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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 15, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Unseasonably Warm Weather Put Two APRIL 1942 PRICE 3 AIR FORCE ATTACKS PHILIPPINES Flight of B17s and B25s Un der Command of Former Selfridge Commandant DAMAGE IS EXTENSIVE Bombers Trans ports Damaged and Sunk Hangars Demolished By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITED STATES ARMY Head quarters in April 15 Thirteen big American bombers operating from Australia made smashing attacks on Japanese bas es and shipping at Davao and Batangas in the Philip pine Islands Monday and it was announced The communique said enemy docks and were destroyed and damaged in an American air attack in the Philip pines area April 13 and The flight consisted of three BlTs and 10 B25s under personal command of Ralph Nichols Cebu and Davao were At a Japanese cargo ship presumably carrying military supplies was The entire spectacular raid was accomplished with the loss of only one and its crew was The bombers had hardly come to a standstill on the runway on returning to their base somewhere In Australia when Rush representing the United Nations air George rushed up and handed General Royce the Dis tinguished Flying as direct ed by President Roosevelt The DFC also was awarded to CoL John Hubert Davies of and Capt Frank The raiders destroyed three Jap anese transports at Cebu and hit two others struck two transports and probably sank one at Davao shot down three Japanese planes and damaged several others on the ground destroyed hangars and damaged runways at Nichols Field near and did considerable damage to the announce ment At Nichols at aangars were destroyed and run ways the announcement At in the southern part Mindanao one bomber ivas destroyed and several were damaged two transports were hit and one was probably one seaplane was shot down and two others were Troop con centrations were attacked and docks and warehouses At in the central group of islands where the Japanese have made their most recent attempts at three transports were sunk and two others were hit In addition there were several near misses on other three planes were shot down and several were damaged on the Con siderable damage also was done to the It was the first striking action to make good MacArthurs declaration upon his arrival in Aus tralia from the Philippines less than a month ago I came through and I will Turn to Page 9 A Major Now Major Chandler Bond The War Department announces the promotion of Chandler Bond of Adrian to the rank of ma jor of Major Bond left Adrian in September 1940 as cap commanding B of the 126th About a year ago he was assigned to an advanced training course for officers at Fort and after its comple tion he returned to the In recent months he has been supply officer of that regiment INjl First General Report Is Set for Tonights Meeting Additional pledges to the Adrian Community Fund brought the sec ond day total of the drive to Claude campaign direc announced this Most of this amount is the result of fur ther reports of solicitation in the downtown which is not yet Results of solicitation of Adrian the residential and the industHalemployees wil be announced tonight at the mid way campaign dinner at the Meth odist Church at 6 oclock There will be no speakers at the banquet tonight but the majors and captains of the various teams will submit the results of two days of All workers who attend the dinners pay for the meals out of their own A group of high school musicians under the direction of Paul Rain ier will provide music for the pro gram tonight Slushy Footing Impedes War On Russian Front April 15 footing generally re stricted fighting on the NaziSoviet front but the government announced that new engagements on the central and Leningrad fronts had cost the Germans A Russian information bureau communique broadcast from Mos cow said invadere were killed within 48 hours in the Leningrad Red army men were report ed to have killed 400 and disrupted the 4S8th German infantry regi ment in a night engagement at the Without the information bureau said a number of inhabited localities were occupied in offen sive operations against the Ger mans on several sectors Hats Off To Dan Completes 40 Years as Policeman Bj FRED THOMPSON By today should be some tort of a holiday in Adrian because It was on this date just 40 years April that Dan Grear joined the Adrian police Since that day Dan has become a beloved fixture at the police sta his ability and steadfastness earning him promotion to the rank of captain of the night Dur ing those 40 years venerable officer has seen Adrian change from hitching rails from blacksmith shops to filling from saloons to beer gar and from horses to dented During those years nearly every type of experience that canbefall a law enforcement officer has come to bis lot Others Dan Stays The service that Dan has given to residents through those long years has been on a plane so high it couldnt be touched by po litical He has mained through the numerous changes in administration of police Today he is the oldest city employee inpoint of During the last few weeks Dan has been missing from his post at the deskof the police station from where he has directed the protec tion of the sleeping city for so A heart ailment has made it neces sary for him to remain quietly at home on the orders of his physician and it is probable that Dan will not Captain Dan Grear able to be at his nightly post regularly in the In 40 years of living at reDan has had his share of hair rais Of they with nightlygun bat fles with desperate criminals be cause