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Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 13, 1942, Adrian, Michigan ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer Wcmfiur Oetalli am Two APRIL 1942 PRICErS JAP NAVAL Consists of 3 Heavy Cruisers and Destroyers ADMIT CRUISERS ARE LOST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April least three Japanese five aircraft a number of light and heavy cruisers and several flotillas of destroyers are operating in the Bay of an official British spokesman declared Presence of these large Japanese naval forces athwart the vital Allied lines of communication be tween India and Australia was dis closed by the spokesman in a statement on the loss of the British cruisers Dorsetshire and Cornwall and the aircraft carrier announced last The Japanese battleships were said to include one modernised type mounting 16inch The spokesman said he could not make any statement concerning the disposition of the British fleet In this which is under com mand of Sir James without disclosing information useful to the It is quite the spokes man to afford continuous airj protection by shorebased or car rierborne aircraft to all British ships at Sight Jap Forces In announcingthe size of the Japanese naval unit operating hi the Bay of he said On April 4 superior Japanese naval forces which entered the Indian ocean observed steering toward These forces comprised at least three including one modernized 15inch gun Nag ato and five aircraft together with a number of heavy BATAAN SUCCESS FREES TROOPS FOR NEW EFFORT PHILIPPINE ISLANDS GUAM HAWAIIAN ISLANDS Allied strategists studied reports from all fronts attack on Russia 2 a grandscale thrust at Hawaii for clues as to how Japan will use the troops 3 invasion of Australia 4 an attempt to clean up released from the Philippine Among the possi bilities discussed in Washington were 1 A surprise the China war quickly 5 a reinforced drive into Burma and and light cruisers and destroyer Several air attacks were deliver ed on the harbors of Colombo and Trlncomalee As an the attacking aircraft suffered heavy losses at both places from British fighter protection and from antiaircraft Turn to Page 2 Skull Fracture In Collision Special to Tlit Telegram April 68 years died at 8 oclock last night In the Hillsdale hospital of injuries suffered two hours earlier in an automobile ac cident a mile east of North Yeagley was thrown from his car when It collided at an intersec tion with one driven by Stanley Gibbs of Manitou He suf fered a skull fracture and never regained Yeagley suffered a possible skull both legs were broken and a number of ribs were She is in a critical condi tion in the Hillsdale Their daughter Kathryn who was riding in the back seat suffered a scalp and an injured foot She was treated at the Hillsdale hospi tal and then was brought to her Gibbs and George Preston also of Manitou Beach who was riding with him were treated for minor and Yeagley and daughter had been visiting friends at Moscow and Jerome and were on their way home when the ac cident Yeagley is survived by the widow Lena three daughters a teacher in the Hudson high a student at Michigan State Normal College in and one son Robert of two four brothers Clyde and Arthur of John of South Bend and Ola of The funeral will be held Wednes day afternoon at 2 oclock in the home with the Wright of Hillsdale The burial will be in the Waldron Unions to Waive Over time In War Industries By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April cates of restrictive labor legislation served notice today that only an agreement by unions to waive over time pay for a 48hour work week in war industries would swerve them in their efforts to forcea con gressional showdown on this ques tion next Senator ConnaUy DTex paved the way for such a showdown by inviting those of different ideas to argue their case if he is success ful in bringing before the Senate his bill to permit the government to take over strikebound war freezing working conditions and labor relations in such Connally predicted a majority of his colleagues would vote to con sider the measure when the ques tion comes up next Tum to Pafe Adrian Qualifies for for Improvement Work Adrian College has qualified for the Kresge Foundation conditional grant by raising 500 and the first check from the foundation for has been received Samuel Harrison said The first announcement of the grant was made last September after Harrison met with the foundations trustees in Detroit on September The conditions of the grant spec ify that of the money is to be used for remodeling and reha bilitation work and the founding of the college approximately onehalf of which was completed last For every collected from the pledges which total the Kresge Foundation will pay the college The check which ias just been received is the foundations payment for the first college rom Other sums will be sent the college on the same Remodeling work on Science Hall to make it the college library is already The sum of has been specified in the conditions for the library re new library equipment and new Orders are now being placed for new library equipment and for fixtures for the new physics lab oratory which in time will be loused in North Hall where the administration offices The administration offices will be mov ed to the rooms which now house the A total of has been set aside in the grant