastly superior Japan ese the War Department indicated in a Wash ington announcement Ducking Japanese shrapnel here were left to right Capt John Fru Army signal corps photo from Associated For other Bataan turn to page Four Teams Now Organized for Solicitation Goal Is A peace time brigade of 250 workers will march on Adrian next week in an all out attempt to reach a goal of in the 1942 Community Fund For more than a month the fund headed by Russell McAfee and Claude campaign direc has been lining up teams to approach citizens of the city for imds for defense on the home front Thirtyfive workers for the fund were off to a Head start on solici tation this morning with a canvass of the downtown They met at the at oclock for an early bird breakfast and at began their campaign among an estimated 560 Miss Nora national field the spoke Briefly at the bresikfast on the ofthe charging is the duty citi zens of city to support the homefront this more than ever She aid that each organization partici jating in the Community Fund is i vital agency and that all should be made even stronger than in past Claude campaign di announced that employees of two downtown firms have con tributed 100 to the drive and two others are nearihg the 100 then assigned the workers to their districts for the mornings solicitation and gave the procedure or handling The money donated by the peo ile of Adrian is the principal sup aort of five community he Associated the Boy Camp Fire Salvation Army and C A number of the team captains vith special assignments have al eady started their canvass even hough general solicitation doesnt egin until Monday How ard Emery has taken charge of in erviewing industrialists and the leads of large business Leon ierce is at the head of the special gifts and is being as isted by Waldron Douglas Hurlbut and Dwight Turn to Page 2 MacArthur Pays Tribute to Bataan ComradesInArms April 10 General Douglas MacArthur said today of the defenders of Bataan No army has ever done so much with so The supreme hero of Bataans first successful said The Bataan force went out as it would have to the end of its forlorn No army has ever done so much with so Nothing became it more than its last hour of trial and To the weeping mothers of its dead I only say that the sacrificial halo of Jesus of Nazareth has de scended upon their sons and that God has taken them unto The supreme commander wrote this tribute to the Bataan defend ers in his hotel It was read to newspapermen from a ruled sheet of paper on which the words in in the generals own rCaf ClimbsTree To Escape Snow Nearly everyone in Adrian was disgusted with last nights wet snow storm coming as it did when spring was supposed to have the But it is doubtful if anyone was more disgusted than a wet and bedraggled cat that spent the night perched in a tree on the corner of Maple Avenue and North McKenzie Fire man Oren MacQueen rescued the cat from its perch about 25 feet in the air this The usual obpections that cats have in being removed from the high perches were lacking as Pussy was more than willing to be As a result of the weather mans mis Adrian residents wallowed through two inches of snow and slush this The lowest temperature last night was an even 32 At 1 oclock to day the mercury stood at ttie 37 degree FRONT UNCHANGED NEW April 10 ish headquarters indicated today there had been no change in the situation on the Burma front yes summing up developments In acommuniqufi which said mere ly Nothing to Third Draft List The following Lenawee county draft list of men from 20 to 45 years f age who registered for military service February 16 was compiled rom the official records of the county draft The Order Num iers listed here begin three for purposes of sim ilicity The official numbers begin with and continue consecu iveiy to designate them from earlier draft 42 Declares War Production Is Ahead of Schedule SULPHUR April 10 Sam speaker of the said last night the United States now has six times as many soldiers on the battle fronts four General Pershing had after 10 months of the war of and that pro duction of supplies for these troops was running ahead of But despite this bright the Texas Democrat told a unity he did not expect the end of the war in He sketched this outline of arms production More than planes are pour ing out of factories well ahead of tank production is ahead of schedule with one com pany turning out an entire train load and antiaircraft gun production lsv in advance of sched P goals shipping un doubtedly willbe met by summer or early Garand rifles are rolling out of factories by the thou Enough of the latter are available to equip every who needs Rayburn blamed isolationists for reverses in the recalling that as majority leader three years I lost the first battle of The isolationists joined forces to wreck the Presidents and the Navys plan to fortify when they said we could not afford to offend the friendly They defeated this measure in 1939 by 60 and three years later we lost that strategic island to an unscrupulous If we could have fortfied and held Guam and Wake we could have sent bombers to Bataan to aid the matchless MacArthur and his gallant Lack of unity and confidence have