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   Adrian Daily Telegram (Newspaper) - April 18, 1942, Adrian, Michigan                                ADRIAN DAILY TELEGRAM Warmer IWcstbcr DeUlli n Pate Two APRIL 1942 PRICE 3 TOKYOYOKOHAMA REGIONS BOMBED Diesel Works Battered Bombs Fall Within 100 Miles of Hitlers Eagles Nest HAMBURG SET ON FIRE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April Brit ish striking by daylight into the heart of southwestern about 100 miles from plunged heavy bombs from low level into the Die sel engine works at Augsburg but planes were downed there by German antiaircraft the Air Ministry reported The eight bombers which reach ed the target were the survivors of a force which lost a third of its strength in an encounter with Ger man airmen near Paris near the start of the outward This assault and the 89th RAF raid on Hamburg during the night in which many fires were planted in the northwestern port city were the high spots of the last 24 hours of action by the rampaging But a submarine base at Nazaire and docks and Le Germanheld strong points in coast al also were bombed in the night operations in which a total of nine bombers were The attack on 15G miles inside southern Germany and 30 miles northwest of was one of the boldest ventures of the RAF thus Lancaster which necessarily operated with out fighter were assign ed this Augsburg is northwest of the Berchtesgaden Eagle Nest of Hit the where many Nazi scheme has been The Diesel works at a plant of the Maschinenfabrik Augsburg is credited with turning out half the engines GENERAL ROYCE DECORATED Ralph Royce tired but happy after his mile hop from somewhere in Aus tralia to the Philippines to bomb Japanese bases April received the Distinguished Service Cross from Rush Lincoln for leading the flight of 13 American Davies of Oak who commanded the B25s in the looks received the IS PLEDGED R used by the German submarine fleet as well as other important war 4 Bombers Shot Down The Lancaslers took off yester day afternoon in four sections and encountered enemy fighters almost at the start of their outward jour ney and four of the bombers were shot down south of But the force pressed on to its objective through a cloudless said the Air Ministry The attack was made shortly after eight All the aircraft bombed from low two diving to 200 feet and heavy bombs were seen to burst on the The factory was very strongly defended and three of our Lan casters were brought down by in tense antiaircraft fire after mak ing their The five remain ing aircraft landed safely at their bases well before midnight The Air Ministrys report night operations follows Last night a strong force of Manchester and Hcmpden bombers made a heavy attack on the port of Ham Many fires wera left burn The submarine base at Na zaire and docks at Le Havre were also bombed and mines were laid in enemy Airdromes in France and the low countries were attacked dur ing the night by aircraft of the bomber and fighter In one of these attacks an enemy bomber was intercepted and de stroyed by an aircraft of the fight er Nine aircraft of the bomber command are Nazi Targets Pounded The overnight pounding of Hamburg came swiftly after twoday series of raids in which more than British planes rained tons of explosives on Nazi targets stretching from the coast alrim of France into the heart of Augsburg is also the site of Messerschmitt plant which the British at first had believed was the RAF Only two British a fight er and a were lostin the bold stabs yesterday which found bombcarrying Hurricane fighter planes attacking throughout north ern France as Lille opposition was encour tered from Nazi a com muniquS last night and this was taken as indicative of Ger manys increased problem of fight ing vast aerial wars on two fronts A shellfilling factory was hit at Marquise on the Cherbourg Pen a main railway line struck at a power station at Rouen and shipyards and fuel tanks at the British communi Coal Likely to Be Reached In CleanUp Efforts At the final round up dinner of the Adrian Community Fund drive last night the workers fell short of their goal by but have ev expectation of making up most of that amount in the next four ays through clean up Majors and captains reported a otal of pledged in the five lay If additional solici ation pushes the amount over the op it will be the first time in many years that Adrian has reach ed its Russell president of the conducted the round up if Henry pinch litting for Major George Lit le of the Associated Charities announced a total of 199 ledges for Milton Soy Scout reported 257 iledges totaling Major Al an Graybiels Camp Fire team olicited 164 pledges for The Salvation Army announced 168 pledges and The team total nas announced as 214 pledges and 5832 by Major Of this amount had been added since the Wednesday night meet ng bringing the total for general solicitation to Industrial Report Delbert major of the ndustrial reported 886 pledged by workers