for this We will have a library that is as modern and as fine as any col lege library in the Harrison told the student body at a chapel service this and our physics laboratory will be equally as The college pres ident also said that he expects de lays in the arrival of equipment due to war priorities and it is therefore impossible to state just when the remodeling would be en tirely Report Duce In State Of Collapse April 13 A special correspondent of the Daily Mail on the Italian frontier cabled today that Premier Mussolini was found in a state of complete prostration when examined by a The dispatch said During the n Duce sobbed then burst into hysterical The specialist said Mussolini had lost all control of himself and no longer was able o manage his affairs as dictator of which now are reported in a chaotic Civilian Truck Output Halted April 13 The War Production Board over the weekend ordered all produc tion of trucks for civilian use halt ed after present quotas are com In other the board Prohibited the manufacture of rubber blowout shoes as an un economical form of tire Forbade the lease or option of used electric generating equip ment and used steam boilers without specific government This order applies to manufac dealers and all other persons with such equipment in their Equipment worth less than a unit is exempt Producers of medium trucks will have until April 30 to close down their assembly while manu facturers of heavy trucks must fin ish by May Production of light trucks stopped last February WPB officials estimated when all truck production finally some medium and heavy vehicles will have been man ufactured since January com pared with about produced during the first three months of last All trucks produced between now and the shutdown date will be froz en subject to ration AUCTIONS April north of Victor See on Market April Household auction northeast of Fred auc See on Market April northwest of Hud Victor See on Market April Public auction northwest of Al Linehan aucUoneer on Market See General Solicitation In Drive for Will Begin Tomorrow More andwjainen who expect to devote most of their jme this week for the 1942 Community Fund drive will gather at the Methodist Church at oclock tonight for a kickoff This years goal has been set at and the solicitors inten tions to aim high and perhaps ov ershoot their mark were put into symbolic from today in front of Lhe city A white and Dlue cannon was erected on the lawn and aimed toward a white airplane placed near the top of the The figure is marked on the and the pro gress of the campaign this week will be recorded by a red bullet moving along a wire from the gun to the Llewellyn Garrison constructed and set up the cannon and plane as his contribution to e Community The bullet today carried the fig ure This is the amount raised by campaigners in the downtown area Friday and Satur A total of 288 store employ ees contributed in cash or signed pledges during these two Judge Arthur Rathbun will give the keynote speech at the din ner tonight Other speakers will be Russell Claude Porter and the Edward John and Nix on will furnish the music and will community The workers for the who are divided into five teams for the eneral will be seated at marked with a color to identify The industrial bat talion will also be seated at a spe cial Park Rogers is in charge of all arrangements for the The women of Harry Hun gerfords Circle of will serve the Flowers for the tables are being provided by the Girls Training Three organization dinners are planned for this one to light and others Wednesday and all at 6 oclock at the Methodist pledge cards and general plans will be issued tonight At the other dinners the progress of the cam paign will be Reports on precampaign solici tation will be given by the workers who have handled special assign ments hi the last two or three ELEVEN ARE LOST IN Half Dozen Others Led to Safety By Grooms AprillS windwhipped blaze burned a 36 stall stable to the ground at Beulah Park race track early de stroying possibly eleven horses as three grooms led half a dozen oth ers to Track Superintendent Jack Yer ian estimated loss at more than including valuation on the He said about 18 horses were quartered in the frame Richard one of the was hospitalized for sec ond degree burns to the face and The grooms slept in the The origin of the fire not determined Chief O Rumfield of the suburban Grove City fire department said the en tire roof of the 8 barn was ablaze and about to fall when we While all horses that werenot identified Rumfield that carcasses indicated eleven were lost Grove Citys volunteer firemen aided by spectators who carriec buckets of concentrated ef forts on preventing the flames from spreading to adjoining barns The 8 barn was one of ten in a With Beulah Park scheduled to open a 25day spring meeting May nearly 300 horses are stabled Many were shipped from Oaklawn Hot Ark after recent The destroyec horses were owned BRITISH E Late Bulletins April IS The Supreme Court upheld today by a 4 to 4 vote a circuit court de cision that it is libelous to charge a public official with This action was taken on a libel suit brought by Representative Martin Sweeney DOhio against the Schnectady Un ion Publishing Sweeney claimed to have been libeled by statements published in the Schenectady Union Star that he was opposing the appointment of Emcrich Hurt Freed as federal district judge at