hampered the war effort Rayburn costing the nation priceless time and valuable The former can not be but the ground can be he assured the Planes and Equipment Pour ing Into Australia at Ever Increasing Rate WARNING NOTE SOUNDED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April taken the offensive against the Japanese in the air anc well continue to increase George air chief and deputy commander under General Douglas MacArthur in the southwest declared today In an Brett said our only limitation is Brett My plans are clear I was assigned the task of unifying anc commanding allied air The goal of my unified com mand is to smash Japan in the air Of the three forces under Gen eral MacArthurs the allied air force is organizing anc carrying the fight into the enemys Planes and equipment are flow ing here at an everincreasing rate They have to come a long way but they are The machines already in hand ary laying a first class foundation for air war against the Japanese are doing their best to hold the Japanese where they are north of His statement coincided with a warning from Australian Air Min Drakeford that Japans air power has not been diminished and that the turning point for Aus tralias defenders still is to be although Japanese planes were knocked out of action in the past It would be fatal to think that the Japanese have been brought to a halt although Australian and Allied air blows north of Australia in the past month have been spec Drakeford 66 Jap Planes Wrecked In the month up to he 66 Japanese planes were 20 more probably were destroyed and another 40 badly Since nine more enemy bag of two air sweeps yesterday on Rabaul New Britain raised the total of definitely destroyed planes to Prime Minister John evi dently referring toUnited Nations in the Britalnirtivo lost cruisers in the Bayof Bengal andjost ground in calling the war news It urgently makes manifest the formidable task of the United Na tions in this supreme and probably decisive he Nothing less than all we have is enough for The Allies have a duty to each Austral ians have a Now is the time to practice Turn to Page 9 FOOD PRICES UP April 10 If Retail food prices rose per cent from midFebruary to the Labor Department announced to the point where it cost to buy the food which sold for SI a year The increase in the average for all goods was due department to large gains in prices for fruit and canned Substantially higher prices were reported also for short rice and rolled Declines were noted for butter and eggs and some fresh vege New Pickup System Is Arranged In Citys Paper Salvage Campaign irder Serial Name and Address 1 2850 Arthur Blissfield 2 441 Clarence Route Clayton 3 2986 Emerson 999 Winter St 4 3070 Leslie Morenci 5 1817 John Adrian township 6 1103 Francis Raisin township 7 1790 Earl Morenci 8 1584 George 615 Hunt St Adrian 9 176 Raymond 217 Church St 10 1577 1137 Waiiams St 11 1156 Melvin Medina township 12 2309 Leland Palmyra 13 2203 Floyd Route Adrian 14 606 Carl 620 Broad Adrian 15 359 Cosper Medina 16 129 Leo W Tecumseh 17 968 Guy Britton 18 2528 517 Toledo St Order Serial Name and Address 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 2460 Herschel Lon Seneca 1337 Clifford 110 Clinton Adrian 537 Jessie Deerfield 2321 Winston Route Adrian 2978 Russell Clin ton 2402 Fred 317 Maple 2679 Julian Palmyra 2182 Arthur 414 Maple 1218 Journey Clinton 659 Dennis St 1291 Leo 1136 Frank St 30 2681 Harry Rais in township 31 1064 Ernest Seeburg Adrian 32 2236 James Blissfield 33 1831 Ralph Blissfield 34 1423 Eldon Cadmus 35 2464 Frank Clayton 36 244 225 Scott Adrian Turn to DRAFT Page 2 A new system for collecting the waste paper which Adrian resi dents are saving as a part of the national defense effort was an nounced today by members of the city salvage The paper collected in the card oard cartons which already have een distributed will be picked up y a Simplex Paper Corporation truck on a regular weekly sched ule by At the start of the collection about three weeks ago the collections were made by a city because of a shortage of men in the public works department and the press of other especially badly needed street the city trucks and workmen could not to spared to make the collections The cost of collection also was proving to be Officials of the Simplex company have agreed to make the collections on a cost turning all remaining profits over to the Adrian civilian defense council for the purchase of supplies and equipment The company will pay for the paper at the rate of per a rate established by the federal govern ment Collections Begin Monday The new system of collections will be started The paper is to be picked up in designated precincts Wednesday and Friday of each In the event that rain delays the regularly scheduled it will be made the following The precincts have been so arranged that the cartons will be picked up once each Next accord ing to the paper in the fourth precinct will be picked up the collection in the fifth will be Wednesday and the pickup in the sixth is planned As in prtvious Ad rian residents are being asked to place their cartons at the curb on the morning that a collection is scheduled in their Only clean papers are