in Adrian que The Germans retaliated only sporadically last dropping a few bombs at several places in Southern England where sliglr damage was caused but several persons were the air minis try Fires started by Nazi oil bombs extinguished On Nazi raider was shot The Daily to emphasize what 600 attacking planes means printed tiny figures of that many rows of 75 each across the top of page one over an eightcolumn banner line stedt front Rund Paper Pick up For Next Week Collections of waste paper cartons in Adrian will be made next week according to the fal lowing schedule 7 11 12 His captains were Edward Al en Goldsmith and Robert By plants the donations in cluding total contributions and percentage of employees giving to Jie fund Bassett Foundry 530 Stearns Stubnitz Kewaunee 5150 Brown Wire and Fence Michigan Producers 52S Simplex Russell Tool 51150 Van Camp 552 Schwarze 5185 Ervin Foundry Oro Manu facturing 59 Kurd Lock 553 Bohn Aluminum and APPROVAL LIKELY ON BApEASURE War Labor Policies Scheduled for SenateFloor Fight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April ministration leaders have decided to fight out the whole question of war labor policies on the floor of the Senate next possibly aid ed with an expression by President Roosevelt opposing enactment of restrictive an authorita tive source said In line with this mem bers said the Senate Labor Com mittee was likely to approve Mon day a bill by Senator Ball R Minn providing relatively mild re strictions on wages and union ac The bill would establish a labor disputes commission which coulc approve increases in wages equiv alent only to advances in the cost of living or where the increase did not carry the wage above the pre vailing scale for that type of work By DEWITT MACKENZIE Wide World War Analyst Bombs over Japan flamini iromise of a better free o barbaric Judging from Tokyos own ac this visitation of long armed justice upon the assassins o earl Harbor was an but a thoroughly organized af air That addsto its importance as signalling that the allies are be ginning to hit their This historic th Japanese at first attributed to un dentified planes but later credite to American t have been carried out on a larg Warplanes swooped down o the Mikados domains from severa directions to strike at numerou including the capital itsel and thus give the Japanese thei first experience of this nerve shat tering type of The indignation expressed by th lighminded Japanese over wha hey characterize as indiscriminat jombing neednt cause the Amer ean public any Toky and the other cities bombed ar filled with military Turn to Page 2 The would apply to Magnesium Nu Fabricators Way Strech 5312 Revco Sll Sunterbach and Willbee Morse The canvass of the factories has not been completed entirely and it is expected that at least 5500 more will be contributed through the industrial Turn ot Page 6 NEW April 18 A squadron of heavy bombers raided Japaneseoccupied Rangoon in Burma it was an nounced officially Docks and harbor installations were bombed a communi que The raid occurred during the night and the raiders returned un sustaining neither damage nor The United States Air Force is sued the Late Bulletins UNITED States Army Headquar ters in Northern April United States Array Chief of General George Mar with staff and ac companied by Harry adviser to President ar rived here same conditions increases in sal aries above Besides setting up mediation and arbitration the measure would ban the institution of closed shops except where an employer lad been found by the labor rela tions board to have engaged in un fair labor practices within the pre ceding two or where a change was made by voluntary Congressional circles heard thai President Roosevelt might discuss the labor question in a forthcom ing radio but there was some doubt that this talk would be sched uled before the last weekof thi Face Hard Fight Chairman Thomas DUtah of the Senate Labor Committee was reported to havi warned colleagues of like views that they faced a hard fight in th Senate to prevent the passage o drastic legislation suspending the 40hour freezing open am closed shops and limiting union initiation A group of including Senators George Lee Byrd D Va and has been consider ing offering amendments of thi nature to a proposal by Senato Connally DTex to authorize the government to take over strike bound war freezing conditions in such plants but per milting the adjustment of wages by a special Democratic leader Berkley o Kentucky has said that he wouli oppose Conhallys motion to taki up his when it comes before the Senate but there wer indications that Connally wouli have strong as well as the backing of Democrats who want to expand the One influential Republican pre dieted that a showdown would b forced on the 40hour week ques intimating that a move to in crease the regularpaid work wee to 48 hours would have the back ing of most of the minority mem Trapped In Fallen Pilin 20 Feet Under Water CAPE April 1 