law enforcementin Adrian doesnt come to that But there are plenty of incidents above the hum drum daily Turn to 7 JJ BE MAILS Weekly Accused of Violating Espionage Act by Attack ing War Effort APRIL 29 HEARING SET By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 15 Accused of violating the espionage act by making a substantial con tribution to a systematic and un scrupulous attack upon the war ef the national Social today faced the possibility of being barred from the Postmaster General Frank Walker late yesterday ordered the Royal postmaster to submit all future issues to the de partments solicitor for determina tion as to their mailability pend ing a hearing April 29 on whether the papers mailing privileges should be The Charles who helped found the weekly in 1936 but who said he no longer is its owner or chal lenged Attorney General Francis Biddle to summon me to Washing ton to defend it author of the charges against the declared in a letter to Walker that it had mir rored the enemy propaganda war being waged against this country from As early as Biddle there appeareda striking similarity between Social Justice themes and Axis In its issue of that he whole portions of a made on 1935 by Propaganda Minister Goebbels were published in Social Justice as an original ar ticle with but a few words changed here and there and with no credit ing or other identification of the Turn to Page 9 4 Michigan Firms Named in Byrd Report April 15 Eight manufacturing including four in com prised the list of plants reported by Senator Byrd in formation from the being affected by slowdowns delaying The who made the list public said the navys records indicated that the slow downs in five plants were attribut able entirely to Labor was partly responsible in the other he All the Senator Byrd have important navy He said he received his information from the Assistant Secretary of the Production he ranged from 25 to 90 per Senator who termed slow downs more reprehensible than a complete cessation of said the list had been supplied him for the week ending April The he described the Mich igan plants as follows Turn to Page 3 Our Sins Find Us Out A first hand story of how Lena wee county officials worked a rac ket with arrested bootleggers dur ing prohibition days 16 years ago iias been brought back from Spring The story was told by the pro prietor of a restaurant in the Il linois capital while two Lenawee county men were eating in his res So youre from Lenawee coun the restaurant man Thats a nice I spent a cou ple of days there about 16 years the county But theyre smart people up there in Lenawee I You I was a bootlegger in those One day I was picked up and put in the Lenawee county jail on a bootlegging They took my stock and held my car for a while before they let me go on a Thats where they were They got the and then encouraged me to jump the bail so they could make some extra It was more they could make by putting me in jail for 90 days and boarding It was a good idea and Ive got nothing against They were working a racket and so was I which made us Forfeited bail money from the sheriffs department goes into the countys general The two men who heard the story were Sheriff Roscoe Scott arid Prosecutor Lawrence Ham mond who were in Springfield get extradition papers for a fugi IN OPEN LIFEBOAT ON ATLANTIC Relations Near Rupture Point Victims of a Palm Sunday torpedoing and sinking of an American freighterpassenger ship man an oar together in one end of a lifeboat which drifted at sea 13 days before a naval vessel rescued the survivors and landed them at One survivor covers his head with a apparently to avoid This picture was taken by Miss Anna a Swiss one of the Supervisors Meet to Organize for Years Work Albert veteran Te cumseh township was elected unanimously to the chair man ship of the Lenawee county board of supervisors at reor ganization meeting aft ernoon at the court Jacob Moore of Deerfield township was elected vice chairman of the The new board remains un changed from lastyears ev ery member having been successful hi the recent township As a the few organizational matters were disposed of whSse electioivvras expectedbecatise1 of the boards usual practice of elevating the vice chairman of the Howard pledged his best efforts during his term of You hear much criticism of the board of supervi sors these days and much of it is he said to the But I believe that the board as a whole is It is the very backbone of our The only other item of business to come before the board yester day was a resolution proposed by Mayor Lundahl that the chairman appoint a to investigate the possibilities of or ganizing a health department in the The motion was adopt While there were no new faces at the meeting there were a number of John Calhoun of Deerfield who is back for his 30th term of office was given an ovation by Calhoun replied by stating that he intendsthis year to be his last on the the new chairman is beginning his Uth term as a Turn to Page 6 Slaughtered By the Says Red Star April 15 Red Star dispatch alleged today that German machinegun squads had slaughtered women and children near including all Jews and relatives of Red army commanders and state employees at the Sea of Azov The date was not Money and valuables were taken from the victims and they were lined up before antitank trenches in group of the newspaper ac count With the first hundreds fell into the it Some wounded tried to crawl away from the heap of but they were shot Is Seeking Submarine Supremacy April 15 new submarine con struction program to give the United States the underseas strik ing power for a crippling blow at Japans long Pacific