to be placed in the cartons while newspapers and magazines which can be stacked are to be saved president of the Simplex emphasized to day that the entire program will be disrupted if greasy papers and other rubbish is placed in the car He pointed out that only clean paper can be used to make paper that will be of great value in defense Collection Days The paper will be collected ac cording to the following schedule each month until further notice Precinct Monday of each calendar Precinct Wednesday of each Precinct Friday of each Precinct Monday of each Precinct Wednesday of each Precinct Friday of each Precinct Monday of each Precinct Wednesday of each Precinct Friday of each Precinct 10 and Sunnyside Fourth Monday of each Precinct Wednesday of each Precinct 12 and Hoch and Howell Avenue to city limits Fourth Friday of each The committee is com posed of Arthur Gtorge Little and Allen GraybieL Corregidor Still Holds Out Under Heavy Bombardment Bataan Battle Continues BRITISH PLANE Admiralty Denies Jap Claims of Total Victory Battle Off Ceylon By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 10 Britains first aircraft the 23year old has been sunk in Ja pans unabated effort to beat down the sea and air shield against in vasion of but the enemys total claims of victory are too ex the British admiralty said today in a Japanese bomb ers or torpedo the Hermes about 10 miles off a pivot of British strength at the tip of India on the western side of the broad Bay of The loss of the Hermes came soon after the of the heavy Dorsetshire and acknowledged in the same The cruiser losses had seriously crippled protec tion of the sea road to in the loss of the Roy al Navy has been stripped of an other formidable The claimed even greater successes in the intermittent battle which has become perhaps the wars greatest test of seapower versus air A Japanese naval said that besides the a cruiser of the Birming ham class and a cruiser of the Emerald class were sunk yesterday off Trincomalee naval To this the London admiralty countered The Japanese claim to have sunk cruisers off Trincomalee is Yesterday the Japanese claimed 21 merchant vessels and the two cruisers had been sunk in Indian Ocean operations up to April Todays claim added the two a a patrol vessel and six other ships to the Japanese list of but of these the British confirmed only the Japan ese said also that a cruiser of the Leander class was dam Turn to SEA Page 9 JAP PtM Narrowly Miss One Down Four Enemy Planes April 10 OP roaring over the Indian Ocean in a determined hunt for the floating lair of Japanese bombers which have raided Ceylon and narrowly missed an enemy aircraft carrier with bombs and shot down four planes during an engagement with a Japanese the British reported to near misses on one aircraft a communiug Some of our aircraft are The total bag of Japanese planes accounted for in the communique was 18 destroyed or 14 of them from a large force of bomb ers and fighters which attacked British naval base on for the first time The communique said six Jap anese planes were destroyed for six others probably de stroyed and two damaged in the Trincomalee The Japanese damaged harbor and airdrome buildings in the t was There were few casualties among the dockyard civil and naval the communique There were no civilian casualties and no damage to the town Beyond the brief reference in he communique to the attack on the enemy the British ave no details of that Long Russian Winter Over By EDDY GILMORE April 10 long Russian winter is over offi the ice in the Vol ga River here began breaking up last night with thundering cracks which we though at first were an tiaircraft A Russian friend and I were sit ting in the hotel when it first came Whats that I Sounds like antiaircraft he Lets go out and We dashed though the pausing ask the girl at the But shedidnt know and from her worried we surmised she thought it might be AA in the still it was going on more We looked for searchlights or shell There were What are the guns shooting at we asked an old Have you heard a plane he Its lyod tronulsya the ice is on the Lyod gasped my Why is Of laughed the old No matter what the calen dar no matter what the weather bureau we know winter is Lyod Far over my friend the Zhigiili Moun tain people hear It means the long bitter fight against the ele ments is We heard it resound all along the river as we went Submarines Defy Convoys Destroyer Escort 10 in one casedefying a convoys destroyer have sunk four more Axis schooners and two supply in the the Admiral ty announced One of the a commu was laden with sugar and other stores bound for the Axiss chief supply port in Both supply ships were reported sent down Jya submarine com manded by which slipped up on a con voy despite its warship ramming home two torpedoes on one large supply ship arid also sinking of medium in the same IF m Special to Tie Telegram April Reed of Route is in a semiconscious condition at the Bianchard hospital here as the re sult of an accident at oclock yesterday afternoon in which his delivery truck was struck by a Wabash passenger He is suffering from apossible skull frac The accident happened a mile north and two and a half miles