navy divers rescued Be nard Dick a profe siohal undersea early day after he had been held pr soner for nine hours under mu fallen piling and 2t feet of wate It was the Norfolk divers secon entrapment under A mud slide caught Hamilto about 5 Friday as he worke at a depth of 20 feet during dred ing operations at theVirginia Fe ry company slip in the Pennsy Ivania railroad terminal navy diver wh flew from went down an reported that a cavelike shelt formed by the piling kept most the weight of the mud from Hami ton whose only communicatio with the surface was through ro Converse said he grasped Hami tons hand and signaled to him th he would return with Anoth arrived 1 boat from Norfolk workmg relays for about four th pair freed Hamilton early Ames reported th Hamilton had a slight leg inju from mud and suffers shock and He ordere the diver to a It was only a little more than year ago that Hamiltons arm w caught in a chain pinionin him 17 feet under water and tea ing a hole in his diving suit Wat gradually leaked into his suit Hamilton struggled to free his Hamilton waited until the wat reached his then signal for his so I could try cut my army off before I A fellow worker extricated after an hour and a half of desperate surface efforts and i EM PREPARES TO LEAVE FRANCE ro German Laval Steers Country Toward Fuller Nazi Collaboration Casualties And Damage Inflicted In First Air Raids In Japans History EW CABINET FORMED By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 18 ProGerman ierre heralded in the of cial press here as a fervent pa steered France today toward uller collaboration with the Axis n a new phase of this nations tur ulent Admiral William mbassador to the defeated egan making arrangements to eave his post in answer to Wash ngtons call for return for con ultation because of this develop he will not leave or several weeks because of jeahys Lavals new collaborationist cabi a carefullychosen was o be announced Political ircles saw this top lineup Marshal chief of a itular role he has held since the eath of the third republic civil supervisor and foreign min ster wielding great power Admiral ean successordesignate to and national defense min ster in charge of all French mili ary services Henri ormer Syrian war min ster Vice Admiral Au naval Jacques former y in charge of FrenchGerman col aboration in a Paris also was mentioned for the foreign ministry A newcomer in the government vas reported to be Alexis Car collaborator with Charles jndbergh on the mechanical le was mentioned as the new health No Press Comment In announcing Admiral Leahys call the French press made no comment but stressed the fact that the ambassadors present aides vould continue to function As torLayai theofficial news agency published a fourpage eulogy of the French leader and newspapers were permitted to niblish today and tomorrow in ex ectation of A paper shortage had caused a ban on Sat urdaySunday The agency buildup of Laval re called that in the poli by persuasive eloquence and tenacious will caused the national assembly to confide all its powers in Marshal thus realizing by legal methods the veritable full scope of which is only realized The 58yearold Laval also was pictured as an heroic figure in the vents leading up to the Ethiopian Italian The HoareLaval pact vas mentioned in this connection as illustrative of Lavals prudent and wise efforts at that time to save France and Europe from the ex pected World War resulting from British imperialism and the ripened designs of the The HoareLaval agreement never It was based on the idea of awarding Italy a large chunk of Ethiopia without making Premier Mussolini fight for When it leaked out to the British Sir Samuel Hoare was forced to and the angered Laval watched Anthony Eden carry out a sanctions policy against Italy on the League of Na tions floor at The French press also told Malay 5th Column Activity Described By AP Reporter SAN April 18 An ingenious fifth column which pointed out British gun emplace nents to Jap bombers with yellow ng banana tree leaves helped de cide the war in war cor respondent Frank Noel said to Other factors included over whelming air superiority and a war of movement so speedy that he surprised British had to retreat before they could destroy great stores of the Associated Press reporter photograhper re Noel arrived at Singapore just in time to be sent into Malayan front line service at the outbreak of war and left Singapore just in time to ride a British freighter to its doom in the first reported submarine at tack in the Indian He reach ed safety after five days adrift in a life Another an American brought Noel here as a crewman after a mile voy age from by way ol the South Atlantic and the Panama He tried to buy but the freighter accepted no The fifth not so much native Malayans or even Japanese living on the peninsula but Indians with a disaffection for the British helped the enemys cause immeas Noel Frenchmen today that if the na tions leaders1 had