Cleveland on the ground that Freed was a Former Social Security Chief Charged With Embezzlement SMALUAP BOATS ieep Enemy Raiders So High That Bomb Damage Is Not Serious SEVERAL ON FIRE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April Var Department reported today hat gunners sank a number of small Japanese boats and kept enemy air raiders so high wer the Philippine Island fortress hat bomb damage in a series of new raids caused only minor dam A communique said the Japanese raats were in the harbor of he ishing village of Mariveles at the ip of the abandoned ieveral were set afire In addition o those communication be ween Corregidor and Cebu was cut off for thepast 48 so Lieu enant General Jonathan Wain ivright was unable to report on the efforts to beat off an invasion of he central Philippine more han 300 miles south of The communiqufe reported be latedly the sinking by enemy ac ion of two Army freight the Liberty and the both ol which went down in the southwest The Liberty was torpedoed by enemy submarine January 11 when 12 miles from No lives were The vessel was beached and 53 crew men and one passenger ivere rescued by Dutch some being flown to and others to The Meigs was sunk February 19 April 13 ifficials expressed confidence today hat Philip Callahan of De former director of the State Bureau of Social would surrender here in the course of the lay to answer charges of embezzle ment in the postage stamp The 45yearold Detroit who was named to the social se curity post by Governor Frank Fitzgerald in 1939 and resigned two years has been accused of embezzling in stamps from his former department Attorney General Herbert who announced Saturday night that he had obtained a war rant against said he understood the former social se curity official would surrender to State and city police had been unable to f ind him in Hell probably turn up Monday when he can arrange Rush ion We havent had any word rom him but Im confident hell be n Rushton said that Callahan was expected to appear in the mu nicipal court of Judge Louis The embezzlement Sushton was a result of his investigation of the disappearance of in stamps from the social security 9 Counts in Warrant Nine counts are contained in the Rushton Each ac cuses Callahan of having converted a large number of postage stamps in a bombing raid on the harbor of Themaster Captain died later ol One crew member was killed and eight were Turn to Page 2 April 13 expectedly free after months o captivity in enemy prison camps some of the wounded Britons jus enchanged for Britishheld Italian prisoners rested today on the broac terrace of a fine military hospital overlooking the They told how they penned up for with waning patience and hope while the details of the first of the were worked They told of their jubilation they were back in British Most of them had been prisoners since the big Nazi push in Libya last We were like kids at a Christ mas party when we boarded the Llandovery one tough ser geant described the scene aboard the British transfer There were beer and food We didnt know what to go for And news Another sergeant told of having received the news of Moscows gradually the truth seeped he it still will take a bit of time to get our Although some of the men were hesitant about talking of their ex periences because of possible reper cussions in their mates still held and despite the fact that they were rounded up from scattered they gave the general impression of May Send Special Message to Congress On It April 13 President Roosevelt got down to spade work today on the issue o checking an anc there indications he woult message to Con gress on the subject within a fort night While it was emphasized thai final decisions had not been reached on the method of attacking inflation and the corollary prob lems of credit wages and Roosevelt had only two appointments and the White House said he would restrict en gagements for the rest of the week so as to have an opportunity to do much spade work along the lines that he gave at a recent press con Presidential Secretary Stephen Early would not thai any one thing like taxes or the broader question of inflation was coming into special At his press conference Friday Roosevelt admitted the admin istration was mapping a general plan against although he said it had not yet Behind the scenes conferences have been in and more were likely this hi an effor to bring administration officials concerned with the inflation dange into unanimity of opinion on com bative steps before laying them before the Congress or the publii Among the points of attack against inflation understood to be under consideration are restrictions on wage boosting the tax bill beyond the level now freezing al prices or imposing a ceiling on greater curtailment of re tail credit control and installment more stringant ration ing of scarce goods and commodi and perhaps compulsory sav ings through investments in war savings Congressional action would be of on on compulsory savings and perhaps on wage In any the administration might desire con gressional sanction of wage restric even though it might not legally be Such far reaching steps are being steps which would affecl the pocketbooks and living stand ards of all that it was con sidered not at all unlikely that the President might follow up a mes sage to Congress with a fireside chat to the In the on he has laid the prob lem before his General Motors