supply route is being presented to The program provides for tons of undersea which would allow for more than 100 of the present cruiser type sub Sixtyfive of this type already have been authorized under the 1940 supplementary pro an iiouncedryesterday ducing for pro but said that for reasons of naval strategy he would not di vulge the number of undersea craft to be built under its It will go a long he toward providing supremacy for the United States in underseas war if we havnt already got Success of American submarines now operating in the Pacific and Indians Oceans against Japanese troops and supply convoys was be lieved to have led to the develop ment of the new Sub marine commanders have reported sinking or damaging 58 Japanese naval and supply As new submarines come into American admirals would have the undersea strength to use the same wolfpack tactics against the Japanese which the Germans have used against Atlantic con The United Nations have been able to keep ahead of these sinkings with their huge ship building The are believed to have limit ed shipbuilding facilities and there fore to be especially vulnerable to protracted submarine Strike at German Bases With in and Behind Crowing Coastal Defenses 11 RAF BOMBERS LOST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April large fires were left burning after Brit ish bombers attacked industrial ob jectives in the Ruhr last night fo the sixth time since April thi air ministry reported indicating thi deVscoDsvofthenights an nounced 11 bomberswere missing The ministry said a force of bombers took part in the Ruhr Hitting at Nazi bases within ani behind Hitlers growing coastal de the ministry said its bomb ers pounded docks at Le Havre and airdromes in the occupied zone High winds prevailed when thi squadrons headed across the chan nel and the French beach areas where thousands of workers ani German soldiers are laboring upon new Turn to Page 9 Measure Also Would Suspend 40Hour Curb Union Activity By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April strong signs of Administration op position to any profit restrictions at this the House Naval Committee went to work today on projected legislation which tenta tively called not only for a limit on war but also for sus pension of the week and curbs on labor union activity for the While the Administration atti tude was expected to influence the committees deliberations to some informed sources said it was being made pointedly plain at this time primarily because Senate and House conferees will make their initial efforts in a few days to settle differences between the two chambers on a pending war supplies When the House passed this measure it imposed a six per cent top on war whereas the Senate made profit limitation dis cretionary and vested control with the Secretary of the Secre tary of Navy and chairman of the Maritime From the key Administration officials have indicated their belief that the profit control problem could be dealt with by Turn to Page 3 AUCTIONS April 17thPublic auction northwest of Al Llnehan See on Market April Furniture auction at Frad See on Market Hugh of NRA Dead By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April ral Hugh hard angrytongued Ironpants f the World and the recov ry period and more recent y a caustic newspaper columnist of pneumonia 12 ours after writing a last column gainst his doctors orders for Death came to the 59yearold ormer soldier at in a Vashington He had been weakened by several months of ill Although he rose from captain o a brigadier general with a Dis inguished Service Medal in the Vorld Johnson died technical y a President Roosevelt on ist April 30 refused his eappoint nent as an Army reserve General Johnson came to nation al fame in when he stormed across the country organizing the recovery period system jf codes of practice for business and industry to keep prices and vages from being He assailed as tor and traitors all those who refused to cooperate with Vhen his NRA was in full swing he estimated that it had made 000 jobs a year and increased the countrys purchasing power by a Turn to Page 6 CARELlSlOTED 3 Main Japanese Forces Pushing Nprthward NEW April 15 UP Fierce fighting is under way on thi entire Irrawaddy front in and the Japanese occupation of the town of about 30 miles south of the Burma oil has forced the British to withdraw from that hotlycontested th British announced the the Taung dwingyi area about 45 miles south east of Migyaungye and between the Irrawaddy and Sittang the British said their troops hel their ground in spite of repeate air and ground The British declared that the Japanese had bombed a town in northeast Burma and another in central Burma with heavy civilian Three main Japanese forces ar pushing northward in the Irrawaddy in the Taung dwingyi and up the Sittan River front toward On the the Chinese force were said to have withdrawn to th north of the town of Yedashf about 20 miles above t avoid a threatened envelopment o their left flank by Japanese force crossing the Swa AUSTRALIA NOW BUILDING TANK SAN April 15 f of tanks has bee added to Australias evergrowin war armaments the Me bourne radio said last The heard by the CB listening quoted Suppl Minister Beasley as saying Aus tralia is now making This is the latest striking evi dence of the development of Aus tralian war which mus now be organized along with th aid which Australia is receivin Allied This aid forward gen If the enemy attempt invasion he will be dealt with as h has never been dealt with Expenditure of fo new munitions plants was an nbunced by Munitions Ministe OF LAVALS Vichy Angrily Rejects Note on Reasons for Send