listened to Laval in the winter 6f a secret session of the Senate Foreign Af fairs would have saved France from defeat and in 30 Means 30 In City Traffic Police Emphasize If you dont know what the Du luth plan it will be cheaper to read about it than to have brought to your attention by city Its nothing more than a relent less police campaign agains speeders which is being advertisec by the posters now being placed in various sections of Adrian reading 30 Means 30 in A short time police authori and residents alike in Duluth resolved to do something about careless driving and a mounting accident The resulting cam paign brought about a change on Duluth streets almost overnigh and the accident figures droppee During the campaign the slogan 30 Means 30 in Du was drilled into motorists and backed by strict enforcement Commissioner Louis Germond has Issued orders to his traffic of fleers to make Adrian streets safe with special attention given to fas The familiar practice o noting 30 mile an hour limits in residential districts and then driv ing 35 miles an hour in the belie that a motorist is entitled to a lit tle leeway is likely to become ex Now you cant say 30 Means 30 in FEAR LAVAL AIM ONIHEFREE FRENCH Deported As to Go the Enforce Col laboration is yp Informed sources expressed fears dday that Vichy Premier Pierre might launch a military campaign to wrest Syria or French Squatorial link in the American bomber ferry line ti he Middle Free The collaborationist premier wa thought to be considering some such gamble with French armie and warships to get the jump on opponents within who al ready were reported planning ti unseat Reliable informants said Laval was now prepared to gc the limit in forcing the Frencl eople to collaborate with thi If Vichy warships and troops at ack Free French Syria and Equa orial it was pointed out he Allies would have to diver strength from other fronts to de end these strategic Thu would help the Germans al most as much as if he gave them the French perhaps avoidin some of the chance of revolt whicl might accompany such Squeeze Put on Petain An authoritative source said tha Hitler exerted tremendous pres sure to put Laval into the premier even threatening Marshal Petain with complete occupation o This pressure was no brought to bear because of an confidence in Lavals ability t maintain himself in th source but rather as a test o strength between Berlin and Wash Berlin has won the first roun of this Laval has come back but he still has to demonstrate h can stay The United States has official catalogued theLaval governmen as a puppet of and Ambassador William Leah prepared to return home at th Presidents orders for consulta the Vichy situation was de scribed as highly Responsible sources in close con tact with hourtohour develop ments in the Vichy atmosphere o conspiracy and intrigue stresse the bitter personal feud betwee Laval and Admiral Jean Darlan chief of the armed forces under th new They stressed also the hatre against Laval in wide sections o the French and poin ed out that this combination of in trigue and hatred both inside an outside the government alreac had generated an abortive plot o two and might well new upset in the Vichy pictur These sources predict Laval wil turn to ruthless methods of elim nating his enemies and concec that he might well succeed in di crediting and ousting Todays Map For a map showing Germany Uboat strategy in the Atlanti turn to page seven of todays Tel They would spot our gun em acements or troop concentrations y tearing leaves from the banana ees and laying them out in the irm of pointers in open These leaves quickly turned a rilliant yellow and could be spot ed easily from the air by Japanese Then the bombers would ome or the machinegunning f ight r Or the enemy ith deadly would knock out position to which it had been pped The a resident of left the United tales on assignment to the Orient ve months ago He saw the Jap nese press across the border from hailand and down the Kra Isth mus to capture Penang Island and second city of the traits in one great Penang Helpless Penang was practically help ess in the face of the Japanese he There was noth ng that could be done to save it rom the fierce bombing raids aunched against it and nothing iat could be done to relieve its misery after the attacks We crossed to the island from the mainland by boat one night two ays after a big and found the ead still lying in the Then the Japanese pushed on last Penang with the same fur enveloping speed and took the tin mining center inland rom the west coast of the Penin The British had brought up two ull train loan of fuses and the idea of the tin vorks and all else ofvalue to the enemy before they Noe But Jap with dead eye blasted the trains before hey could be The ex plosives blew all right and caus ed plenty of but not to vhat had been We couldnt form a he because the Japs were always crowding our flanks or jressing ahead of One time when Major a British army press