west Morenci as Reed was driving The train was going east to Members of the Blissfield post of the state police who investigated the accident said that they were unable to learn now the accident The train dragged it for 15 feet before it was thrown dear of the track into a The track was Hospital attendants described Reeds condition as fair to Expect Demand An End To Interference With War Effort By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April creased public pressure for legisla tion to lengthen the work slash production profits and elim jiate extravagance and waste in he war effort was forecast today by congressional leaders gauging domestic reaction to the military defeat on Almost without In ormed foresaw mount ing public irritation against any obstruction to the production pro attitude one veteran senator said could be attributed to the general feeling that while the epple should not interfere in mili ary they had a prime re ponsibility for allout Senator George said he jelieved Americans on the home ront feel it is time for major sacri In my George told the American people are in a frame of mind where they are not going to tolerate anything more than the most reasonable of wages or They are going to demand that everybody work a full 48 hour week at regular that profits be held to a minimum and that waste and inefficiency be elim George has advocated voluntary suspension of the law requiring overtime payjlor all work over 40 hours declared for a spec ial war profits Senator Pepper said the loss of Bataan to the Japanese ought to remove any impediment that has existed to the full mobili zation of the countrys manpower and resources in the war effort who advocates overall government control of wages and said he thought the admin istration ought to take the lead in calling for equal Sacrifices from labor and capital in an allout pro duction Turn to Page 3 Doubt That Many of on Peninsula Were Able to Escape By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April regidor fortress was believed today to be holding out under the tor ment of heavy air and the Japanese acknowledged that fighting was still going on in Bataan A Tokyo broadcast said dor guns put up a furious barrage against Japanese bombers which twice attacked the island strong hold yesterday and set fires that spread a smoke curtain over Ma nila In the face of previous Japanese claims that American and Filipino troops on Bataan had asked for a the Japanese Domei news agency said at 5 Eastern War Time that hostilities there were still in The latest official indication yes was that the stronghold had not and late last night commercial radio companies were still taking messages the em battled It was confirmedat San Francisco that radio commu nication with the fortress was be ing The capital waited anxiously for definite official word of the situa tion and looked for sudden blows elsewhere by Japanese forces re leased the ending of the Battle of Washington read into Japanese announcements themselves a story of staunch re sistance by the Corregidor garrison despite thunderous punishment from the the Japanese news agen broadcast a claim last night that the Bataandefenders had begged for a halt in hostilities after six days of fierce Japanese The dispatch was dated Thursday and said of the conditions of not ryet it known jet whether the Japanese forceshave decided to ac cept the Page 2 LAKEffi RESORTS Detroit Covered With Three Inches of Slush By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Detroits heaviest April snowfall since weather bureau officials even since Michigans largest city with three inches of slush demoralizing metro politan while high waves pounded Lake Erie resorts south of the causing undetermined Reports indicated that the snow was confined to the southeastern portion of the chiefly along Lakes Erie and but it ex tended westward as far as Battle Creek and It was a clear day in Grand Rapids and Muske Lowlying sections of the Lake Erie between Monroe and were Parts of ten miles south of Mon were reported under water and the resort community was with out lights or power from 11 until 4 Wind uprooted a which broke a main wire in Turn to Page 3 Late Bulletins April 10 President Roosevelt disclosed today in connection with studies for mobilization of man power for war the government was considering voluntary registra tion for all women 18 to 65 years April 10 Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright reported to President Roosevelt today from Corregidor that our flag on this beleagured island fortress still April 10 The War Department reported to day that American torpedo boats sank a Japanese cruiser in the central Philippines but that on Peninsula fighting apparently had April 10 5V The Navy reported today that a torpedo accidentally discharged from a motor torpedo boat in Nar ragansett Bay had struck the a ton naval cargo yesterday April 10 Red army will liquidate the German army In Russia In Russian vice commissar for foreign affairs told his press conference adding that United States supplies are reaching the Russian forces and are being used to make Xazi   

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