ing Consul to Brazzaville April 15 ft a British foreign office commenta or said the Vichy government had been reduced to the level of a Nickel Balkan State by the re entry of Pierre Laval into different opinions were today as to whether that event would cause any change in control of the French One British source gave it as his personal opinion that VicePre mier Admiral Darlan would keep control of the French his greatest and would not let any authority slip out of his lands hi that Diplomats took an opposite view and predicted a complete reversal of the Vichy policy on disposal of the fleet which they described as a formid able They also predicted Japanese threats to Madagascar off the East African coast in an effort to choke off Allied supply lines hi the In dian and Axis moves against French bases fronting the Atlantic in At a time when AngloAmeri can naval strength is stretched to the the addition of the French fleet to the Axis navies would be a very grave blow in one diplomatic source com Report Opportunities for Sa botage Abundant April 15 House naval subcommittee blamed carelessness and lack of proper su pervision today for the fire which damaged the liner Normaridie in New York but reported that oppor tunities for sabotage were abund Concluding a twomonths inves the subcommittee issued a long sharply critical of government handling of the big ship and disclosed orders had been given for it to sail on February five days after it burned and cap Asserting that the fire unques tionably started from sparks from a blow torch which ignited life pre the subcommittee said in vestigation failed to disclose any persons intent on acts of sabotage and said the fire was not started with willful or malicious There is no escape from the con that the cause and consequences of the fire are di rectly attributable to carelessness and lack of proper the report There was no evidence to indi cate that the fire on the Norman die may be attributed to Opportunities for sabotage or almost any subversive activity abundant on the That the fire may not be attributed to sabotage is only of the fact that if there were did not deem the time ripe for The subcommittee made 23 rec ommendations intended to prevent a repetition of such a one of which was that operation of United States merchant vessels should be placed under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April bitter issue with the United States overhung this government today as a new re gime for vanquished France took shape on a new bringing the Laval back to As the French people waited to tomorrow just how Laval will share authority with Marshal Petain and Admiral Jean the government last night angrily rejected Washingtons statement of its reasons for sending a consul general to Brazzaville ac credited to the Free French au thorities in control of French equa torial 1 Frances answer declared that the French government does not accept the note of the American couched in injurious terms which tend to discredit in the eyes of the world the conduct of French citizens who do not have to take lessons in patriotism from It added the governments obser vation that the immediate divulg ing in unusual conditions of this strange document well shows that it was made for the ends of propa The American a response to a French protest over the ap had said that French men collaborating with Hitler were attempting to prostitute their The Vichy retort was then quickly withdrawn and subse quently No explanation was given for this swift change of It apparently however from a misinterpreta tion of the first which was given by the French word insolite was translated as insolent instead of its proper in the passage Turn to Page 7 LATE BULLETINS April 15 The United States has held up shipments of nonmilitary supplies to French North Africa pending clarification of the situation in NEW April 15 Aluminum Company of Magnesium Development three other corporations and six individuals were fined a total of in federal court today on their plea of nolo contenders to a series of Sherman antitrust indict ments alleging restraint of trade and monopolizing of the produc tion and fabrication of At the game Thnrman Ar Assistant Attorney General in charge of the antitrust filed a consent decree which pro vides for the compulsory free li censing of patents held by the de fendants for the production and fabrication of SUGAR FOK BEES April 15 beekeepers must apply to county agricultural war boards for sugar to sustain their the state de partment of agriculture announced applications for sugar to feed bees until spring blossoms provide natural food have been sub mitted to the departmerit April 15 troops have smashed through the first line of German defenses guarding 200 miles southwest of and are battling in the second dispatches from the front re ported The direct assault on the forti fied lines guarding the key salient barely 60 miles from the frontier of White Russia was said to have developed from an offensive in which numerous communities were recaptured and Germans killed in the past two Fierce fighting also was report ed northwest of where the Germans were said to have lost men in the past few April 15 Leon Phillips of Oklahoma told senators today that a great majority of the first term pris oners in his states reformatory were former Civilian Conservation Corps and recommended of that organization and the National Youth Administra Chairman Thomas DUtah of the Senate Labor Committee im mediately informed Phillips he would communicate with the appro priate authorities and recommend that NYA and CCC aid be with drawn from   

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