relations offi and I were trying to reach the xont and get first hand coverage on the we heard a howitzer iiring behind It was a Jap and we had to beat a way through the jungle across the enemy lines and back to our own Nagoya Incendiaries Sprinkled Over Japanese Report SAN April 18 The Tokyo in a Chinese anguage broadcast picked up here CBS identified the planes which bombed Tokyo as On the afternoon of the eigh American airplanes flew over the sky of Tokyo for the first bombs on the To yo suburbs where there are no military objectives but houses and the announcer This was the first indication of he nationality of the aircraft which the Japanese acknowledged approached from several direc tions and attacked the Tokyo Tosame IN JAIL CELL Had Boasted That He Never Would Be Taken Alive April 18 Ralph of des cribed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as the number 1 bank robbery fugitive in the United was in a jail cell today despite oftrepeated boasts that he never would be taken special agent in charge of the Newark FBI field said the prisoner would be arraigned on charges stemming from the robbery of mes sengers of the First Stroudsburgh National Bank last August and an robbery perpe trated by three bandidts at the First National Bank of July Held with Greco was William of wanted as one of the four men in the Stroudsburg holdup and also for participation in a robbery of two messengers of the Pompton Lakes National Bank Oct Greco and Vasilic were unarmed and surrendered meekly to well dressed and with some 5200 in his was ap prehended in a Long Branch tavern Thursday night as he was drinking with his wife Greco and Vasilic was arrest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO From Japanese Broad April warplanes laden with fire bombs and explo sives struck today by daylight at the TokyoYokohama regions in the first air attacks on Japan in his tory and left casualties and damage behind The enemy planes approached from several said a communique of Emperor Hirohitos imperial Bombs dropped also upon a seaport of which lies 376 miles below and the manu facturing center of the home of in Warnings sounded as well in sev eral other areas of the main island of the Japanese archi Central defense headquarters an nounced two planes bombed Na goya and a single craft sprinkled incendiaries over It de clared no serious damage was A Tokyo dispatch to the German news said the capi tals air raid warning lasted about seven Alerts sounded also in southwest ern areas of the main island of the Japanese A precautionary air raid warn ing also was issued throughout the OsakaKobe sduthwest of The Berlin radio reported that a an origin unannounced had destroyed more than 400 build ings and killed or injured a con siderable number of persons in in northern It was not known whether that disaster iiad any connection with the United States War and Navy Departments had no immediate Military how have considered mass on slaughts by air against the flimsily constructed strategic centers of Japan an essential preliminary of the allout drive to clear the in vaders from the southwest Secretary Stimson said yesterday that the army would be ready for the offensive 9 Raiders Destroyed Tokyo radio alter nating Japanese and English lang uage asserted that nine raiders were destroyed that a number of bombs were but that the total of damages and cas ualties was Axis capitals habitually mini mize the effects of Allied Destruction of military and indus trial establishments normally draws no Greater embracing indus trial and transportation areas at the heart of the has a pop ulation of more than about onetenth of the people of the In a major Pacific port 18 miles live A Japanese language announce ment alleged the raiders did not attempt to hit military establish ments and inflicted damage on grammar hospitals and cultural These planes were repulsed by ed April 7 in a Haledon Conroy said Greco steadfastly denied connection with any bank The prisoner is wanted by police in New New Pennsylvania and addition to the Conroy said an anchor tatooec on Grecos arm betrayed his identity and fingerprints confirmed it CONVENTION ABANDONED April 18 Townsend club has announced because of the the na tional convention this year has been abandoned in favor of region al A meeting of the fourth comprising Indiana and be held July a heavy barrage of cur defense the announcer I wish to reveal that our losses were ex tremely Further broadcasts piled up de Some announcements called the planes others said they were Metropolitan Tokyo experienc ed its first taste of an enemy inva sion shortly noon Saturday when a small unit of unidentified planes appeared shortly following an alert it was an they batted releasing a few bombs on the out skirts of the Japanese interceptor planes im mediately took The hostile planes were seen winging at high but were made easy prey for the Japanese pursuit Turn to Page 3   

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