Officials Accused Of Mismanagement arid Waste NEW all of New era Judge Vincent Leibell late Saturday ordered eight present or former General Motors including Alfred Sloan chair man of the board of directors Juni us George Whitney and Donaldson to reimburse the company to the amount of 044 and interest at they had received through improper management wasted cor porate assets and unauthorized stock The district court decision cli maxed a suit brought by three mi nority Mrsl Augusta Daniel Hirschman andi Judge Leibell methods used to calculate bonuses paid the but saidthe amounts could not beconsiderec excessive because of the competi tion in the automobile Industry for first class Hesafe in the casejof the formation of the General Motors Management Cor the medium for distribut ing the stockholders were not fully informed of all Judge Leibell decided executives must make reimbursement for the following transactions Page o his own purposes after taking themfrom the We have evidence that one other took stamps from the department but that case is noth ng very Rushton We also are investigating other eports whichihay show where the Jther of missing stamps vent The social security which administers state old age assistance and aid to dependent buys housands of dollars in stamps each year and distributes it to the coun ies on their A federal lUdit disclosed the disappearance of the in denistry graduate if the University of Michigan and the Colorado College of Dental went to Detroit when he was 16 years Known as the boy he was elected o the Detroit city council when he vas He became known in poll ics through advocacy of old age He is a native of Las By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April Fourteen Navy fliers perish ed yesterday when two big PBY 5A patrol bombers crashed anc burned near each other in the Livermore A fifteenth man with out serious The crackups occurred in foggy weather as the giant landandsea ships were flying on an undisclosed mission at a point about 30 miles southeast of their base at the Ala meda naval air The 12th naval district headquar ters in San Francisco released this list of the dead Plane Frank Fernald Edward Denney James aviation ma chinists 1st class Henry aviation ma chlnUtSyvmatet class Roscoe El radio 1st class Robert 2nd class Olliff aviation chief ma chinists Plane Lieut Loren Morris Charles 1st class Algie aviation machin ists 2nd class Robert aviation chief radioman Beanjamin aviation 3rd The navy withheld the names the other two one man from each until the next of kin could be The sole survivor was Earl aviation machinst 1st He was flung cleat when plane 2 and was found walking about suffering only from cuts and by rescue crews reachinj the After emergency treat he was transferred to th naval hospital at Mare Naval officers said Patrick evi dently was in the rear of the plant and was flung through a break in the fuselage when the crash oc Plane 1 carried eight men to their deaths when it struck a fence and plowed up a furrow on a cat tie ranch 10 miles outside of Liver Plane 2 crashed near the top of a hill some three miles awa from the scene of the other crack Witnesses said the ship missed clearing the hill by only 20feet plane dug a furrow 60 fee long and burst into The planes were equipped with retractable landing gear and could come down on land as well as C I Reds Record Series of Week End Triumphs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April Russian extracting all pos sible aid from were report ed today to have changed the course of floodwaters and washed the Ger mans out of a fortified village in one of a series of triumphs re corded by Russia during the week Dispatches from the rain drenched front said the engineers German guns and dug trenches through which the flooc surged upon enemy as the waters swept over the Germans in this so is a wave of confidence in ultimate triumph sweeping over the Soviet Optimistic Russians give three reasons for their confidence They believe the expected spring offensive will be their of Page OFF ATLANTIC 127 Lost In Area Since Pearl Harbor Attack NEW April 13 Twelve officially announced ship sinkings on this side of the Atlan tic last week brought to 127 the acknowledged total of losses in the area since Pearl Nine of the victims were Amer ican vessels the others one each of Brazilian and Norwe gian Enemy submarines hi eastern U waters during the week sen nine merchantmen to the bottom for a war total of 23 one in the Caribbean boosted that total to 30 none off Canada left its total 23 and two off South America mad its war figures The latest announced by the Navy was that o a mediumsized Norwegian craf torpedoed early last Tuesday off the east One crewman was but the other 49 were landed safely at A Mother Dies at Sea April 13 13 days a young mother and threeyearold child drifted at sea in an open life huddled with treme 11 other survivors for meager pro tection from wind and as the child whimpered Turn to Page 2 abaul Principal Target Raided for Fourth Suc cessive Day KOEPANG BOMBED ANEW By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April mounting Allied air gathered momentum during the week end in a series of fierce as saults which left a trail of des truction today in Japanese bases stretching from Timor to the Solo mon islands along a vast mile arc north of this Principal target of the offensive was New which ivas raided yesterday for the fourth successive The Allied raiders also struck again yesterday at the Japanese airdrome at oftbombed capital of Dutch Dispatches from Port New said pilots returning from yesterdays raid upon Rabaul reported they had left a large Japa nese ship burning in the harbor after scoring a direct hit on her stern and several near This assault wrote a sequel to a heavy attack Saturday on Rabaul 3y a large formation of big United States bombers and carried out at low altitude in the face of violent antiaircraft The formation split into three units which hit an airdrome 12 miles from another near the city and shipping in tha After dropping their bomb loads the Allied planes raced over their targets again and sprayed tha ground with machinegun The Saturday attack upon Rab aul coincided with raids on on the northeastern coast of in the Solomon islands to the At a Flying Fortress bombers pounded Japanese gun emplacements and destroying a num ber of grounded The es corting Australian fighters were credited with downing two Japa nese planes which attempted to break up the raid and damag ing four Lenawee Supervisors Wil Elect Lenawee countys new board o which is new only in the sense that another fiscal year is will report for the an nual April session at 1 oclock to morrow afternoon in the super visors room at the court The membership on the board i unchanged from last all the township supervisors having been returned to office in last week The only business on the super visors besides the routine handling of county will be that of reorganizing for the com ing The item will be the election of a new chairman tc succeed Merrill Taylor of Wood stock If the board follows its usual the new chairman will b Howard of whi was vice chairman last After election of the chairman the new vice chairman will be Probably on the following the new chairman will name the various The ses sion probably will be brought to an end GET ACTUAL IRK Having completed the classroom portion of their the citys 100 auxiliary firemen enrolled under the civilian defense program are getting a chance to put the knowledge into practice this week All classes are meeting at the en gine house at the regular das Chief Jack Hawley has asked that the volunteers appear in old clothes which will not be damaged by wresting fire hose one of the other tasks to be per The first of the classes which met this morning went to Watei Street with the departments 750 gallon pumper where they were given practice in attaching hose to a hydrant and directing the power ful streams of In practice the water is pumped into the near by River Other outdoor practice sessions planned this spring by Chief Haw ley will include extensive ladde drills and other fire fighting tac tics which are to be learned jus hi EARTHQUAKE REGISTERED NEW Aril 13 Fordham University seismograp registered slight earthquake shocks at and The center of the dis turbance was placed at about miles in an unspecified direction from ARE 11 WE Docks Bombed At which is nearly miles from Tokyo and at the ex treme end of Japans expanded communication the Allied raiders were reported to have bombed docks and harbor Initial Allied raids yesterday did not mention the destruction of any Japanese planes in air From communi and semiofficial it was calculated that at least 28 enemy planes had been destroyed or seriously damaged during the two preceding Army Minister Francis Forde re turned from a tour of training camps and declared the whole Australian nation must be organ ized to meet an immediate attack from a ruthless am satisfied from personal spections of troops in Australian and American he that the men are fired with en thusiasm and determination that must meet success if they are backed up by the whole There is not a minute to be lost in our war production factories and in the coal mines of Australia if we are to produce our maximum war He said his visits to various camps have given a feeling great confidence in the ability our army to deal with an attempt ed invasion or take the offensive at the proper Theres a growing spirit of of fense and riithlessness in the quickened by the threat COMMERCIAL PLANES ARE TAKEN OVER Br WAR DEPARTMENT April 13 OP The War Departments action in taking over approximately 25 per cent of the nations commercial airliners Saturday for war use was described by department heads as reducing domestic airline service to the minimum deemed essential to the war The latest figures credit the commercial airlines with about 340 Twentyfive per cent of that number would be Since the war began the army has re ceived at least 30 transports from operating including a fleet of five Transcontinental and Western The newest acquisition from pri vate operators will be ac cording to the War for carrying military supplies and personnel only to such points and at such times as may be necessi tated by military They will be operated under di rection of the commanding general of the Air Service It was emphasized that the armys action represented an ac ceptance of the offer of the air lines of the United States par ticipate In the war effort Key airline the de partment will be encouraged to stay at their posts as the most effective and patriotic un and this country in dicates it requires them in the armed HAS AIR RAID WARNINGS April 13 air raid warnings were sounded last night in the Vichy radio said 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